As the summer winds down and the smell of pumpkin spice lattes begins to penetrate the air, we are more than ready to say goodbye to this sweltering heat and begin transitioning our wardrobes.
From layers to hats to boots and everything in between, revamping your autumn closet can feel a little overwhelming. You may ask yourself, what do I really need? But fear not! Goodwill is here to help! Here are 13 basic fall essentials to mix and match throughout the season:
The most important thing to remember when the seasons are changing is to keep warm. When it’s too cold for a T-shirt but too warm for a coat, a cozy wrap can go a long way.
- THE PONCHO:
The poncho is a comfortable and comforting piece that looks great on everyone and tends to cover all the right areas. A sleeveless poncho is also easy to whip on and off as the temperature demands, making it the ultimate autumn essential.
2. THE CAPE
The cape is great both in terms of warmth and versatility, and if you’re a fan of layers this piece is perfect for you. Capes are back big time for autumn 2018, as spotted on fashion week runways and are the perfect addition to your autumn wardrobe.
3. THE OVERSIZED SHAWL/SCARF
The oversized shawl/scarf is the perfect solution for unpredictable and changing weather. Easy to put on and to take off, it also fits perfectly in your bag and around your neck, making it a particularly versatile piece.
Autumn means having to navigate a lot of temperamental weather. From winds to rain, you need to make sure that you’ve got something to cover your head and protect that fresh ‘do. Here are our recommendations:
4. THE FEDORA
The fedora hat truly is an autumn staple. Slick and stylish, the fedora completes any outfit and works great both during the day and at night. The best thing about the fedora hat is that it goes with just about anything, from a party to picnic and anything in between, ensuring that you stay warm, dry and fashionable.
5. THE BEANIE
When in doubt, wear a beanie hat! Ideal for windy weather, this timeless classic is guaranteed t keep you (and you ears!) nice and warm. This is also a classically stylish look that’s perfect for casual outings and even your commute to work.
6. THE HEAD SCARF
Favored by the likes of Queen Elisabeth II and the renowned designer Richard Quinn, the simple scarf is another iconic staple that belongs with the rest of your must-have autumn accessories, perfect for keeping you dry, warm and always stylish.
Oversized bags are your best friend, especially during autumn, when you’re constantly taking things on and off. Here are three fun options for you to play around with, perfect for every occasion.
7. THE TOTE
The oversized metallic tote is ideal for walking around the city or going to college or work. Simple and stylish, you can fit quite a lot in a tote. Whether it’s your poncho or your subway read, it’s the simple and comfortable bag is there for you when you need it most.
8. THE BACKPACK
As autumn approaches, so does rain season, which means that you’ve got to figure out a way to keep your things dry. You can swap out your work tote for a work ready backpack, which will save you the hassle of the juggling too many things at once and keeping all of your valuables nice and dry.
9. THE CROSSBODY BAG
A cute crossbody bag is the perfect autumn accessory ideal for a night out. Something big enough to fit all of your basics (phone, keys, cash etc.) but small enough to not get in your way.
10. THE STATEMENT NECKLACE
Gold is the color of the season and nothing perks up a plain T or a simple sweater like a classic piece of statement jewelry. You can opt for either gold or copper to dress up any outfit, whether you’re going to work or to party.
11. LAYERED PIECES
One of the best things about autumn is all the accessories! Have fun and dress up your new layered wardrobe with an assortment of fun, funky ornaments to further dress up up your outfit.
12. DANGLY EARRINGS
When it’s cold and windy out and you’ve got no choice but to throw that hat on or put your hair up in a bun, throw on a cool pair of dangly earrings to spice up your look!
It’s not gloves season yet! And until it is, you can catch us sporting a cool and casual assortment of rings to keep our look funky and fresh.
What’s are some of your go-to autumn pieces to shop at goodwill? Let us know in the comments below!