Clothes in My Closet I Can’t Wait to Wear This Fall

September 1, 2022

Fall Neutrals I wit & whimsy

Happy September! Fall is nearly here and I am even more ready for it than usual this year after a very hot, very humid and very rainy summer in New York.

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year for so many reasons but it is also my favorite season to get dressed. I’m excited to begin pulling out all my Fall favorites that I have rounded up to share with you today. 

Long time readers will recognize a lot of these pieces and already know that I truly believe in making investments in your wardrobe for classic pieces that you know will be in style for years to come. In a time where we are all shopping less, I think key investment pieces can be far more rewarding than buying a lot of things you may discard by the time next Fall arrives.

Fall Clothes I Can’t Wait to Wear

Madewell Plaid Blazer Fall Outfit

This bodysuit I own in both black and white (L) and this Madewell blazer (S).

Madewell Chore Jacket

This Madewell Chore Jacket (L).

This Mango Tweed Jacket (L).

J.Crew Cashmere Sweater

This J.Crew cashmere crewneck sweater. Wearing a M but if I bought another color I’d get it in a L for a more slouchy fit.

Easy Fall Outfit I wit & whimsy

These black Levi’s jeans. Wearing size 28. And this jacket from Mango. I found a similar style – the perfect lightweight layer.

Veja Esplar Logo Sneakers I wit & whimsy

These classic Veja sneakers.


My magic pants aka the M.M.LaFleur Curie Pants! Wearing the 6S (I am 5’5″) These are so versatile. Wearing with a Bash Paris sweater.

Amazon Sherpa Fleece

This Amazon sherpa fleece I lived in last Fall for walks and hikes. I own the zip up version, too! M in both.

Senreve Mini Maestro

This Senreve bag that I’ve been wearing non-stop since I got it and for which Fall will be no exception! It’s the perfect size. Code WITWHIMSY will get you $50 off your first order over $300.

Easy Every Day Everlane Outfit I wit & whimsy

This cozy Alpaca sweater I live in come cooler weather. Wearing a M. Coat is also by Everlane from a few seasons ago.

Everlane Beanie and Turtleneck I wit & whimsy

This turtleneck I love with jeans and with leggings. Wearing a M.

AYR French Fry Stripe Tee

This slouchy, soft striped tee by AYR. Wearing shade French Toast in a M.

French Girl Style Striped Tee I wit & whimsy

The classic Sézane Colette Marinière Striped Tee. I am wearing a size M above. Comes in a variety of colors. I own the Large in the Ecru/Black.

Funnel Neck Workout Top from Amazon

This pullover that I have worn so, so much since getting it. (Size M). So affordable and the perfect pairing with all my favorite leggings.

Agolde Riley Jeans

these jeans (27) and these ballet flats.

Everlane Drape Trench I wit & whimsy

Everlane Drape Trench I wit & whimsy

The Everlane Drapey Trench (wearing a S) and these high waisted cheeky jeans (28). 

French Girl Style Striped Tee I wit & whimsy

These classic saddle loafers.

Dudley Stephens Park Slope I wit & whimsy

Dudley Stephens Park Slope turtleneck. Wearing a L.

Dudley Stephens Boatneck I wit & whimsy

I also love my Brighton Boatneck Dudley Stephens. Size L.

Sezane Sweater Jacket

This chic sweater jacket (L).

Amazon Utility Jacket

This utility jacket I just bought in a second color. Wearing a M.

La Ligne Striped Sweater I wit & whimsy

This La Ligne sweater (M) I love so much I now own two.

Favorite Sweater Styles | Amazon Fashion Goodthreads Sweater

This affordable Amazon sweater I own in two colors. Wearing a M.

Cuyana Cashmere Sweater I wit & whimsy

These suede booties I wear so much. I also own the cognac color.

Athleisure I wit & whimsy

These Commando faux leather leggings (size M).

My Favorite Leggings I wit & whimsy

This favorite super soft hoodie (M) and these leggings (L). And of course my all time favorite APL Techloom sneakers that I sport all year round. I size down half a size to 6.5.

The Best Joggers

These Lululemon Align joggers (size 6). So comfy that I practically lived in them during cooler months earlier this year. I know I’ll be reaching for them a lot come Fall.

Vuori Joggers Review

If I had a $1 for every time my girlfriends and I have discussed how amazing the Vuori joggers were this year, I’d be rich. We are obsessed. They are so soft, so comfy and manage to be stylish enough for both outdoor and indoor wear. I sized down to a Size Small. Read my full Vuori Joggers Review. (Wearing the Vuori Energy tank with the joggers in a size M).

Neutral Winter Outfit

These Rag & Bone boots that were a favorite investment purchase two years ago and have gotten so much wear. I am also eyeing the new colors they just released for this Fall. These are SO comfy and truly great for walking lots. Similar for less here.

Also this cozy sweater (wearing a S).

J.Crew Ella Sweater Blazer

The Ella Sweater Blazer Coat that’s so easy to throw on and look put together. Size way down in this!

This lightweight and super affordable puffer jacket I wore on so many walks and hikes last Fall. Wearing a M.

Marc Fisher Izzie Snow Boots

My Marc Fisher Izzie boots in this gorgeous brown suede that are great for outdoor adventures in the Fall.

Sezane Trench Coat I wit & whimsy

This classic Sézane Scott Trench Coat that’s beautifully made and so timeless. Wearing size 8.

J.Crew Icon Trench

This Icon Trench by J.Crew (wearing a 6).

This pretty lace top I own in 2 colors. Size M.

Everlane Perform Leggings I wit & whimsy

This Everlane fleece sweatshirt. Such a chic athleisure piece. I sized up to a L.

Sweatshirt Dress and Denim Jacket

This hoodie dress (M).

Cherry Blossoms

This favorite La Ligne striped sweater (M) – I also own it in the reverse color way (see below!) and these Madewell high rise skinny jeans (28).

Paris Outfit LaLigne Striped Sweater

Meghan Donovan at Home I wit & whimsy

This Jenni Kayne Ribbed Cashmere Sweater (M) I wore so, so much last year – definitely my most worn sweater. I bought two more colors! Also these fun shearling mules that are great to throw on.

Styling Classics I wit & whimsy

My favorite Sézane Tomboy Button Down. I sized up to an 8 in this style.

Sezane Victor Bag

The Sézane Victor Bag. Such a great crossbody. 

Ann Taylor Spring Try On I wit & whimsy

These classic Levi’s seen here. Wearing a size 28. 

Inez Boot Review I wit & whimsy

These Inez Boots. They are so comfortable and hold up with 20K+ steps a day when in Paris. You can use code WITWHIMSY15 for 15% off your purchase of Inez shoes.

French Girl Style I wit & whimsy

These favorite jeans (size 27). You can find my whole love letter to these jeans here. I now own them in 3 different colorways.

Gucci Mini Bag I wit & whimsy

This little mini Gucci bag. It is one of my Fall & Winter favorites. It doesn’t fit much – just my phone, credit card and keys but it makes the perfect teeny companion to a lot of my outfits and ensures I let my doesn’t-show-up-often minimalism shine.

Vince Scuba Jacket I Forever21 Inverted Pleat Dress I M. Gemi Boots I wit & whimsy

My Vince leather jacket. I bought it back in 2014 and it is still one of my most worn items that I own. It is the most buttery, soft leather and I love the fit so much. Faux, affordable similar style here.

If you’re looking for a good investment of real leather, I suggest this Madewell leather jacket or this Sezane leather jacket.

Cute Trench Coats for Fall

These plaid pants. Sized up to an 8.

Paris Winter Outfit

These Stuart Weitzman boots (still one of my best investments) – they get so much wear every year and have been since I bought them over six years ago!

Paris Outfit in Fall - Aritzia Trouser


These Aritzia Effortless pants. I won three colors now and I recommend sizing up.

Plaid Blazer + Distressed Denim I wit & whimsy

My Golden Goose sneakers are a year-round wear for me (and even more this year!) but they are definitely Fall favorites when paired with jeans and a good blazer. I also love wearing them with my joggers.

Business Casual Outfit I wit & whimsy

The J.Crew Regent Blazer is just so.damn. good. I wear a size 6.

Meghan Donovan of wit & whimsy discusses affordable wardrobe essentials

This Everlane blazer that I now own in every color way (see below!) I size down to a size 2.

Fall Basics Pieces I wit & whimsy

Styling a Belt Bag I wit & whimsy

The J.Crew sweater blazer (size down – wearing a Small). 

Paris Fall Outfit - Slip Skirt with Leather Jacket and Sarah Flint Boots

This J.Crew slip skirt that is so versatile. And these sleek Sarah Flint boots.

Sezane Fall Collection I wit & whimsy

This coat is a workhorse in my coat closet. I love the tailored fit of it and that you can wear it layered and accessorized in cooler months or with a more feminine blouse in warmer months. I recommend sizing up. I’m wearing an 8.

I also love adding a ruffled collar top under coats or sweaters in the Fall. Perfect for a feminine French detail.

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These booties that are the most comfortable, most worn in my closet (similar more affordable style here). See also: all my favorite shoes

MM.LaFleur Jardigan Review I wit & whimsy

This perfect “jardigan” that has one of the best fits of anything I own. An investment piece that wears well both closed or open. Wearing a M.

Cable Knit Sweater on Meghan Donovan of wit & whimsy lifestyle blog

This classic Barbour jacket that’s a Fall Favorite and a piece I look forward to wearing every Fall. Wearing a US 8.

Barbour Beadnell Jacket I wit & whimsy

And this Barbour, too.  Wearing a US 8.

Gucci Loafers I wit & whimsy

These Gucci loafer mules. I sized up a half size. A similar affordable style.

Paris Little Black Dress and Chanel Slingbacks

My favorite heels

Lace Cami I wit & whimsy

My favorite silk cami that I own in black and white. Blazer is old from Helmut Lang.

If you prefer no lace – I own and love this tank and this tank, too.

Sezane Gaspard Sweater I wit & whimsy

My beloved Sézane Gaspard Sweater. Wearing a S. See it more ways here.

Black Converse in Paris Outfit

My black Converse. And this blazer (M). 

Blue Apron Wellness Review

This striped sweater (M).

Classic Outfit I Plaid Blazer in Paris

This cashmere layering tee (L).

This cute little bag. Use code WITWHIMSY for $50 off your first order.  And this bodysuit (size L). Blazer is from Zara.

Paris Outfit M.M.LaFleur Skirt and Top

This knit top + this fringe skirt (M in both).

Everlane Rain Coat

This hooded rain coat that’s so practical (S) and this Jenni Kayne Everyday Sweater (M).

Alex Mill Striped Tee

This striped tee (L).

Sezane Lace Top + Levi's Straight Jeans

This pretty lace top (8).

J.Crew Slip Dress in Paris

This slinky slip dress (8).

Polka Dot Belted Dress

This belt that elevates any dress. I also own it in cognac.

Cozy Yet Stylish Travel Outfit I wit & whimsy

My fav so soft and cozy Lou & Grey Joggers (Size S).

These Chanel slingback flats. And this darling jacket (6). Jeans are old Madewell and top is by Me+Em.

These perfect dress booties.

Sezane Navy Blazer, Agolde Riley Jeans, Alex Mill Striped Tee and Margaux Mules

These Margaux mules. I sized up half a size.

Everlane Half Zip

This cozy Everlane half zip. Size M.

Sezane Leo Coat

This Sezane coat I hope they bring back! 

La LIgne Mini Toujours Sweater

This neutral striped knit. Size L.

Jenni Kayne Cashmere Hoodie

This luxurious hoodie. I love traveling in it. Wearing a M.

LaLigne Toujours Sweater Inez Boots Celine Bag

This thick and cozy La Ligne knit. Size small.

& Other Stories Coat

This & Other Stories coat. They do such good coats! I size down to a Small in nearly every style I own from them.

Sarah Flint Natalie Slingback at Paris Cafe

My Sarah Flint Natalie Slings.

Linen Blazer I wit & whimsy

My favorite ever sneakers. These are my most worn shoes year round!

A Tour of The Ritz Paris I wit & whimsy

These Chanel ballet flats. Coat is from H&M.

Parisian Inspired Outfit I wit & whimsy

My Sarah Flint Natalie flats

Vuori Fleece

This Vuori fleece. It’s one of my most worn layers of Fall.

MM.LaFleur Tshirt

The M.M.LaFLeur Leslie Tee – thick, beautiful fabric and I love the fit of it. Wearing a M. I own the Ivory color, too.

Wardrobe Favorites Under $200, 48 Hours in Portland I wit & whimsy Guide

This super versatile utility jacket. Size M.

Amazon Fashion The Drop Sweater Dress Styled I wit & whimsy

This knit sweater dress (M). Bag is by Senreve. And these Loeffler Randall knee high boots.

Amazon Fashion Ribbed Knit Cardigan

This ribbed cardigan (M).

Styling Classics I wit & whimsy

My Celine Belt Bag.

Classic Outfit I Veronica Beard Plaid Blazer in Paris with Celine Box Bag

and my Celine Box Bag and these straight leg jeans (27).

My Manolo Blahnik heeled mules. These were one of my big fall investment shoe purchase last Fall! I sized up half a size.

Casual Fall Neutrals I wit & whimsy

This Mango coatigan! It’s back this season and has a new color option, too. Size way down! Wearing an XS.


This pretty Sezane lace blouse (8).

Aqua Puffer Jacket and Sam Edelman Lug Sole Boots

These Sam Edelman lug boots. They are waterproof and got so much wear last year all Fall & Winter. They sold out early in the season but they are restocked for now so grab ’em if interested.

Black Pants Three Ways I wit & whimsy

These Ann Taylor ankle pants. They are my go-to black pant. I’m wearing a size 6. They now make a curvy fit pair, too.

Jenni Kayne Shearling Mules Review

These Jenni Kayne mules

La Ligne Tourjours Cashmere Sweater

This La Ligne Toujours sweater.

& OTher Stories Striped Sweater and Jenni Kayne Sweater Pants

This striped & Other Stories sweater – recommend sizing down! And these Jenni Kayne sweater pants. Wearing a M.

& Other Stories Coat and Sarah Flint Pumps with Celine Bag

My Sarah Flint Pumps in this gorgeous espresso color. And this affordable Amazon Fashion knit – sized up to a L. I just love the Praline color.

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I hope this post helps you as you shop your own closet this season and as you look to make meaningful additions to your Fall rotation!

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  1. Kacie says:

    This roundup has me SO READY for fall now! Wow lol. Love a lot of your picks too! Such great staples for everyone’s closet.
    Xo, Kacie |

  2. Shannon says:

    I’m so here for your fall content. Would love current scarf ideas if you have any! The ones I find are always too bulky OR too light/flimsy.

  3. Melissa says:

    I’ve been impatiently waiting for fall weather and your round-up has me even more excited now. I’m happy to see the & Other Stories sweater is back since I could never catch it in stock last year. I’ve also been eyeing those Sarah Flint boots so can’t wait to see how you style them!

  4. Kate Scott says:

    The suede skirt should arrive at my home via Amazon Prime this weekend 🙂 you’ve got me all in the fall mood!

  5. Alexis says:

    Damn! This is a good post! Lol. Thanks Meghan.

  6. Liz says:

    This made me soooo excited for fall! I’m going on year five with that dreamy Vince leather jacket because of you. The best investment piece I’ve ever bought!

  7. Melanie says:

    This post gave me all the fall feels and also lots of outfit inspiration! Can’t wait for cooler weather here.

  8. Melissa says:

    So glad you brought back this post again this year! So much outfit inspiration!

  9. Christine C. says:

    Your style is so perfectly timeless and chic! I’m pretty sure I just pinned practically every outfit photo to my fashion inspo board!

  10. Carrie Brecht Sweetser says:

    Thank you for your post!! I’m looking for more really warm clothes for the Minnesota winter months… which of the casual sweatshirts would you Recommend? Thanks!!!

  11. Bettie DeWitt says:

    Congratulations on your apartment Meghan!

  12. Tebecca says:

    I look forward to changing seasons. I live in the Northeast corridor so that’s gonna happen
    Going through my closet to transition is fun.
    Posts like this inspire me to dig deep before I purchase new items.
    Thanks for the reminders

  13. Prithvi says:

    Loving all the blazers!!

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