It’s definitely still hot and humid in Chicago, but there have been a few days that gave us a taste of fall. It’s making me anxious to pull back out my jeans and sweaters, and some more in-between clothes.


But why on Earth would anyone spends hundreds of dollars on new pieces for fall? These are the pieces I’m hoping to add to my wardrobe for fall — and I don’t plan on spending more than $10 on any piece!

Let me start with the top and work my way down 🙂

A knit beanie or beret (in a neutral color) is one of my favorite accessories for fall because it keeps my warm without making me hot.


knit grey beret
Ked’s Knit Grey Beret

I’m a big fan of basics when it comes to accessories. Even though this scarf has some color, it will pair nicely with lots of other clothes I have.

neon scarf
Kmart Striped Infinity Scarf

I’ve had my eye on one of these short sleeve hoodies. They seemed counterproductive at first, but then I realized it’s another one of those “in between” pieces that’ll keep me warm.

short sleeve hoodie
American Rag Short Sleeve Hoodie

This is probably the item I’m most excited about. I’ve been looking for the perfect buffalo check shirt for years to no avail, but maybe this is the year!

black and white buffalo check
Madewell Buffalo Check Shirt

It’s weird, but I’ve been having to make a real effort lately to inject some color in my wardrobe. Maybe I’m just gearing up for cloudier days? Either way, a bright orange dress will add some color and still feel fall-ish.

orange jersey dress
Macy’s Cap Sleeve Wrap Dress

Is it just me, or does this purse just look like fall? I’d love to add a purse or even boots in this rich, cognac color (def not paying $400 for a purse though — whoa!).

cognac hobo
Frye Hobo Bag

I’m still skeptical about boyfriend style jeans, but am warming up to the idea and want to give them a try. I’m even thinking of just getting a pair of men’s jeans and doing a little DIY. Hmm, we’ll see.

boyfriend jeans ripped
Charlotte Russe Boyfriend Jeans

To top (bottom?) it all off, a classic pair of black flats. Honestly, I’ve had my eye on a pair at J.Crew, but I’m not so in love with the price. Maybe I’ll catch a good sale and add them to my wardrobe.

black flats
Target Black Ballet Flat

So that’s what I’m thinking will take my wardrobe from summer to fall. Looking forward to updating this when I’ve had a chance to hit the thrift stores 🙂


What’s your favorite fall trend?


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