14 Items To Help You Update Your Fall Wardrobe 

Who else is excited for pumpkin spice everything, apple picking, cozy cardigans, oversized scarves, and apple cider donuts?! The last couple of days the temps have dropped in Chicago and I wanted to share some of my favorite fall essentials that help keep me warm, cozy, and chic! After all, fall is when we get to play around with layers; and this outfit is a perfect example. I paired a striped turtleneck with a quilted vest, and an oversized scarf. I like to call this my fall uniform; this outfit is perfect for church, brunch with friends, or date night with BAE. This list is all about quality pieces that will last more than one season and can be mix and matched with items you already have in your closet.

Striped Turtleneck

Stripes are a neutral when it comes to prints and can be styled with pretty much anything

Quilted Vest

Perfect layering piece! Another versatile piece that looks great for any occasion.

Oversized scarf

A playful brint will add a playful contrast to a neutral outfit or stick with a solid color.

Skinny Jeans

My go-to is Paige or Joe jeans because I know the fit works for my body and they look good with an outfit.

Black Leggings

If I could I would live in leggings, you can layer pretty much anything over them and you don’t have to worry about looking bulky. Just remember opaque black!

Cozy Sweater

Sweaters are great for layering and leave the jacket at home by going with a chunky sweater.

Hunter boots

They come in a number of colors, they keep your feet dry on rainy days, and add socks when it starts to get colder out (I’m not ready).

Ankle Booties

When in doubt start with black. You will wear these with skirts, jeans, dresses, etc.

Chambray Shirt

Wear it open with a shirt underneath, under a sweater (layers), or tied over a dress. It’s one of the most versatile pieces in my closet!

Long Sleeve V-necks

The foundation to any wardrobe- start with a slim fit in white, black, and or gray. This is one of the items you should splurge on.

Longchamp Tote

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A classic handbag that comes in a variety of colors and is under $150!

Neutral Cardigan

It can be worn over pretty much anything, go with a neutral or have fun with color and stripes.

Leather Jacket (Under $100)

Bring out your favorite leather jacket, a fresh take is the suede moto. You can’t go wrong with a white tee, skinny jeans, and a suede moto.

Sneakers

Versatile, comfortable, and stylish. Pair them with a pencil skirt like I did here, athliesure wear, or denim.

You don’t have to reinvent your entire closet. This outfit is a perfect example; I’ve worn these pieces in previous posts with the exception of the quilted vest.

 A quilted vest one of my fall essentials because it’s a classic and it will never go out of style. It’s important to keep your lifestyle in mind, for example, don’t spend money on a new pair of heels when five days out of the week you’re in flats. Instead splurge on a nice pair of flats or sneakers, you’ll get more bank for your buck. All these items can be mixed and matched with at least three different other pieces I have in my closet. 

Thanks for stopping by, I love you guys!! Happy shopping!!

Xo, B! 

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Hi, I would first like to welcome you to Windy Style! My name is Brenda, I am a lifestyle blogger born and raised in Chicago. Although I love my career as a Registered Nurse in the ICU, Windy Style was created with the everyday girl in mind. A place where I can share my endless passion and love for all things Fashion, Beauty, Fitness and Travel. Welcome to my world! I hope you find some inspiration and courage to try something new!

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