This morning I woke up and smelled fall in the air.  Nevermind the fact that it’ll be in the mid-70’s today in the DC area, but Sunday officially marked the first day of fall.  I’m welcoming the end of summer, especially summer clothes.  Ever since I was a kid fall was my favorite time of the year. Everything from the foliage, cooler temperatures and the lack of insects, was what I looked forward to every year.  Outside of the wonders of mother nature, fall clothing is the fashion season I live for.

Although it’s still technically too warm to wear any of my favorite fall essentials, once the cooler weather arrives, I’m breaking out a few of the items below.

Leather Jogging Pants

I first fell in love with leather jogging pants earlier this spring, but by that time it was too warm to strut around in them.  Although sites like Saks and Nordstrom had pairs that cost as much as a mortgage, I was able to find a seller on Ebay that specialized in leather products, and purchased a pair in black, baby pink and maroon. The ordering process was quite simple, and to have a custom made pair of pants that actually fit made the week long wait worth it. All for just $139 each.

Military Boots

When I was younger, I lived in Doc Martens. I think I had a pair in 5 different colors.  But nowadays, I prefer a military boot that’s a little more feminine. The more modern military boots still have a tough, and versatile look, but they can be dressed up or dressed down.  This pair by Betsey Johnson comes in 6 different colors.

Sweater Dresses


What better way to welcome in fall and winter than with a cozy sweater dress?  Sweater dresses are another fall piece that’s pretty versatile and timeless.  I doubt sweater dresses will ever go out of style, but they need to be handled with care. One wrong move into the warm water cycle of a washing machine and it’s done.  The above dress from Victoria’s Secret is already sitting in m closet for a 50-degree weather day.

The three pieces above are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to my fall wardrobe.  From thrifting and retail shopping, I’m definitely looking forward to not only the cooler weather, but the opportunity to actually add on a few layers of clothing.

Clutchettes, What Are Your Fall Fashion Essentials?

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