I’m all about making sure you have all of the staples in your closet before you start the season (something to aim for). It makes getting dressed every morning just that much easier. When you know you have your staples, you love them, and they fit well, everyday dressing is much more enjoyable.
Here are five fashion staples I think everyone should have for fall:
I’ve got more, but let’s start small.
No.1 Nail Polish
I’m psycho when it comes to my nails. I will leave them polish free a few days a month to let them breathe, but otherwise I always have them painted. You should have a few go-to nail polish colors at home for when you need to get your mani done and you don’t have time to go get one. Maybe you are an at-home mani kind of gal anyway. In the fall I tend to want to wear dark colors that I wouldn’t in the spring and summer. Blacks, deep reds, navy, dark purples, and forest greens. Have a few of your favorite fall nail colors at home so you can keep your nails polished throughout the fall. Tom Ford’s Bordeaux Lust is a rich red for fall and winter.
No.2 Neutral Sweater
Having a few neutral sweaters — like gray, black, tan and cream — in your closet will always serve you well. Throw one of them on with your favorite pair of jeans and booties and you can dress it up or down with accessories for day or night. A great staple sweater is J.Crew’s Merino Wool V-Neck Sweater (it comes in multiple colors). I can’t tell you how many times I wear my staple sweaters throughout the fall and winter…a lot.
No.3 Everyday Boots
Every gal needs a pair of cool boots that they can really walk in. I’m talking chic yet comfortable. They do exist! There are lots of low-to-mid heel booties out there right now. I’ve got a soft spot for these Acne Pistol Booties (and if you live in a really cold place they also come with a shearling lining). A good pair of chic, comfortable black booties are worth the investment if you are the type of person who works on your feet a most of the day but doesn’t want to sacrifice style (raising hand!).
No.4 Wool Hat
This is the second season that the wool hat is huge! They are not only on-trend but they are super functional. Whether it is shading your face from bright sun, keeping your head warm on a chilly afternoon, or hiding a not-so-great hair day a wool hat is the perfect functional accessory for fall. I’m obsessed with this gorgeous off-white wool hat (and of course in black as well).
No.5 Dark Jeans
Dark jeans are so versatile. They can be dressed up or down with the right shoes and accessories. I personally prefer black or gray, but dark blue denim is great as well. Having a few pairs of skinny jeans in the dark colors of your preference that fit you perfectly is the perfect base for getting dressed each day.