Fall Guide: 12 Basic Wardrobe Staples

Hi Gorgeous! It’s not officially Fall until September 22nd, but since Starbucks didn’t waste any time bringing back their pumpkin spice latte, I thought I would get into the fall spirit and share the 12 basic wardrobe staples every fashionista should have in their closet! And the best part is that almost everything listed below is under $100!!:)

Let’s get started!

1. Leather Jacket

BLANKNYC | My favorite leather jacket I own! It tailors beautifully and I love pairing it with literally everything! Size up.

ASOS | For a slightly less tailored fit, I am obsessed with the edge-appeal this jacket brings

2. Chambray

Macy’s | A chambray top is a must-have! The light weight fabric makes layering easy and the perfect transitional top. I also love wearing it unbuttoned or around my waist!

Mindy Mae’s Market | How cute is the lace up detail?!


3. Cardigan

NordstromOversized + Cozy = A Fashionista’s Fall Favorite

Goodnight Macaroon | I love the stripes on this one!


4. Plaid

Nordstrom | Another major fall staple. Update the classic print with bold colors and/or bolder stripes!

ASOS | Another way to bring in the pattern is through accessories.

5. Chunky Sweater

Nordstrom | I live in chunky sweaters during fall. One of my favorite transitional outfits is pairing a sweater with shorts or throwing it over a dress. There is so many different styles, which is great, but my favorite is a more loose fit with darling cutouts and details like the one above!

6. Basic Tee/Tank

Old Navy | A solid tee (or tank) is a must in any wardrobe and is the perfect foundation to layering. A stripe tee works just as well.

7. Black Denim/Leggings

TOPSHOP | Whether it’s leggings, jeggings, or jeans– black is a must for fall. I especially love this pair above for the comfort and stretch. The distressed look on the knees also brings a bit more edge into the fall wardrobe, which is a personal favorite. Size up.

8. Mini Skirt

BLANKNYC | Skirts are not just a summer item. Layer up while still showing off a bit of what’s left of your tan legs.. This suede skirt in particular comes in two colors: wine and spice and both are absolutely stunning for fall and winter! And for when it gets colder, pair it with tights.

9. Denim Jacket

Nordstrom | I mean, a denim jacket is a basic wardrobe staple all year round..

10. Day Dress

ASOS | Don’t put away your summer dresses just yet! Throw on a leather jacket, a dark lip, and a pair of boots for the ultimate fall look. (It’s one of my favorites for a fall date night!!)

11. Boots

Nordstrom | I personally love booties, but any boot you prefer is a fall wardrobe staple! This bootie in particular I have owned for three years now and they are still in great condition and worn almost daily. The lighter shade is on sale for under $100!

Style Tip: If you are on the petite side like myself and your hem of your dress/skirt/shorts falls below the knee, find a pair of boots that hit below your ankle. This will help elongate your legs and not make them look even shorter.

12. Tights

Urban Outfitters | Perfect for layering and a basic fall staple.

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There you have it, your Fall Guide of the 12 basic wardrobe staples! Thank you SO much for stopping by! What is your favorite fall staple?


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1 Comment

  1. Nellie
    September 5, 2017 / 11:22 pm

    I’m so ready for Fall but our weather is not cooperating!

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