I’ve barely done any fall shopping this year, and that’s mostly because I thought I didn’t really need anything. I am not the type of person that needs a new wardrobe for each season, and I will happily wear something until it falls apart. However, a couple of items in my closet are falling apart, and it made me realize that I could use a few new updates in my wardrobe. So, even though we are halfway through fall now, here’s what’s on my fall fashion shopping list!
People started rocking the teddy coat last fall, but if you’re someone like my sister who always seems to be ahead of trends, then you were already rocking one the year before that. Though I love how cozy it looks, I was on the fence about if I could pull it off or not. Now, seeing how so many different people style the coat, I’ve definitely warmed up to it, and would love one as a comfy, fall coat option. Many brands also offer the teddy coat in different colours, but I think I’d still stick with the classic beige shade.
We’ve had some pretty chilly fall days here, which made me realize my wardrobe is seriously lacking in thicker knits. I have quite a few thinner knits, which are great for fall, but not great on those colder days. So, when you want to dress warmer, without wearing a ton of layers, these are great for pairing with your fall coat and a scarf, as the thicker material means you’ll be nice and warm without the bulk of extra layers (or worse, your winter coat).
Black Crossbody Bag
In my opinion, everybody needs a classic black crossbody bag, as it goes with everything, it can be dressed up or down, and it never goes out of style. Annoyingly, my current black crossbody bag is barely a year old and the strap has already completely ripped on the one side. I’d love to replace it with either a Matt & Nat bag, as they have the best vegan leather in regards to quality, or one from Zara, as I find their bags are made really well for the price.
The colder weather means I get to embrace my inner homebody, and not leave the house once it gets dark out. However, for someone who loves staying in, my loungewear really needs an upgrade. I always associate loungewear = sleepwear, and I need to break away from that mentality, as I get really hot when I sleep, so my sleepwear is definitely not warm and cozy. However, I love being warm and cozy when I’m curled up on the couch with a film or a book, and I definitely need all of these loungewear bits, stat.
For the last six or so years, I have lived in my beloved leather jacket, but the faux leather is starting to tear and crumble off of the jacket. Though I’ll probably get another vegan leather jacket because it’s more affordable, there’s no denying a real leather jacket lasts incredibly longer, and just gets better with age. If anyone out there has any tips on how to preserve vegan leather, please let me know!
What fashion purchases have you made this fall? Is there anything else you’re hoping to add to your wardrobe?