12 Practical Purchases I'm Making Even Though I'm Shopping Less This Fall


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As we all know by now, this fall is going to be weird, just as this spring and summer were. Even though fall is my favorite season to shop for, shopping is something I'll be doing less of. Fewer places to go means fewer outfit needs, but that doesn't mean I won't be buying anything.

This year especially, I've been preaching quality over quantity, and instead of filling my closet with lots of cheap, low-quality pieces that I'll probably only wear once, I'm investing my shopping budget in pieces I'll wear over and over and that are as versatile as can be.

I'm well aware that the word "practical" can make the average fashion girl cringe, but it's a great thing in this case. I'm talking about wearable, functional, comfortable items that are also stylish. The fact that these items made their way into my cart even when there's hardly anywhere to go this year means they must be special. Scroll to shop them along with me.

Substantial Loafers

Classic Denim

Functional Outerwear

Everyday Sunglasses

Cashmere Sweaters

Nice Masks

Flat Boots

Versatile Jewelry

Everyday Bag

Wolford Bodysuits

High-Quality Slippers

Stylish Activewear

Next up, the biggest fall 2020 trends, period.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.