Remember how exciting back-to-school shopping was back in the day? At least for me, the prospect of carting a new pack of markers into my classroom was reason enough to anticipate summer's demise and even though my school days are long gone, I still have the same excitement for fall shopping, at least as far as my wardrobe is concerned. Don't get me wrong, I love summer, but there's nothing quite like a crisp blazer, new pair of jeans, or comfortable-but-cool flats—my fall shopping staples—to immediately put me in fall mode.
Now that more and more retailers are making the transition into fall with their offering, I've been quietly eyeing a ton of staples and debating which I want to add to my wardrobe. Even though it's still quite hot out where I am, I figure it can't hurt to get ahead on my fall outfit planning. So scroll on see all the rather affordable jeans, blazers, and flats that have me all jazzed for cooler weather.
Calling it now: groutfits, AKA all-grey outfits, are set to be this fall's version of "stick of butter" dressing.
Reworked blazers are a trend we saw all over the F/W 2020 runways.
Of course, the classic and wildly versatile boxy beige blazer isn't going anywhere.
Fashion girls are finding a new way to wear their oversize blazers, i.e. over a mini dress with knee boots.
Made from a soft knit with raw edges, it's no wonder Nordstrom shoppers raved about this blazer in their reviews.
Yep, distressed jeans are back in style again, this time with a looser-fitting shape.
I can't express my love for Levi's ribcage jeans enough, so you can bet I'm adding this new bootcut style to my closet ASAP.
I had to blink to make sure I saw this sale price correctly but these are, in fact, a big 2020 jean trend on sale for $44.
I'm almost always a fan of exposed buttons on jeans. I think they make a pair look so elevated.
I can't pass up a good straight-leg jean when I see one.
I'm really drawn to this mid-wash which looks good with nearly anything.
It's not every day I test a new denim trend but I really want to try a pair of these slim flare jeans.
The square-shaped toe is just another reason why these are so on-trend.
Just when I was starting to think ballet flats we're tired, brands introduced modern updates like the square toe here.
We went ahead and made our own dream flats for fall, and not to be biased, but I think we did a pretty good job.
Nordstrom and Madewell shoppers give these flats high ratings for being comfortable. I'm giving them a high rating for being modern.
Have you heard? Fisherman shoes are the "ugly" shoe trend we're loving right now.
Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.
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