The days are getting cooler, the evenings are getting dark earlier, and I find myself needing to grab a light sweater or cardigan in the early mornings – fall must be just on the horizon. As sad as I am to say goodbye to summer in a few weeks, I do enjoy the cozy aspects of fall. Think plaid, sweatshirts, red wine, OSU football, apple picking, pumpkins, yoga pants, striped sweaters, and cozy knits. Ohio actually does fall pretty well (maybe not as good as New England), but we have a solid 3-4 weeks of gorgeous fall foliage and we try to make the most of this fleeting season every year.
I’m excited today to be chatting about fall wardrobe classics with my favorite fellow mamas, Sarah from Cozy Little Joys and Stephanie from Linen and Littles. The three S’s are teaming up again to share our favorite staples for fall.
My fall look is pretty consistent with my summer look – easy and effortless. It might come across as slightly dressier though because I do wear a lot of button ups. I’m consistently inspired by the New England prep look for fall. I wish I could wear the warm/natural colors of autumn but my skin tone is just too pink so I stick with my signature blue and white aesthetic.
Below are some basic pieces that are must haves in my fall wardrobe.
Puffer Vest: Honestly, everyone should own a puffer vest or two. I have one in navy and I wear it all the time. When the temperature hovers around 50 degrees, a chunky sweater with a puffer vest is the BEST. These are so easy to layer and I even layer my vest under my puffer coat in the winter when it’s bitter cold.
Hunter Boots: From October through April you can pretty much find me in my Hunter Boots. These are the best fall/winter boots. They keep your feet dry (although wear warm socks in the winter) in rain and snow. And I just love how they look tucked into skinny jeans with an oversized knit sweater, puffer vest, and cozy knit hat. I have these in their signature Hunter Green and black.
Classic Striped Sweater: Everyone needs a striped sweater in classic navy and white for the fall. You can layer it with a button up underneath or a puffer vest on top – or both! It’s an easy, effortless, and always stylish addition to any fall wardrobe.
S.Lynch Knitwear Hat: If the temperature is under 55 degrees, you better believe I’m wearing a hat and the handmade knit hats from S.Lynch Knitwear are my FAVORITE. I have three of them, that’s how great they are. The quality is superb, the craftsmanship beautiful, and the styles are classic New England prep. Do yourself a favor and get yourself one!!
Classic Button Up: I love a classic button up shirt. I wear these almost daily in the fall because they can be layered in so many different ways. I tend to lean toward ones that are striped, gingham, or chambray – usually in shades of blue (shocker!).
Sweater Blazer: The sweater blazer was a new addition to my closet last fall and I’m in love! I have a blush pink one and I wear it all.the.time. It’s perfect for work but it’s also equally perfect with a tee-shirt and skinny jeans. A must have for every fall wardrobe.
Plaid Scarf: This may be my Scottish heritage talking, but everyone should own a plaid scarf. Plaid is the ultimate print for autumn and you really cannot have too many plaid scarves. I’m fortunate enough to have three from Scotland, but L.L. Bean, J.Crew, and Gap always have great options. I mean, is there anything cozier that a plaid scarf and hot coffee on a crisp fall morning?!