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.