Happy first official day of fall, everyone! 🍁 I sometimes see articles telling you how to celebrate fall without ‘being basic’ and my first thought is always ‘Who cares about being basic in the fall?!’ Give me all the seasonal drinks, cozy sweaters, Lululemon leggings, and boarding school books in the world! As they say, if being basic in the fall is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.
So, in honor of the first day of the best season, I put together my fall essentials for pretty things. As you can probably tell, they’re very inspired by the brand Sézane, who I think does autumn really, really well.
The first essential is a good, camel coat. My favorites are always from J.Crew like this one. There’s honestly nothing more classic and elegant that will enhance your outfit like a quality camel coat.
Another must-have is a cashmere sweater such as this white one from Theory. It’s soft, luxurious, and will last you a lifetime if you take care of it. Plus, it’s a great fabric for fall because it’s versatile. It’ll keep you warm if it’s chilly, but won’t be too hot if it’s still warmer outside.
If you want to add a bit of charm to your look, try a felt hat (I recommend Rag & Bone). It’ll complete the outfit and give you a bit of a vintage, Parisian edge.
I’m sure that every fall, most of you bring out your collection of tall boots. I love this pair from Aquatalia. They’d look perfect with everything from skinny jeans and a sweater to a mini-dress or skirt.
The next great piece for fall is the silk scarf. It isn’t cold enough yet to warrant a wool or cashmere scarf, but a silk one serves as a great transition.
If you ask me, the perfect classic fall jacket is a quilted Annandale from Barbour. It has the distinct vibe of an English hunting jacket that would be worn by members of the royal family, making it both practical and luxe.
Finally, if you want to make a statement, do it with a pair of corduroys like these from Ulla Johnson. The color and texture are probably the most autumnal thing you’ll ever find, plus I guarantee they’ll make you stand out in a crowd.