Fall Fashion Survival Kit: 6 Pieces To Update Your Look

by Daisy Lewellyn

If your fall look is a little under the weather, check out my remedy for an effortless and chic way to survive the season without having to shop for a whole new look. Simply buy an item from the following six categories and you’ll be ready to face the fall in style. And the best part is, you don’t need to blow your budget, most pieces are under a $100.


1. Special Black Sweater

A noir knit number will be one of your best layering pieces for fall that instantly boosts your outfit’s excitement level. Instead of going for the basic black, take a risk and opt for a pull over sweater or cardigan with special details like bows, statement sleeves or sweet rockstar influenced studs.

2. The All Occasion Platform

It’s the all occasion shoe that works for just that…all occasions. Whether you’re wearing office trousers or a sexy mini for a cocktail party, the platform is going to be your killer shoe for the season. If you’re a true busy bee, put extra shoe padding in them for added comfort and longer wear time.

3. The New Pant: Leggings

I never thought I would say this, but I love leggings – the new and improved legging, that is. They are like ultra comfy fitted pants with edgy details like zippers and stirrups. The key to looking slim in leggings is to wear them with a stacked or platform heel, and a top or blazer long enough to cover the fullest part of your thigh and bum.

4. A Wool Skirt

Don’t be confined to wearing pants all season. You can also take the chill off by sporting a wondrous wool skirt. Whatever flatters your body type the best: a pencil, mini, or A-line are all equally fabulous, just as long as your tush feels toasty.

5. Something Shiny

Mix a conversation metallic piece into your survival kit and sparkle your way through a fall fix. Gold is the new neutral, easily paired with all of your warm hues like chocolate brown, mustard yellow, heather grey, and winter white.

6. A Pop Colored Coat

You will steal the spotlight and feel like a kid again in a bright pop colored coat. Instead of limiting your options to black or brown, be bold in a strawberry red, cobalt blue, or even citrus yellow. Colored coats have no boundaries in your survival kit, as long as the fabric is suitable to brave the windy days and brisk nights.

  • bonnieux

    leggings are NOT pants, and they should NOT be worn as pants!!! i am so sick of girls wearing leggins as pants. theyre not

  • Rene L.

    Hey Daisy Girl,

    I love, love, love each of the cute black sweaters, and the cool coats, especially the yellow number from Urban Outfitters. I actually tried on the two Gap skirts on a shopping trip last week. They were both really cute, but I thought just a tad short for me at the office. I settled for skinny jeans instead. I think I have to get my head right before I’m ready for leggings again just yet. That said your legging picks are very cute and I could see going for them as you suggested with a cute tunic type top or even a longer length sweater. May have to step outside of the box and give them a whirl this season.

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