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Fashion 7 years ago

10 fall essentials

With cooler temps being right around the corner, today I wanted to share 10 of my fall essentials with y’all! These are all items that will make a fantastic base to build your fall wardrobe off of. You will recognize most of them items in the collage before because I wear them on nearly a daily basis!


Madewell high rise distressed skinny jeans | Madewell denim jacket | Madewell medium transport tote | Nike sneakers | Sole Society booties | MAC lipstick in ‘velvet teddy’ | Treasure & Bond cardigan | Round Ray-Ban aviators | Rebecca Minkoff velvet crossbody bag | Ruched body con dress

Madewell high rise distressed skinny jeans

If you saw my instagram round-up post from Saturday, then you saw these jeans several times already! I’ve bought several black skinny jeans over the years, but none compare to these babies. I got them beginning of last fall and they are still my go-to. I brought them to Italy with me last fall, and have probably worn them at least 100 times since I bought them. They are SO comfortable, have the perfect amount of stretch, and are debatably the most flattering pair of jeans I’ve owned. They are great for travel too because you an easily dress them up or down. I find them to run TTS – I have the 25.

Madewell denim jacket

No wardrobe is complete without a great denim jacket – especially a fall wardrobe. I wear this denim jacket over sleeveless dresses, with t-shirts and black denim, jogger sweatpants, and basically anything else you can think of. I’ve had this denim jacket for years and the quality has definitely stood the test of time!

Madewell medium transport tote


Confession: I have this tote in 3 colors now and I’m not even ashamed! This is seriously the PERFECT tote – the size is just right, the quality is incredible, and it goes with everything. I also love the simple, classic style. I love this tote because I can bring it on planes – it fits my laptop and make-up bag. But I also carry it everyday to the grocery store, to dinner, etc. This tote is one of my fall essentials because it goes with every outfit and you will get an insane amount of use out of it.

Nike sneakers

Okay I’m really sorry if y’all are sick of hearing about these sneakers (because I’ve posted about them several times now haha). I think olive sneakers are such a fall essential though because IMO…olive green is the perfect neutral! It’s more exciting than black, doesn’t get as dirty as white, and looks great with any skin tone. These sneakers are so comfortable – perfect for walking the dog, crossfit workouts, short runs, or HIIT workouts!

Sole Society booties

These booties are another one of my fall essentials for a few reasons. I love how they go with everything, but they still make a fashion statement with the tassel on the back and above-ankle length. The price is super budget-friendly and they are actually really comfortable. I can walk around all day in them and my feet still don’t hurt. I also love all 3 colors they come in!

MAC lipstick in ‘velvet teddy’

I actually need to go get another one of these lipsticks because I wore mine OUT last fall! I seriously wear this lip color every day. I’m obsessed with it because the color is bold and makes a statement, but at the same time it’s not too over the top. So you can definitely get away with wearing it everyday with jeans and a tee. The color also lasts for hours, without drying your lips out!

Treasure & Bond cardigan


Y’all even if you decide not to keep it (for whatever reason)…do yourself a favor and order this cardigan solely to FEEL IT! It is seriously INSANELY soft and cuddly haha. This cardigan is another one of my fall essentials because you will wear it with jeans (like I did above), loungewear at home, or sleeveless dresses in the fall. (I also love this cardigan which is super similar – and I got it in two colors I loved it so much).

Round Ray-Ban aviators

Okay, obviously sneakers and sunglasses are a major weakness of mine. I have an embarrassing amount of each. I don’t even need to include an outfit photo of me wearing these sunnies here because I’m legit wearing them in 95% of my instagram pics! No matter how many pairs of sunglasses I get…these are my go-to’s. They are classic yet still trendy. They go with everything. And of course the quality is amazing since they’re ray-bans! You will wear these with every fall outfit!

Rebecca Minkoff velvet crossbody bag

So, I don’t own this particular bag (yet!) but I think having at least one statement bag in your fall collection is really important! Velvet is a HUGE trend this fall…so this bag will take any outfit up a notch and instantly give your look that ‘on-trend’ look! Even though is bag makes a statement, it’s neutral enough to pair with any outfit, and would also be perfect for date nights or going out!

Ruched body con dress

(See a pic of me wearing it in this instagram post). Okay y’all…if you’ve been following me for a while, you know I am NOT a fan of body-con things for the most part. When it comes to my style/closet…the flowier the better haha. But I decided to give this dress a try because the price was great and had great reviews. Y’all…you NEED this dress! It comes in tons of colors and is somehow magically flattering on ANY body type! It looks great with a denim jacket or a long cardigan over it once temperatures cool off. It’s the perfect date night dress for anything dressy or casual! I promise…you will thank me!

What are some of your fall essentials? Or, do you have any favorite lipsticks for fall?! I’m on the hunt for a few new shades. Leave a comment below!

xo Lauren

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