Typically I would be hesitant about posting more things about Fall, since it’s still not yet mid-September, and I’m just not ready for summer to be over, however this week in Chi-town, it was a cool, breezy 49 degrees. Yup, that’s right 49 degrees. So bring on the boots, sweaters, leggings and Fall basics. Thanks to my friends at Huffington Post, for compiling some of these basics. “Ultimate” guide? You be the judge. ;)
The Ultimate Guide to Buying Fall Basics
Our favorite part about autumn is the fact that we finally get to layer our clothes again. That leads to one thing: stocking up on our basics.
Although a “fall basic” can be as plain as a white T-shirt, the pieces you choose have the ability to transform multiple outfits. That’s why it’s essential to have a wide selection of tanks, pants and accessories so you have a bunch of options when creating simple ensembles.
Stay true to classics with your jeans and neutral tones, but take risks when it comes to jewelry and updated silhouettes. Check out our suggestions for next season’s fundamentals and get shopping!
Undergarments are the key to building the perfect outfit. You can never have too many tanks and tees, but when it comes down to it, white, black and neutral options are a must. Plus, a good bra to give you all-day support is not a bad idea either.
Top from left to right: River Island Navy Sleeveless Wrap Blouse, Nic and Zoe All Around Wrap Top; Bottom from left to right:H&M Lyocell Shirt, Gap Fitted Boyfriend Oxford Shirt, Merona Women’s Favorite Blouse
Blouses and button-downs are great for fall because you can wear them in a variety of ways — roll up the sleeves, tie the tails or keep it unbuttoned with a tank underneath. Navy, black and white should do the trick, but pick some patterned numbers so you can mix it up every once in a while.
Top from left to right: Merona Women’s Ponte Sleeveless Fit And Flare Dress, 1969 Real Straight Jeans; Bottom from left to right: Silk & Cotton Straight Skirt, Crepe Cigarette Pants, Structured A-Line Skirt
Simplify your early-morning routine with some staple garments that can carry you through the work week and beyond. Black pants always come in handy, but try getting them tailored to your shape and liking so you will always feel comfortable in them.
The little black dress can be dressed up with accessories, while a denim piece will subtly put the “casual” in casual Fridays.
Top from left to right: V-Neck Cotton Cardigan, Pointelle Short Sleeve Cardigan; Bottom from left to right: Merona Women’s Ultimate Long Sleeve Crew Neck Cardigan, Gap Mesh-Stitch Cardigan, H&M Fine-Knit Cardigan
Cardigans deserve their own category, of course. They come in every color, lots of patterns and are great for layering.
Top from left to right: Collarless Faux Leather Biker Jacket, J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer; Bottom from left to right: Zara Flowy Trenchcoat With Camouflage Lining, Gap Military Jacket, Helene Berman Wool Blend Cape
Autumn has a wide climate range: one minute it’s nice and breezy, the next it’s freezing rain. To combat those rocky times, invest in some coats meant to deal with weather, like an updated trench, and lighter jackets that are more trend-focused, like a cape or leather bomber.
Top from left to right: Style&co Lily Envelope Clutch, Faux Gemstone Bib Necklace; Bottom from left to right: Timex Women’s Elevated Classics Bracelet Watch, R&R Leather Organizer Flap Leather Crossbody Bag, Nordstrom Woven Scarf
Sure, you can get along wearing black and navy all of the time — but amp up your style with some statement accessories. You’re golden with a structured purse or dangling necklace. Add some sensibility with the coolest bag of the season: a briefcase.
And…finally, it’s boot season! With that in mind, you can get different pairs at various lengths, including booties and riding boots. Additionally, it’s always helpful to have a pump here or there, and don’t forget about flats — because you know you’ll be wearing those most of the time.
Some of my very fall looks
Team Kourage – Well, our little Team has turned into the Team that Could… We have over 20 Registered walkers, and with kids and guests, we will be about 35 Walkers! Did I mention that along with our t-shirts, we also have Team Kourage visors? Thanks Cindy!! Plus, we have raised $7500. 50% over our goal. Walking for a Cure, that’s us. Team Kourage. <3 <3 <3
Song of the Day: Lisztomania by Phoenix. Compliments of my Finger Snapping Playlist, from Stephanie.
Not sentimental no!
Romantic, not disgusting yet
Friday Funday…having lunch with 2 of my favorites, Amelia and Joy. And who said competitors can’t be friends? Not us!
Have a very happy weekend, and Go Bears! Sunday Night Football!! We won’t even discuss that fiasco against the Bills. Ugh. I mean, it was the Buffalo Bills! For goodness sakes!
Tracy posted this pic…and yup, it was accurate! Hoping for a better outcome against the 49-ers!
Another Royal Baby!! Seriously, so excited. :)
Seriously, I am so easily distracted.
One down…205 to go. :)
Who don’t I run into at Mariano’s?
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