6 Outfits With Fall Staples for Casual and Work + EVERYONE Can Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Fall Staples for Casual and Work Outfits

Fall Staples for Casual and Work Outfits

Huge thanks to Nordstrom and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post

It’s GO TIME, friends!  EVERYONE can shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale today! 🎉  Public Access is open from today, August 19th to August 30th.  But, items sell out quickly, so don’t delay!

I’ve said time and time again that I think the best parts of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale are the closet staples.  It’s where I get most of mine, and I highly encourage you to take advantage of this sale to get set on your closet staples.  Today I’m partnering with Nordstrom and ShopStyle to help you do that by sharing a list of fall staples for casual and work, plus 6 outfits with them!

Since items sell out fast with this sale, remember that Nordstrom offers free shipping and free return shipping on all orders.  You can order multiple sizes or order items to try risk-free.  Also, you can order online and do curbside pickup if you don’t want to wait.  You just drive up to Nordstrom, and they bring your items out to your car.  So convenient!  Also, remember to sign up for the Nordy Club to earn points on your purchases!

Okay, onto the closet staples and outfits!  I’m sharing 6 outfits because I couldn’t help myself!  There are SO MANY WAYS to style these pieces.  That’s the great thing about staples–they’re SUPER versatile!

SIZING: I’m 5’6″ and usually S/M or 6 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.

Casual Fall Staples

  • oversized cardigans
  • white or black tee
  • striped tee
  • twist fleece or other cozy pullover sweaters or sweatshirts
  • dark or medium wash jeans
  • leggings
  • slip on sneakers
  • booties
  • sporty jacket (optional)

In the widget below are some of my recs from the NSale for everything on this list.  Underneath each item, I comment on quality and fit.

 

Now, let’s see those pieces in outfits!

 

Outfits With Casual Fall Staples

Casual Fall Outfit: long sleeve striped tee + olive cardigan + skinny jeans + cognac booties + cognac tote + long gold circle pendant necklace + tan cutout leather earrings Casual Fall Outfit: olive cardigan + long sleeve striped tee + cognac booties + skinny jeans + tan cutout leather earrings + cognac tote + long gold circle pendant necklace

Striped Tee + Cardigan + Jeans + Booties
First up, pair a striped tee with an oversized cardigan and booties.  This is one of my go-to fall looks.  Super comfy, yet put-together!

This cardigan is the one I wear all the time in different colors from different years.  These are great for effortless casual styleAvailable in 5 colors this year.  I LOVE this lighter olive green one!  I’m wearing XS, they run large.  See them HERE.

A striped tee is a great wardrobe staple, and this particular one is super soft and stretchy.  It’s more fitted, which can be harder to wear depending on your body shape.  But, that makes it GREAT for tucking into high waisted pants.  And of course, it can be worn with jeans like I did here.

These are my favorite super stretchy Wit & Wisdom jeans with the elastic waistband, which is a GAME CHANGER.  Now’s your chance to grab them on sale!  They run large. I wear size 4.  Get them HERE.  There are also high waisted versions and other colors available HERE.  Grab as many as you can!  Other great jeans are this comfy pair and this distressed pair by KUT From the Kloth.  Both very comfy and stretchy!  Size down in those too, I wear size 4.

These booties are a fantastic closet staple in a great cognac color.  Plus, they’re WATERPROOF!  Boom.  The heel is low and easy to walk in, and there’s a tiny bit of cushion in the footbed, though I’d put in an insert for more.  They come in 4 colors HERE.

Shop the Outfit:
Tee: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size M)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size XS)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 4, similar–I wear size 4)
Shoes: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 9)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)

 

Casual Fall Outfit: leopard tee + olive quilted fleece-lined jacket + black leggings + black slip-on sneakers + cognac tote + tan leather cutout earrings Casual Fall Outfit: olive quilted fleece-lined jacket + leopard tee + black slip-on sneakers + black leggings + tan leather cutout earrings + cognac tote

Leggings + Tee + Slip On Sneakers + (Jacket)
Next up is an athleisure look look with a t-shirt, jacket, leggings, and sneakers.  This is the same tee as my favorite white tee, but in an awesome leopard print!  The outfit would work with either, though.

Here, I’m wearing Zella Studio 7/8 Pocket leggings.  These are a bit different than my go-to Zella Live-In leggings that I always talk about.  The Studio leggings are thinner and lighter weight, which is great for warmer weather.  Very comfy!  These also have POCKETS!  I LOVE that the pockets are not on the thighs.  Instead, the pockets are hidden up by the hips, so they don’t add bulk to my thighs.  The other major difference between Studio and Live-In leggings is that my Live-In pair is more matte.  They’re both GREAT though.  I just love Zella leggings, period!  I wear them in size M.

For shoes, I went with these comfy slip-on sneakers.  They’ve got a cushioned footbed and soft upper.  They’d be great at full price, but they’re especially great on sale!  They come in black, a textured grey version, and a perforated bone suede color.  See them HERE.

Lastly, this jacket is one of my favorites from this sale!  It’s got a COZY fleece lining, but it’s lightweight, which is great for the milder fall and winter where I live.  It’s got a casual, sporty vibe that pairs perfectly with all the t-shirts, sweatshirts, and sneakers I’ll be wearing this fall.  It comes in olive and black, and you’d better believe I got both!  I wear size S.  See them HERE.

Shop the Outfit:
Tee: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size S)
Jacket: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size S)
Leggings: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size M; similar thicker pair–I wear size M)
Shoes: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 9)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)

 

Casual Fall Outfit: long sleeve striped tee + black twist-front fleece pullover + skinny jeans + cognac booties + cognac tote + long gold circle pendant necklace + tan leather cutout earrings

Pullover Fleece + Striped Tee + Jeans + Booties
Last is the tried and true, PMT fave twist fleece!  This feels like a very thin, cozy fleece and has a cute twist detail at the bottom to elevate it from a boring basic.  You can wear these without anything underneath, or you can wear a striped tee underneath and let it peek out from below for a cute layered look.  The fitted Halogen striped tee is perfect for this!

Shop the Outfit:
Twist Top: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size XS)
Striped Tee: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size M)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–I wear size 4, similar–I wear size 4)
Shoes: Nordstrom (similar–wearing size 9)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)

 

Work Fall Staples:

  • solid colored blouses
  • printed blouses (preferably in neutral colors)
  • pullover sweater
  • blazer (knit blazer to be comfy for WFH/video meeting life!)
  • black pants
  • pants w/ special details (at least 1 to mix things up)
  • sleek flats

Below are some of my recs from this sale.  Check underneath each item for my comments on quality and fit.

 

Outfits With Fall Work Staples

Here are some ways to style these pieces.  You can wear all of these tops with slacks for work, and you can dress them all down with jeans!

Business Casual Fall Outfit: long sleeve striped tee + navy knit blazer + skinny jeans + leopard loafers + grey crossbody bag + white leather earrings Business Casual Fall Outfit: navy knit blazer + long sleeve striped tee + leopard loafers + skinny jeans + white leather earrings + grey crossbody bag + long gold circle pendant necklace

Striped Tee + Blazer + Jeans + Loafers
This knit blazer feels like a sweatshirt (!!), making it another PMT tried and true fave through out the years!  It looks put-together but is super comfy and easy to wear all day. It comes in 7 colors HERE.

I topped off the outfit with leopard print loafers for a little twist.  Leopard print adds a fun pop that elevates any outfit.  These loafers are a fan favorite, and they’re great if you like a classic, preppier vibe!  They don’t have any cushion in the footbed, but the upper is fairly flexible.  Great for under $40 on sale!  I wear size 9.

Shop the Outfit:
Tee: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size M)
Blazer: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size XS)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 4, similar–I wear size 4)
Shoes: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 9)

 

Business Casual Fall Outfit: black sleeveless blouse + green tie waist pants + leopard loafers + grey tote + tan leather cutout earrings Business Casual Fall Outfit: green tie waist pants + black sleeveless blouse + grey tote + leopard loafers + tan leather cutout earrings

VC rumple satin blouse + Halogen tie waist pants
A black blouse like this is a fantastic work staple, and this particular one is COMFY! It’s got an amazing satiny feel, and it’s lightweight to keep you comfy while looking super polished and chic.  It’s available in 9 colors on sale, so scoop up as many as you can HERE!  These are SUCH a great workwear staple.  There’s also a long sleeve version in the same material HERE in 6 colors.

Tie waist pants like these are a great deviation from standard work pants that will help mix up your work looks.  The material is nice and thick, and the high waist and belt add such cute details.  Available in black, burnt orange, and dark green HERE.  I wear size 6.

Shop the Outfit:
Top: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size S)
Pants: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 6)
Shoes: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 9)

 

Business Casual Fall Outfit: blue pullover sweater + black pants + leopard loafers + grey tote + gold fringe statement necklace + tan leather earringsBusiness Casual Fall Outfit: black pants + blue pullover sweater + grey tote + leopard loafers + tan leather earrings + gold fringe statement necklace Business Casual Fall Outfit: blue pullover sweater + black pants + grey tote + leopard loafers + gold fringe statement necklace + tan leather earrings

Halogen gathered shoulder sweater + KUT black pants
Last, never underestimate the power of a good, basic pullover sweater for work.  However, this sweater is not totally basic.  I actually adore this sweater!  It’s got a slight puff or gathering at the shoulders, 3/4 sleeves, and a great fit, which all combine to make it a REALLY cute basic sweater.  It’s on the thinner side, which is great for the fall transition and warmer parts of fall.  It goes well with slacks for work and jeans for an elevated casual outfit.  It’s also easy to tuck into skirts because it’s not that thick.  Available in 5 colors HERE I wear size S.

These Kut From the Kloth pants are very thick and very stretchy.  They’re a classic straight leg cut that still fits close to the body for a flattering fit.  I wear them in size 4.  They run big!

Shop the Outfit:
Sweater: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size S)
Pants: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 4)
Shoes: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 9)

 

Those are just a few of the MANY ways you can wear these fall staples.  If you’re missing any from your closet, I HIGHLY suggest grabbing some during the Nordstrom Anniversary SaleItems sell out very quickly, so hurry on over!  

 

Men’s Fall Staples

Also, a lot of you ask me for men’s clothes, so I’ve rounded up some fall staples for men in the widget below!

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