Shopping List: Fall Must-Haves

It’s “back-to-school” season, which means we need to start thinking about stocking up on fall-friendly fashions. As lazy summer days come to an end and studious new beginnings await, now is the time to transition your wardrobe by mixing in new autumn-approved pieces with your summery staples.

Back when I was in school, I remember always feeling frazzled this time of year. When I would go back to school shopping, I’d always beg my mother for just one more pair of cut off shorts…when in fact, what I really needed was a fresh pair of jeans and a crisp cardigan. As I grew I realized that this transitory time was key in setting the tone for my fall wardrobe so I came up with a basic list of must-have items to grab at the end of each summer. Today I’ve decided to share this list with you. Consider it your go-to shopping guide that will help you focus in on what pieces you actually need to kick-start your fall wardrobe.

Whether you’re shipping off to college or simply looking for a work wardrobe update, these basics will get you in the fall shopping spirit:

Shopping List: Fall Must-Haves

Stock up on basics: Vince Camuto Leather Buckle Trench Coat, Paper Crown Wildflower Dress, LC Lauren Conrad Boyfriend Blazer, Topshop Petite Khaki Army Jacket

Renew your staples: Goldsign Misfit Skinny Jeans, J.Crew Fine-kit Cardigan, J.Crew Painter Boatneck Stripe Tee, Citizens of Humanity Avedon Skinny Jeans

Snag some new knits: Romwe Bowknot Pants, Topshop Sleeveless Peplum Top, J.Crew Stretch Tank, LC Lauren Conrad Floral Pleated Skirt

Find the right footwear: Urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue Victorian Boot, LC Lauren Conrad Ballet Flats, Zara Studded Cowboy Ankle Boot, Steven Inspirre Flat Boots

While breezy dresses and light-weight tanks are great, I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t excited to greet my boots and scarves that have been in hibernation these past few months… So get excited and get ready to transition your closet for fall.

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Happy shopping!

XO Lauren

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  • Deanne Castro

    Love the key pieces for back to school shoppping!

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  • Melissa Panici

    Thanks for the tips Lauren! Can’t wait to stock up for fall:)

  • Tiffani Stuart

    So cute! Makes me wish I was in school, again! ha ha…

  • Amy Breckenridge

    i can’t wait for fall and for this nasty new england humidity to be gone! i love those cool, crisp fall days where i can wear a cozy sweater and boots. :) great shopping list, now if only we all had a closet like these to put our clothes in, we’d be all set!


  • Melissa mould

    i have they grey peplum and the cream stud zara boots are just amazing πŸ˜‰

    mel x


  • Sophia-Anna Reinalter

    great tips πŸ˜‰ can’t wait to go back for school – haha πŸ˜€

  • Closet Fix

    Hi All!!

    I guess if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em! Since this Fall thing is really happening, and the stores pretty much have this season’s inventory out on display, I’m getting sorta excited for all the pairing possibilities. Layering has always been key for Fall. Light weight outerwear such as the trench jackets seen here

    and here

    are perfect for surviving that Fall chill without overheating. These pieces are classic, chic, and so practical that they should be incorporated into your wardrobe for Fall since they’re the perfect Closet Fix.



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  • Hailey Anderson

    Great items, I need to restock and prepare for the fall. So excited!!

    xo Hailey

  • veerletje

    love the boots and all the key pieces!

  • Larissa Wilhelm

    I love Fall clothes! They’re always the most comfy!

  • Umbrella Drink

    Check out my wish list shopping list!

  • HistoryBeauty

    Great tips! I like to keep a list of basics that I try to always have on hand and every couple of months I will go through my wardrobe and make sure I have everything.

  • Deek Labelle

    I may not be going back to school, but I’m still going shopping!!!! :)

  • Delta88

    I would literally have to buy all those boots, their fantastic!

  • Jill Scalzo

    Oh YES! I’ve been looking for a “”hooded raincoat”” with no success for months! now that you said “”anorak”” the ‘duh’ lightbulb went off and i’m finding much success! thank you thank you thank you

  • Jordan Weaver

    SO cute! love the boots! here’s a great post on Fall boots and getting the “”look for less””

  • Jessie Zajac

    Hey Lauren! Do you happen to know where I could find a pair of brown flat boots like the ones you showed for a way cheaper price. I’m in high school and it seems everyone seems to have a pair of those except me and I ask where I could find them but it seems there no where to be found.

  • Shellz

    love the peplum trend not looking fwd to FALL:(

    Ill be having a GiVE AWAY SOOn ..check out my blog for fashion and beauty tips:

  • Christine Rosko

    I love these. I love the trench coat and v-neck dress in the first section the best and obviously the boots. I’m obsessed with boots. I can’t wait for fall to be here! So much more options with fasion and layering. Plus, boots!

    I’m having a giveaway right NOW on my blog. So enter for a chance to WIN!

  • Marlene Duran

    I love the items! Would you be able to include where each item is from??!! That would be helpful!

  • Marlene Duran

    Nevermind! I just noticed it is included! Sorry! Thanks!

  • Emma Molina

    Looove the Sleeveless Peplum Top, must get it!!

  • Marielisa Gomez

    Love these!! I think it’s my favorite season for fashion right now :)

    Can’t wait to work the transition!

    Check out my latest hairstyle tutorial :) the topsy tail

    Marielisa – Primp & Wear

  • Giselle Escamilla

    Loveee the skirts and basically everything lol

    great out fits for school!!

    Thank you:)

  • Kelby Peachey

    I love all of these suggestions! Don’t forget you can always layer your breezy dresses with a thick pair of tights, a cardigan, scarf, and some boots. This is exactly why I can’t wait for fall. I do have to admit, it does take less time to get ready in the morning in the summer. πŸ˜‰


  • candyheyn

    Don’t know where to get cute clothes for this fall season??

    check out my blog for a great tip:

  • Kiara Dudley

    it’s a long shot but maybe help out some of the plus size girls who love your fashion sense! <3

  • Cassidy Short

    This makes me even more excited for fall! Cannot wait for trench coat & boot season!



  • Martin M

    Love your key pieces. Military elements are still one trend :) M ytrends for autumn/winter on my blog if you want to know what Germans like to wear next season :) XOXO Greetings from Germany :)

  • My Style Diary

    Love these pieces! Unfortunately I have to wear a uniform to school. :(

  • Brigid of Small Town Fabulous

    Those are all great pieces! There isn’t a single piece I don’t absolutely love! I’ll definitely see if I can get a few of them

  • yelka x

    can’t wait for the boot season :)

  • Mia Doxanska
  • Isabel VdP

    I really love those Steven inspire flat boots!! But how do you know the right size if you buy it online?

  • Audra Downing

    I love how I can see many of the Fall trends Lauren discussed in a previous post put to use in these little collections!

  • Linh Ly

    Yes, agree! Must get all these items! can’t wait for fall!


  • Brittany

    I would love to see a traveling guide and how to mix and match while packing light.

  • Megan Elliott

    How about some amazing cutoffs revamped? Like these:

  • Rosie Waldherr

    I’m so excited for fall to come!! It’s my favorite time of the year, I can use dresses with tights and boots; my favorite =D


  • Jenn Staz

    I would love to see a fall shopping list on a conservative (but fun) fall wardrobe. I am saving up to buy high quality staples, since my wardrobe is seriously lacking, so I would love to see a list of versatile pieces and how I could style them. Thanks Lauren! :)

  • mreeves


    I tried to order the ballet flats from Kohl’s but their website says the product is no longer available. Will they get more? Or is there somewhere else I can buy them?


  • Kaylen Ritter

    I go to a private school and ill im aloud to wear is the required polo, dress shoes, and khaki pants….please post something that can help me to spice up my oh-so-boring school uni? Thanks (:

  • Emma Fox

    http://WWW.FOXTROTBRAVO.BLOGSPOT.COM :) thankyou!

    Lovely blog!

  • Samantha K
  • Deanne Castro

    I love fall!

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    Today’s post – Fall Trend: Loose Knit Sweaters



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  • Bridgette

    Check out my blog

  • Kasia Rymar

    Love all the outfits, especially the boots and colored denim! Check out some of my fall favorites:

  • Amanda Nicklas

    Loving the striped top!

    For more stripes, fashion, and interior design finds, visit my blog:

    Have an enchanting day :)

  • Jen

    This was very helpful! :)

  • Carol S

    I spent the last few days shopping for fall – its my favourite season!!

  • Deanne Castro

    I love fall fashion!

    For more fashion and beauty advice, please visit my blog:

    Today’s post – Fall Trend: Loose Knit Sweaters



    Follow me on:

    Twitter: @myfashavenue


  • Megan Hall

    I just bought a few sweaters and cardigans for fall last night :) I’m getting pretty excited!

    You can see my personal take on fall fashion here:


  • Kelly Patch

    One of my most favorite items for fall is Boots. I would pair boots with skinny jeans and a light white, light pink lace. With my hair like laurens. AMAZING!!!

  • Cassie Hanson

    this is a perfect list lauren! want every piece shown.

  • Cassidy Short

    Love this list for fall, best time of year for fashion!



  • My Style Diary

    I love fall! Best season for fashion :)

    Check out my blog:

  • Kylie Miller

    Awesome tips! Thanks so much. Check out my blog:

  • Cristina Ramos

    Thanks for the tips. Just got myself a peplum shirt. I see it’s in this season and can be worn for the rest of summer, spring and fall. The khaki trench in different shades is definitely something I wanted to try this winter, possibly blue. Yay fall lets have fun with it!

  • Deanne Castro

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  • Lyndsey Ruchalski

    i just had my sweet sixteen and i spend all my money on summer clothes now i cant wait to use the money i just got for fall clothes!

  • Taylor Worthey

    I love this post, Lauren! It’s so helpful. I still need to get on that fall shopping trip soon…

    Here’s my own Fall/Back to School post on my blog! Hope you’ll check it out!

  • Rachel Elkins

    I like this post! I would really like to see more beauty posts and as school starts, more things for middle/high school beauty and fashion posts. This was a great post!


  • Linh Ly

    love all these items! most of them are on my shopping list too. i can’t wait to start shopping for these things.


  • Sophie


  • Kathryn Daniel

    I love the military inspired jacket paired with the riding boots!

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  • Nurija Bihorac

    I really love the Fall & Spring looks. It’s the time where you can be creative with jackets and boots and stuff.. Just awesome.

  • shabana adel


  • Camilla Mauritzen

    Hi Lauren.

    I am from Denmark and the weather here is definately different than in L.A. That is why, one thing that often annoys me a little by these articles, is that it’s not possible in Denmark to wear skirts and shorts in the fall. (Much less in winter, where it can get a lot below 0 degrees.) So I see all these wonderful articles about fashion, that I have no chance of using unless I wanna catch a cold. So I was wondering, if maybe it was possible for you, to take this into consideration also? Maybe there could be a fashion inspiration for us, who live in colder areas of the world? I bet I’m not there only one looking for this. :-)
    Just an idea…
    Otherwise – LOOOOOOVE your site. So pretty and inspiring. :-)

  • Alissa Bush

    I love all the fashion advice and the items that you picked are perfect. Please check out my website to find a vintage inspired collection of highly curated designs all at the loveable prices being under $100.

  • Celine Vocat

    Thank’s I found all the answers I needed ! :)

  • Martin M

    The floral pleated skirt looks brilliant. Love it!! Amazing piece. Combined with Cowboy Ankle Boots perfect!!! :) XOXO from Germany

  • Laser Tek

    Oh, I so love the piece! This article makes me more and more excited with my back to school supplies and clothing shopping galore. :)

  • Amanda McKinney

    hi pretty girls!

    i love this guide with 15 ways to wear your Summer Shorts in the FALL!

    check it out:

  • Mansuri Schoolwear

    Your fashionable clothes list are fantastic and selected items are perfect for any one.



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