I'm already stocked up on basics for fall, so it only makes sense that I start shopping for a few key statement pieces to style them with. In my head, I'm actually increasing the cost per wear of what's in my closet and, thus, being financially and sartorially smart. That's girl math. (If you want a further explanation of the trend, it's simply how Gen Z is justifying purchasing methods.) Whether you're on board with the viral term or not, that's how I'm justifying making a few fun purchases to add some balance to the minimal pieces in my closet. Fall is always my favorite season for fashion, and when you see the market below, you'll agree. Colorful chunky knits, moto-inspired boots, and metallic accessories will have you looking forward to the months ahead.
I'm in no way shaming sticking to the basics in your wardrobe. In fact, most of my closet consists of simple pieces, and I like to invest in a few out-there items throughout the year that are still wearable and versatile when paired with my usual wardrobe staples. After all, a studded belt will just make your white T-shirt and jeans look a lot more put-together. Those red heels you've been nervous to buy? Pair them with an LBD or black trousers—it's going to make sense. Keep scrolling for a shopping list of statement items that you'll reach for plenty when fall comes around.
In case you haven't noticed, metallic accessories are the easiest way to make a statement, even for those of you who lean more toward minimalist fashion. They're not too out-there like a sequin skirt or silver dress and are more versatile in your wardrobe.