This post is sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue x ShopStyle.
When it comes to fall dressing, there are a few things I keep a strong eye out for – a unique silhouette, unexpected detail, or an interesting fabric. I tend to gravitate towards fabric first since texture is a trademark of my fall style! As soon as the temperatures drop, you’ll see me in a fuzzy coat, puffed up jacket, sleek leather pants or the chunkiest knit sweater. It’s finally starting to feel like fall, so I thought this was the perfect time to share my fall essentials. It stays cold over half of the year where I live, so sticking to quality pieces that can withstand wear and tear is key. I’ll be honest that fall shopping can get expensive fast, so I’ll usually wait until I can get a good deal and then stock up at once. This happens to be the perfect time as Saks Fifth Avenue kicks off their fall Gift Card Event. With so many great designers and a myriad of cozy textures to shop from, your fall wardrobe is pretty much covered. Ahead are the event details and pieces you shouldn’t pass up.
The Saks Gift Card event runs now through September 24. The details are as follows:
Spend $250+, get a $35 Gift Card
Spend $500, get a $75 Gift Card
Spend $1,000, get a $150 Gift Card
Spend $2,000, get a $450 Gift Card
Spend $3,000, get a $700 Gift Card
Fall fabrics have an intrinsic way of looking dressy and elevated. However, one casual texture that’s taking over is the puffer and quilted effect. It’s one outerwear I’ve relied on for years to get through freezing temperatures. Saks has some super cute styles in every color, pattern, and material. My top pick wold be an ivory color in a fuzzy texture – it creates one of the best fall and winter outfits.
Shearling and Faux Fur
If you’re eyeing an investment piece made of shearling or faux fur, this is the time to take the plunge. A high-quality piece can last decades, making any outfit look effortlessly cozier and cooler. Whether it’s a coat or a handbag, it will drastically improve your life especially if you live in colder climates. This sherpa puffer will be going with me on ski trips, cabin getaways, coffee runs and so much more.
You all know that leather is my favorite fall texture although I practically wear it all year long. In the fall, I’ll swap the classic biker jacket silhouette for heavier duty pieces. Right now, it’s all about chunky combat boots, faux leather pants and shackets. The Spanx leggings are a mainstay – they’re your best bet for being comfortable but chic. You also can’t underestimate the power of a good leather bag. Saint Laurent is a surefire way to incorporate a hint of edge. Now is a great time to invest in a designer bag during the Saks gift card event – where you can save hundreds!
Chunky Knit Sweaters
I rely on chunky knit sweaters for everything! I just love how they strike the perfect balance of comfy and chic. You’ll find me in this cable knit sweater as I’m working from home on my couch. As soon as I need to run out, I’ll slip into a pair of leggings and instantly look like I put in some effort to get dressed. I highly recommend shopping for wool and cashmere blend sweaters because the warmth factor outweighs the price.
Plaid, Tweed & Boucle
If you’re looking for cozy fall textures that are warm – and will make your outfit seem more expensive, you definitely need to invest in some tweed or boucle pieces. Instead of the traditional coat or blazer, you can even try out a designer bag in a luxe fabric. I’ve been loving the tweed and boucle bag trend for the past year and decided it was time to bite the bullet when I saw this adorable Toy Puffer at Saks and it’s included in their gift card event happening now!
Alice + Olivia Kenny Wool Turtleneck Sweater (wearing an XS)
Spanx Faux Leather Leggings (wearing an XS)
Stuart Weitzman Over-The-Knee Boots
SAM. Isabel Sherpa Puffer Down Jacket (also love this one – wearing an S)
Saint Laurent Toy Puffer Shoulder Bag