Head to Toe: Your Fall Wardrobe Essentials

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Fall. Some view it as the season that provides relief from the sweltering summer heat but for many fashionistas, it is the season that gets our creative juices flowing. Between luxe layers and captivating colors, fall is a time to step-up, step-out and stunt. Fall is life. Honestly and truly.  Here are some wallet-friendly pieces you might consider adding to your wardrobe this season.

1. Elevated Dad Hat 

The ‘dad hat’ took the fashion scene by storm during the warm weather months and it doesn’t look to be going anywhere anytime soon. Elevate this piece for fall by introducing more rich fabrics like satin or suede. Even better? A satin cap won’t dry your tresses out.


Urban Outfitters Satin Baseball Hat

Where to Look:

H&M – $13

Urban Outfitters – $24

Karmaloop – $28

2. Wide-Brimmed Hat

For those days when you want to keep it simple but still make a statement, let a wide brimmed hat get you there. Also,  it’s great for looking pulled together when your mane isn’t cooperating, or your forgot to wrap it in its silk scarf last night.

Lack of Color Indio Hat

Lack of Color Indio Hat

Where to Look:

Urban Outfitters – $34

Brixton – $84

Lack Of Color – $89

3. Turtleneck Bodysuit

Almost as crucial as your favorite white t-shirt, a turtleneck bodysuit is the perfect cool-weather foundational piece. Pair it with your fave pair of high-waisted pants or a leather accordion skirt to achieve a no-fuss tuck.

Aritizia Heydorn Bodysuit

Aritizia Heydorn Bodysuit

Where to Look:

American Apparel – $39   

Aritzia – $50   

Reformation – $78

4. Leather Moto Jacket

What is fall without leather? Namely, a leather moto jacket. For looks both casual and dressy, a leather jacket is the pièce de résistance your fall wardrobe has been looking for.

BlankNYC ‘Easy Rider’ Faux Leather Moto Jacket via Nordstrom

BlankNYC ‘Easy Rider’ Faux Leather Moto Jacket via Nordstrom

Where to Look:

Forever21 – $38

Uniqlo – $70

Nordstrom – $98

5. Duster

No, not the thing you clean your house with. Essentially a long-line vest, having a duster on your side basically guarantees you’ll look chic no matter what. Rocking a t-shirt, leggings and your old Chucks? Throw on a duster. Chic. Basic t-shirt dress and loafers? Throw on a duster. Chic. Minnie Mouse Onesie? Eh… best to leave that for inside the house but you can still throw on a duster and look like a chic couch potato.

Boohoo Maddison Sleeveless Belted Duster

Boohoo Maddison Sleeveless Belted Duster

Where to Look:

Boohoo – $20    

Nordstrom – $38

Target – $50   

6. Bomber Jacket

Another item that has taken over the fashion scene, bomber jackets are something you would do well with having a collection of in various colors and pattern. Great for those model-off-duty, athleisure looks.

Zara Bomber Jacket with Pockets

Zara Bomber Jacket with Pockets

Where to Look:

H&M – $40   

Zara – $50      

MissGuided – $60

7. Denim

And we’re not talking your regular degular shmegular jeans. Denim is an insanely versatile fabric. Not only does it go with everything but its metamorphic powers allow it to be anything from raw edged denim  mom jeans to skirts to jumpsuits. Get you some.

GAP 1969 Denim Utility Jumpsuit

GAP 1969 Denim Utility Jumpsuit

Where to Look:


Gap – $53


Topshop – $60

Raw Edge Denim Jeans

Levi’s – $90

8. Satin Dress

Pajama dressing picked-up speed in these fashion streets. While the idea of public PJ wearing seems like a prayer answered it can be intimidating to take on. Ease into it with a satin dress that can easily be paired with a leather jacket and your favorite booties for a soft yet edgy ensemble.

H&M Satin Shirt Dress

H&M Satin Shirt Dress

Where to Look:


Missguided – $43 


Mango – $60


H&M – $60

9. Booties

While a classic pair of chelsea boots or heeled black booties are a fall fashion staple, you may want to entertain switching it up this season. Consider booties options in velvet, patent leather, animal print or metallics.

Steve Madden Edit Velvet Booties

Steve Madden Edit Velvet Booties

Where to Look:


Zara – $50


Steve Madden – $90

Animal Print

Urban Outfitters – $98

10. Mules

These aren’t your mother’s mules. The updated look of today exudes a level of classic and clean simplicity. Take advantage of open-toed mules while the weather still allows it then switch it up to closed-toed options when temps begin to drop.


Front Row Shop Pink Suede Mules

Where to Look:

6PM – $48

ASOS – $48

Front Row Shop – $83 – very Mansur Gavriel

There you have it. Your head-to-toe guide to fall fashion. If you have other fall essentials or go-to shops, comment below and let the world know!


Victoria Wilson


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