Happy Thursday, friends!
We’re in the throes of Homecoming Week right now (who knew there was so much parent involvement?!). Last night, we had a “black out” glow in the dark pep rally that started at 8:00 PM. It was SO much fun, but needless to say, a late night. Tonight, we have the freshman game and then tomorrow, varsity (plus, it’s Kensington’s birthday!)! On Saturday, the kids have the dance/dinner/do all the “things” and by Sunday, this mama will be taking a nap. I’m just not nearly as young and vibrant experiencing high school this time around 😉 .
Now today’s blog post was a blog reader suggestion from waaaaaay back in January when I asked for ideas. This is my FALL CAPSULE WARDROBE with some bonus fall finds at the end. Now, I’m not saying we all need to go out and buy these items, what I’m saying is that this is my typical “fall uniform” and you probably have some of these pieces already in your closet, so maybe you just need to look at them all together in my collage, remind yourself you have them and pull them out to actually wear and enjoy this season. Honestly, this isn’t even my 2023 edition, this is my “TYPICAL” wardrobe for fall as all of these pieces are pretty classic, neutral and solid investments because they last year after year. As you’ll see below, many of these items I’ve been wearing for YEARS, and they will still be on repeat this season too.
Grab that cup of coffee, snuggle down into your blanket and take a look at my TOP 12 FINDS FOR A FALL CAPSULE WARDROBE…
#1: A GREAT PAIR OF JEANS
I am a big fan of denim year around, but especially in the fall! A non-distressed, dark wash pair of jeans is always on rotation for me. Whether I’m at home or traveling, dressing them up with heels or down with sneakers, pairing them with a tank, tee, sweater or blouse, it’s the most solid piece of my wardrobe. I thought these Nico Mid Rise Straight Ankle jeans looked oh so cute and versatile for any occasion.
#2: A HAT FOR FALL
Hi, my name is Shay, and I’m a hat person. Your name is “Shay’s friend” and because you read this blog daily, you already know this about me. A hat just elevates an outfit, gives oomph to second day hair, provides shade, warmth and sun protection. I love me a hat. You also know that I have a very gigantic head, so it’s important that my hats come in sizes or be adjustable. This Loft Felt Fedora comes in multiple sizes and will work perfectly for all of my fall outings.
#3: AN ALL-PURPOSE NEUTRAL COAT
I love a coat that keeps me warm, but also one that is neutral enough that I can wear it anywhere and for any occasion. I have been saying this for years, but I’ll say it again, J Crew has the best coat selection for quality and price. This Villa coat in Italian stadium-cloth coat works for sitting outside at sporting events, traveling, church, dinners out…it just works for everything.
#4: GOLD HOOP EARRINGS
I have been wearing these Nordi Oval Hoop Earrings nonstop now since I bought them in July. They are the perfect size and weight and work for any and all occasions.
#5: A LONGLSEEVE BLACK BODYSUIT
I am a bodysuit girl! I love that they stay in place without coming out, bunching up, driving me nuts. I love a solid long-sleeve bodysuit in a neutral color for fall layering.
#6: A GREAT CROSSBODY BAG
No matter what your price point is, you just can’t go wrong with a crossbody bag for fall. It keeps your hands free and adds a little something special to any outfit.
#7: NEUTRAL BOOTIES
I like a little heel on my booties for fall, but a flat bootie works just as well. The key is being able to walk in them comfortably as you go about your day. I love these Pointed Toe Booties and find that they look cute with everything from shorts to jeans to a skirt or dress and trousers too.
#8: A TISSUE TURTLENECK
I bought my first tissue turtleneck probably five years ago and haven’t looked back. In my opinion, if you’re going to layer with a turtleneck, you don’t want it to be thick and heavy. These light tissue turtlenecks are always easy to wear under jackets, button ups and sweaters without being too bulky.
#9: A “FALL” BLAZER
A “fall” blazer is such an easy way to make jeans and a basic tee seem special! You can, of course, get one in a solid, but I love the brown plaid 🙂 .
#10: A V-NECK CASHMERE SWEATER
I love a cashmere sweater for fall…one that’s a great quality, not one that is itchy and scratchy. No way. I just bought this relaxed v-neck cashmere sweater, and I’m very excited to include it in my fall uniform. It just works really well with every other piece of my “uniform”, plus, I think it will layer, work with skirts and trousers too. It’s just a staple piece but in a relaxed fit.
#11: BLACK DENIM
Yes, yes and YES to black denim! It can go fancy and it can go casual. In the pic above (where I’m in front of the Louvre), I’m wearing black jeans for site seeing (super comfy!), but then, I can also pair it with a blouse and heels and wear it to dinner out. It’s probably THE most versatile piece of my uniform. I wear these Black Ankle Skinny Jeans every single year (I think I’m on my third or fourth year with them). They’re comfy, they wash and dry so well, they don’t fade and they work for all occasions. With this particular brand though, size down.
#12: WATERPROOF BOOTS
And finally, it wouldn’t be fall without a pair of all weather boots for me. I love a comfy yet cute boot that I can wear on rainy days, cold days, snowy days, travel days, errand days…all the days.
So, those are my 12 PIECES FOR MY FALL CAPSULE WARDROBE, but if you’re looking for a few additions to add to yours, here are some new finds that I love…
A sweatshirt that says Oui Paris?! This Francophile travel agent loves 🙂 .
I love the button details on this top 🙂 .
I love me a stripe! This striped top here is the perfect fall cousin to summer’s blue and white striped top.
You guys, this cozy mock neck top is so SOFT INSIDE! Me oh my, it’s lovely!
This top has been in heavy rotation in my closet! I love that it’s short sleeve but also a knit. It’s so soft too!
And last but not least, this sweatshirt gave me all the happy feels for fall.
As you can see, a lot of neutrals make this girl happy when it comes to getting ready this time of year. Want to know what else makes me happy?
Make sure you hop on over and check out my PUMPKIN CAKE JARS today too! These are the easiest and most delicious individual desserts for your next get together.
Happy Thursday, friends! I’ll see you back here tomorrow! xx