GUIDE TO AN EFFORTLESS WARDROBE: OCTOBER ESSENTIALS

Hi ladies! With the transition from summer to fall, I'm excited to finally bundle up in cozy layers with so many modest options in style (at least here in Saint Louis it's chilly!). I'm no expert, but here are a few wardrobe tips and pieces I've found most useful when creating an outfit on-the-go in the Fall. 


Tip #1: Basic tunics & sweaters in different shades are awesome for a quick outfit without having to layer or put much thought into color coordinating.

 Similar tunic at   Necessary Clothing   & more basic colors in  cream  &  gray !

Similar tunic at Necessary Clothing & more basic colors in cream & gray!

 Love this camel tone sweater from   Forever 21.   

Love this camel tone sweater from Forever 21. 


Tip #2: After wearing some sort of basic tunic, and if there's some time or it's extra chilly, I like to pair it with an additional layer, which can be a fur vest, anorak jacket, leather jacket, duster coat...etc. It also comes in handy for when the weather is unpredictable for a full day at school. 

 Similar fur vests from   Forever 21 here   and   here

Similar fur vests from Forever 21 here and here

 Obsessed with  t his   from Missguided. 

Obsessed with this from Missguided. 

 Burnt orange anorak jacket! I'm obsessed with these because they're not too thick or too light. Awesome for the summer and fall seasons. Similar   Boohoo Official coat   in green.

Burnt orange anorak jacket! I'm obsessed with these because they're not too thick or too light. Awesome for the summer and fall seasons. Similar Boohoo Official coat in green.


Tip #3: If you wear hijab, try matching it with the same color tones as your bottom half of your outfit (ex. I'd pair white sneakers with a light pink hijab). This way, the outfit flows together rather than appearing "choppy". If you're wanting to wear a color that isn't as bright as white, or dark as black, try gray or beige (I've been super stuck to both of mine from Austere Attire - use code: "Summerlove" for 10% off)! 

 Light pink scarf + white sneakers 

Light pink scarf + white sneakers 

 Cream   Aldo's   flats + grey   Austere Attire   Scarf  

Cream Aldo's flats + grey Austere Attire Scarf  


Tip #4: Cold weather is perfect for wearing a one color palette outfit. I've found that mixing textures is key to pulling off the look, such as leather, suede, or fur. I will definitely be wearing looks inspired by these this winter! SO classy. 

 via   pinterest
 Via   pinterest

Tip #5: Stack up on the basic pieces. These will last season after season in your wardrobe and will most likely not go out of style for a long time! 

 This basic piece  here  is especially useful for layering year-round- sweaters, jewelry, ponchos, blazers... it all works! 

This basic piece here is especially useful for layering year-round- sweaters, jewelry, ponchos, blazers... it all works! 

 Straight leg/boyfriend jeans  here  and  here ! I like these for when my tops are on the shorter side. 

Straight leg/boyfriend jeans here and here! I like these for when my tops are on the shorter side. 

 Year round trench coats aka SO classy. Click   here

Year round trench coats aka SO classy. Click here

 Denim tunic  here . Dress it down with booties + an over piece, or dress it up with heels & a blazer. Or, wear it as is!

Denim tunic here. Dress it down with booties + an over piece, or dress it up with heels & a blazer. Or, wear it as is!

 White jeans!  These  are straight leg :) 

White jeans! These are straight leg :) 

 Classic piece for winter from   Nordstrom  . 

Classic piece for winter from Nordstrom


Tip #6: Save on trending pieces. While they may be popular in the fashion scene, it will fade by the end of the season and probably not add versatility to your wardrobe for long, so I definitely recommend limiting the amounts of these pieces in your wardrobe. However, it is always nice to have a few and here are some awesome links to trending pieces that can be found for less! 

 This backpack is vintage from my mother's wardrobe, but I linked similar affordable one's  here  and  here ! 

This backpack is vintage from my mother's wardrobe, but I linked similar affordable one's here and here

 Fringeeeeee! This jacket is linked  here ,  similar cream version  here , and a suede fringe jacket  here . 

Fringeeeeee! This jacket is linked here,  similar cream version here, and a suede fringe jacket here

 Bucket bags are also really trendy this season!  here  and  here  

Bucket bags are also really trendy this season! here and here 

 Sweaters with unique details are always trending but it changes season to season. Loving   this one   from Forever 21 this fall. 

Sweaters with unique details are always trending but it changes season to season. Loving this one from Forever 21 this fall. 


I hope you found some of these tips useful! Let me know in the comments or on Instagram! 

Much Love,