There’s something about summer ending that feels so bittersweet. On one hand, I’ll miss the long, sun-soaked days and endless opportunities to be at the beach. But on the other hand, I can’t wait for that first crisp, cool day that signals the beginning of fall. I’m looking forward to swapping my iced coffee out for hot (with coconut oil, of course), cooking my favorite, wholesome comfort foods for family and friends, and cozying up to a fire on chilly evenings. Although San Diego usually makes the transition a little later than the rest of the country, I’ve already been eyeing a few pieces to add to my cool weather wardrobe.
The "It" Girl Boots
A pair of “It girl” over-the-knee boots are at the top of my list. The low heel on this pair from Zara makes them super versatile. I plan to wear these with jeans during the week, then will pair them with a sweater dress for date night.
Zara: Flat Over the Knee Boots
I am a total sucker for suede in the fall. This suede mini skirt is a standout piece; with just a bit of detail on the side pocket, it looks super luxe and will pair well with slouchy sweaters, silk tops and everything in-between.
Tan Suede Skirt
Let's Talk About Taupe
More importantly, this perfect taupe polish by OPI, aptly named ‘Berlin There Done That’. When it comes to nails I usually keep things neutral. This color is the perfect balance between gray and nude, and I already know I’ll be rocking it on repeat.
Berlin There Done That
Little Black Bodysuit
Bodysuits are everywhere right now! They’re such an easy way to add some subtle sex appeal to an outfit. The drapey, low V-neck makes this one by TopShop the perfect match for a pair of high-waisted skinnies.
TopShop: Drape Neck Body Suit
Let's Get Ripped
Fall might mean fewer chances to flaunt that summer bod, but you can still get ripped during the colder seasons. These black skinnies from Topshop feature shredded details in all the right places, making them easy to dress up or down.
Topshop: Super Rip Jamie Jeans
The Urge to Splurge
Someone once said, “You are either in your bed or in your shoes, so it pays to invest in both.” If you’re going to splurge on anything this season, I strongly suggest these Golden Goose sneakers. Greige suede and cool contrasting laces make them (and you) stand out amongst the crowd.
Golden Goose Superstar Sneakers
The Go-To Jacket
I’ll be layering this cropped motorcycle jacket by WYLDR over strappy tanks and tissue-thin tees all season long. The suede finish, silver hardware, and belted hem add just the right amount of edge, instantly elevating any outfit from casual to cool.
WYLDR: You Ain’t the First Jacket
The Perfect Pullover
A list of fall essentials wouldn’t be complete without a chunky knit sweater. This one from Cheap Monday has an understated, effortless vibe with a relaxed silhouette and rolled turtleneck. I’ll be wearing it everywhere—with jeans to brunch, leggings while traveling, and even to the office!
Cheap Monday: Haze Sweater