5 Basics Every Girl Needs In Her Fall Wardrobe

While the rest of the world has been enjoying the nice cool fall weather for a few months now, it finally made its first debut to the Florida panhandle on Friday. While low 80s isn’t exactly what this Wisconsinite considers to be “fall weather,” I am embracing it whole-heartedly because I am ready to start sporting my favorite fall clothes. Here are a few of my favorite fall looks and five basics every girl needs in her fall wardrobe (especially if they live in a hot climate). I’ll link similar or exact items I’m wearing below!

1. High-Waisted Skinny Jeans

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I pretty much think that high-waisted skinny jeans are the best thing to happen since gluten-free sliced bread, and Old Navy’s “Rockstar” jeans are my favorite. I got these light washed ones a few weeks ago and I’m pretty obsessed with them. They’re the only pair of high-waisted jeans I’ve ever owned that actually fit me everywhere.

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Like pretty much every girl I’ve ever met, I have the hardest time finding jeans. I have a small frame with long legs, but I have hips. It’s hard for me to find high-waisted jeans that fit my hips but aren’t too baggy around my thighs and waist. They’re also ankle jeans so I love pairing them with my brown Rocketdog booties or my cream oxfords.

Old Navy Rockstar Jeans

Brown Booties

Cream Oxfords

2. Striped Shirt

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This particular striped tank top from H&M is pretty much a staple in my wardrobe year-round. I live in Florida and the weather doesn’t always cooperate with the clothes I want to wear, but this tank is perfect for layering. I also prefer to keep the base of all my outfits in the same color scheme (black, white, or denim), so this tank fits in perfectly with my sense of style.

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Since neutral colors are big in the fall, I like adding stripes to my outfits to add a little bit of texture and character. I’m not too adventurous with my patterns though, so black and white stripes are my go-to. I usually pair this tank with my black high-waisted skinnies from H&M or those Old Navy jeans I mentioned earlier. Also, on chillier days (or just when the air conditioning is too cold) I like to add a cardigan to it. I’m wearing my long light-gray Target cardigan in the picture above.

Striped Tank Top

Black Skinny Jeans

Long Cardigan

Old Navy Bucket Bag

3. Cable-Knit Sweater

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Since I’m originally from Wisconsin, cable-knit sweaters have always been one of my favorite things to wear. They look great on their own or paired with a light fall jacket. This black one from H&M is my favorite because even though it’s super warm, it’s not too bulky to tuck the front into my high-waisted jeans. Tucking the front in gives the whole look a more sleek and sophisticated feel that I love.

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I also love to wear this sweater with black skinny jeans and cream shoes. I’ve always loved wearing black on black, and these oxfords give the look a little bit of balance. However, I’m definitely not opposed to wearing black booties with this outfit as well.

Cable-Knit Sweater

Black Skinny Jeans

Rockstar Jeans

Cream Oxfords

4. Neutral Dress For Layering

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This basic camisole dress from Old Navy is a surprising staple in my fall wardrobe. If you live in a warmer climate, but still want to look Autumnal, a simple neutral toned sundress is key. It’s perfect for those days where it’s simply way too hot to wear jeans. However, try swapping out your sandals for a closed-toe shoe or even an ankle boot.

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While this sundress is cute on its own, I usually like to layer it. Depending on the temperature, I’ll either opt for a light cardigan like this one from Romwe or a thicker one if it’s actually chilly.

Old Navy Sundress

Cream Oxfords

Light Cardigan

5. CardiganIMG_8585

I feel like this last one is pretty obvious because I’ve been talking about cardigans throughout this entire blog. Since it’s still not really cold where I live, cardigans are my best friend. They’re so easy to put on or take off depending on how cold I am. As I mentioned earlier, this burnt orange cardigan from Romwe is perfect for Florida because it’s not actually very warm (probably because it was only $5).

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Since I usually keep the base of my outfits pretty neutral, I like adding a pop of color with my cardigans. This thicker maroon one from Forever 21 has always been one of my go-to cardigans. It especially came in handy back in college when my school color was “cardinal” aka maroon.

Burnt Orange Cardigan

Thick Maroon Cardigan

Coach Purse

These are the basics I am absolutely obsessed with this time of year. I’d love to hear what your favorite fall trends are in the comments below!

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