1 SVILU lace-up sweater – in ivory at Garmentory (use my referral link for a $20 credit)| SVILU focuses on “sustainably sourced fabrics, integrity-rich New York production and clean, elegant lines” – and I’m looking to add interesting details to my wardrobe this fall. I have enough basic.
2 Vince black or gray velvet sneakers | I love my Vince sneakers and my gray ones are looking a little worse for wear, because I wear them ALL THE TIME. I like a little texture for fall/winter. (I tried on the oxblood sneakers today – they are STUNNING – so beautiful. Size down 1/2 size from your normal shoe size in Vince sneakers)
3 Clare V. Drawstring bag (made in the US) | I probably won’t get this, but I’m smitten with it…I love the hobo-style shape, but drawstring closure for some reason
4 Black shirt dress | I love this James Perse version which is a wool/viscose blend, and henley style (I think I like a pullover style shirt dress better than button-front, to avoid any button gaps), but I may finally just end up getting the Zady silk shirtdress instead. But then, I’m also thinking about a v-neck sweater dress this fall too…I’ve never found one I truly loved, but it’s been a while since I looked too. I am actually seriously considering this navy one!!
5 Brown bag | I LOVE this rich brown, but caramel-y color, and the style of this il bisonte “lady” bag is very intriguing. It definitely fits my requirement for multiple handles and an outside pocket!! But…I always default to black bags becuase I get too confused trying to successfully wear non-black bags. I know…
I do need a black v-neck t-shirt- can you believe I don’t have a basic one?? – and will probably end up with this James Perse version. Of course. (although I am tempted to try this one by ATM – I like the luxurious feel of the heavier weight cotton)
Otherwise, I certainly don’t need anything for fall. The only two things I had on my must-find list for fall I’ve already acquired: a cropped leather jacket, and olive pants.
I bought a surplus leather motorcycle jacket by Reformation (the Trident – sold out) a month or so ago during their sale, and of course, haven’t worn it yet, and am a little concerned that I won’t, but I do love it. A leather motorcycle jacket is SOOO out of my comfort zone, but I saw a woman earlier this year wearing a cropped moto-style leather jacket with a slim dress (not unlike my zillions of JP dresses) and Freda Salvador oxfords and became obsessed. So, we’ll see.
I also wanted an “easy” pair of olive pants for fall. Now, you might be thinking that I HAD a pair of lovely olive pants earlier this year by Elizabeth Suzann and sent them back, a decision I regretted acutely; I kept wishing I had them at times during the summer. SO…I contacted ES again and asked if I could give them another try, and just received them on Friday. Yay! I wore them all weekend, and will have an outfit/review for you again tomorrow.
Finally, I’d also thought I wanted to finally try a pair of Mars booties by Rachel Comey this year, but I really don’t think they’ll work for me. (Ankle boots are extremely difficult for me since I don’t have ankles…) I also toyed with acquiring a pair of black No6 clogs (Garmentory has a great selection), but don’t really need those either…so, I’m set for shoes for fall. After I get those Vince velvet sneakers of course!
Fall/Winter are my favorite sartorial seasons, and I actually always look forward to pulling out my old sweaters when it’s time, so I don’t actually acquire a lot new, or need to anyway…I love my old sweaters.
Your turn! What are you shopping for for fall? What do you need? What do you WANT? Do you have any sartorial goals for your fall wardrobe? Do you need to invest more in basics? or interesting pieces (like I do?)