The leaves are starting to change color, there is a certain coolness in the breeze and the mornings are dark when I stumble out of bed. This can only mean one thing—fall has arrived. As the Fashion Director at Evereve, the question I am asked the most at the change of every season is: What do I need to buy? Let’s get down to brass tacks and find the five updates you need to make your fall wardrobe work hard for you (hello versatility!) and keep you looking and feeling your best.
#1 The Foundation: Dark Wash Denim
Heartloom Sweater | A Gold E Jeans | Kork Ease Booties | Tortoise Shell Drop Earrings
It’s time to upgrade the biggest work-horse piece in your closet: skinny denim. This season’s updates can take you from the office to girls’ night out in a flash and are ultra-flattering thanks to dark clean washes that elongate your legs. Plus: the new and improved stretch fabrications are crazy comfortable! Try a higher rise like this Sophie High Rise Crop from AGolde for maximum wearability.
#2 The Edge: Utility Pants
Blank NYC Moto Jacket | Printed Top | Sanctuary Chinos | 1 State Leopard Heels
For the days when denim just doesn’t do it for you, a utility bottom is the perfect alternative. Treat olive green like a neutral; it works with anything that denim pairs with and adds an unexpected edge to your date night look. I’m obsessed with the new Sanctuary Fast Track Chino. With 2% spandex, this puppy stretches and moves with you like no other and is perfect paired with your favorite fall layer—moto jackets!
#3 The Statement: Plaid
Striped Cardigan | Sanctuary Plaid Shirt | Spanx Essential Seamless Leggings | New Balance Sneakers | Hoop Earrings
Like pumpkin spice lattes, nothing says fall like a plaid shirt. This season’s options are incredibly wearable because they come in a variety of colors and lengths, making outfitting a snap. Look for an option that pairs back to black—this makes styling with Spanx leggings and a longer cardigan a breeze and takes the guesswork out of what to wear on the weekend.
#4 The Function: Sorel Boots
John and Jenn Cardigan | Sub Urban Riot Tee | 7 for all Mankind Jeans | Sorel Lexie Boots
Life comes at you hard and fast this time of year—school is back in session, kiddos’ sports are in full swing—and you need a shoe that can handle your busy schedule. There is no better boot out there for you than Sorel. Designed at the intersection where fashion meets function, every style is weatherproof, has a built-in wedge for lift (here’s looking at you butt!) and are made with the highest attention to quality; your investment will pay back all season long.
#5 The Unexpected: Ruanas
Peyton Jensen Fitted Tee | Kut from the Kloth Jeans | Woven Heart Ruana | Sorel Chelsea Booties
I’m going to let you in on a little secret: fashion is FUN! Every season I look for a few showstopper pieces that just make me smile when I put them on. This fall, I am obsessing over ruanas. Early in the season, I love topping a layering tee with a ruana. When it gets even cooler, I throw a ruana over a denim jacket. With a wide variety of widths and lengths, patterns and colors, there is a ruana out there for every body type and skin tone.
What fall piece are you most excited to add into your closet?