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My Fall Wardrobe Staples

Fall clothes are by FAR the most superior clothes, right? I love when it starts to cool off enough to wear jeans and sweaters. Meanwhile, I’m just sweating here in North Carolina in October, with these 90+ degree temperatures. BUT, next week it cools down in a major way and I can’t wait! Once the season hits, I live in the same Fall wardrobe staples. (Kind of like my summer staples: simple v-neck t-shirt, denim shorts and a few cute dresses.)

In this post, I shared my fall wardrobe must-haves — classic items that work year after year. A tip for building a solid wardrobe: buy quality items with timeless style. I’d MUCH rather buy a pair of high quality boots that will last me 5-10 years than buy cheaper ones that I have to replace every year. It’s more economical in the long run, reduces stuff and the high quality stuff is generally more comfortable.

All of these photos are from last year, but all of the items pictured are things I’ll still wear this year because I buy items that last, not things that will quickly be last season. And I’m not that dedicated of a blogger to put on sweaters and boots for new photos when it’s 90 degrees and 95% humidity. I love y’all but there’s a line, it’s called sanity, and I draw it there. 😉

My Fall Wardrobe Staples

1. Tall brown boots

So I wear these tall brown leather boots multiple times a week in the fall (and during winter, hence the garland in the background) and have for nearly eight years. Honestly I don’t think a tall leather boot will ever go out of style which makes them a great investment for your closet and an essential item in your Fall wardrobe staples.

Fall wardrobe staples: brown blazer outfit

Boots | pants | sweater | jacket

This year’s picks


2. Tall Black Boots

Same story for these. A black riding boot is a pair of shoes you’ll get a lot of use out of since they can be dressed up or down, and pair well with jeans or dresses. I have the Tory Burch Everly Knee High Boot. They’re beautiful and comfortable and warm.

ted top and black skirt outfit with boots for Fall

Boots | Skirt | Top (similar) | Tights

Fall wardrobe staples: Patagonia Vest

Boots | Jeans | Top | Vest

This year’s picks

3. Comfy Sweaters

Fall weather = sweater weather = best weather. Super oversized sweaters aren’t my main go-to since I’m so petite. But leggings call for longer sweaters. So I just make sure they’re still slim through the torso to avoid overwhelming my frame. Also if I am wearing an oversized sweater, I roll the sleeves a little to show some more skin to balance it out.

Fall outfit: Grey Sweater and grey jeans

grey sweater | jeans | sneakers

Fall wardrobe staples: green sweater outfit

Green sweater | jeans | booties

burgundy sweater for Fall

Red sweater | faux leather leggings | purse | booties

Purple sweater for Fall wardrobe staples

purple sweater | Jeans (under $65!) | loafers

This year’s picks

4. Patagonia Jackets

This is definitely a brand worth investing in. Not only is Patagonia a great company (it’s a B-Corp like Beautycounter) with an amazing lifetime warranty, their stuff is cute, comfortable and functional.

I wear my black Patagonia Nanopuff coat almost every single day in the fall and winter. It’s so warm but SO light. Also it compresses into a small built-in pouch which makes it great to stuff in my purse, and it also packs super well. Also see my tips to travel with only a carry-on!)

Patagonia jacket for Fall wardrobe staples

Patagonia | Jeans | Sneakers | Top

I also love the Patagonia Better Sweater and Snap pullover. 

Patagonia Fall Essentials

Nano Puff | Snap-T pull over | Better Sweater | Red Booties | Gloves | Beanie

My Patagonia Picks 


Ahhhh my favorite shoe for fall: booties. Comfy and cute, I’m in.

Fall wardrobe staples

Booties | Jeans | Sweater

A foodie stays fit shares her fall outfits

Booties | Jeans | Patagonia | Sweater

leather jacket fall outfit idea

 Jeans | Booties |Top | Denim Jacket

More Fall Bootie picks 

Long Sleeved Dresses

I love dresses all year, but especially in the fall and especially long-sleeved dresses since they’re so pretty and feminine. So I linked a few that I’m eyeing!

Also you can see more of my fall wishlist, with jeans, tops, and shoes here! Happy shopping!




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  • Reply

    What do you think of the Zyia leggings? Are they worth the price?

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]

      I felt like they fit really well, were super flattering and I loved the colors but the quality didn’t seem to hold up. Granted, I’m VERY hard on workout clothes but the stitching came undone pretty quickly on both pairs I had. :/

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    Karen Harris

    I have been running and lifting for about 45 years- I have worn just about every brand that is out there! What I have found that works best for me, is Victoria’s Secret sport leggings. Although they have a new line out now that is a thinner material and I’m not really sure I like it.

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    Michelle Baxter

    Those black booties and black skinny jeans are on my fall wish list as well!

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    We have such similar taste, I need to raid your closet! Love all those pieces you have your eye on. I actually recently bought the madewell pocket sweater in cream and I love it. And that mustard blazer is giving me life. Need.

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    I’m so grateful you do these posts! You’re basically my personal shopper 😉 I feel bombarded by things to buy all over social media, but appreciate that you buy things to last and wear what you showcase again and again. Now, do you wear socks with the cut out booties? What kind? Thanks!

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]

      I really appreciate that feedback and I’m so glad these posts are helpful! Thank you for sharing!

      I don’t wear sock with the cutout booties. 🙂

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    Okay but I came to this post for the red booties in the Patagonia pic and they aren’t linked! ? Does that mean they’re old/sold out??

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