5 Fall Fashion Essentials & Favorites 2017


Even though I have plenty of fall clothing items, I always like to add a few new pieces each season. Over the years I’ve started to purchase more classic pieces for my wardrobe that I can wear for years to come. However I do still like to buy the occasional “trend piece.” So here are 5 items that are going to be essentials in my fall wardrobe this year, (and I think you should have too)!

Neutral Sweater

I am a huge lover of almost any type of sweater, but I always find having a plain, neutral sweater to be a wardrobe must. They are perfect for wearing with jeans and layering on cold days, or over a dress. This one was so kindly sent to me by Romwe, and I was genuinely shocked at how thick it was! It will be perfect for keeping me warm on the more colder days, and I love the oatmeal/beige color.

I thought I would also share a few other neutral sweaters from Romwe that I have been eyeing:

Baker Boy Hat & Glasses

Now before I took these photos I was on the hunt for a baker boy hat. I’ve seen countless photos on Instagram of them and love the style and look they give to an outfit. I managed to find one from Urban Outfitters that I love! You can find the one I got here, although it will be in plenty more fall blog posts to come. Baker boy hats seem to fit any face and head shape and look good on everyone!

I also thought I would mention my other favorite fall accessory: glasses! I don’t actually need glasses to see, but EyeBuyDirect can make all of their glasses with clear lenses. You can also get them with lenses designed for staring at digital screens for long periods of times, or with your prescription. I love adding them to outfits to add an extra detail, or wearing them on days where I’m not wearing makeup. You can find the pair that I’m wearing here!

Black Skirt

Skirts have never been a huge love of mine until this season. I always found that they were hard to style during fall and winter months, and I often couldn’t find a style I liked. When I founded this wrap-style one from theΒ WhoWhatWear collection at Target I knew it would be a staple. It’s flattering and goes perfectly with a sweater tucked in. And you can’t go wrong with black!

Pleather Jacket

Now it was too warm to be able to wear on this day, but I find pleather or leather jackets are a great wardrobe essential for fall. Because almost every clothing store has one of these jackets, there are so many styles and price ranges to choose from. I have tried on countless ones over the years, but the one I loved and purchased is this one from Uniqlo. I love how it’s not cropped and how it has room to layer sweaters underneath.


When fall comes around I still wear my sneakers, but I tend to wear oxfords more. They are the perfect shoe for dressing up a simple outfit. I love wearing them with everything from jeans and a sweater to dresses. This pair is from DSW and is by Franco Sarto. My go to in past years has been a black pair, but I love how this gray pair lightens up an outfit.

Wearing: Sweater: Romwe | Skirt: Target (WhoWhatWear) | Oxfords: DSW (Franco Sarto) | Glasses: EyeBuyDirect

And those are my 5 fashion essentials and favorites for my favorite season! Let me know what one fashion item you think is a must in your wardrobe for fall!


23 responses to “5 Fall Fashion Essentials & Favorites 2017”

  1. Yuksel says:

    I would say, they are almost my 5 fall essentials as well πŸ™‚ especially the sweater! It is amazing and I love the style of it! It looks simple but at the same time stylish!

  2. Amanda says:

    Having a neutral sweater is so essential for fall!

  3. Dasynka says:

    I also have these pieces (except the shoes) and love h grey sweaters in winter πŸ™‚
    xx Dasynka

  4. E says:

    Loove your sweater, it has a perfect nude color πŸ’•

  5. Pallavi says:

    That sweater looks so cozy and chic. I’m totally in love with all the glasses you feature. I actually do need glasses so I’m always looking for new frames x

    • Kara Callahan says:

      EyeBuyDirect is a great place to get glasses! They even have a feature on their website that lets you upload a photo of yourself to “try on” the glasses x

  6. That neutral sweater looks so comfy for fall =o) Love all of these essentials! Thanks for sharing =o)

  7. These items are definitely essential! My favourite is that gorgeous neutral sweater – it looks so comfy and cosy!

    Heather xx

  8. Angie says:

    Love all the items! The sweater is a must for fall! I wear lenses most days but I wanna find a pair of glasses aswell. It han do a lot for an outfit! πŸ™‚

  9. Kris says:

    The sweater looks so cozy! The sunglasses are so cool!

    Have an amazing day!

    xx Kris |

  10. Amanda says:

    A black skirt is a top fall essential! I can pair my black skirts with just about everything and always look stylish. Cute glasses!

  11. Isabelle says:

    Great advice love the post. Looking so pretty love the outfit
    Isabelle x

  12. Kim says:

    I love these fall fashion essentials, Kara! And this might be strange to say, but I think you are SO pretty in glasses!! Something about them really makes the whole outfit fit together. You look more interesting haha NOT that you weren’t before! I don’t know why. Either way, it’s meant to be a compliment.

    • Kara Callahan says:

      Aw thank you so much Kim! You are so sweet. Since I love wearing glass that is such a lovely compliment x

  13. Sam says:

    I agree with all of these tbh! You also look so adorable in those frames!


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