Last month I posted a list of my favorite items for the fall transition that you could easily wear in the fall with some layering. Today is a list of my favorite items for fall!
It was pretty hard to narrow down this list since fall is pretty much the best and everything about dressing for fall is awesome. But I managed to get it down to my favorite building blocks for a great fall wardrobe.
Below are two types of links: 1) Links to purchase the item shown above and sometimes similar additional options, and 2) links to my past posts wearing those items to give you inspiration for how to wear them.
Most items/options are from Target, Old Navy, and H&M.
Plaid Button Up: Option 1 (exact) | Option 2 | Option 3 | Option 4 (I <3 the blue one)
outfit ideas 1 | outfit ideas 2 | outfit ideas 3 | outfit ideas 4
Can you get more FALL than this? If you answered anything other than "no," then joo crayzee. One of my first One Piece Many Ways posts was on wearing a plaid button up 10 ways, but that thing is old and embarrassing, and myyyyy my how far we've come. I should probably do another one now that I've learned a thing or two about remixing over the years. Until then, there are 4 links to my past posts with various plaid button ups.
Chunky Knit Scarf: Option 1 (exact) // outfit ideas
What is cozier than one of thse? I got this herringbone scarf towards the end of last year so I didn't get to wear it much, but I loooooooove it. Though, any chunky knit scarf will do. I have an orange one that I also adore, but I didn't label it in my outfits so I can't link you to the posts. Sorry!
Pullover Sweater: Option 1 (exact) | Option 2 // outfit ideas 1 | outfit ideas 2
These are great for layering over the plaid button ups, or you can wear them by themselves and mix and match them with different statement necklaces and scarves.
Faux Leather Jacket (Cognac): Option 1 (exact) | Option 2 // outfit ideas
This is probably my favorite piece for fall. And spring. And whenever the heck I can wear it. Cognac is a great color for leather because there's less of a worry about it looking too "biker chick"-ish. And really, it goes with everything.
Scarf: Option 1 (exact)
Another option besides a chunky knit scarf is a cozy plaid scarf like this. This Target one is going all over the blogsphere. I got the Zara one last year, but I didn't know that it would be ENORMOUS and I'd overheat in it in San Diego. I might try to sell it in exchange for this Target one since it's smaller.
Ankle Boots: Option 1 (exact) | Option 2 // outfit ideas 1 | outfit ideas 2
You can pair these with jeans, but my favorite is with dresses and skirts!
Chunky Textured Pullover Sweater: Option 1 (exact) | Option 2 // outfit ideas
The pullover sweater I showed above is plain and simple while this one is chunky and has some texture. It's gives the outfit more character without any type of crazy pattern or print.
Gingham Button Up: Option 1 (exact) // outfit ideas
I love these because they can be dressed up or down or professional or casual. You can pair them with a pencil skirt and heels or jeans and boots. Wear it under a blazer or under a sweater or cardigan. (Sorry, the outfit ideas link above only has one post because I haven't labeled the posts prior to that. Dah!)
Tights: Option 1 (exact)
You might have noticed that I don't have any dresses or skirts on the list. That's because tights allow you to wear any skirt or dress in the fall! My most worn are black, brown, and maroon (all of which are in the link above). I think maroon is the safest color if you want to venture out from neutrals.
Boyfriend Cardigan: Option 1 (exact) | Option 2 | Option 3 | Option 4 // outfit ideas
I have a thick boyfriend sweater cardigan that I totally love wearing in the fall. It's perfect with any button up and keeps me warm and cozy. The shopping options above link to boyfriend cardigans of various thicknesses. Some are pretty thin while others are on the thicker side.
Riding Boots: Option 1 (exact) | Option 2 | Option 3 (black/brown) | Option 4 (black)
outfit ideas - cognac | outfit ideas - black
Okay, I take back what I said in the plaid shirt post about not being able to get more "fall" than that. RIDING BOOTS WIN. I don't know that I need to say more about them except <3 <3 <3. And... <3 some more.
Faux Leather Jacket (Black): Option 1 (exact) | Option 2 | Option 3 // outfit ideas
I've found myself reaching more for my black leather jacket than my cognac one, which is really surprising to me. I think it can look really chic and not too hardcore, and I expect we'll be seeing a lot more of it this fall!
What are your favorite fall pieces?