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

September 4, 2023

Fall Neutrals I Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

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. I’ve given this post a full refresh and included some of my newest purchases in it. I am so excited to revisit a lot of my favorite items this Fall and hope this post will inspire you as you shop as well!

As always, you can shop my closet in The Shop which I regularly update!

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

Fall Neutral Outfit | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This Sezane Sweater (runs big – wearing a S) I own in two colors now and these off white jeans. 

Chocolate Brown Outfit | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

Chocolate brown sweater and trousers

Chocolate brown is one of my favorite trends for fall this year and I’ve already picked up this sweater (size M) and these trousers (size 28 but size up if you’re in between sizes) in the shade.

classic fall look | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This classic shoulder bag.

cashmere tee | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This favorite layering cashmere tee.

Runs small – wearing a L.

sweater set | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This sweater set.

Wearing an XL in the sweater – it runs very small – a Large in the skirt.

And these knee-high slouchy boots.

Jenni Kayne everyday sweater | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This Jenni Kayne everyday sweater in the prettiest camel. Size M.

Veronica Beard Herringbone Blazer | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This beautiful Veronica Beard Herringbone Blazer.

Wearing a 6.

Madewell Plaid Blazer Fall Outfit | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This bodysuit I own in both black and white (L).

Mango Tweed Jacket | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This Mango Tweed Jacket

This season’s style here (L).

M.M.LaFleur Emily Dress | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This perfect little LBD from M.M.LaFleur (6).

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.

Alex Mill Striped Sweater | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This striped sweater you can wear frontwards or backwards.

Size M.

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.

M.M.LaFleur Curie Pants

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.

Senreve Mini Maestro

This Senreve bag that is the perfect size for Fall outings. 

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.

AYR French Fry Stripe Tee | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

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 | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

These jeans (27) and these ballet flats.

Everlane Drape Trench I wit & whimsy

These high waisted cheeky jeans (28). 

French Girl Style Striped Tee I wit & whimsy

These classic saddle loafers.

Sezane Sweater Jacket | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This chic sweater jacket I own in two colors (L).

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.

faux leather leggings | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

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.

Lululemon Align joggers | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

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

Vuori joggers

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

Rag & Bone boots

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!

light puffer jacket

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).

pretty lace top | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

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 | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This hoodie dress (M).

La Ligne striped sweater | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This favorite La Ligne striped sweater (M)

I also own it in the reverse color way (see below!) 

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 | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

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 Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

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.

Designer Bags to Buy in Paris Gucci Bag

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 Leather Jacket I wit & whimsy I Meghan Donovan

Everlane Link Stich Sweater I wit & whimsy

My Vince and J.McLaughlin leather jackets.

I bought the Vince one back in 2014 and it is still one of my most worn items that I own and the J.McLaughlin one has topped many an outfit of mine.

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 Outfit in Fall - Aritzia Trouser

Trousers

These Aritzia Effortless pants.

I won three colors now and I recommend sizing up.

Plaid Blazer + Distressed Denim I wit & whimsy

Golden Goose sneakers

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 and own it in three colors.

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 Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

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 wore the Sand so much the last couple of years that I picked up the black in Paris last Fall, too. I can’t wait to wear it in the forthcoming months!

Teddy Coat and Kick Flares on Meghan Donovan of wit & whimsy 3

These booties

These 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 Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

And this Barbour, too. 

Wearing a US 8.

Gucci Loafers I Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

These Gucci loafer mules.

I sized up a half size. A similar affordable style.

I also have the classic loafer, too seen below. Similar look for less.

Gucci Loafer outfit

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 Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

My beloved Sézane Gaspard Sweater.

Wearing a S. See it more ways here.

Black Converse in Paris Outfit

My black Converse.

Agolde Jeans and cropped jacket

The best little cropped jacket. Size M.

I also own it in ivory:

Bash Paris Jacket

Classic Outfit I Plaid Blazer in Paris

This cashmere layering tee (L).

blazer outfit in paris

This cute little bag. Blazer is from Zara.

slip skirt in paris

This washable silk skirt (6).

Bash Cropped Trench Coat | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This cropped trench coat (M).

Everlane Rain Coat

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

Alex Mill Striped Tee | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This striped tee (L) and classic navy blazer (size 6).

J.Crew Slip Dress in Paris | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This slinky slip dress (8).

Reformation Dress Summer Outfit Cotswolds

This belt that elevates any dress.

I also own it in black.

Cozy Yet Stylish Travel Outfit I wit & whimsy

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

dress booties | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

These perfect dress booties.

Everlane Half Zip | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This cozy Everlane half zip. Size M.

Sezane Leo Coat

This Sezane coat I hope they bring back in Ivory again.

Wearing a 6.

La LIgne Mini Toujours Sweater

This neutral striped knit. Size L.

Larroude Boot France Outfit

This heavy wool blazer (6) and these gorgeous Larroude boots.

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.

Paris Winter Outfit

This classic blazer.

Wearing a 6. Also own it in a beautiful camel color.

And these gray jeans (28).

J.Crew Trousers Paris Outfit

The J.Crew trousers I won’t shut up about.

I wear an 8. These are *so* good.

And this Sezane sweater I got so much wear out of I just ordered the new beige color.

I sized down to a S in it.

J.Crew Lady Jacket Stripes Spring Outfit

This darling sweater jacket I own in three colors.

Sized up to a L.

La Ligne Striped Sweater Paris outfit

This LaLigne sweater I own in two colors.

I sized up to a L. I love the extra long sleeves on it.

Inez Mila Boot Fall Outfit

These chic suede calf boots that pair so well with my skirts and dresses.

Freda Salvador Boot Fall Outfit

These chic waterproof boots perfect for Fall adventures.

One of my favorite purchases of last year!

M.M.LaFleur O'Hara Blazer Review Fall Outfit

These Manolo ballerina mules (sized up half a size) and my favorite plaid blazer I own in several colorways

Khaite Riding Boot | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

These classic riding boots from Khaite I scored on super sale last winter.

Paris Cafe Outfit

One of my favorite do-it-all pair of black pants from M.M.LaFleur (6).

& Other Stories Coat | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This & Other Stories coat.

They do such good coats! I size down to a Small in nearly every style I own from them. I own this coat in both black and navy and they are hands down my most worn Fall and Winter Coats.

Linen Blazer I wit & whimsy

My favorite ever sneakers.

These are my most worn shoes year round!

Parisian Inspired Outfit I wit & whimsy

My Sarah Flint Natalie flats

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.

Amazon Fashion The Drop Sweater Dress Styled I wit & whimsy

This knit sweater dress (M). 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

My Celine Box Bag. And also my favorite ballet flats.

Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

My Manolo Blahnik heeled mules.

These were one of my big fall investment shoe purchases two Falls ago. 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.

sezane-lace-top

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.

& OTher Stories Striped Sweater and Jenni Kayne Sweater Pants

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 and it is such a good layering knit. (Coat is once again the & Other Stories one).

Massimo Dutti cropped jacket | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This textured crop jacket from Massimo Dutti.

Also comes in black. Wearing a L.

Massimo Dutti Ribbed cardigan

This textured ribbed cardigan which looks great open or closed. Wearing a L.

fall women's fashion

The LaLigne Jack sweater. Size L.

St. Roche Striped Sweater Freda Salvador Mules Fall Spring Outfit

This gorgeous St. Roche striped knit. Size L.

Sezane James Coat | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This Sezane James coat (6) and Jenni Kayne oversized boyfriend shirt (S).

Berkshires Fall Travel Guide

This reversible Amazon coat that was one of my best Fall finds last year. Wearing a M.

Veronica Beard Blazer | Things in My Closet I Can't Wait to Wear This Fall

This beautifully tailored Veronica Beard blazer (6).

Fall Outfit featuring Veronica Beard Blazer, Agolde Straight Leg Jeans, Manolo Blahnik Ballerina Flats

This whole outfit.

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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 | theprettylittlehustler.com

  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!!

  14. Michelle says:

    This is super helpful, especially sizing since we are a similar size. Thank you!

  15. Sarah says:

    Really incredible resource with beautiful pieces. Would you say the “‘magic pant” from mmlafleur is TTS? Small ? Thank you !

    • Meghan says:

      They’re very fitted as a ponte pant – so almost fit me like a legging in my usual size! If you want a bit more give I’d size up! And I’m 5’5” and had to get the Short!

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