fall outfit staples

Fall is officially here! It is still a little warm outside, but a few days this week have already felt like the new season. I can’t wait until it cools down for good!

Fall is my favorite season for clothes. I love the layers, textures and colors that come with the season. Each year I reach for a few fall outfit essentials again and again. They are classic pieces and outfits that will always be perfect for autumn. I can’t wait to pull them out again so soon!

Fall Outfit Inspiration

From puffer vests to fluffy and furry vests, these layering pieces are perfect for cooler fall weather that doesn’t yet require a jacket. They pair with almost any outfit – dress, skirt, jeans, corduroy, you name it and a vest will look great with it. I just got a navy puffer vest this year and I can’t tell you how excited I am to use it!

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Classic sweater:
I love the combination of a classic sweater with jeans or a skirt in the fall. They are so versatile and can be dressed up with heels and a statement necklace, or dressed down with jeans and boots. Cable knit sweaters are beautiful for fall and winter, but I also love some of the thinner sweaters for layering.

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Like vests, plaid are great with most fall outfits. Add a plaid button down or a plaid scarf to an outfit for an instantly classic fall look. There are so many great plaid shirts and scarves out right now, but they don’t stay in stock long! I love these plaid shirt dresses too! So cute!

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I started my first post-college job in September after my senior year. The weekend before I started I bought this wool skirt and it is still one of my favorite fall pieces. I wear it all the time with long sleeve t-shirts, button downs, sweaters, boots, flats, heels – almost every other cold weather item in my closet matches it. I got this houndstooth variation the next year and love the pattern so much. Just like plaid, it is quintessentially fall to me.

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A light jacket or a classic trench coat are perfect for brisk fall days. They give you that little bit of extra warmth needed and are a classic piece to add some sophistication to any outfit. I love the colors, patterns and textures of the corduroy and the wool houndstooth jackets, but I think navy and camel colored blazers always look great too.

Fall Outfit Inspiration

Boots (Hunters and Riding):
When fall weather comes around one of the first, and easiest, changes to make to an outfit is adding boots. Riding boots like these or these are perfect everyday wear, since they look polished and can be dressed up or down.They pair well with skirts, dresses and jeans alike and make even a summery top look more seasonal for fall. Hunter boots are my go-to for rainy weather, grassy fields (like pumpkin patches and apple orchards), and outdoor adventures. I have the original tall boots in hunter green and love them, but I also like some of the newer styles like the refined boots and the packable tour boots. I also threw in some leopard print shoes below, because they are some of my other go-to patterned shoes for fall :)

Image sources:
Vest one, two,
Sweater one, two, three, four, five, six
Plaid one, two, three, four
Skirts one, two, three, four
Jackets one, two, three, four
Boots one, two

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  1. Always enjoy seeing what you have for the blog. Don’t know how you have the time to do it all, especially all that cooking. Keep it up – you are doing GOOD! Love ya.

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