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Guys, it’s official. FALL IS HERE!!!! Happy *official* first day of fall!! Fun fact: It’s also our 5-year dating anniversary! Our wedding anniversary and dating anniversary are in the same week, because obviously…fall. We know it, we lovelovelove it, we can’t live without it. I’m sure I’ll be a broken record of crunching leaves, Bath & Body Works candles (which, FYI, are on sale today, yo!), and pumpkin everything until Thanksgiving, and I don’t even care. As Demi Lovato would say/yell, baby I’m sooooooorry I’m not sorry. ‘Tis the season, and I’m soaking. it. up. ‘Tis also the best season in the land for fashion. I don’t care what any style “expert” says – fall fashion is the best fashion. I’ve never seen chunky sweaters on the runway, which makes me think that these experts don’t know anything at all. Chunky sweaters, low boots, high boots, layers galore – it’s all a right of passage to the best months of the year.
So, to officially ring in the season, here are 25 staples of fall fashion to add to your closet ASAP (like…ASAP).
This ombre sweater is a perfect transitional piece into the next season. I mean, transitioning gradients is basically the same exact thing as transitioning seasons amiright?? It’s cozy, but not too chunky, which is the perfect lighter weight for right about now. Also, it’s 40% off! #BlessUp
If you’ve been around these rosy parts for more than a hot sec, chances are, you’ve seen these bad boys make an appearance (or four). They are my FAVORITE booties right about now, as well as the favorites of every other blogger and her mom. And for good reason. They’re absurdly cute, but also comfy AF. I ordered mine at the tail end of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and they were supposed to be backordered in my size until November, but I got ’em anyways, and the sweet Lord Baby Jesus delivered them early.
A cozy plaid wrap just *screams* fall. Pair with knee-high boots (like the ones below) + a PSL for max effect.
Every girl needs a pair of faux leather leggings in her closet. Every. Girl. Maybe it’s the edgier side o’ me, but I friggin’ loveloveLOVE the look of leather like this. It’s an easy way to dress up an otherwise “basic” black legging look. (P.S. Need inspiration on how to style your black leggings this season? Here are 7 ways!)
I’m sorry, but an autumnal romper? Does it get any cuter??? No, no it does not. *This* is the transitional piece of the season. Still get away with shorts while making your way downtown with longer sleeves and fall-y colors. And it’s the easiest thing to throw on and go (except when going to the bathroom, but that’s another story 😉 ). 40% off right now!
Leopard is always in season. Leopard is also a neutral. These leopard slip-on’s are #fierce.
I’ve had this thermal button-up in my cart forEVER. Besides being super cute, it’s super versatile + goes along with that whole are-these-my-jammies-or-aren’t-they vibe that’s apparently so on-trend lately. 😉
Y’all flipped OUT over this skirt when I posted it on Instagram, and for good reason. How stinkin’ cute?! I lovelovelove the gorgeous embroidery, which happens to be insanely versatile in terms of what you can mix + match with it. And I’m such a fan of the length – it’s a mini skirt without being too short, so you can wear it comfortably by itself or pair with tights and boots (or thigh hock socks – would be perfect!) when it finally chills down. AND it’s soon coming to a Coming Up Roses near you… 😉
The most beautiful champagne fringe, on sale for less than $15 right now. #AddToCart
Y’all, I cannot even BEGIN to explain my lovelovelove for this dress. I saw it in store the other day and FLIPPED because it’s the softest dang thing. I didn’t buy it then, cos it was close to $80 and ain’t nobody got tooth fairy cash for that. BUT, it’s currently 40% off, and it’s in my cart – it’s the dress you’ll wear too many times this season.
I’d been on the hunt for the perfect bralette sorta thing to use for fall layering, since fall means layers just as much as it means pumpkin spice. This one is SUPER cute + comes in a bajillion colors. Actually, that’s an exaggeration. It comes in 9 colors. But 9 is close to bajillion when it counts.
Have these, lovelovelove these, 100% recommend these. Comes in 4 colors. I’d recommend sizing up one half size, especially if you wear nice, thicker socks with boots!
It’s taken me a WHILE to get okay with spending more than $50 on a pair of jeans. But yannno what? It can be totally worth it. I’ve realized that when something makes ya feel like a million bucks, it’s okay to spend a few more bucks than usual on it. These jeans are that for me. They fit amazingly, and super soft + stretchier, and they’re the perfect darkwash for fall.
How stinkin’ CUTE are the ruffles on these sleeves?! I’m ordering this because a.) I’ve needed a new black cardigan for too long, and b.) it’s only $35.
If you follow me on Instagram (@ericaligenza), you’ll be seeing this bad boy making an appearance shortly. 😉 It’s $39, comes in 3 colors, + is the softest thing *evah*. I’ve fondly dubbed this color “pumpkin spice” in my head. I got an XS, so I’d recommend sizing down one (I typically wear S) since the sleeves are bit more vavavoom.
Are ya sick of hearing about this dress yet??? Yes? Sorry not sorry, it’s continuing. Cos you can’t NOT get this dress. Y’all. I have never found something more versatile, both in styling and in walks of life. I have in black and grey and am debating a third color, as well. I’ll stop talking your ear off while I’m ahead here…just head here to see how I styled it three ways and why it’s the bombdotcom.
The cutest chunky knit – and it’s on its way to my house as we speak. WOO. Basic staple in every girl’s fall closet. And it’s only $27!
This bad was my sidekick all throughout New York Fashion Week (catch my first and second recaps!), and for good reason. It’s SO surprisingly roomy, it’s made so well, and I am such a fan of the strap situation. It’s got a shorter chain setup for arm/hand holding, and then it’s also got a shoulder strap.
The quintessential layering tank. Pair under your favorite cardigan. On sale right now!
I can’t WAIT to style these babies for y’all. I snagged ’em during the NSale, and I’m so glad I did. It can be hard for me to find high boots that stay PUT, and there’s nothing that grinds my gears more than slipping boots. Actually, I can think of a few more important things that grind my gears. Like rude people and being out of ice cream sandwiches. ANYWAYS. I highly recommend if you’ve been on the hunt for truly slimmer-fitting, close-to-you boots this season.
PHEW. Time to TREAT YO’SELF. What’s already in your cart???
Shop all 25 of my fall fashion essentials here:
What are your favorite staples of fall fashion this season?
Do you have any must-have pieces that you’ve been loveloveloving lately? You know this girl never shies away from shopping, so leave me your favorites in a comment below (just don’t tell my husband… 😉 )!
P.S. Speaking of my husband, we just celebrated our first wedding anniversary! Woo! To celebrate, he wrote you a love letter. Yup, YOU.
TGIF – hope you all have a fabulous first FALL weekend! Thanks for reading + following along, as always. 🙂