Fall Essentials

by - Wednesday, September 19, 2012

For every season there are essential items that I believe every girl should have in their closet. These are items that are classics, can be mixed and matched, are versatile, and most importantly, will be around for years to come! Over the next week I'll be sharing by favorite fall essentials with y'all.

Although I love summer and love wearing sandals, there is nothing quite like shoes in the fall. Seriously, the possibilities are endless from flats to boots and everything in between! I'm getting excited just talking about them!

Tortoiseshell Flats: I have seen these popping up all over the place. I think Talbots was where I saw them first, but I scored a pair at Old Navy during their family and friends sale! I can't wait to style these! The pointed toe and patent is such a fun spin on a classic!

Loafers: How can you go wrong, seriously? Loafers are classic. Plain and simple. I always look to pinterest style boards to find new ways to wear these! Jeans and an oxford? check! Skirt, tights and a sweater? check! These Michael Kors are my most recent go-to loafer!

Leopard Print Flats: Need to add a statement piece to an outfit? Look no further! The leopard flats are perfect for spicing up almost any outfit! I recently paired mine with my denim shirt and pixie pants and it was the perfect touch to my outfit!

Riding Boots: This is a "no-brainer". Every girl needs a good pair of riding boots! Pair riding boots with a dress, leggings, tights, or jeans to make any outfit fall worthy! I spotted these not too long ago and I now have my eye on them!

Booties: These are absolutely perfect for fall. I'm picturing these with skinny jeans and an oversized sweater. Comfy and cute? That's my kind of outfit. Now, if only I could pull them off the way Pretty in Pink Megan does! *sigh*

Desert Boots: Another classic. Clarks has some of my favorite styles, but they seemed to be a bit chunky on my feet, so instead I opted for these Madden Girl boots! I can't wait to wear these with my favorite jeans and casual tops!

In the fall I am all about layering because chances are it will either be warmer inside than outside or vice versa, so I try to always be prepared either way!

Utility Jackets: I have always been on the lookout for a good fall jacket, something not too light but not too heavy either. Let me tell you...they are hard to come by. It's either one extreme or the other. Luckily, the J.Crew angels were looking out for me when they came out with the downtown field jacket! It is the perfect fall jacket. I love the masculine, yet feminine feel of it! I have seen these type of jackets all over this season and I definitely don't hate it!

Striped shirt: Stripes are classic no matter how they are done. They are versatile and simple, my two favorite things. Stripes are typically my go-to if I can't find anything else to put with an outfit....and it always seems to work (think: stripes + colored denim). I suggest buying a few classic striped shirts such as navy, tan, and black!
Quilted vest: While living in the mountains for college these were a dime a dozen, and maybe that's why I'm partial to them! I have worn my quilted vest with everything from a long sleeve t-shirt, leggings and uggs to an oxford, jeans, and flats. No matter what the outfit it always makes it look a little more put together and is a great layering piece.

Camel colored sweater: I'm not quite sure why I have this obsession with the camel color, but I do! I recently bought one and I can't stop going over the many outfit possibilities it has (I'm thinking layered over my denim shirt, minnie pants and a statement necklace). It is such a classic color that you can't go wrong with adding this to your wardrobe.

Denim/Chambray shirt: I'll admit it...this was a trend I was dead set on never trying. ever. Until I tried it! As much as I loved my denim this summer I can't wait for round two this fall. I am in the market for a thicker denim shirt...any suggestions?

Black Denim: I wear a lot of a) neutral colored tops b) bright colored tops in the fall and having black denim would really offset what's on top! I own a pair of bootcut black denim but am really searching for a good pair of skinnies to wear with my flats this fall! I know I would definitely get a lot of use out of them!
What are your fall essentials?
Will you be wearing any of the new trends this season?
 Written by Emily from Life with Emily

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  1. I'm actually wearing my leopard loafers today, though tortoise shell flats sound [pretty awesome too!
    ♡ Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

  2. I neeeeed those tortoise shell flats!!!! I was wearing my leopard Sperrys today and can't get enough of them!

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