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Under $100/ Trends/ Fashion / 18 Oct, 2021

Updated Fall Basics I’m Stocking Up On


fashion blogger wearing a gray fall outfitThere’s an undeniable thrill that comes with shopping for the latest trends. However, it’d be virtually impossible to pull them off without some handy basics to anchor everything together. It’s always the classics that pull double duty, taking you from one occasion to the next seamlessly. This makes them worth updating each season. If you’re looking to do just that while sticking to a reasonable budget, you should definitely check out Express’ fall collection. From simple knit tops to great fitting denim to smart coats, Express has everything you need to complete your daily fall uniform. Best of all, the collection feels forward enough for the current season. You’ll be just as excited to throw them on as you would any other trend. I know I’m putting a huge focus on updated fall basics right now and wanted to share the pieces that expand the potential for creative looks.

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Long Sleeve Tees & Knit Tops

With cool but mild temperatures in the fall, you need breathable, lightweight tees or knit tops that can be layered endlessly. This bodysuit checks all the boxes of the perfect fall top. It looks basic in the front but features a flirty back cutout. An added bonus – it’s made from Express’ high compression fabric that smooths, sculpts and defines your silhouette.


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Neutral Coat

If you need to look polished in just seconds, a tailored neutral coat is the way to go. It’s the most versatile piece you can own since it’s flawless with both formal and casual fits. I can’t seem to get enough this Express one right now. The longer length and the faux wool fabric looks so effortlessly chic. I picked it up in white several weeks ago but it’s since launched in gray, black and camel – I might need one in every color.


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Mix & Match Sets

I’m one of those who won’t be giving up my loungewear this fall. Fortunately, Express serves up some super cute and cozy options that blur the line between PJs and everyday wear. For instance, the twisted knot design transforms this piece from basic top to fashionable sweater. You can even wear it with these matching sweater leggings for a chic, monochrome fall look.


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Pants & Skirts

Your collection of fall basics wouldn’t be complete without some versatile pants and skirts to keep things fresh. When it comes to denim, there’s something about dark washes that make an outfit look more put-together. Black and grays are my favorite washes right now – and it doesn’t get any more classic than these super soft black jeans. Just pair them with these booties for a sleek look that will never go out of style. Besides denim, I’m also obsessing over anything leather – it’s the definition of looking expensive.


xo, Maria

Outfit Details

Express Belted Wrap Coat
Express High-Waisted Jeans
Express Mock Neck Body Contour Bodysuit
Express Sock Booties
Express Padded Woven Crossbody Bag

This post is sponsored by Express.

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