My Sister and I Are in Our 30s—These Are the Chic Fall Basics We Both Agree On


(Image credit: Jennifer Camp Forbes; Pictured: Staud Hampton Sweater ($295))

As with other areas in life, when it comes to fashion, my sister and I don't always see eye to eye. We aren't polar opposites in our fashion tastes by any means, but I tend to lean into classic, fashion-forward styling, whereas she stays in the trendier Gen Z space. This, of course, seems to reflect our difference in age, as there are seven years between us. If you were to also break down our favorite places to shop, the selections would be similar, especially with Nordstrom, Shopbop, and H&M.

With that in mind, my sister and I set out to do an online-shopping session with the goal of seeing what fall basics we will both be reaching for this season. First, we decided what categories we both had in mind. Think outerwear, flat shoes, sweaters, and more. From there, we scrolled through the different online stores until something caught our attention. Naturally, we left our shopping date with a virtual cart full of fall-ready finds.

Keep scrolling to check out all of the chic fall basics my sister and I would both buy this season.

Striped Sweaters

Maxi Skirts

Tweed Jackets

Black Ballet Flats

Cargo Pants

Trench Coats

Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently the shopping updates editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.