It blows my mind that we’re at the end of August and that I’m even in a place where I can start posting about cute fall staple pieces. Let me tell you, I AM HERE FOR IT. I live for the fall. Fall clothes, crisp air, football games, not sweating profusely when I stand outside for longer than 10 seconds. I used to love fall because my birthday is in October, but now that I’m at the age where birthdays are another reminder that I’m one year closer to needing botox, they’ve lost their appeal.
While it’s challenging to think about and shop for sweaters and leather leggings when it it’s still 87 degrees and averaging a solid 93% humidity every day, I’m here to tell you that there are some styles you’re going to want to snag ASAP. I’m not one of those early adopters who hop on every fugly trend, regardless of what model is suffering through walking down the runway wearing it. That said, you’re going to see a whole lot of classics that are affordable and can be re-worn over and over, season after season.
I used to covet the iconic Abercrombie symbol on the back pockets of my jeans in the seventh grade. Who didn’t?! A classic status symbol when it came to the hierarchy of who was cool and who wasn’t. But ever since I hit 20, I realized that logos on the backs of jeans weren’t as cool as they once were. Tragic. Luckily, A&F rebranded recently and got rid of their blatant logos all over their clothes, and now I’m obsessed again! I just ordered a bunch of their jeans since they’re all on sale right now. And the best part is that when you place your first order, you get $20 when you spend $50, and you get free shipping over orders of $75 .They’r running a massive sale rn, so go check it out.
Honorable mentions for jeans I also love, but don’t care to write a monologue about:
- J. Crew Factory: They have classic cuts and are completely work appropriate, since most of their jeans don’t come distressed.
- Old Navy: Not only do they have what feels like hundreds of styles, but they’re always having a sale, and they have really great colored denim options in great fall colors.
Left: High Rise Ankle Jeans, $44. Right: High Rise Ankle Jeans, $44
J. Crew Factory Selects
Old Navy Selects
Red: Mid-Rise Pop Color Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans, $25. Pink: Mid-Rise Pop Color Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans, $29 Green: Mid-Rise Rockstar Super Skinns Jeans, $25. Orange: Mid-Rise Sateen Rockstar Jeans, $29
Let’s be frank. I have far too many sweaters in my closet, but couldn’t care less. I wear them all the time, no matter the season, because my office absolutely insists that we keep the AC on 64 degrees at all times. Lucky me, the vent is directly in front of my face. So yeah, sweaters are a must. All of the ones that I listed out below are sweaters that I’ve either ordered in the last two weeks, or will be ordering in the next two week. Again, super affordable! Forgive me for all things Target here, but I cannot express how much I love their sweaters every year! They do such a great job at giving a mix between bland and chic.
Green: Eyelash Lace Drop Shoulder Jumper, $18. Plaid: High-Neck Gingham Crop Sweater, $18 Pink: Drop Shoulder Fluffy Sweater, $22. Grey: Grey Long Sleeved Loose Sweater, $21
Yellow: Cable Crewneck Pullover Sweater, $20. Leopard: Animal Print Any Day Cardigan, $23 White: Woven Patterned Cocoon Cardigan, $25. Light Grey: Belted Cardigan, $30 Red/Black: Woven Patterned Cocoon Cardigan, $25. Neutral Colorblock: Colorblocked Cable Pullover Sweater, $40 Plaid: Plaid Fuzzy Sweater, $50. Grey Ruffle: Ruffle Bell-Sleeve Pullover Sweater, $40 Cape: Wrap Sweaters Sylvia Alexander, $40.
I’m 1000% guilty of always buying dresses and then rarely wearing them because I’m the type of girl who prefers jeans and a tee over a dress. I’m pale af and showing off my blindingly white legs is not something I enjoy. HOWEVER. Fall means tall boots are not only in style, but your legs won’t get all sweaty and sticky on the inside of the boot because it’s not 90+ degrees out anymore. Check out the dresses I have my eye on below – my favorite is the overall dress from Mint.
The Mint Julep Boutique Selects
Plaid: Plaid Party Dress, $40. Maxi: Record Beauty Maxi Dress, $56 Denim: Calling On You – Dark Denim, $39. Overall: Need You Now Overall Dress in Marsala, $44
Black W/ Buttons: Single Breasted Bishop Sleeve Dress, $15. Blue Stripes: Striped Single Breasted Side Knot Dress, $18 Belted Army Green: Button Front Belted Collar Neck Dress, $19. Black V-Neck W/ Pockets: Single Breasted Wrap Knot Back Dress, $20 Green W/ Buttons: Single Breasted Bishop Sleeve Dress, $18. White Flowy Maxi: Mock Neck Semi Sheer Pleated Floral Dress, $17 Short Sleeve: Frayed Edge Button Detail Tweed Dress, $18. Burnt Orange Midi: Button Up Polka Dot Dress, $24 Sweater Dress: Drop Shoulder Marled Knit Tee Dress, $14
Grey: Knot Long Sleeve Dress, $28. Lilac: Long Sleeve Fleece Dress, $35 Black: Plush Turtleneck Dress, $28.
I have a legit problem with buying shoes. I have SO many, it’s getting out of hand. The real drag of it all is that I love the way that heels look in my closet, but I hate wearing them, I’m wayyy more into booties or slip on sneakers. That said, you’re about to see a whole lot of comfy shoes below. If you’re looking for anything sexy, this post is not for you.
Nordstrom Rack Selects
Silver Mules: Something Navy Cain Strappy Mules, $29. Camel Booties: Sole Society Vixen Bootie, $30 Grey Booties: Luis Suede Open Toe Bootie, $40. Leopard Sneakers: Aldo Ramelli Slip On Sneaker, $45 Gold Sneakers: Marc Fisher Elise Platform Sneaker, $50. Black Sneakers: J/Slides Aristocrat Platform Sneaker, $50 Purple Loafers: Franco Sarto Hadden Tassel Loafer, $40. Silver Loafers: Franco Sarto Hudley Loafer, $50 Leopard Loafers: Naturalizer Veronica Loafer, $40
Rose Gold Loafers: Micah Pointed Toe Closed Loafers, $23. Brown Slides: Amber Backless Loafer Mules, $23 Gold Loafers: Penny Loafers, $28. Brown Loafers: Quinn Closed Back Loafers, $28 Camel Sneakers: Jena Lace Up Sneakers, $20. Grey Sneakers: Jena Espadrille Lace Up Sneakers, $20 White Sneakers: Mandy Canvas Lace Up Sneakers, $17. Silver Sneakers: Baylee Sneakers, $35 Heeled Mules: Norelle Microsuede Stacked Heeled Mules, $30 Black Booties: Ellie Chelsea Boots, $30. Tan Booties: Emerson Heeled Fashion Boots, $38 Amber Booties: Metallic Western Ankle Boots, $38.
Brown Booties: Pearl Ankle Boots, $35. Black Booties: Baron Ortholite High Heeled Ankle Boots, $50 Tan Booties: Clock Ankle Boots, $45. Black Sneakers: Muk Luks Gianna Womens Boat Shoes, $32 Blue Tassel Loafers: Capri Loafers, $50. Navy Bow Slides: LC Lauren Conrade Mules, $35 Checkered Mules: Sam Edelman Sydney Mules, $50. Blush Flats: LC Lauren Conrad Gazania D’Orsay Flats, $20 Blue Velvet Loafers: LC Lauren Conrad Calla Pointed Loafers, $20
That should help get y’all through the first month or two of fall. And if it doesn’t, than your shopping problem is worse than mine. I’ll be back in October with an update on must-have outwear, cold-weather accessories, and anything else that comes my way. Happy Spending! xo, AJ