Fall Style Essentials: Cozy-Chic Style
Fall is one of my favourite times of year – if not my very favourite. I love everything about it – the colour leaves (it makes Vancouver just look so beautiful), the cozy drinks (yes, I do enjoy a good pumpkin spice latte now and again), and the super cozy style.
I always used to be such a summer girl, and I really used to dread the cold weather, but the older I get the more I love fall. I don’t know if I’ll ever love winter – but fall – well, I’m here for it.
Fall Style Essentials
A chunky knit sweater:
The first, and really most important, item that everyone needs in their wardrobe is a good ol’ chunky knit sweater. I live in sweaters during this time of year so they are really #1 must-have when it comes to building a practical and cozy fall wardrobe.
I don’t know about you – but as soon as I get home, I immediately change into my most comfortable and cozy loungewear. I’m not the sort of person to wear jeans at home – I’m a pajamas, sweatpants, or leggings kind of girl. This especially goes in the fall and winter months.
A blanket scarf:
I once had a co-worker tell me that they had never seen me not wearing a scarf – and you know what – they were right. Even during the summer, I often wore scarves to the office because the dang AC was so cold that it felt like winter year round there!
Joking aside though, during the colder months I never leave the house without a blanket scarf. While part of that is because I love how scarves look, a bigger part of it is because I am always cold and I just love how cozy and warm scarves make me feel. They are an absolute fall style essential.
I love pairing my favourite flared jeans with heavy cable knits, chunky heeled boots, and a floppy hat for a perfectly 70’s-chic look! Adding in some modern touches, like a pair of leopard print flats or a structured black bag, keeps the look from becoming overwhelmingly retro and costume-y.
It must be said though: flares aren’t really for wet weather. They get super heavy, wet, and icky and it just doesn’t look or feel good to wearing rainy-cold pants. So, I really only opt to wear flared jeans on days when I know there’s not a raindrop in sight.
Jeggings are surprisingly practical during the fall and winter months and the reason why is because they typically tuck nicely into boots. You just don’t get that kind of ease and convenience with flared, wide cut, bootcut, and so many other cuts of jeans.
Plus, jeggings are stretchy which makes them super comfortable and easy to wear all day long.
A floppy hat:
I like floppy hats for a couple of reasons.
1. They keep my head warm when it’s cold out.
2. They add a chic element to an outfit.
Floppy hats have been a style-essential for me for a while. I love how they instantly add something unique to an outfit and how they elevate even the most basic outfits.