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Must Have Pieces for the Fall Transition

fall fashion must haves

fall fashion must haves
My favorite time of year is almost here! I love, love, LOVE dressing for fall. There’s just something about the crisp air and deep colors that just really speaks to me. I’m also a huge fan of layering- so fall is my ideal season! Last year I spent a large chunk of the fall season away in the South and away from New England and I feel like I missed out on so many cute outfits. Now that I’m heading back up north I’m starting to go crazy with all my fall shopping wish lists! In my shopping quest I’ve stumbled on some amazing new must haves for the fall transition and back to school and I’m so excited to round them all up for you!

For easy shopping I broke up my picks by retailer- and each has a shoppable boutique. Each boutique also has some quick notes on why I love each item and how I plan to wear them! Happy shopping, friends!

fall transition must haves

1. Bell Sleeve Wrap Shirt

I don’t know about you- but I’m loving this bell sleeve trend! The wrap part of this top adds some structure to the style and helps to define the natural waistline. You can wear this top now with a cute pair of white jeans or shorts or with a pair of suiting trousers for an easy work look!

2. Chunky Knit Sweater

I am ALL about the sweaters! They are probably my favorite closet staple ever. This one is a pretty chunky knit with a cropped bell sleeve. Wear it now with some cutoff distressed shorts and sneakers for a casual look or wear it later with layered over a fitted striped long sleeve to add warmth and emphasis to the sleeve detail.

3. Shimmer Bell Sleeve Tee

Okay so maybe I went a little crazy with the bell sleeves- but I can’t help it! This one is a lightweight tee in a neutral stripe (with some shimmer detail!) that would easily transition into fall. You can wear it with just about anything! Tuck it into high waisted denim or¬†wear it with a fun skirt.

4. Space Dyed Knit Sweater

I looooove a good space dyed sweater! This one is in this gorgeous blue color and is a little oversized. It would be so cute with white denim shorts (my go-to!) or with distressed denim and riding boots when the fall weather hits.

5. Structured Moto Jacket

If you were following along on all the Nordstrom Sale posts this month, EVERYONE was talking about a specific suede moto jacket. They have been a fall trend for a while now and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon! This one is a structured twill- making it a little easier to wear now. This would be so cute over the shimmer bell sleeve top paired with some white denim shorts!

Right now, all my picks listed above are 40% off! Shop them (and more!) using the boutique widget below!


fall transition must haves

1. Embroidered Skirt

How adorable is this!? The tie style makes it perfect for tucking in tees, sweaters and button downs. This military green just screams fall but this skirt would also be super cute with a basic neutral tank and gladiator sandals for more of a wear now look!

2. Slouchy Sweater

I’ve been obsessed with the off the shoulder looks for the spring and summer and this top is a great way to bring that shoulder statement into the fall! And it just looks so slouchy and comfy- I need it!

3. Color Block Jacket

I’m a sucker for a green and navy combo! This jacket makes a statement and is the perfect light layer for the cooler summer nights. And as a added bonus its machine washable! I don’t know about you- but I looove anything that I don’t have to take to the dry cleaners!

4. Basic Gingham Shirt

I have so many of these in different colors and I’m seriously in love! They are a lighter cotton and meant to be more of a boyfriend fit (making them perfect for larger busted ladies!). The longer length makes them great for tucking because they don’t ride up or some undone and the light material is great for layering under sweaters! This green is one of the only colors not in my current collection- so you know I’ll be grabbing this ASAP!

5. The Sweater Blazer

Guys- this one is a must have. It’s a little more of a splurge but soooo worth it! I have the similar style from last year (in two colors!) and they are just so comfy and perfect. They look amazing dressed up for work and are equally as amazing with a pair of distressed denim and a basic tee. They sold out so fast last year- so if you’re in love scoop it up right away!

6. Striped Ruffle Shirt

I love a shirt with a little extra detail. The brilliant blue of this top is a great contrast to the white stripe and the ruffle adds a beautiful feminine detail. This one would probably be difficult to layer up, but it’s still so cute!

7. The Perfect Loafer

I love loafers for the fall! This pretty gray flannel is beautifully contrasted with the brown trim and bow. These would look amazing with every color- from black to navy to brown.

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fall transition must haves

1. Cropped Swing Trench

I’m in love with this jacket! I have a few classic field jackets and I think this is just what I need to add something different to my fall jacket collection! The swing style makes it perfect for layering over chunky sweaters or vests.

2. Basic Slouchy Knit

Okay so this one is pretty basic. But the color is stunning and I just love a good oversized sweater! This is another one that would pair perfectly with some distressed white denim shorts for the cool summer nights.

3. Ruffle Detail Sweater

This is the perfect way to wear ruffles into the fall! I love the variety of colors that this top comes in and of course the little ruffle detail at the shoulder. It add enough detail without being unwearable or too over the top.

4. Lace Cami

Miss out on the one everyone was talking about during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Have no fear! I found this one in a variety of fall colors for only $28! These are perfect for the last days of summer and will be so cute layered under an open cardigan for fall.

5. Navy Striped V-Neck

Another perfect basic! You can’t go wrong with a navy striped sweater. This is a must have piece for any wardrobe and can be worn so many different ways!

6. Army Green Trench

THIS!! I’ve been on the hunt for a good colored trench for a while now and this ones is just amazing. The perfect color for fall!

7. New Balance Sneakers

I’ve never been a sneaker person, but in recent years I’ve become seriously obsessed! I love the great color variety that New Balance has in their partnership collections. This pair is a great neutral and I love the little pop of cranberry. Sneakers are such an easy wear now/later item and the basic colors of these will make them amazing for the fall transition!

I haven’t shopped with this retailer in such a long time and I’m so happy to see cute items come back like the ones I mentioned! Shop my picks below!



Stay tuned for many more shopping wish lists! After all, fall is my favorite time to shop! What’s your fall must have? Let me know in the comments below!

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