With fall weather around the corner, you may start to feel like your closet needs an upgrade. But with the holidays coming up, spending money on yourself can seem frivolous to some! Fear not, because we’ve curated nine wardrobe upgrades that won’t break the bank. Discover what fashion pieces you can add to your fall wardrobe for under $100.
- Athleta Duster : Pranayama Long Wrap
- Nordstrom Wool Hat : Wide Brim Wool Floppy Hat
- Lilly Pulitzer Scarf : Lana Scarf
- Cole Haan Oxford Sneakers : Women’s 4.ZERØGRAND Oxford
- Loft Midi Skirt : Faux Suede Moto Midi Pocket Skirt
- White House Black Market Dress : Short Sleeve Matte Jersey Smocked Kimono Dress
- White House Black Market Accessories : Wide Two-Buckle Stretch Belt
- Gap Trousers : High Rise Pleated Wide-Leg Trousers
- Madewell Everyday Purse : Simple Crossbody Bag
Made with Athleta’s softest fabric, the Pranayama Long Wrap is your go-to duster sweater for fall. Designed with side pockets, this sweater is essential for layering on those crisp fall mornings and evenings. This long wrap sweater can be dressed up or down whether you’re running errands, going to and from the gym, or simply lounging around the house. Available in Black and Abalone Grey, this duster should be a staple in every woman over 50’s fall wardrobe.
Fall is the time of year where we break out our best wool — hats, that is! This playful floppy wool hat from Nordstrom features a double-strap band with polished hardware that will add a Western-inspired touch to any fall look you put together. With a 22″ inner circumference, one size fits most, and the 3 3/4″ brim allows you to make just enough of a statement. Available in neutral hues like Black, Camel, and Grey Light Heather, this hat will pair well with most, if not all, of the looks you curate this fall.
Everyone needs a scarf in their fall wardrobe. This neutral option from Lilly Pulitzer is the perfect go-to scarf for when you need an extra layer or you want to dress up your everyday look. Designed with metallic thread details and a border of tiny tassels, this lightweight scarf is the ultimate in versatility and can be worn in a traditional fashion, but it’s also big enough (28″ x 88″) to drape over your shoulders and wear.
ZERØGRAND, a franchise that turned the dress shoe world upside-down, brings us 4.ZERØGRAND, an oxford-style sneaker with multi-layered foam cushioning and exceptional on-the-go comfort. This lightweight but durable shoe is exactly what you need amid the hustle and bustle of fall and the start of the holiday season. The decorative detailing make for a classic wingtip oxford look, but the durable and lightweight outsole gives enhanced underfoot comfort and deep rubber ensure a more natural feel that mimics the natural motion of your feet. Pair these oxford sneakers with your favorite pair of denim or cozy knit ensembles this autumn.
Suede is another fashionable fabric for fall, and this beautifully tailored faux option from Loft is a more affordable find! This midi skirt measures 32″ long, so it hits at the perfect length (mid-calf) and creates a dreamy silhouette that’s still elegant and polished. Featuring a snap front, belt loops, and front patch pockets, this midi skirt will play well with your favorite boots, oversized sweaters, and more.
Jersey fabric is a great staple to include in your fall wardrobe because it’s light enough to be worn on those warmer fall afternoons and excellent for layering on those chillier occasions. The modern silhouette of this jersey kimono-sleeve dress from White House Black Market makes dressing up or down a breeze. The feminine yet super comfortable fit of this dress creates an elegant silhouette that’s not too dressy and not too casual, featuring a V-neck, short sleeves, and blouson-style fit. If you haven’t worn dresses lately, this is the ideal transition piece!
Give any of your bulky fall sweaters a more defined look with a wide stretch belt like this option from White House Black Market. Designed with a double buckle closure in the front, you can easily give your natural waist more definition. This belt also features gold-tone buckles that make it versatile and can take you from everyday to elevated whether you pair it with your favorite blouse, an oversized sweater, or cozy fall dress.
Trousers are a must-have in any closet because of their versatility. Pants like this high-rise, wide-leg option from Gap can be dressed up for a day at the office or dressed down for a casual gathering with friends. They’re made from a modal-blend of materials that’s super-soft to the touch and feature a concealed hook and bar closure, zip fly, front slant pockets, and back welt pockets. The pleating on the front gives these pants a more structured look without sacrificing on comfort. Plus, they’re available in easy-to-pair colors like black and camel hair tan, as well as grey and navy blue pinstripe options.
Every woman needs an everyday leather crossbody that enables you to stash all the things! This option from Madewell is a crossbody you’ll want to order in every color (it currently comes in black and English saddle). Outfitted this one with a sleek adjustable strap, interior pocket, and zipper pull for functionality, you can feel good about investing in this crossbody made of semi vegetable-tanned leather. It was sourced from a gold-rated tannery recognized by the Leather Working Group, an organization that works to promote sustainable environmental practices in the industry. Wear it short (19 5/8″) or long (22 7/8″), whichever you please!
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