Back To Basics: Fall Staples

I cannot believe October is here and that we’re starting to get some lower temperatures this week (70s/80s). Fall is one of my favorite seasons for fashion because you can always count on many fall staples to be in style. While I love trends, I also love that I’m able to wear the same basics each fall. On this month’s back to basics series post, I wanted to highlight several fall staples that I love. With fall, I love to invest in some nicer quality pieces that I can bring out every year. It’s worth the investment to have clothes that last for several years.

Must Have Fall Staples:

  • Boots/Booties: In the past few years, over-the-knee boots have been huge and still are. When it comes to boots, I like to buy nicer ones that will last for many years. I also love riding boots for every day. Booties are also perfect for when it’s still hot. They can really change up an outfit and make it look like fall. If you are looking to only add one pair of booties or boots, I highly recommend a cognac brown color because it goes with everything, including black. See full outfit post here.
  • Jackets: For fall I love leather jackets, suede jackets and denim jackets. Even in late fall in Alabama, it’s not cold enough for a full-on coat. This is the perfect way to really elevate a look, making it look more polished. I always find myself pulling out the same jackets over and over. I have a brown one and a black one. These leather jackets I linked below are my favorite because the price point isn’t too high, but the quality is amazing. They’re still going strong years later.See full outfit post here.
  • Long Cardigans: Long cardigans are so cozy and can bring a short dress or skirt into fall. They look perfect with skirts or jeans. Layering is key in the fall and I cannot get enough cozy cardigans.See full outfit post here.
  • Sweaters: pioneer woman mercantile | pioneer woman mercantile guide | pioneer woman mercantile store | fall outfit | Burgundy skirt outfit | Burgundy and white outfit | red and white outfit | red skirt outfit fall | cowboy boots outfit fall | cowgirl boots outfit fall | sweater and skirt | cowboy boots outfit | Barrington st. Annes toteThere’s nothing better than a cozy sweater in the fall. I love to invest in some great neutral ones and also some fun bright colors like pink. They pair well with skirts and dresses.See full outfit post here.
  • Vests: The Last Minute Amazon Prime Christmas Gift Guide 2018 | christmas gift guide 2018 | christmas gift guide for her |christmas gift guide for him | amazon things to buy on | amazon things to buy on for home | amazon things to buy on for her | amazon things to buy on for him | amazon things to buy on gifts | amazon gifts | red dress and fur vest | red dress, tan boots and tan vest | FHKDL Women's Long Sleeve Tunic Dress Casual Ruffle Swing Shift DressesQuilted vests and fur vests are always in for fall. They really add a lot to a look and are perfect for when the weather isn’t cool enough for a jacket. See full outfit post here.
  • Stripes: Ruffle Trim Striped Self Tie Waist Dress | Shen Ruffle Trim Striped Self Tie Waist Dress | Fall Exploring at the Garden Shop | fall activities | fall activities for adult | burgundy ruffled dress | fall outfit ideas | fall date night outfits | fall brunch outfitI love to wear a striped top or dress combined with leopard shoes. The patterns work well together, juxtaposing stripes with spots. See full outfit post here.
  • Chambray: This lightweight denim fabric is perfect for fall. I love chambray dresses and button down chambray tops. They’re a great neutral and a perfect texture for fall. See full outfit post here.
  • Flannel: RED BLACK ROUND NECK PLAID DRESSFlannel dresses or button downs are so cozy and always in style. See full outfit post here.
  • Suede/Corduroy Mini Skirt: These are perfect for early fall and can be transitioned to colder weather with a sweater or long cardigan. See full outfit post here.
  • A Wool Hat: Jake isn’t fond of hats, but I think they really add to a look. See full outfit post here.
  • Little Black Dress: I wrote a whole blog post about the LBD recently. These are perfect for all year, but especially fall. See full outfit post here.
  • Sweater Dresses: These are my favorite because you can just grab and go. You know they will be comfortable and don’t need much to have a cute outfit. I am dying to get this fun pink one I linked here. See full outfit post here.
  • Scarfs: london | things to do in london | London travel | London, England | London fashion | London street style | Burberry scarf with red dress | Burberry scarf with tan coat | notting hill | notting hill london | notting hill london things to do notting hill pictures | notting hill guide | portobello road | portobello road market | Westbourne Grove | wild at heart flowers london \ Burberry - Classic Giant Check Cashmere ScarfThese not only add a lot to a look, but they also are so cozy. I cannot get enough scarves. See full outfit post here.
  • Animal Print: I love to add pops of animal print like snake to a look to really make it look like fall. See full outfit post here.
  • Faux Leather Spanx Leggings: Faux Leather Sequin Leggings | Spanx Faux Leather Sequin Leggings | velvet duster cardigan | New Years eve outfit | sequin pants | new year eve outfit | new year eve outfit 2018 | New year outfit | casual new year outfitIt took me years to jump on the Spanx legging trends, but they are one of my fall staples because they add so much to a look and are comfortable. I did size up because my regular size was snug on me (I am bigger on my bottom half). I will also say that these are leggings and not pants, so for me I have to wear more of a tunic top for them to look good on me. See full outfit post here.
  • Black Jeans:Erica Strappy Pumps - Nappa Leather | Talbots | Slim Ankle Jean - Never Fade Black | Perfect Ponte Blazer- Solid | grey and black outfit | grey and black outfit fall | grey blazer outfit | grey blazer black outfit Y’all know by now that I’m not a huge jeans person, but I love a good pair of black or dark jeans when it starts to cool off. This is a wardrobe staple that goes with everything. See full outfit post here.

What is your favorite fall staple?



    • abyersguide
      October 13, 2019 / 6:13 pm

      You are so sweet! Thanks, Annaliese!

    • abyersguide
      October 13, 2019 / 6:14 pm

      So glad you agree 🙂

  1. thefashionableaccountant
    October 7, 2019 / 7:30 am

    Loving that paisley dress and I agree everyone needs a good leather jacket for fall! Xo, Nikki

    • abyersguide
      October 13, 2019 / 6:14 pm

      You are so sweet! I am glad you agree. I love leather jackets for fall.

  2. October 7, 2019 / 10:15 am

    Hi Courtney I am glad that the temperatures are finally dropping and that you are getting out of the 90s! Those booties are very cute! Sweater dresses are very nice too, I love the one that you’re modeling.The chambray and flannel are also great. I think you have given all of us plenty to think about for fall! I hope you’re having a nice Monday, Terri xo.

    • abyersguide
      October 13, 2019 / 6:15 pm

      Thanks, Terri! I am glad too. You are so sweet. I hope you’re having a nice Sunday.

  3. Lindsey Puls
    October 7, 2019 / 10:46 am

    Ooh, I love these all! I really need to get more long cardigans into my fall wardrobe. I love the way they look and they’re so comfy and cozy!

    • abyersguide
      October 13, 2019 / 6:16 pm

      Thanks, Lindsey! They really are so comfy and cozy.

  4. October 7, 2019 / 4:41 pm

    Awesome basics! I agree with all of these! Hope ya’ll are having a great Monday 🙂

    • abyersguide
      October 13, 2019 / 6:16 pm

      Thank you so much! I am so glad you agree.

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