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Fall in Lake County is my favorite time of year. I love the leaves changing colors, pumpkin-flavored everything, football season, and, of course, fall fashion!
Fall Fashion Staples for Moms
I rounded up some of my fall wardrobe favorites that I consider to be staples in my closet. All of these pieces can be remixed in several ways to create several outfits and make a nice fall capsule wardrobe that naturally lends in transitioning from summer to fall. And because we all know the weather in Lake County can be a bit unpredictable during this time, you can always dress in layers! Adding a scarf, tights, vest, cardigan, or sweater to an outfit can make it a completely different look!
Pretty much chambray tops are like jeans for your top half, which means they’re incredibly versatile. Pair them with any patterned bottom–pants, skirts, shorts–or pair with a solid and add any printed accessory. It’s a blank canvas!
Long Sleeve Striped Tee:
I’m pretty partial to stripes. And here’s my broken-record reason why: It’s one of those patterns that’s subtle enough to serve as a neutral but has enough visual interest that you don’t need to do much accessorizing, unlike a plain solid top. I think I could wear striped tops every day in the fall and never grow sick of it!
The jacket is a great light-weight layer — not too hot, not too cold, and you can always layer more underneath if needed. It’s a perfect fall transition piece!
Quilted Puffer Vest:
Another great transition piece, the quilted puffer vest works as a nice layering piece with a sweater, button-up, or shirt.
If you think blazers are “too formal” definitely, definitely try a Ponte one. Blazers can spruce up your outfit instantly. Whether it’s with a colorful printed blouse, a structured office-appropriate button-up, or a plain v-neck tee with skinny jeans, blazers are a wonderful layering piece that will not only be weather appropriate for the fall transition and fall but will make you look super put together!
Plaid Button Up:
Can you get more FALL than this?
Pullover sweaters are great for layering atop the plaid button-ups, or you can wear them by solo and mix and match with different statement necklaces and scarves.
Olive and maroon pants are two of the bottoms I wear the most often throughout the fall transition, fall and then the transition back into spring. Olive is a nice change from dark blue or black jeans, but it’s also considered a pseudo-neutral which means it goes with several other colors.
A sheath or fit-and-flare dress works well for several body types and can be remixed in a number of ways by layering a vest or cargo jacket or by adding a statement necklace. For extra warmth, you can style it with a scarf, tights or booties.
I was so shocked at how much use I had for a mustard cardigan. And like many of you, I worried that mustard wouldn’t compliment my skin tone. I was wrong! There are a lot of different shades of mustard, and one could definitely work for you!
What is cozier than one of these super-cute scarves? Whether it’s an infinity scarf, fringe scarf or traditional wraparound scarf, the scarf is a perfect fall accessory!
I chose ankle boots here rather than full-length riding boots, which I also love and consider a wardrobe staple. Ankle boots give you a fall look without overheating your legs, and this is why they’re great for the transition into fall (AND also the transition into spring). Wear them with jeans or dresses and skirts to toughen up your looks and “fallize” them without needing to bundle up too much.
Editor’s Note: All the links provided are for Amazon because my favorite way to update my wardrobe is Prime Wardrobe What is Prime Wardrobe? You choose up to 8 items and Amazon sends them to you at no charge. You can try them on in your own home, mix and match them with clothes you already own and only pay for what you keep. No styling fees, no long questionnaires. Try it out and tell me what you think!
What would be on YOUR fall favorites list?
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