I'm a Basics Devotee—These 29 Fall Finds Are Already in My Cart

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One thing about me: I love a good wardrobe basic. While it may be my job to report on the trends coming down the pipeline (our fall/winter 2022 report is already live) and test out a few of my favorites, I have such a soft spot for basics. Being the foundation of my wardrobe, my closet essentials also make up 90% of what I wear on a given day, and for that reason, they are some of my favorite pieces to shop for. 

At the start of every new season, there are always certain basics I know I'll be buying and wearing in the coming months. For fall, that list includes nonnegotiables such as ankle boots, jeans, and sweaters, which will become the foundation of countless outfits as the season progresses. To check off those boxes and perhaps tap into a few trends while doing so, I've put together a list of my favorite fall basics that I've added to my cart and a few I may have already placed an order for. Keep reading to shop all my picks.

Nothing says fall quite like a suede bag, and this is actual perfection.

Heavy-duty leather jackets are about to be a big fall theme. I love this oversize bomber shape and color.

Here's the TikTok-viral dress in all her glory. With five ways to wear it, I think this takes the cake for the most versatile basic.

Classic blue jeans with a little something extra.

H&M's most expensive-looking sweater, folks.

SIR dresses have the kind of A+ fit and fabric that just needs to be experienced to be fully appreciated.

It's not even September, and these are already fall's It shoes. They also happen to be a great wardrobe essential.

Another trendy essential you'll want to have on hand this season are thick socks. 

The kind of bag you'll reach for every single day.

Actually, I'll take the whole outfit.

If you didn't get in on maxi skirts this summer, fall could be your chance.

This bundle will not only fill any gaps in your closet, but it's also a ready-made outfit—just add denim.

Trust me—this looks so good on and fits like a glove.

The double straps and buckle details make this look vintage.

The sneakers of the moment also happen to be repeat-worthy.

Calling it now: Low-rise, loose denim is coming in hot.

A cool belt is something my closet is definitely missing.

I like my everyday hoops with a little personality to them.

Have you heard? J.Crew is back and better than ever.

You may not consider this a basic, but I think it's quite versatile.

This is such an easy way to tap into the moto aesthetic that's trending for fall.

I've never slipped into something so comfortable before.