I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a September baby, but fall is just my spirit season. So making my fall essentials shopping list is honestly one of my favorite activities ever. Outfits just seem easier to put together in the fall, and there are so many options! I’ve gotten a few requests for sweater recs etc., so I decided to put together the fall essentials that I’ll have my eye on or in my cart this season.
FALL ESSENTIALS SHOPPING LIST:
One | Western Booties: I always wait until after NYFW to see how the trends are being translated into everyday fashion, and I have been loving how the western trend is being styled. I tried on these booties and knew that I HAD to have them immediately. Could even buy them in all the colors, honestly! Marc Fisher always makes such great fall essentials when it comes to booties. These western booties are well-made dupes of a very expensive brand! A note about how they feel: I have walked all over San Fran this past weekend in them and they have been so comfy without any pain once!
Two | Teddy Coat: My friend was wearing a teddy coat the other day, and I remembered being so sad when she’d snagged it last season right before it sold out! So I knew I had to hunt one down this season and not miss out. I decided on this one because of the silhouette not being too chunky for a teddy coat. I think it’ll be a really simple layer to pop over a lot of my fall looks! It’s also faux fur, so it’ll be lightweight for the Texas temps.
Three | Plaid Blazer: I didn’t know that this pic on my Insta would be such a hit! I’m glad y’all are as much of a fan of a great plaid blazer as I am :). You really can’t go wrong with styling one. Throw it on over dresses or with jeans and skirts to chic up your look.
Four | Mockneck Sweater: Since it never really gets that cold in Dallas, I like to opt for mockneck sweaters each season. They’re less of a commitment than the turtleneck sweater where you have to fold down and adjust the neck. I’m waiting for this more tunic-style one to come back in stock in the oatmeal color! I also just posted about this sweater that’s really lightweight for fall transitional looks and the neck isn’t intense ;).
Five | Oversized Flannel: Last season, I got an oversized flannel similar to this one and fell in LOVE. In the fall, I wear it to run errands with leggings and sneakers but also to go out for dinner with jeans and heeled booties. Suffice it to say that this flannel has become one of my fall essentials permanently. It’s so comfy, warm, easy to wear, and I have my eye on the gray version this fall.
Six | Updated Pair of Black Jeans: I low-key wouldn’t mind being buried one day in a pair of my black jeans from Madewell. I have a few distressed pairs, a solid black pair, and I just added this pair to the fold. The button-front instead of the zip gives my black denim repertoire a nice new update and looks so cute with tees/sweaters tucked in. The hem is also slightly frayed which I really love because it adds texture and edge to a look!
Seven | Duster Cardigan: If you’re a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fan, then this one might make you giggle because of Lisa Rinna 😉 I do, however, think a duster cardigan is a great staple to elevate a look while keeping it both casual, warm, and cozy! I grabbed this one for just $25.
Eight | Long Sleeve Dress (now up to 30% off with code ONYOURMARK): UM, thank goodness I saw on another blogger’s Insta Story that Madewell was having an in-store only sale or I would’ve missed out on getting this dress for a deal. I really loved how this one fit; the pleats are really flattering and lay nicely.I’ve been loving how high-neck or tie-neck dresses like this one have been styled with western booties and accessories! This dress will be so easy to transition into winter as well with tights and coats. BUT I have good news – the sale is now online! Get up to 30% off your purchase with the code ONYOURMARK.
Nine | Black Denim Jacket: I have two blue jean jackets and a pink one but not a black one! I’d recently been loving a bunch of looks I’d seen on Insta of people wearing black denim jackets. I’m going to snatch this one up ASAP. A black denim jacket is included in my fall essentials because I feel like it’s such a great layering piece to have that I can wear with my blue jeans. I just don’t really think the denim on denim look is for me, so this jacket will be just the right fix.
Ten | Faux Leather Skirt: It’s not easy to find a good faux leather skirt in my opinion. The fit has to be right and so does the look of the faux leather. This one from Topshop was such a score because it looks like real leather and fits really well. I went for an exact fit (US 6) in it instead of a US 8 for Topshop sizing. Not to mention it rings up under $50!
Honorable Mentions | This varsity/collegiate pullover has been on my wishlist for a bit and I might just have to cave! When I visited London, I saw so many collegiate-inspired pieces in the store windows. I’ll also have my eye out this season for a faux sherpa lined denim jacket.
What’s on your fall essentials shopping list? I’d love to hear! Shop more of my fall essentials and favorites here – I update it almost daily!
And happy October everybody…I’m all ready to start watching The Haunted Mansion and Halloweentown. Who’s with me?