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September 14, 2017

My Fall Wardrobe Staples | Essential Wraps

My friends that are really more fashionable than me (you know who you are!), might get a kick out of the fact that I'm even writing this because my wardrobe is extremely simple.  I like to keep my closet like I keep my kitchen - hardworking essentials that can be used in many ways.  As I've gotten older, I feel like I'm better at knowing what suits me and what I feel good in.  I am just fine knowing that I'm not chasing trends, though I do look for subtle ways to update each year. I usually start each season with a new pair of jeans, a blouse and shoes that feel classic and current at the same time.

Here are my go-to looks for this season : 

Because I mostly wear solid Oxford shirts, cotton T's and sweaters with jeans, I really depend on a wide selection of Wraps to bring my look up to date for the season.  They are so inexpensive ($14) and help stretch my wardrobe by making all of these essentials look seasonal.   In the spring my striped T and jeans with loafers looks very springy with a robins egg blue wrap.  In the fall, the same look feels fall-ish with a Moss Green Wrap ($14) instead.  I think they also make great little gifts, too - one size fits all : )

Shop all of the Wraps in my store, here >

I already have most of these, but the Needlepoint Loafers will be new addition to my closet.  They are a bit of a splurge for me, but since I am not buying anything else right now, I am happy to invest in something that will make many of the staples in my closet seem new and fresh paired with these fun shoes.

I'm not including source links for everything, because it is all J.Crew for the most part : )  No surprise there.  Here are the links to the items that are not from J.Crew.

*these are not affiliate links because I don't know how to do that!

Tall Frye Melissa Boots : I've had these for 6 years and still love getting them out each year.
Needlepoint Loafers
Driving Loafers : These are such a deal!  I searched everywhere for great drivers that didn't cost $400.  I also have the suede version and I'm obsessed with how soft and comfy they are.
New Balance : I love these because they have a gum sole and the little leather tab on the top.  I have them in navy.  I walk everyday, and these are so light and comfy.
Navy Leggings : Lulu Lemon
Sneakers : Superga
Everything else : J.Crew

There are a couple of things that I'd like to be better about incorporating, like adding more dresses and skirts into my wardrobe.  I have a good selection, but I feel like I buy them on an as-needed basis and don't think about them as essentials or staples that can be worn year in and out.  After taking inventory of my closet, I would like to add some more pencil skirts, a few solid dark dresses and a great pair of slingback shoes.  Any suggestions?!


  1. Hi Jenny, I love your fashion style! Given the number of followers you have, you could probably get into the Reward Style affiliate program. I believe you have to apply for it, but many of my favorite bloggers who have robust followings are part of that program. I just discovered Amber Venz Box and her own story of going from blogger to CEO of Reward Style. You should check it out!

  2. I too stick to classics and only add a few new pieces in each season. Thank you for this post. It gave me new fresh ideas to try with thing I already have. :)

  3. Great choices, classic yet still fun. I'd love to see you make your earrings available again in your shop.

  4. I love the Wrap idea but how do you wear these? Are they meant for "around the house" snuggling with a good book, or when the temps are cool instead of a jacket? They just don't seem practical otherwise. Please advise; they are so pretty and would be a great gift idea


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