Essentials, basics, wardrobe fail-safes… Whatever you call them, these key pieces are the unshakeable foundations of any look this fall. When you’re putting your list of fall wardrobe essentials together remember that “essentials” mean different things to everyone.
My best advice is to take this list with a grain of salt — consider your climate, lifestyle, and personal style aesthetic when determining what YOU actually need to add to your closet.
Here’s my checklist of fall wardrobe essentials that I think most women should have in their closets this fall season. Scroll down to take note of what you already have, and shop our picks for what you don’t!
This classic style goes with just about everything and is a must-have layering piece. Start with black leather then build your collection to include other colors and fabrics. You’ll have one for every mood.
The right coat can instantly make you look like the most sophisticated person in the room. Wool camel is always a good choice.
You might think Burberry when you hear the word trench but this always-in-style coat does not have to be khaki to be essential. It’s just as amazing if not more in suede or patent for fall.
Whether you tuck it into a pair of jeans for a more polished look or tie the top over your favorite slip dress—this is a versatile piece you need to own.
+Chunky Knit Sweater
A big, cream chunky sweater pairs perfectly with your favorite ripped denim.
Get a few in black and layer them under everything.
Wide denim with frayed edges in off-white and medium wash are very on-trend at the moment.
Pick up a khaki pair in the slouchy, comfortable variety. This silhouette is on the rise.
Look like a “fashion girl” in a slip skirt.
Bucket hats may be more on-trend but felt hats are a classic that won’t go out of style.
Acne Studios makes the best scarves every fall.
Tackle two fall trends in one with this mock croc, lace-up pair.
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