Most-Wanted Fall Wardrobe Buys

Autumn and its associated plethora of covetable cold-weather wardrobe staples can paralyze the best of us with indecision — specifically as it relates to where we should allocate our hard-earned dollars for the best seasonal ROI. Since we’re of the organized, list-making, compare-and-contrast shopping mindset, we decided to start by polling our teammates on the styles that they’re actually investing in this month; from luxe wool lounge pants to under-$50 convertible leather driving loafers and even a pair of short person-approved kick-flare dungarees.

Then we asked our readers to spill the beans on what they were wish-listing for fall, and their answers did not disappoint. R29 fans from across the nation (and a few far-flung readers across the pond) told us about the chic loungewear, corduroy overalls, shearling jackets, and pie-in-the-sky designer dresses that they’re planning on taking the shopping plunge on. Read on to see what our team and our readers are carting up this fall — and if you want to share your shopping two cents, you can do it by filling out this Google form.

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Levi's® Premium Vintage Overall

“I’ve been looking at these for a month and it’s finally cold enough to pull the trigger. Corduroy is a fall staple for me, and these are cute enough that I can wear them lazing around the house with a sweatshirt OR out and about with a more fitted shirt or cropped tank and heeled booties. I just think these are the epitome of Cool Girl Not Trying At All style.” — Katie, 30, Idaho

Levi's® Premium Vintage Overall, $, available at Zappos

Amie New York European Viscose Dickey

“Still not over the turtleneck look, and I love layering without all the extra bulk. This one was actually really soft (surprisingly).” — Lulu, 28, New York

Amazon European Viscose Dickey, $, available at Amie New York

Universal Thread Crewneck Pullover Sweater

“With winter getting a jump start this year, it’s never too early to get a big comfy sweater! This is the perfect fall shade and one of my favorite colors to boot!” — Ren, 36, Colorado

Universal Threads Crewneck Pullover Sweater, $, available at Target

Lululemon Perfectly Oversized Crew

“I could wear this when I walk my dog, grabbing coffee after an outdoor workout, or when I WFH. Right now I really embrace multi-purpose in my clothes. I am still interested in ‘special occasion clothes’, sometimes but from day to day I like to wear bike shorts or leggings and a tee or crew neck sweatshirt. I am coveting one from a place like Lulu because I know it will last more than just one season.” — Amber, 32, California

lululemon Perfectly Oversized Crew, $, available at lululemon

Alexander McQueen Jewelled Satchel

“It’s not exactly a fall fashion item — but the skull does give me some spooky vibes. I have been very lucky to keep my job during quarantine and actually bolster up some savings by not traveling or eating out as much (still, lots of Postmates). I told myself when I hit a certain goal in my savings (I think I am about 1-2 paychecks away!) that I wanted to treat myself to a designer bag. I was considering some of the more ‘standard’ bags from Gucci or Louis Vuitton – but decided I wanted something that not everyone has.” —  Jen, 26 California

Alexander McQueen Jewelled Satchel, $, available at Alexander McQueen

Everlane “Party of One” Tank Dress

“In Colorado in the fall, the weather can go from 98 degrees to literally snowing the next morning. I can pair this dress with a blazer or cardigan in the morning, then go with short sleeves in the afternoon when it’s warmer. And the Cayenne color just screams autumn!” — Rebecca, 48, Colorado

Everlane The "Party Of One" Tank Dress, $, available at Everlane

Leeron Leather Moto Jacket

“Plus-size gals want a cool moto jacket, and this is it.” — Marina, 30, New York

Universal Standard Leeron Leather Moto Jacket, $, available at Universal Standard

Lack of Color Montana Fedora

“This beautiful hat will compliment all your cream-colored and even rich brown or khaki items worn in the fall. I’m already two hats in with my collection of this brand’s authentic Australian wool hats.” — Deondra, 34, North Carolina

lack of color Montana Fedora, $, available at lack of color

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