Every season I like to make a wishlist of what’s missing in my wardrobe so I can shop with certain items in mind. There are some things I don’t mind splurging on — a cashmere sweater or skinny jeans, for instance — because I know I’ll get so much wear out of them. I made a list of ten fall staples and then found at least five options for each one so that there’s something for every reader’s budget. That’s right — more than 50 finds to help you start your fall shopping in style. I know I’ll be referring back to this myself as I stock up for the new season!

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1. Ankle booties

Rag & Bone Newbury booties ($525)

Ralph Lauren calfskin booties ($375)

Ted Baker Lorca booties ($230)

Madewell suede side tab booties ($218)

Dolce Vita suede booties ($130)

Sole Society suede tassel booties ($90)

Forever 21 ankle booties ($30)

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2. Button-down shirt for layering

Equipment slim signature silk shirt ($214)

Brooks Brothers non-iron fitted dress shirt ($98)

Polo Ralph Lauren custom fit oxford shirt ($98)

J.Crew favorite shirt ($78)

Old Navy classic oxford shirt ($25)

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3. Cashmere sweater

Polo Ralph Lauren slim-fit cabled cashmere ($398)

J.Crew cashmere boyfriend V-neck sweater (size down, $248)

Vince skinny rib crewneck sweater ($225)

Halogen cashmere high/low tunic ($148)

J.Crew cashmere short-sleeve tee ($148)

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4. Faux fur vest

Bailey 44 faux fur vest ($239)

Topshop faux fur vest ($140)

Laundry by Design faux fur vest ($138)

River Island faux fur gilet with knitted back ($104)

ASOS petite faux fur vest ($45)

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5. Lightweight coat

Rebecca Taylor tweed jacket ($425)

Lauren Ralph Lauren tweed wrap front coat ($320)

J.Crew icon trench coat ($298)

Lauren Ralph Lauren car coat ($220)

BCBGeneration tweed coat ($180)

Cupcakes & Cashmere Windsor car coat ($170)

Topshop Mia coat ($110)

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6. Navy blazer

Smythe one-button blazer ($595)

Polo Ralph Lauren wool two-button blazer ($398)

Polo Ralph Lauren custom-fit fleece blazer ($265)

J.Crew Regent blazer ($198)

Loft custom stretch blazer ($128)

Caslon one-button blazer ($59)

Old Navy jersey blazer ($40)

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7. Pointed toe flats

Jimmy Choo pointed toe flats ($550)

M.Gemi Stellato flats ($248)

J.Crew Gemma flats ($135)

J.Crew Factory suede d’Orsay flats ($88)

Sole Society pointed toe smoking slippers ($65)

BP pointed toe flats ($50)


8. Riding boots

Tory Burch Junction riding boot ($495)

J.Crew field boots ($328)

Lien.Do Castor riding boots ($278)

Lauren Ralph Lauren riding boots ($179)

ASOS suede boots ($80)


9. Skinny jeans

Rag & Bone stretch skinny jeans ($198)

DL1961 Florence instasculpt skinny jeans ($178)

J.Crew toothpick jeans ($125)

BDG twig mid-rise jeans (currently $39)

Old Navy rockstar jeans ($35)

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10. A-line skirt

IRO tweed skirt ($193)

Club Monaco scalloped skirt ($149)

J.Crew flutter mini skirt ($110)

1.STATE flippy mini skirt ($79)

Loft tweed knit circle skirt ($60)

Two other fall splurges that I highly recommend: a Barbour jacket (see mine in action here) and Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots (see those here). Anything else you’ll be scooping up for fall? Let’s hear it in the comments! xx

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  1. I love this post! So helpful to see different picks at multiple different price points – not just high and low, as the middle ground is usually skipped. Please continue writing posts like this!

  2. Although I’m holding onto summer with every ounce of my being, I do have to admit that I’m excited for fall and fall fashion! I have ankle booties just WAITING for me 😉

  3. Love this post! It’s so helpful with the change of seasons getting closer. Fall is my favorite time of year so I always get excited when autumn clothing starts to come out. I need to invest in some new riding boots this year and I think I might bite the bullet and get the Tory Burch ones!

    – Kelsey

  4. Gosh I loved looking through all of these options — I can’t wait for autumn weather! It’s SO hot here in Texas right now, as you know, and the idea of layers and riding boots is extra appealing. 🙂

    Always, Anita

  5. This is a great list! Making a list is so strategic. I like that most of these are classic pieces, or pieces that are trendy but won’t look terribly dated for next fall. Faux fur vests and ankle boots have been in for a couple years and will be in for a while longer.

    I also really appreciate the price points that you gave, I wish more bloggers would do that!

  6. Also! there’s a cashmere sweater not to be missed at an even lower price point: the Uniqlo cashmere are $80 and often go on sale and they’re fantastic! I have 6 of the v-neck sweaters and they hold up better than my JCrew cashmere 🙂

  7. I love this post!!! It’s so nice to see options at several price points as opposed to just “cash vs credit” or “save vs. splurge”. Definitely make this a regular series!!!