Elevated Basics Your Wardrobe Needs For Fall

When Labor Day comes and goes, we know it's time to slowly put away our summer clothes and unpack our cold-weather gear. While seeing your old, familiar sweaters and wool pants may bring back cozy feelings, it may be time for a wardrobe upgrade. See some pilling or holes? It's time to toss those clothes out and shop for fresh, new pieces.

Instead of just jumping online or going to trendy stores and choosing whatever suits your fancy, think carefully about staple pieces that you can mix and match with other clothes. It's better to invest in well-made basics and build your wardrobe from there. For example, a nice pair of knee-high boots and a luxurious coat will take you very far and last for years. Take a look at what's in your closet and make a mental list of items you need. A few key investments will guarantee that you'll be all set for the cooler months.

A white cashmere turtleneck sweater will elevate any outfit

Cashmere is the ultimate luxury when it comes to sweaters and you'll want to wrap yourself in an oversized one in a winter white color this fall. A soft cream shade will go with anything in your closet and you can wear it loose over a pair of leggings or tuck the hem into a pair of jeans.

Straight-leg jeans are a classic that never goes out of style

When it comes to jeans, trends come and go (remember JNCOs?) but a straight-leg fit is a tried and true staple you should have in your closet. For an elegant look you can wear with anything, skip the ones with rips and holes. Instead, get a pair of denim jeans in a classic, light blue shade with a trouser fit.

Caramel-colored knee-high boots are a fall staple

Fall colors are all about rich brown hues and boots in a caramel shade are a must-have for fall 2023. Ones that hit just at the knees are the perfect length to wear with cozy skirts and a long jacket. Choose a pair of boots with some wiggle room at the calves so you can tuck a pair of leggings or stirrup pants into them.

Oversized blazers are great for transitioning weather

When it's not cold enough for a coat, an oversized blazer is the fall staple you'll want to reach for. They're the perfect outerwear to slip on over a fitted turtleneck or a crisp, white button-down shirt. A blazer in a neutral color with a checkered pattern is classic yet edgy at the same time.

Wide-leg trousers look crisp and clean

A nice, well-tailored pair of wide-leg pants are a perfect addition to your capsule wardrobe. They're timeless and look great on everyone. Choose a pair with a high, fitted waist that drapes elegantly from the hips to the ankles. When worn with a pair of heels or ankle boots, your legs will look miles long.

Trench coats instantly level up your outfit

Trench coats are one closet staple that every adult needs. Not only are they functional and practical, but they also give the wearer a certain mysterious glam. Make sure yours is fitted but roomy enough to wear over sweaters. Unlike a blazer, you won't want your trench coat to be too baggy, or it'll take over your frame.