My Top 10 Style Staples for Fall
With the autumnal equinox this weekend, it’s time to officially pack away the sandals and reunite with all your boots. And if you’re at my place, we’ll be making french onion soup and watching You’ve Got Mail for the zillionth time (fall candles included, of course). I love seasonal rituals - especially when the weather’s cooling down - and when I pull out my fall wardrobe each year, these are the things I’m most excited to see. Throughout the season I mix in plenty of colors and prints and accessories, but these ten pieces are the basics I’ll wear again and again.
3. A Striped Top
Okay, I wear these all year round - but there’s something particularly autumnal about a navy striped shirt, and it really does go with everything. To avoid looking like you’ve fallen out of an ‘outfit inspiration’ Pinterest board circa 2014, pair this with at least one non-basic item.
8. Fun Flats
Fall temperatures often hit the point of being cool enough that open-toed shoes seem silly, but warm enough that boots are overkill. Enter: fun flats. I wear these kitty loafers and a pair of polka-dot d’orsay flats on repeat - and this bow-adorned Tory Burch pair is at the top of my wardrobe wish list.
9. Ankle Boots
Is it too weird to call these the t-shirt of the feet? After 5 years of wear, my trusty black ankle boots are officially worn out and I think I’ll replace them with these. Last year I added a white pair to my closet and have been wearing them fall, winter, and spring - with some protective spray, they’re almost as low-maintenance as black.