If the below items are considered “boring” (which I know they are), then let boring be the style goal for F/W 19. As I mentioned before when diving into the upcoming season’s overarching bourgeoisie trend, I’m more than ready for fashion get a little more simple and a little less loud so that personal style can really shine. After all, what better way to show off your styling skills than through your use of basics?
Sure, statement shoes and It items are great, but if you can look really cool in a blazer, jeans, and leather ankle boots, then you know what you’re doing in the styling department. Whether or not you agree with me, the below items are also the building blocks of any strong wardrobe—basic or eccentric. To see which 11 boring staples I’m backing for fall and, of course, shop them along the way, just keep scrolling.
Habitual Kinley Blazer ($268)
I'm all about the polished touch of a menswear-inspired blazer right now. This layered-look style by Habitual can also be worn as a vest. Click through to see how it works.
Zara Buttoned Oversized Blazer ($129)
It's not even technically fall yet but I've been living in this oversize version from Zara.
Song of Style Caiden Sweater in Baby Blue ($145)
Turtlenecks are perfect for layering or wearing alone as tops. How good is this baby blue one?
Paige Chelsea Turtleneck ($289)
Love a ribbed knit.
GRLFRND Mica in Another Life ($248)
You can read more about my ideal fall jean style here, but for now, note that they should hit just at your foot and have a relaxed, straight fit like this amazing pair by GRLFRND.
J Brand + Elsa Hosk Sunday Mid-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($248)
I'm also a big fan of this mid-rise style from J Brand's latest collab with Elsa Hosk.
& Other Stories Croc Embossed Flared Heel Pumps ($129)
It's hard to put grandma heels into words, but you get the vibe, right?
Rejina Pyo Lois Croc-Effect Leather Slingback Pumps ($545)
Another worthy contender for my closet space.
Mango Link double necklace - Women | Mango USA ($60)
No need to go crazy with your jewelry this season. Just throw on a gold necklace and you're good to go.
Monica Vinader Alta Capture Charm Necklace ($795)
My personal favorite at the moment.
Wesley Rivington Ribbed Tank ($65)
Perfect for wearing under all your cardigans! Don't worry, those are coming, too.
Agolde Rib Tank ($68)
I have this and the black tank above, and I practically live in them.
Wandler Georgia Leather Shoulder Bag ($850)
No purse adds polish to your look like a classic shoulder bag, and it's no surprise that this Wandler one was all over the streets in New York and London.
Staud Whitney Python-Effect Leather Shoulder Bag ($395)
I love Staud's vintage-inspired take.
Le Specs Carmito Sunglasses ($59)
Not too big, not too small, no crazy colors—just good, simple sunglasses.
Oliver Peoples The Row L.A. CC Sunglasses ($455)
Oliver Peoples is always a good place to look for fuss-free frames.
Urban Renewal Vintage Grandma Cardigan ($49)
I think cardigans are the new going-out tops, and the best thing about them is that they can be as affordable as you want.
BP. Button Front Long Sleeve Waffle Knit Top ($23)
I'm also still very into the beige trend, so this one is ideal.
Bailey44 Cora Pants ($228)
Think a pair to wear with a turtleneck and blazer at work then with a racer tank and cardigan on the weekend.
3.1 Phillip Lim Full Length Tweed Pants ($475)
I'm very into this slightly baggy idea.
Leather Ankle Boots
Urban Outfitters UO Kate Femme Boot ($79)
Sometimes I'm all for a statement boot, but other times, a no-frills pair is just what your outfit needs.
Khaite Leather Ankle Boots ($890)
Safe to say these are the goal.
Up next: 42 things you have to buy from Shopbop, Nordstrom, and Net-a-Porter right now—boring fall essentials included!
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