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The Fall Fashion Wish List

Over my shoulder, I can see the holidays approaching. It will be weeks – days! – until they’ve caught up with me, overtaken me, and will demand my attention. And yet I’ve barely glanced at my fall fashion wishlist. I’m running out of time! {Cue a full-blown panic attack, please.}

I’m just settling into the idea of fall. I’ve convinced myself that fall is the new summer and summer is, well, …hell. But as I finally wrap my head around this idea, we’re heading into the holiday season! Ugh.

However, none of this is my point. My point is that I have a fall fashion wishlist. And I would like to shop for and share it with you – before we have to start shopping for the holidays! So, here we go.

I started scoping out fall trends back in August (when I should have been prepping for the holidays). After weeding out the trends that I wouldn’t wear or wouldn’t translate to the real world, I made a list of trendy items I wanted to try this season. Then I added items I generally needed to add to my wardrobe, and voila! My wishlist was ready. Now, let’s take a look and see if you find items to add to your list, too.

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  1. All things hot pink Keep summer alive in the hottest color of the fall season: hot pink. This bright shade will add a pop to neutral fall looks. Bonus: it will be a great holiday color (for those who are actually thinking ahead already). Gap Classic Cotton Rib Cardigan, $70.

  2. White tanks This was the item all over the fall runways, giving Cindy Crawford vibes. Look for styles that make you look and feel good. Black White Beige White Ribbed Tank, $47.

  3. A hip bag But Mom, all the cool kids are wearing them! It's a convenient way to schlep your stuff and stay hands-free. Find an appropriately sized bag that feels comfortable on your frame. Herschel Fourteen Hip Pack Woven Belt Bag, $22.

  4. 70's style jeans Yep, they're making (another) comeback. Who doesn't love the way this slightly flared look elongates the leg? Buy a pair that you'll be able to pull out when the trend (inevitably) comes around again. Levi's 70's High Rise Flare Women's Jeans, $108.

  5. Loafers Channel your inner Cher Horowitz and step into the prep school trend. Loafers are hot this season and are available in tons of shades, textures, and styles. Sam Edelman "Loraine" Glitz, $150.

  6. Faux leather moto jacket Faux leather is HOT right now. To avoid anything too trendy, I'll be wearing mine in a classic moto jacket. Blank NYC Faux Leather Moto Jacket, $98.

  7. Wide leg jeans A wide leg is great for a silhouette that is wider on the bottom (apple or pear shape), just be sure to balance out the top. Look for styles with a mid-rise and ankle length. Edwin "Marli" High Waist Crop Wide Leg Jeans, starting at $198.

  8. Oversized blazer This is a trend that isn’t going anywhere. But remember: oversized is good, drowning is not. Make sure that the body and sleeves of the jacket don’t overwhelm you. Old Navy Soft-Brushed Oversized Blazer, $80.

  9. White button-up shirt This is a classic, effortlessly cool, wardrobe staple. It's easy dressing at its finest. For this season, look for oversized styles in crisp fabrics.


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