Hello Fall! If you are here, then you are excited for pumpkin spice lattes and cool brisk fall weather. I know that I cannot wait to see the leaves turn orange and head to the pumpkin patch. I have compiled a list of the top 7 autumn wardrobe essentials that you need for this stunning season.
If you have just a few key pieces in your wardrobe, you can ooze that fall chic vibe all season. I used to be in the awful habit of overspending on new items every year for fall. I existed in a cycle of having a full closet and nothing to wear. That is when I started to curate my closet and invest in specific timeless items. This has allowed me to create numerous outfits from just a few key pieces season after season.
This post is all about autumn wardrobe essentials.
Must-Have Autumn Wardrobe Essentials
Classic Wardrobe Essentials
1. A Classic Bag
Although this is not just a staple for fall, a classic bag is an essential item for your autumn wardrobe. Although I love the Chanel classic bag, you do not need to spend an arm and a leg to own a classic bag. One of the reasons I love the Chanel bag is that over time it has actually increased in value. Whereas other bags tend to lose value over time. If you are looking to stay within a certain budget, simply opt for a black bag with either silver or gold detail. If you want to get that Chanel vibe, look for quilted black bags.
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2. Wool Coat
There is no way to go through the fall season without one of THE most classic autumn wardrobe essentials of all. The wool coat. A good wool coat will not only keep you warm, but it will also keep you stylish for years to come. Because this is a piece I reach for almost every day during the fall season, I would opt to invest in an item like this. You can definitely get away with a budget option but keep in mind that you will need a bigger size. That way, you can layer underneath to compensate for what may not be as warm of a fabric.
3. Leather Jacket
Whenever I wear my leather jacket, I feel like I belong on a motorcycle. It makes me feel like a true baddy. While I opt for classic neutral colors nowadays for most of my items, I do have a couple of colorful leather jackets. It is advisable to invest in a piece like this. I have purchased leather jackets at lower price points and over time the leather gets worn or cracks. The Balfern jacket was an investment I made a few years ago and it still looks brand new.
It may not be intuitive to reach for sunglasses in the cooler months. Sunglasses look incredibly chic with fall outfits. Reaching for those sunglasses will also help you avoid that winter glare.
Capsule Wardrobe Essentials
5. Good Basics – sweater dresses, tops, sweaters
This is an entire category all on its own. However, good basics are an essential element of an autumn wardrobe. You don’t have to go nuts spending a ton of money on good basics. There are great options out there at every price point. One of my absolute favorite go-to basic bodysuits is actually from Amazon. I own one in every color. You can actually see me in a lot of these on my YouTube channel.
6. Faux Leather Leggings
Undoubtedly leggings are essential. Faux leather leggings are an autumn wardrobe essential. They are a great way to elevate a plain outfit. You can dress these down with some sneakers or dress them up with some over-the-knee boots.
7. Boots and Booties
Year after year I reach for my over-the-knee boots. While OTK boots may not always be on trend, they are most definitely a classic piece. There is nothing more classic than a sweater dress with over-the-knee boots and a wool coat. Pair that with a classic bag and you will be complimented on your style left and right.
Bonus! A Shacket
Although wearing a shacket may not be feasible in very cold weather. Wearing this item in the early fall months is amazing! You know that transitional time period when the weather isn’t cold enough for warm coats. But it is too cold for those summer dresses.
This post was all about autumn wardrobe essentials.