Okay, for those of you who follow both the blog and my IG, you may have voted on what you wanted to see for this week’s Thursday’s Three. I was a little shocked to see most people asking me for fashion! But I’m so here for it. I also guess you guys enjoy it when I stick to a theme for the week!
I struggled for a while re what type of fashion post to give you. I eventually decided since I’m a pretty basic (okay, maybe we can call it classic LOL) person when it comes to fashion, I should stick to my classics and share my top fall / winter wardrobe staples.
After my mega closet clean-out on Tuesday, I was definitely re-inspired by my wardrobe and have worn “real people clothes” (i.e., not lulu’s) since doing it. It’s like a whole new world getting back into something you haven’t cared about for a few years, but an exciting world. So I’m actually very thankful that you encouraged this post!
Without further ado, here are my top three transitional winter wardrobe staples that anyone can rock, any time.
Flannel/Plaid Tops for Fall and Winter
Flannel and plaid tops, I feel like, are a perfect transitional piece that you can start wearing in the fall and keep it as a winter wardrobe staple.
Growing up in North Vancouver, arguably one of the world’s plaid capitals, plaid is something that’s been a winter wardrobe staple for pretty well my whole life – and let’s be honest and not limit it to just fall and winter. There was a time where it was one thousand percent an all-year-round staple.
Flannel and plaid are super versatile and are items things you can wear with pretty well anything: jeans, leather, skirts; you name it, you can probably make it work together. The other thing I love about it is the pattern choices you get; you can go as bold or as subdued as you want – the choice is totally yours.
Finally, have you heard of shackets? Yeah, it’s a jacket that looks like a shirt and is very on-trend right now. I’ve linked some of my favourite fun plaid shirt and shacket options below. The exact plaid shirt I am wearing is Grayson and I got it at Anthro – for some reason I cannot find it to share it!
Faux Leather Pants For Fall and Winter
During any other normal year, I would be living in my leather leggings as soon as fall hit. They are definitely a fall transitioning to winter wardrobe staple of mine.
I’m so obsessed with faux leather leggings, pants, joggers, and honestly faux leather bottoms of any sort. These aren’t technically faux leather leggings either; they are a coated jean but look like they could be leather, so I’m totally going to categorize them as leather.
I have always found that you can dress it up or dress it down and that a faux leather bottom is typically exactly the perfect piece for (almost) any occasion.
I usually go for black, but there are so many fabulous options out there for colors. Not to mention, they also pair well with pretty well everything, plaid (duh!), oversized sweater, casual crew neck sweater, t-shirt… Honestly, the options are endless. I suppose that’s why I’m calling it a winter wardrobe staple.
P.S – I desperately need to print that art for the wall above my sofa LOL.
A Solid Pair of Boots for Fall and Winter
There is nothing better than an awesome pair of boots – which is why I saved it as the final item in this winter wardrobe staples feature. You will see my enthusiasm for boots as I actually linked a million (okay, a little less than that) options for you.
These heel booties are Sam Edelman from last year, and I can’t seem to find the same ones this year, but not to worry, there are a ton of other options that I’ve shared – from expensive, to affordable.
Anyways, boots, again, have so much versatility in what you can wear them with. These heel booties glam up this existing outfit; I could have worn them with a skirt, a pair of jeans, a pair of dress pants.
Again, the key to becoming a staple in my closet is versatility. Many, many boots have a lot of versatility to be able to wear throughout the fall and winter. Plus they are darn cute!
What do you think of my transition from fall to winter wardrobe staples? Are they on par with yours, and if not, I’d love to hear what I should add to the list!
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