Fall Wardrobe Classics | Must Haves to Build Your Fall Wardrobe

Let’s talk fall wardrobe classics! The items you need in your closet to build your fall wardrobe! 

Fall Wardrobe Classics | White Shirt Tunic featured on Louella Reese

c/o white shirt tunic | straight leg jeans | c/o emerald handbag | gal meets glam collection scarf | similar rose gold round toe pumps, platinum pointy toe pumps,  | c/o gold statement earrings | cable cuff | cable ring 


Can you tell I’m excited for Fall? It’s really all I can talk about and I apologize it’s all you’re going to hear from me from now until mid-November. So hopefully you’re a big fan of the season as well! I’ve talked a little about shopping for fall here and there (most recently, what I’ll be wearing this fall) but wanted to really focus on the classics, staples if you will of a fall wardrobe. These are must have items to build your fall wardrobe off of. 

Today, I’m highlighting the top five fall wardrobe classics. These include a classic white shirt, a great pair of jeans, neutral close toed footwear, a rich tone handbag, and sweaters (of, course). So let’s dive into why each one is important and my top picks for the season for each item. 

Fall Wardrobe Classics | J.Jill Dipped-Hem A-Line Tunic styled on Louella Reese
Fall Wardrobe Classics | J.Jill Dipped-Hem A-Line Tunic styled on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

White Shirt

A white shirt is an absolute classic. An item that will never go out of style and is truly in style all seasons of the year. Come fall, it’s an amazing piece to have as it’s so easy to layer with. Whether you simply wear a denim jacket over it or wear it under your favorite oversized cardigan. There are endless ways to style a classic white shirt! There are always so many fun variations of the classic out there so this season, maybe invest in one a little different. 


Great Pair of Jeans

A great pair of jeans is obvious, right? Their an item you’ll reach for almost daily. Therefore, having a pair that fits you perfectly is a must! I’ve sung the praises of the jeans I’m wearing in today’s post several times (exhibit a and exhibit b). And truly couldn’t recommend them enough! But what works for me might not work for you so it’s important to try on several styles, colors, and cuts to find your great pair of jeans!

Fall Wardrobe Classics | J.Jill Dipped-Hem A-Line Tunic styled on Louella Reese
Fall Wardrobe Classics | Neely & Chloe No. 19 The Mini Lady Bag Saffiano styled on Louella Reese
Fall Wardrobe Classics | J.Jill Dipped-Hem A-Line Tunic styled on Louella Reese

Neutral Close Toed Footwear

Time to hide the toes and rock some fabulous pumps, loafers, oxfords, and ballet flats! Soon enough boots, too. Definitely recommend opting for one or two neutral pairs that you can wear with just about everything! This helps limit the number of shoes you have (you’ll thank me when you’re packing to go somewhere) and also makes outfit planning a lot easier. Last year I bought a pair of oxfords and absolutely wore them to death! Couldn’t recommend more! They look so cute with jeans, skirts, dresses, and corduroys.

Rich Tone Handbag

This one may seem a little trendy but honestly rich tones are always in for the fall season. Think emerald/forest, navy, wine, marigold – all great options for a fall handbag. They’re neutral enough to go with most items why also packing a bit of a punch. Emerald/forest has always been my go to personally but marigold is really stealing my heart as of late (perfect example).

Fall Wardrobe Classics | J.Jill Dipped-Hem A-Line Tunic featured on Louella Reese


The most exciting clothing item for fall, am I right? Cannot wait to pull out all of the sweaters and add a few new ones this year. I always thinking adding a few neutrals is a good idea – beige, ivory, camel, blush, navy, black, and grey. You’ll be able to wear year after year and they’ll go with everything! Have fun with a coupled pattern ones too – maybe grab a striped or floral one. 



  1. September 13, 2018 / 9:24 am

    I am in desperate need of a good new white shirt!!! LOVE everything you’ve picked out here!

    xx Rebecca

    • September 17, 2018 / 9:10 am

      Girl you should 100% pick up one of these from J.Jill – they are amazing quality and the fit is SO good!

      xo Laura Leigh

    • September 17, 2018 / 9:11 am

      Isn’t it though? Truly obsessed and cannot wait to wear it lots this fall. Thank you so much Brittany!

      xo Laura Leigh

  2. September 13, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    Perfect fall look! And love your gorgeous bag. I need!!

    xo, Hillary | hillheady.com

  3. September 13, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    Love these classic and how you styled your white shirt!! Cute shoes too!


    • September 17, 2018 / 9:12 am

      Thank you Cathy! Oh I couldn’t love these shoes more. Hoping they come out with them again this fall/winter – I’ll be picking up several colors for sure!

      xo Laura Leigh

  4. Jessica Camerata
    September 13, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    All about a great white shirt! Great list.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    • September 17, 2018 / 9:12 am

      Yes girl! So excited for the season. And yay! So glad you’re loving these pieces.

      xo Laura Leigh

  5. September 14, 2018 / 1:00 am

    I love this classic look babe! I am so excited for Fall too, Fall fashion is the best!!

    cute & little

    • September 17, 2018 / 9:13 am

      Thank you Kileen! Hoping fall comes ASAP and sticks around all through November!

      xo Laura Leigh

  6. September 14, 2018 / 6:44 am

    Totally agree with your wardrobe staples & this outfit is so simple and chic!

  7. September 14, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    I love white ’cause you can add other colors and patterns. White tops are one of my favorite pieces for any occasion or season.


  8. September 16, 2018 / 6:18 pm

    yes, I am all about investing in new footwear for Fall! I want a pair of slouchy boots!

    xo, Whitney

  9. September 16, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    I’m loving your white shirt!! Such a classic outfit. Perfect for all seasons.

    xo, Laura

  10. September 16, 2018 / 10:39 pm

    A good pair of jeans is a must for fall! I love the pair that you have on!

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