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5 Favorite Fall Fashion Basics

5 Favorite Fall Fashion Basics, wow that’s a mouthful. I was asked by my friend Jessica of A Parent in America to share my favorite fashion basic.  I’ve previously shared my 10 Fall Fashion Essentials however today I am focusing on my 5 Favorite Fall Fashion Basics. These are items that are actually in my closet. These items are my no fail go to fall wardrobe staples.


 5 Favorite Fall Fashion Basics

 5 Favorite Fall Fashion Basics


Black Knee-High Boots (Exact here; Similar here & here)

The stacked heel on this boot is one of the reasons I had to have it. They’re comfortable, edgy and stylish. The buckle gives it an edge and the round toes makes this boot very sexy.  I’ve had them since  2009 and I still receive lots of compliments when I wear them. They held up pretty good and they have a few more years left in them.


A Reliable Denim (Exact Discontinued; Similar here & here)

Everyone needs a really good denim preferably a dark denim. Mine are my Coldwater Creek trouser denim. I love them not only because it’s comfy but I can dress it up or down based on the occasion. If I am feeling fancy, I usually pair it with a blazer or dressy top. For a casual look, I wear with with flats and a simple shirt. It fits me in all the right places, I like them a lot and they’re very forgiving.

dooney-bourke-large-satchelA Sturdy Handbag (Exact here; Similar here & here)

My favorite handbag is actually a Cole Haan bag my mom bought me a few years ago. I couldn’t find a picture online and mine is currently at the cleaners. However a close second is my Dooney & Bourke Florentine Satchel (pictured). I got mine at an Outlet for a steal. I got the large size so I can fit quite a lot in there. It’s one of my go-to carry all bag.

banana-republic faux wrap dress

A Wrap Dress (Exact here; Similar here & here)

I recently got a faux warp dress that I’ve been coveting for some time. I was hesitant to purchase it online because I am currently between sizes. Yes blame it on a summer of good food and bad decisions. To my surprise, this dress fits like a glove and hugs me in the right places. It’s versatile so you can wear it in and out of the office. When the weather gets colder, I will pair it with my knee high boots and wear it through winter.


A Black Cardigan  (Exact here; Similar here & here)

A Black Cardigan replaces a blazer on those chilly days. I like them because I can wear them with jeans and a t-shirt or with a dress and still look fashionable. Cardigans are easy every day pieces that can be customized by color, style and add some accessories to give it a wow effect.

There you’ve it my 5 Favorite Fall Fashion Basics. Since Jessica tagged me in hers, I decided to tag a few fashionable friends from frugal to fitness so they can share some of their fashion basics. In no particular order – Amiryah of 4 Hats and Frugal (New Mom & Frugal Blogger), Aliah of Get Fit Diva (Fitness Blogger), Chene of Prototype Mama (Southern Belle), Claudia of Trendy Latina (Trendy Latina), and the queen of Daily Mom Style & Fashion over 40 Jo-Lynne Shane of Jo-Lynne Shane.

Kira is the founder of the award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two daughters. 



  1. Tara Woods

    October 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I’m drooling over the bag. It’s beautiful.

  2. Aliah

    November 6, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Such a great list and why am I just seeing this?!!? I LIVE for a wrap dress and knee high (and over the knee) boots. I am going to share my basics next week! It’s still Fall, right?!! 🙂

  3. Gervie Barczyk

    October 7, 2015 at 4:19 am

    I like the black knee-high boots. Very elegant!

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