Hello official start of fall! With autumn in full swing, I’ve been on the lookout to top up on some trendy pieces. But aside from buying statement snakeskin booties or a cheetah print jumpsuit, every year there are a few essentials that I always go back to. These essentials stand the test of time and are my favourite go to building blocks to having a well rounded autumn wardrobe.
1. Sweater Dress
I live in sweater dresses during the fall and winter months. I find it to be one of the easiest, comfiest and chicest outfits during the colder seasons. Pair it with over the knee boots and a glam tote for a fool proof outfit for running errands or going out with friends!
2. Knee High Boots
Although I love fast fashion, I believe in investing in basic pieces that I can wear year after year. Knee high boots are making a big comeback this year in fall fashion, but I love wearing it to work since it’s a bit less risky than over the knee boots in a corporate office. Pair these with skirts, dresses, tights, jeans, almost everything! It’s such a classy basic that pairs well for any occasion.
3. Blanket Scarf
A blanket scarf is a must have if you live in colder climates! I live in blanket scarves during the fall months. It’s a great transitional piece if you’re not ready to pull out those heavy jackets just yet. Drape it over a sweater for some added warmth or on top of a leather jacket for a chic autumn outfit!
4. Tan Suede Skirt
I’ve been on the lookout for a comfy suede skirt to wear in the fall. Suede just screams fall and it looks very classy. Pair it with an oversized sweater or a fitted mock neck top for the perfect autumn outfit. This skirt always comes back year after year and always stays in fashion!
5. Cozy Cardigan
Say hello to the ultimate layering piece. I’ve been seeing girls layering chunky knit cardigans with ultra feminine lace camisoles and I totally love the contrasted look! Cardigans are also perfect to pair with leggings and Uggs for the most comfortable casual day look.
6. Chelsea Boot
Another classic must have investment piece for fall! I wore my Chelsea boots to death last year because it matched with so many things. I was able to dress it up or down for work or play. The structured silhouette makes it so chic and it’s the perfect classic boot that makes a great starting point if you’re looking to slowly start investing in your fall wardrobe.
7. Over The Knee Boots
The over the knee boot makes another comeback this year! I love how trendy and feminine this looks! I recommend investing in a pair of good quality over the knee boots, as I find better quality ones stay up on the leg better and also don’t bulk up. This is one of my fave boots to wear with sweater dresses for a perfect effortless fall outfit.
8. Tote Bag
Another fall essential is an oversized tote bag. It’s the perfect bag for carrying all your fall/winter essentials like extra layers, mitts and scarves. I’ve been eyeing the Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM in the monogram print because I think it makes the perfect fall bag and matches with so many fall outfits! It’s also the perfect essential for work as well!
9. Neutral Sweater
Although new sweaters come out every fall, I’ve still been on the hunt for the perfect fall neutral sweater. These sweaters are the perfect go-to essential to wear with jeans, skirts, tights and for layering. It’s so important to be picky with your sweaters and to make sure the fabrics are suitable for your skin so you don’t get rashes from itchy fabrics! Also, you want to make sure the silhouette looks flattering on your body type! These are the sweaters that always come back year over year, so if you buy right, you won’t have to buy again!
10. Perfect Jacket
Last but not least, the perfect fall essential is a jacket. I recommend investing in a good quality jacket that isn’t too thick that it can’t be worn in the fall, but thick enough that you’ll feel warm layering underneath it during the winter months. Investing in a good quality jacket is so important because during the colder months, the jacket is the only way to show a glimpse of your style and fashion when walking outside. A classic high quality jacket makes any outfit look super expensive and chic!