Fall Essentials

In honor of the first day of fall, I put together a list of my 2013 fall essentials. From riding boots to black skinnies, these are all items that every girl needs in her wardrobe! 

one. So this isn’t really a clothing item, but Starbucks is certainly a fall staple (and honestly, that little cup goes with any outfit!). There’s nothing better than a warm drink in your hand when the weather is crisp and cool. My two favorite drinks right now are the Marble Macchiato and the Salted Caramel Mocha. Yum!

two. Every girl needs a cozy knit sweater in her closet this fall. The cream color goes with everything – jeans, colored cords, skinnies, etc – and makes a great layering piece.

three. I’ve always loved a gorgeous puffy vest, not only for its chicness, but also for it’s ability to keep you warm! Unlike a huge jacket, vests are easy to take on and off and a great way to spice up your fall wardrobe.

four. A pair of wedge booties are great for pairing with skinny jeans and jeggings. Plus, they elongate your legs and are actually pretty comfortable.

five. Colored cords are fabulous, simply because of their comfort. The great thing about cords is you can wear almost any shoe with them: riding boots, pumps, ankle boots or flats are all game with these pretty pants.

six. Essie’s fall nail polish line is out of this world amazing. I seriously want every color in the collection! I picked up vested interest a few weeks ago and it’s the prettiest shade of green. Next on my list is this gorgeous navy color, after school boy blazer.

seven. A great leather satchel is a timeless piece that will never go out of style. I love this one because you can carry it as a crossbody or by the handles (versatility is key!). Pick a neutral color that will go with a lot of different outfits.

eight. A printed scarf can add a whole new element to a simple outfit.

nine. This is probably my favorite item for fall – an oversized cardigan! I like mine oversized so I can layer sweaters underneath. They are also great for pairing with dresses and even skirts.

ten. Riding boots are still here and going strong. Try experimenting with riding boots this fall – pair them with a dress and tights, or even white pants. They are also super comfortable.

eleven. I love black skinnies because they go with everything and I mean everything! You can easily wear them to class, work and out for drinks afterward. Riding boots and black skinnies are pretty much a match made in heaven.

They great thing about all of these items is you can create so many different looks from them – and that’s why I consider them to be wardrobe staples.

What are your fall wardrobe staples?

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  1. Love these picks, I', on the hunt for a vest right now !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  2. These pieces are so great and you could not have picked better pieces for this fall! I saw that navy vest in J.Crew the other day and fell in love with it! Would love to swap closets with you :-)!


  3. Great fall picks 🙂


  4. I have pairs of black and navy skinnies that I love! Just wish NC weather would cool down soon so I can break them out!

  5. I love all of these! I just came upon your blog and am so glad I did.. I am a Greenville native recently transplanted to Tarheel country! I'm so ready to get back to beautiful Greenville, but meanwhile I'll just live vicariously through you and your cute blog! What PR firm do you work at? I've done some communications internships in Greenville!

  6. I have got to try that navy Essie too! Starbucks is always a Fall staple 😉

    Hope you're having a great first day of Fall pretty lady!

    IG: megawat
    Hello Newlywed Life Blog

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  8. cutest pieces! want all of them
    kw ladies in navy

  9. I love this entire list! Fab.

  10. My fall essentials are definitely comfy sweaters, colored jeans, riding boots, a lightweight cross body and a fun patterned scarf!


  11. Looks like I need to add a few more shades to my Essie collection!

  12. Omg I fell in love with the blue essie "after school boy blazer" and I am definitely going to check out that green color!

  13. I'm with ya on all of these picks! I picked up a pair of black skinny jeans but I'm still shopping around for a pair of black skinny pants in more of a knit. And one can never have too many boots! I want every style in every color I swear 🙂


  14. That cream sweater is beautiful! And I want a navy vest, I have my eye on one from Banana Republic!


  15. Your first outfit looks so so cozy, I wish it was sitting in my closet right now. *le sigh

  16. I'm loving those little Tory Burch booties! And I've been lusting after a J Crew vest in the worst way 🙂 Such great staples Cait!


  17. Love these pieces! Great blog!


  18. Yes to all of these pieces but especially that gorgeous chunky sweater.
    I'm so envious that the rest of the country gets to wear these fun things and here in Miami we're still wearing shorts…
    I know, it's tough to complain about a year-round summer, but when I see those fab fall pieces…it makes me a little sad 😉

  19. Love all these picks! Getting me so excited for fall!

    The J.Crew Excursion vest is something I can't live without! And the TB booties? So cute. Trying to resist. 😉



  20. I am loving all your fall picks! I am right there with you for the pumpkin spice latte and riding boots!


  21. Love these picks, riding boots and black skinnies are a must!

  22. loving these outfits! I'm so so ready for fall and the cozy days!

  23. Love the details in the leave numbers! Super cute 🙂

    I would have to say a fall wardrobe staple for me are cute thick socks! You never know when you're going to have those few really chilly days in the south and need some thick socks to pair with your riding boots!

  24. Brand of sweater, please! Awesome outfit!