Finally, fall is in the air! The mornings are crisp and cool, and pumpkin spice lurks around ever corner. You are day dreaming of all the cute fall layers in beautiful hues of rust, mustards, and olive green. But you don’t have a clue on where to start with the fall fashion must haves.
Instead you stand there and stare into a closet of “blah” and are less then thrilled to get dressed in the morning.
You throw on a pair of yoga pants and your husband’s sweatshirt over your favorite tee you’ve worn 3 times this week. It’s easy, comfortable, and to be honest you just want to get the kids out the door and to school before you’re late.
I have these kinds of days far too often, even despite owning my own clothing boutique. Putting effort into your wardrobe is HARD WORK and probably the last thing on your checklist of things to do.
So I put together this easy Fall Fashion Must Haves Guide of 5 simple items you can use to update your wardrobe this fall and where to get them.
Every season I incorporate a few key pieces to update my wardrobe. Adding fresh new styles to my closet that work well with my existing wardrobe and lifestyle makes it easy and fun to get dressed in the morning. I am a stay at home mom who owns a small boutique and works from home. It would be super easy for me not to care and wear my pajamas all day. But ever since I was a little girl, fashion was always a big deal to me. I saw how much my dad appreciated when my mom looked nice, and I saw how good my mom felt when she put effort into how she looked.
I want to encourage you to try some simple affordable ways to style your outfits this fall.
I know, many of you find shopping to be daunting. You hate the idea. And don’t get me started on trying on clothes in a (gasp!) fluorescent-lit dressing room. I am here to make it as effortless and easy as possible.
Even better, I am sharing with you some of my FAVORITE local places to shop that are affordable, fashionable, and not your every day department store. They provide the best customer service and some even serve COFFEE!!!
2019 FALL FASHION MUST HAVES
#1 – Denim
I am talking about the tummy slimming, waist-cinching, fit-you-like-a-glove denim. LuLaRoe just launched their line of jeans and they are incredible! I carry them in my boutique stylebyfreddy.com or you can search for your own local retailer at lularoe.com.
#2 – A Hat
No, I am not talking about a throw-your-hair-up, no make-up baseball hat. I am talking a cute stylish Fedora. A good hat compliments any outfit and is a classic & chic look.
Brixton.com sells my favorite hats, mainly because they are sized S-XL and by far the best quality. But you can find cute stylish hats at Plum Penny Boutique, Morning Lavender, or even Target.
#3 – Chunky Sweaters
The easiest piece you will ever own to dress up an entire outfit and make you look put together even if you’re just running to Trader Joes or picking up your kids from school.
Some of my favorite chunky sweaters are from Plum Penny Boutique (Brea, Ca). They have an incredible selection of teddy bear cardigans, pullover sweaters, and chunky grandpa sweaters in ALL your favorite Fall colors.
#4 – Mules Slip-On Shoes
This is a great transition shoe for fall. They look cute with almost any outfit and the best part is they comfortable and timeless. You can find super cute studded mules and leopard slides at Target that will coordinate well with any outfit.
#5 – Leopard Print Anything
I am going to let you in on a secret…Leopard is a NEUTRAL!! Leopard print goes with EVERYTHING! Whether you add a cute leopard scarf, belt, handbag, or shoes it is the perfect year-round print that will be sure to spice up any look.
Start small by incorporating these TOP 5 fall fashion must haves into your wardrobe and I promise you will be set for Fall.
My TOP Orange County Boutiques To Shop At:
Plum Penny Boutique – The sweetest boutique owned by two besties that have a heart for fashion and an eye for comfort and style. They carry a wide variety of the cutest graphic tees, cozy sweaters, the dreamiest dresses, accessories, and more!!! They have a wide variety of sizes XS-3XL and you can shop in store, on Facebook, Instagram, and their website. How easy is that!
Morning Lavender – An Instagram-worthy boutique filled with soft florals, tulle skirts, and flowy dresses. Did I mention the ever-so-charming coffee shop that is attached with a cascading wall of roses and smells of fresh lavender? It’s the perfect place for an afternoon of tea and coffee with your girlfriends. You will get lost in the soft ambiance of this hip boutique. They typically carry size S-XL.
Nectar Clothing – I fell in love with this store years ago. It has a bohemian trendy vibe and they carry the best Fall pieces. They are located in Old Town Orange and the staff is always SUPER friendly. In fact, when my kids were little they carried small items to keep them entertained while I shopped. It is always a treat to visit this shop. They carry size S-L
The Lula Barn – This shop is near and dear to my heart. It is my own boutique in Orange where I love to host workshops, weekend styling sessions, and private open shop hours. I carry primarily Lularoe size XXS- 2XL as well as a small selection of home decor.
What are your fav fall fashion must haves for this season? Let us know in the comments!