As much as I do love warmer weather, I find that the cooler seasons are really when my existing wardrobe shines. I love me some knits, oversized coats, boots, and more. Here’s what I’m most excited to dust off, along with a few newer additions that I’m looking forward to wearing.
Tried & True
- Sweaters, sweaters, sweaters. If I had to choose a handful, it would be my Naadam Essential $75 Sweater (reviewed here) and Everlane Merino Half-Zip (reviewed here). I also have several 6+ year old cashmere sweaters that I scooped up at a Joie + Equipment sample sale in NYC that are still going strong.
- My now-retired faux suede pants – if you’re lucky, you can see a pair pop up every now and then on Poshmark.
- I’ve always had a soft spot for blazers, and appreciate that they’re back in a big way, literally, in long-line and oversized looks. In particular, I’m looking forward to wearing my camel blazer from The Curated (reviewed here). Unfortunately discontinued, but here are similar cuts from Sezane and Madewell.
- I also got a funky one recently from Wildfang – while it’s linen and technically a summer fabric, it’s lined and a bit more substantial, so I think I can make it work for fall/winter.
- These lace-up combat boots from Sam Edelman. The side zip makes it easy to get in and out of, and the lug sole + subtle heel platform gives these a nice, but very manageable, height lift.
- I have suddenly become a belt stan. Admittedly, much of this was influenced by @unoriginalrandomness’ TikToks and how she styles leather harnesses. Not sure if I can quite pull that off, but this belt from Etsy is still edgy while staying workplace-apropo.
- This boucle wool baseball cap sparks much joy (and warmth) on chillier morning walks. A more wallet-friendly version made from smooth recycled wool here.
- A pair of Woolrich corduroy pants – I love the cut and the texture on these. It’s been at least 15 years since I last wore corduroy pants (anyone remember those ridiculously low-rise Abercrombie cords?), I’m hoping these will work nicely into my rotation.
- Two pairs of secondhand wool trousers, one in camel and one in black, similar ones here and here. I still need to hem them as they’re a bit too long, but are otherwise a perfect fit and great finds at around $50 each. I’m 1000% here for the tapered trouser look! If you are too, this Etsy store has a ton of vintage styles (though moreso cotton / twill vs. wool).
- Unfortunately, my old trench coat came back shrunken from the dry cleaners, so I rehomed it and replaced it with this modern oversized trench, which will be plenty spacious for sweater layering.
- Last but not least, another throwback item: the Doc Martens 1461 oxford shoes. I had a pair of boots back in junior high and wore them into the ground. I’m loving the look of these with crew socks and straight cut jeans and trousers during the fall and winter.
Would love to hear if you have any old favorites or new additions that you’re looking forward to wearing!