*By: Christi Shingara*
There is definitely a chill in the air these days. It wasn’t that long ago I was wearing shorts and sandals, and now I am getting out the boots and sweaters. Not that I am complaining because I love the cooler weather! Due to the pandemic, it has been awhile since I have been to a clothing store to do some serious shopping. Online shopping has come to my rescue a number of times, however, there isn’t anything like going to a store to see, feel, and actually try on the clothing in person. I always make sure I have these essentials items that not only work for the fall season, but can also be worn throughout the winter months as well.
I always need a few good scarves and/or wraps in my collection. They are not only warm and practical, but can give any outfit a little extra flare. I especially like wearing all black from head to toe and then putting on a bright scarf or wrap to totally change the look of the outfit. My go-to for great scarves and wraps is NordstromRack. They always have an array of different colors and types of scarves that are great quality.
Another must have in my fall wardrobe are sweaters. You don’t need a ton of them, just a few good colors that will go with any outfit. I usually like colors such as black, winter white, tan or for a splash of color, red. My favorite place to shop for sweaters is Anthropologie.
Who doesn’t love a pair of good leather boots? However, the more and more I shop around, it is getting harder and harder to find shoes that are actually made of leather. Frye is a great place to start for real leather boots. They are exceptional quality and reasonably priced. They will also last a long time, which turns out to be a great investment.
There is nothing like cozying up to the fireplace with your hot tea in hand, a good book, and a great pair of socks to warm up your feet. That is my idea of the perfect fall evening. My go to for some great socks is L.L. Bean.
Another essential item I make sure to have in my fall wardrobe are leggings. I finally found some of the best leggings out there from the brand Sanctuary. I discovered these leggings while shopping at Anthropologie. They are a little pricey but soo worth the money. They fit like a glove and the quality is amazing. Leggings are easy to wear and go with anything — high boots, heels, tunics, sweaters, dusters, etc.
What are your fall fashion essentials? Let us know in the comments below!