Hey Ambitious Fam! DC just had our first real fall weekend, and you could tell that everyone was excited to break out their favorite fall pieces. As part of the No Shop October challenge that I am doing with Caitlin and Taylor, we are showing some love to our fall wardrobe essentials. I mentioned the importance of this challenge to me in my October Bucket List post, but if you haven’t had a chance to read Caitlin’s blog post and Taylor’s blog post about why we decided to complete a No Shop October you should def check them out!
Here are my five fall wardrobe essentials:
Textured Skirts (faux leather, suede)
Textured skirts just scream fall to me. In fact, my black faux leather skirt was the first item I reached for when I realized that the temperature was actually going to be fall-like this past weekend. Textured skirts are the perfect way to transition an outfit from summer-to-fall (see my other tips here) and I even use them to transition from fall-to-winter. They are just that versatile! My favorite fall textures: faux leather, suede, and even wool towards the end of the season.
I used to swear by riding boots in the fall, but I have been converted to a bootie girl! (that sounds weird, but go with it). In the colder seasons, you’ll often catch me in my favorite black booties (shop this year’s version here: they have memory foam!) or in my L.L. Bean Boots. If you don’t own a pair of Bean Boots, I highly recommend them! I got mine years ago (2014 to be exact) as a Christmas present and they are still in perfect condition! I would choose Bean boots over rainboots any day.
I LIVE in cozy sweatshirts as soon as the temperatures drop. It’s what I am wearing 98% of the time that I am home (I even sleep in them). Funny enough, I was alway team hoodie and thought that regular sweatshirts were functionally a waste of time. However, over the last year, I built up quite the collection of soft and cozy sweatshirts and I have zero regrets. Click here to shop for the sweatshirt that I wear all October long (it has a monogrammed pumpkin!).
Gingham and plaid are definitely the patterns of fall. I was recently gifted a navy gingham buttondown and I can’t wait to style it different ways this season!
Mock Neck sweater
Mock necks are one of my favorite compromises. It’s all the sleek of a high neck without the feelings of suffocation or the weird slouch that sometimes occurs with turtlenecks. Last year, I bought a tan, super comfy mock neck sweater from LOFT and I loved dressing it up and down. I can’t wait for it to be back in the rotation again this year!