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Six Casual + Classic Fall Outfits

If I could only dress for one season, I would always and forever choose fall. As much as I love the sun, what I love even more are jeans and layers and boots and sweaters. In fact, last week while sitting on the beach in Hawaii with only a swimsuit and flip-flops on I thought to myself, I’m really more of a layers person.

My girlfriends asked me if I wish I could go back to those gorgeous beaches in Oahu and I hesitated. I mean, sure, take me back to vacation at any time. But also, I LOVE the fall around here and don’t wish to be anywhere else. The trees are gorgeous (did you see the one from our front yard?!), the temperatures are mild and I get to put on layers (my fave).

Since we can all use a few new outfit ideas, I’ve put together six of my go-to outfits this fall.

You’ll notice if you’ve been around here for long that I tend toward neutrals, denim and casual styles. I do my best to fill my closet with classic, basic pieces that are easy to wear and can be mixed and matched again and again.

It always feels so silly taking pictures of myself for these posts, but I do it for you. I know how helpful it is to see how others put outfits together – especially casual, everyday outfits. My hope is that you can use this as a great shopping list for basics and layering pieces, and maybe a few outfits will spark some ideas of how you can mix items you already have in your closet.

Let’s get started!

OUTFIT ONE

If I’m not wearing denim on the bottom then I’m likely wearing it up top. In this case, a new perfectly fitting chambray top to replace the one I’ve been wearing on repeat for the past five years. I don’t have anything against wearing this top with actual denim-colored jeans (I just like the colors to not match) but I also like it with my trusty black jeans and cute booties.

black skinny jeans | everyday chambray shirt | booties | earrings

Just in case you’re curious, I don’t wear socks with the shoes so they are not super practical to wear all day if your feet get sweaty or if it’s cold and rainy outside.

OUTFIT TWO

Do you all follow Living With Landyn? If not, stop what you’re doing and go check her out. She is fashionable and friendly and so pleasant to follow. Anyway, a while back she posted this cape-scarf and I took her advice and ordered it. I’m so happy I did because I’ve worn it a bunch already. It’s lightweight but still warm and perfect for throwing on over a tee on warmer days or a thin sweater on chillier days.

cape-scarf | v-neck tee | jeans (old) | similar booties

OUTFIT THREE

This feels like a really good outfit equation for my life: jeans + tee + long cardigan + booties.

To make things really crazy, I added a leopard print belt.

cardigan | striped tee | jeans | belt | booties | hoop earrings

OUTFIT FOUR

I wore this to church last week and felt half cute-half old. Bootcut jeans and a turtleneck tucked in is not necessarily the look of a young person. But I feel like it is classic enough to be timeless. Maybe?!

The jeans came from the Nordstrom sale earlier this fall. This is my first new pair of bootcut jeans in years … I still like a skinny jean, but these are a nice alternative.

bootcut jeans | similar turtleneck | similar heels | tortoise hoop earrings

OUTFIT FIVE

If you were to see me on an average Saturday, you would likely see me in this outfit (or a combination very similar). We jump between Audrey’s soccer game, Mason’s flag football game, Ethan’s cross country meet and Brady’s football game so casual, warm, no-fuss outfits are what I grab. Also, a hat. Always a hat.

fleece sweatshirt | similar jeans | shoes | hat

OUTFIT SIX

Remember that outfit formula up there? Same thing here, just different pieces.

jeans (same style) | camel sweater | white cardigan | similar flats | earrings

 

 

And that is basically what I’ll be wearing all fall.

Just add this raincoat or this vest or this puffy jacket and I’m set!

Do you have a favorite look? Something you could put together from the things already in your closet? Or is there a piece you’re excited to add to your wardrobe this season? I’d love to hear!

13 Responses to Six Casual + Classic Fall Outfits

  1. Marie November 8, 2018 at 11:00 pm #

    Where do you find your lovely t shirts? I live the neutral colors and have a hard time finding t shirts that are v necks and not sheer.

  2. Judy Caywood October 26, 2018 at 5:21 pm #

    Love the way you wear your hair in the last one Emily. Very sweet and pretty.

  3. Kristy October 24, 2018 at 7:59 am #

    Where is your necklace in outfit 2 from? I’m looking for some longer styles. Thanks!

    • emily October 25, 2018 at 11:29 am #

      Noonday is my go-to for jewelry.I don’t see this one on the site anymore, but you might find something else you also like!

  4. Heidi October 21, 2018 at 9:22 pm #

    I always love your seasonal outfit posts & was able to snag a pair of the Kork-Ease booties last time you mentioned them during the Nordy semi-annual sale! Thanks so much for the tip! My weather just turned cold in Ohio, so I broke them in this past week :) This may be a silly question, but what kind of socks do you wear with yours? Every sock I try peeks out the top or slides off halfway down my foot ;). And do you usually do a little cuff with your jeans with those booties? Thank you!! <3 Heidi

  5. Jenn Anderson October 19, 2018 at 7:27 am #

    I like so much of your clothing style and your earrings!! =)

  6. Kelly October 19, 2018 at 6:21 am #

    So so cute! I always love your outfit posts bc they are classic but yet casual. You also include something I don’t think of like the cape-scarf.

  7. Megan October 18, 2018 at 3:58 pm #

    So cute! Thanks for the ideas. I live in the PNW too. What’s your go-to for rain boots these days?

    • Annie Hartwood October 19, 2018 at 10:23 pm #

      Megan,
      I live in Seattle and am also so curious about go-to boots!
      Cheers,
      Annie

    • emily October 23, 2018 at 9:33 pm #

      I wear Hunter classic rain boots. They fit me and are durable and classic!

  8. Jenny October 18, 2018 at 11:28 am #

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely picks! You have the best fashion sense and you have a huge impact on how your readers shop! When I was reading this morning in my feeder I clicked over to one of the sweaters (the white cardigan) and there was still some availability but then I just checked now and it’s all sold out! Anyways, just wanted to say your efforts are so appreciated~ thank you!

  9. Damaris October 18, 2018 at 11:07 am #

    I like your outfits, but why would you wear jeans with wholes? I can not see the point of broken pants??? Damaris

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