After two or so years of experimental dressing—bright colors, statement pieces, and an overall maximalist aesthetic—I find myself craving more simplicity, in a way that still feels special.
As fall approaches, I’ve been looking to add a few new pieces to my wardrobe and thought some of you might be doing the same. I wanted to put together a fall 2022 clothing and accessories edit comprised of a variety of classic, versatile options. The pieces that made the final cut are divided up below into six core categories.
I live in sweaters from October through April! I’m currently swapping out some of my well-loved yet tattered pieces for higher-quality items.
Blazers have long been a staple in my wardrobe. I think blazers designed with a roomy fit in mind would make a particularly great layering piece and might even add a bit of androgynous flare to an outfit. I especially like the idea of pairing one with a short skirt or shorts.
I’ve found myself drawn to lots of different trouser styles this year, from flowy to wide-leg. I recently purchased these Everlane chino pants and like them so much I’ll probably buy another color!
I tend to buy a couple of long-sleeve tops each year to layer under sweaters. One of my signature looks is a thin turtleneck under a crewneck sweater—it always works!
This is the only truly “trendy” item on the list. I think these would offer a nice twist from my standard ankle boots. I think they’re still classic in their own way and could be styled for many fall seasons to come.
A bag is the finishing piece to any outfit. I never regret buying a bag in a classic, simple style since it will work well with so many looks! These three crossbody bags are a few options I love right now.
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BY Kate Arends - August 31, 2022
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.