What I'm Wearing This Fall

by - October 25, 2018

Fall has finally arrived in southeast Alabama! Of course, we went from 90 to 70 in less than a day, which is typical of the area, but I'm not complaining. The break in the heat and subsequent humidity are so welcome, and I hope it lasts awhile. I started adding new pieces to my fall wardrobe in early September. Since I no longer work in an office, I was in need of some more casual pieces. Today, I'm sharing what I've bought.

Note: I didn't buy any of these items at full price. I either took advantage of sales or used coupons/points.

Nothing says fall quite like plaid. Sadly, I don't have much of it. So I added this pretty blue plaid from Aeropostale and got this red and navy plaid from Kohl's to wear for some upcoming family pictures. I got the blue in a large, expecting it to shrink like literally everything else I've ever bought from Aeropostale, but surprisingly it didn't, so it fits a little looser. Wearing the red and navy in a medium.

Neutrals & Other Basics
I've been slowly adding in more neutrals and basics to my wardrobe. When it comes to cooler weather, I have plenty of nice blouses that can all be worn with jeans, but even so often feel too dressy for whatever I happen to doing at the moment.

Left: Shirt (new) - Aeropostale | Jeans (old) - Kohl's | Booties (old) - exact
Right: Dress (new) - Old Navy | Shoes (old) - Target 

Left : Shirt (new) - Aeropostale | Jeans (just replaced) - Old Navy | Boots (new) - ShoeDazzle
Right: Shirt (new) - JCPenney | Jeans (old) - Kut from the Kloth | Boots (old) - exact

Buying sweaters is tricky in the south. The last couple of years, I barely wore sweaters it was so warm. Of the three shown below, I've worn all but the blue. The love sweater is nice and light, and has split sides so if you wanted to half tuck it you could easily. The blue cable knit (middle) is so soft and cozy. And the oatmeal sweater (right) is even softer! I'm wearing a medium in all three.

The best way to survive a southern fall is to wear layers. You never know when a cold morning will turn into a hot afternoon! I highly recommend the vest in the first photo below. It's light and can be worn over so many things. I'm wearing a medium but could have went with a small. Thermal shirts are definitely on trend this season, so if you're in the market I recommend this one from JCPenney (2nd photo below). I'm wearing it open like a cardigan, but it can be worn completely buttoned up and layered under another shirt, or with the bottom tied. Also wearing a medium.

Shirt (new) - Old Navy | Vest (new) - JCPenney | Jeans (new) - JCPenney | Shoes (old) - similar

Left: Thermal (new) - JCPenney | Shirt (old) - similar | Jeans (old) - JCPenney | Boots (old) - Target
Right: Shirt (new) - Old Navy | Jeans (old) - Kut from the Kloth

I am in love with these oxfords. I've had them saved pretty much all year, and got them with a pretty big discount thanks to some points I had saved up. I've only worn them twice so far, and I would say they're a little stiff but I'm hoping that'll work out with more wear. I ordered the boots at the same time as the oxfords. I had been wanting to try something a little more open for warmer weather. A lot of the reviews online recommend sizing down a half size but I'm glad I didn't. If I had my toes would have been cramped. These have a zipper in the back so if you do a lot of walking, it may rub.

What I'm still on the hunt for:
-button-fly jeans
-black combat (ish) boots
-casual animal print skirt

What trends or old favorites are you excited about slipping into this fall?

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