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. 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. It's not even technically fall yet but I've been living in this oversize version from Zara. Turtlenecks are perfect for layering or wearing alone as tops. How good is this baby blue one? Love a ribbed knit. 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. I'm also a big fan of this mid-rise style from J Brand's latest collab with Elsa Hosk. It's hard to put grandma heels into words, but you get the vibe, right? Another worthy contender for my closet space. No need to go crazy with your jewelry this season. Just throw on a gold necklace and you're good to go. My personal favorite at the moment. Perfect for wearing under all your cardigans! Don't worry, those are coming, too. I have this and the black tank above, and I practically live in them. 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. I love Staud's vintage-inspired take. Not too big, not too small, no crazy colors—just good, simple sunglasses. Oliver Peoples is always a good place to look for fuss-free frames. 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. I'm also still very into the beige trend, so this one is ideal. Think a pair to wear with a turtleneck and blazer at work then with a racer tank and cardigan on the weekend. I'm very into this slightly baggy idea. Sometimes I'm all for a statement boot, but other times, a no-frills pair is just what your outfit needs. 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!