These 5 Fall Staples Will Instantly Upgrade Your Wardrobe, and They're Under $70

It's no secret that we love reporting on all the latest trends in the fashion scene. Whether it's the '90s comebacks or the controversial ones straight off the runway, there's always something on the rise. But a favorite subject of ours is wardrobe staples. We don't put the attention on them that they deserve, especially since they're the most-worn pieces in our closets. Staples can mean something different for everyone, but we've pinpointed five for fall that we think many of you can agree on and even shopped them out from our Who What Wear line at Target.

Below, you'll find 25 standout options from our latest drop, all at a $70-and-under price point. Of course, we also had to include some fall outfit inspiration to show how our favorite fashion insiders styled the pieces. 

1. Comfy Midi Dresses


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Summer is usually known for its dresses, but we think fall dresses deserve just as much attention. They often include more muted color palettes, which can be easier to style.

2. Faux-Leather Items


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We'd be lying if we didn't say that a large part of our excitement for fall is getting to wear leather again. It just looks so luxe and is an instant way to look polished.

3. Statement Outerwear


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Don't believe anyone who says statement outerwear isn't versatile. Simple coats have their place, of course, but with a fun jacket or coat, all you need to do is layer it over a minimal outfit, and you're good to go.

4. Roomy Knits


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It's finally sweater weather! Opt for roomier knits because the oversize fit not only looks stylish, but it'll also feel like you're wearing a blanket.

5. Elevated Loungewear


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When the weather drops, sweatpants come out. That doesn't mean you can't find a more stylish pair that's suitable for outside your bedroom.

Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.