4 Fall Basics You Need in Your Closet

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One of my favorite things about fall is creating all the fun layered outfits.  With the right basics, you can easily turn a few pieces into a month long wardrobe.  To help you create such endless style,  I’m sharing the 4 fall basics you need in your closet.

1 – Long Cardigans – Oh I own soooooo many long cardigans!  I’m always cold, so I use that to justify how many I own and continue to buy.  Cardigans are great to throw on over work outfits, dresses, and add on to any casual outfit.  You can pair them with shorts during the transitional time of the season too.  To make them even more versatile, go with basic colors like gray, black, and ivory.  I also find good use in my burgundy ones.

2 – Basic Tees (especially striped tees) – For casual looks, a good basic tee is a great start to an outfit.  I look for something semi-fitted, so it will lay properly underneath another layer like a cardigan or jacket.  A fun trend is to layer your tee under sundresses or slip dresses to wear them into fall.  Striped tees are key in my wardrobe.  I pair them with a skirt for work or jeans for weekends.

3 – Classic Denim Styles – I think everyone needs a black and a blue pair of jeans.  These two shades will take you far in terms of outfit creation and versatility.  Black jeans give you an instant chic look plus black goes with everything!  A medium blue jean color is perfect to wear year round, and it works well with mixing and matching.  I prefer the skinny style.  It’s cute with heels, long tops, tucks nicely into boots, or cuffs perfectly to pair with booties.  A few extras – I love a darker blue pair  in a bootcut or flared leg for when I want a more dressed up look.  Lately, I’ve been loving my gray jeans.  I find them to really work with a wide array of colors and prints.

4 – Classic Bootie or Boot – The right style and color can work with so many casual outfits.  If you can only get one pair, opt for a neutral color like taupe or beige.  I find this color works with more colors and prints.  I’m crushing on peep toe booties right now, because we didn’t really have a long winter last year. I wore my other pair so much which is why I chose to get one more pair this season.   If you are looking for a new pair of booties, check out my best of the season round up HERE.

BONUS – I was torn between which shoe style to include in my top 4, so honorable mention goes to a great flat.  A pointy toe flat is great to wear both to work with business attire or on weekends with jeans.

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14 Responses to 4 Fall Basics You Need in Your Closet

  1. Yes to every piece! I would wear this look from head to toe. Love


  2. Adri says:

    Yes to all four of these fall staples! An outfit formula I’m wearing right now 🙂
    xo Adri

  3. Ada says:

    I agree with your Fall basics. I am looking to add some grey booties and a long burgundy cardigan like yours, to my closet this year. You look so chic!

    Welcome by and share your awesome style with my new linkup this week, which goes live every Thursday. =) Thanks and enjoy the weekend!!


  4. Jennie says:

    Long cardigans are so cozy for fall. Love the deep color of yours! Great list of items to have.

    Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  5. This is a perfect list! And I love that outfit!

  6. Katherine says:

    Loving this cardigan!! I totally agree with you on all of the staples! Can’t go wrong with any of them!

    Katherine | http://www.oneswainkycouple.com

  7. Elise says:

    Love this whole look! Great cards and amazing booties!

    xx, Elise

  8. Linda Z says:

    Love this fall look! 🙂

  9. Lanae Bond says:

    Your boots are cute and I love the why you styled this look!

  10. amy says:

    Fabulous fall look! Love your cardigan, bag and booties!

  11. Kellyann says:

    I love this and as soon as cooler weather hits I’ll be wearing virtually the same thing, I adore a long cardigan!

  12. I styled this sweater yesterday in a work wear look but I like it much better for casual. It looks great over the striped tee!

  13. Jaymie says:

    Great fall look! I love that bag!!

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