Trends/ Under $100/ Fashion / 07 Sep, 2023

5 Wardrobe Essentials for an Effortless Seasonal Shift into Fall


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing an oversized khaki shirt and patent leather leggings from nordstromAs summer turns to fall on the calendar, we step into that exciting yet uncertain in-between season. It’s a time when dressing appropriately for the ever-changing weather becomes an art form – and it changes every year with a ton of fresh  trends on the rise. So, I’ve put together a guide to help you navigate the seasonal shift. At the start of any season, I always focus on a few wardrobe essentials that I know will be the secret sauce to making any transition stylish and comfortable. To make it even easier, I’ll pull my picks from one place – and it’s usually Nordstrom. No matter what season we’re entering, Nordstrom always steps up to provide the sartorial solutions we need. With its impeccable curation of timeless classics and the latest trends, Nordstrom makes makes it a breeze to get ahead on the cozy layers and autumn hues that lie ahead. Here are my transitional picks for this fall season!

brunette fashion blogger wearing a date night outfit from nordstromOversized Shirting

Oversized shirting is the ultimate transitional wardrobe essential. While the classic white option remains timeless and seasonless, don’t underestimate the power of colored alternatives to breathe new life into your wardrobe. Whether you wear them as a standalone piece or a casual layer, you can also consider something in a heavier fabric like denim for that edgy yet stylish vibe.

fashion blogger wearing a YSL Le 5 a 7 bagLeather Bottoms

Leather bottoms are a must-have for any fall wardrobe. Personally, I swear by the patent leather and faux leather leggings by Commando. They’re the perfect foundation for any outfit, but don’t stop there. This season, explore trouser-like silhouettes and sleek leather skirts to diversify your fall look. These pieces not only add an edgy twist to your outfits but also keep you comfortably chic as the temperatures start to dip.

mia mia mine wearing a fall date night outfitStripe Sweaters

Striped sweaters are becoming a key player in the realm of transitional staples. These versatile knits are perfect for draping over your shoulders as a chic style hack or simply pairing with anything in your closet. Their classic patterns and cozy textures make them an effortless choice for easing into the weather while staying fashion-forward. Plus, the timeless appeal of stripes ensures that you’ll reach for them season after season.

fashion blogger wearing tom ford padlock sandalsBoxy Blazer

This season, we’re seeing a novel take on the blazer. Inspired by the bold aesthetics of the 80’s, these blazers come with oversized silhouettes and more prominent shoulders. They bring a commanding vibe to your outfit, making them perfect for power-dressing. Whether paired with jeans for a casual look or layered over a dress, you can rely on them to inject a hint of masculinity to your transitional wardrobe.

fashion blogger wearing commando patent leather leggings and tom ford padlock sandalsVests

Finally, vests are proving to be versatile and stylish companions for the in-between weather. You can find them in various forms, from lightweight jackets to tailored options and sweater knit fabrications. These sleeveless wonders bridge the gap between the warmth of summer and the chill of autumn. I love how they provide that extra layer of comfort without the heaviness of a full jacket.


xo, Maria

Outfit Details

Naked Wardrobe Oversized Button-Up Shirt (wearing an XS)
Commando Patent Leather Leggings (wearing an XS)
Saint Laurent Le 5 à 7 Hobo Bag
Tom Ford Padlock Pointy Toe Sandals

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom.

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