12 Fall Fashion Essentials

posted on: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Have you begun wearing fall styles yet? While it's still a little warm to be dressing in heavy sweaters and boots here in Chicago, I've been taking inventory of pieces I already own in my closet and browsing new styles I'd love to add to my wardrobe this fall. Today's post is a round-up of 12 fashion essentials for fall, at any age. The best part? They're all comfy, cozy classics that will last for years to come.

1.) BLANKET SCARF | Let's start with an easy one, shall we? Blanket scarves have been especially popular these past few years — they're something everyone can wear and can be styled in a variety of ways. I love this classic camel scarf, this tartan pattern, a white + plaid scarf, and this one under $20.

2.) VEST | Fall is all about layering. A vest is the perfect option to keep warm without committing to heavier outerwear, just yet. This herringbone vestquilted style and faux fur vest are all personal favorites.

3.) FLATS | When transitioning between summery sandals and winter boots, I'll opt for throwing on a pair of flats or moccasins. Minnetonka makes the best moccasins, in lots of cute colors for less than $50.

4.) PLAID | There's something about plaid that always gets me excited for cooler months. I've been browsing this collection of plaid shirts from Nordstrom and less-expensive styles at Forever 21, like this classic tartan.

5.) OVERSIZED SWEATER | An oversized sweater paired with skinnies or leggings is an effortless look, perfect for fall. I love this cashmere cardigan, this relaxed v-neck, and a tunic sweater on sale for $13.

6.) HAT | A stylish hat is a must-have fall accessory. I've got my eye on this wool hat, a panama hat and this oversized floppy hat. Here are some great tips to find the right hat for you.

7.) POLISH | Along with lip color, nail polish is a quick and easy way to update your look for a new season. I'd love to try more mauve and deep wine nail polishes to switch things up. Do you have any go-to fall shades?

8.) BOOTIES | Booties can be worn many different ways, with cuffed jeans, tucked in leggings or with a dress. My favorite pairs of fall booties are this mid-heel pair, these slip-on flat booties, and these suede heels.

9.) CLASSIC COAT | A quality, timeless coat is one of the best wardrobe investments you can make, in my opinion. I love this stadium cloth coat, trench coat, field jacket, and belted wrap coat.

10.) PONCHO | A trendier piece, but it's a good place to take a risk! Check out this camel color one, this soft cashmere poncho, a pretty fringe trim style, and this plaid poncho for $38.

11.) FAUX FUR | Whether it's a vest or scarf, a touch of faux fur adds a bit of glamour (and warmth!) to your look. Find additional styles at Nordstrom, Etsy and Anthropologie.

12.) CROSSBODY BAG | Go hands-free with a crossbody bag, like this signature ChloĆ© or a leather crossbody under $100.

There you have it! Any fall fashion essentials or favorites you'd add to the list?

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