Bye-Bye Back to School Blues: A Guide to Autumn Shopping

The month of September has a bad reputation; because with September comes school. A stressful and dreaded routine that lacks much thrill for the students attending. However, school aside, with September comes the official start of Autumn, and for style-obsessed individuals (such as myself) that could not be more exciting!

Instead of dwelling on the beginning of school, throw yourself into a new season’s wardrobe preparation! Fall means layers and lots of cozy clothes — yay! — but as the first pieces of Autumn merchandise hit the shelves, you may find it overwhelming to choose just what you need for those chillier days to come.

So, with this in mind, below is a list of necessary Autumn purchases, for you to use as a template to begin your Fall shopping around!

Jeans, Jeans, Jeans 

This may be the piece of clothing I look most forward to when it comes to colder weather, and I cannot stress enough how important the perfect pair of jeans is. Whether it be skinny, boyfriend, distressed, or cropped, a good pair of jeans can totally pull together an Autumn outfit! … Below are one of my favourite Citizens of Humanity pairs! 

Citizens of Humanity Rocket Indie Jeans (Available At Aritzia $318 CAD) Photo Via: Aritzia.com
Citizens of Humanity Rocket Indie Jeans (Available At Aritzia $318 CAD) Photo Via: Aritzia.com

 

The Perfect Coat 

Just like jeans, a wear anytime-anywhere coat is also a quintessential Autumn staple. Choose a coat in a neutral tone (beige, grey, black) or go for a standout pop of colour (red, emerald green, royal blue) and you can’t go wrong! Remember to consider the warmth and style of your possible purchase because a good coat is definitely a big decision (but also a great one)! … Get inspired with this lovely Zara coat! 

Wool Maxi Coat (Available At Zara $159 CAD) Photo Via: Zara.com
Wool Maxi Coat (Available At Zara $159 CAD) Photo Via: Zara.com

 

These Boots are Made for Walking 

Although shoes come in all shapes and sizes, boots definitely have a fall/winter feel to them. So, take this into consideration and choose a dependable pair of boots that can carry you through the wet weather that comes with Fall. Picking a neutral colour, in whatever style you like best, is a good idea: that way, your beautiful boots will go with just about anything! … Go simple yet bold with a unique pair like these Jeffrey Campbell boots! 

Jeffrey Campbell Booth Boots (Available At Little Burgundy $200 CAD) Photo Via: LittleBurgundyShoes.com
Jeffrey Campbell Booth Boots (Available At Little Burgundy $200 CAD) Photo Via: LittleBurgundyShoes.com

 

TOTEally Necessary 

Although it may be sad to admit, school is coming and everyone knows this means carrying A LOT! Pencil cases, laptops, binders, textbooks, makeup bags… the list goes on! Combat weighed down arms by choosing a practical tote-bag that carries all your things while still being easy on the eyes! … Fit this carry-all criteria with a Silence + Noise tote!  

Silence + Noise Zip Pebbled Tote Bag (Available At Urban Outfitters $72 CAD) Photo Via: UrbanOutfitters.com
Silence + Noise Zip Pebbled Tote Bag (Available At Urban Outfitters $72 CAD) Photo Via: UrbanOutfitters.com

 

Cozy Up 

Sweater-weather isn’t just a catchy Instagram caption; it’s a definite point in the Autumn season! Take advantage of this and pick out sweaters you know will be perfect for those chilly Monday mornings! From turtlenecks, to cashmere, to thick cable-knits, and even button-up cardigans, a cozy sweater will definitely be your friend during the Fall! … Wilfred always nails sweater-weather, below is one of my favourites — SO cozy!

Wilfred Montpellier Sweater (Available At Aritzia $165 CAD) Photo VIa: Aritzia.com
Wilfred Montpellier Sweater (Available At Aritzia $165 CAD) Photo Via: Aritzia.com

 

Dainty Details 

To top off an Autumn outfit, jewelry that is simple yet eye-catching is definitely a must! Rings, necklaces or bracelets all add a ‘je ne sais quoi’ — but remember that a little goes a long way; don’t overdo it in the accessory department! … To keep things dainty and refined, Oak + Fort is my go-to for beautiful jewelry!

Necklace 92031 (Available At Oak + Fort $15 CAD) Photo Via: OakAndFort.ca
Necklace 92031 (Available At Oak + Fort $15 CAD) Photo Via: OakAndFort.ca

 

Stay Organized & Up to Date! 

Last but not least: a day-timer or planner is most definitely a Fall must-have, especially when school means countless deadlines and things to remember! … Organize your days in an absolutely beautiful planner from Rifle Paper Co. 

Rifle Paper Co. 2016-2017 Rifle 17-Month Spiral Planner - Scarlet Birch (Available At Chapters Indigo $40 CAD) Photo Via: ChaptersIndigo.ca
Rifle Paper Co. 2016-2017 Rifle 17-Month Spiral Planner – Scarlet Birch (Available At Chapters Indigo $40 CAD) Photo Via: ChaptersIndigo.ca

 

Hopefully this list of essentials can kick-start your Fall!

Happy Autumn & back-to-school shopping!

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