I am all about great basics because they are the foundation to every wardrobe. Each season has its own key items, for example summer is all about cutoffs, sandals and the perfect sunnies. A lightweight sweater, suede jacket and open toe booties are three items to make up the perfect fall basics.
This lightweight sweater from Luxe + Stone (discount code below!) is my current favorite. I love a good chunky knit, but lightweight sweaters are great fall basics because they’re great for layering. The relaxed fit of this sweater it what makes it great for running errands or a date night, plus the navy is so pretty. I paired it with my favorite skinnies, but it easily pairs with cutoffs, and the length is perfect for leggings too…talk about versatile!!!
Our winters are not that cold, but cool enough to layer with jackets and cardigans, check out this post for 5 Jackets you need for fall. Suede jackets have become as much of an essential closet staple as the leather or denim jacket. I got this one last year, but it is back again and you NEED it. This color layers over just about anything! I love to layer it over tees, sweaters and dresses.
I think any bootie is a Fall and Winter essential, but I especially love the open-toe bootie for Fall because it is still pretty warm. Lately, I have been loving all things Vince Camuto lately in the way of booties because they are so comfortable. I actually purchased this pair during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, but they were on back order so I just got them in last week. I’m dying over this color, it’s a great neutral, and the detailing is so pretty.
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I also want to talk about this gorgeous necklace from the Starfish Project. The Starfish Project is an organization restores hope to women escaping human trafficking and exploitation in Asia. They provide vocational training, healthcare, shelter, counseling, and education grants for our women and their children. I love that they share what your purchase will provide for these women. For example, the Pamela Gold & Agate Pendant is equal to the cost of one week of computer classes and Abby White Agate & Gold Bracelet is one week of shelter. Shop some of my other favorites below.
Kamen Kamenov says
I love the sweater my darling. I also think that the combo… navi and cognac or brown is just not to beat. And these jewellery pieces …. wow beautiful
Simonetta Lein says
I agree with you. These are essentials, pretty basic but they make a perfect look.
You’ve selected three perfect transitional staples. Unfortunately where I live Fall is quite cold, so I need to add a huge scarf to the list, and no open toes for me. You look beautiful dear Kallie! Love, Valeria
Jennifer Lee Quattrucci says
I absolutely love this look! You are totally right! A pretty lightweight sweater like this is a Fall must have and I love these colors together too. The open toed booties are so perfect and you have the most gorgeous jewelry!
Alyssa Moore says
Absolutely love this post! I have a very similar jacket in black and you can legit wear it with anything.
Kirsten Wendlandt says
Kallie, I totally agree with you, you picked some great fall staples! I definitely need to get a suede jacket in my life and I love the concept of open toe booties! Definitely must haves for fall this year.
Hello again dear, you chose some great fall staples! I love you sweater and your jacket! Fall chic!
What the Starfish Project is doing is absolutely amazing and I have to say I appreciate brands that give back to society so much! I also am happy you are promoting such a brand to raise awareness of their cause. Regarding your outfit a suede jacket is a must in every wardrobe this fall! 🙂
I’m all about the suede jacket and open too booties. You look amazing in all of the style you picked. I also love the accessories you picked! need that red dangling earrings.
I feel like a bad blogger that I don’t yet own a suede jacket!!! 🙂 LOVE yours and great tips x
The absolute perfect pieces for any fall wardrobe. And if you alter them just a bit, you can take them into every season!
All the pieces of jewelry you shared are right up my alley! They are all light and can be layered so easily. On another note, multiple pairs of open toe booties are musts for me! My feet often get hot when it gets cold outside, so this style is perfect for me!