Favorite Fall Wardrobe Basics #FashionFriday

Greetings, TGIF, cheers to the weekend, and all that! Today is our last day of vacation, and it looks like it’s going to be the best day yet, weather-wise, so I’m planning to spend as much time as I can at the beach.

For today’s post, I’m teaming up with Amy from Straight A Style and Caryl from More Pieces of Me to talk about some of our favorite fall basics.

Favorite Fall Wardrobe Basics with Jo-Lynne Shane, Straight A Style, and More Pieces of Me

Clearly we’re all #teamskinnyjeans here!

It’s no secret that I love my skinnies, but straighter styles are also trending, and I think we’re going to be seeing some of both this year. It’s not an all-or nothing thing, which is nice. Yay for variety!

I promise to try to integrate other pant styles into my outfit posts this fall and winter, but for today, since we’re talking about our favorite fall basics, I had to wear my AG legging ankle skinnies. I have these in several different washes, and they are all pretty much my favorites.

The first time I tried on this style, I could not believe how well they fit, plus the comfort factor is bar none. Even when brand new, I pull on a pair of these jeans and instantly feel like I’m home. Yes, they’re pricey, so I always like to pick up a new pair during the #NSale when they’re 30-40% off the regular retail price.

Sharing some of my favorite fall wardrobe basics for women over 40 including a cozy cardigan, classic white t-shirt, dark wash skinny jeans, and loafer drivers.

I was really excited when I saw this year’s style with the darker wash and split hem. They seem to run slightly smaller than my other AG legging ankle jeans, so if you order a pair, you may want to size up.

This exact style was restocked just a couple days ago but it’s already slim pickin’s again. So sorry! Another option is this pair, which they brought back from last year’s #NSale, and the AG Farrah high rise is another great option — it has a slightly higher rise, no rips, and a sewn hem.

Sharing some of my favorite fall wardrobe basics for women over 40 including a cozy cardigan, classic white t-shirt, dark wash skinny jeans, and loafer drivers.

Another one of my favorite fall basics is a good cardigan. I tried on quite a few at the #NSale this year and purchased four. I’m not planning to keep them all, although they’re all really good, so we shall see…

This cardigan may be the most flattering of all the ones I tried. It’s soooo super soft, and it has a nice slim silhouette with the drawstring waist and set-in sleeves. I love the ribbed knit sleeve detail, the cozy hood, and the patch pocket. At $52, I feel like it’s a great value. Unfortunately it’s low inventory, but it comes in several colors, and there are some sizes still available.

Sharing some of my favorite fall wardrobe basics for women over 40 including a cozy cardigan, classic white t-shirt, dark wash skinny jeans, and loafer drivers.

Of course, a cardigan calls for a good basic tee to wear underneath, and a colorful printed scarf is a great way to add interest to so many fall looks.

I have a love/hate relationship with scarves, but this one is nice because it’s lightweight and silky and doesn’t add a lot of visual bulk. Plus tassels!

Sharing some of my favorite fall wardrobe basics for women over 40 including a cozy cardigan, classic white t-shirt, dark wash skinny jeans, and loafer drivers.

So let’s talk fall shoes. Loafers and driving shoes are timeless classics, but they’re having a trending moment this fall. I’m typically drawn to more feminine styles, but for some reason I’m loving this menswear inspired trend right now. It’s a nice change from the ballet flats I typically live in after sandal season is over.

These UGG loafers with moccasin-inspired stitching and the grippy sole of a driving shoe are pretty much pure perfection. Add to that, a cushioned memory-foam footbed with arch support and an amazingly reasonable price, and I call these out as one of the best buys of this year’s #NSale. I love them so much that I got them in both chestnut and red.

So many of you have bought these and love them too, and they stayed in stock for quite a while, but inventory is finally getting picked over. I recommend sizing up half in these, and a lot of people have ordered two sizes, planning to return the ones that don’t fit, so keep an eye on the website because they will likely get some returns.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing the UGG Milana II loafer moccasins from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale #fallfashion #loafers #shoetrends #fallshoes

Also, if you love the style, there are a lot of other colors and sizes in the original suede UGG Milana, and $99 isn’t a bad price for these shoes. I really like the leather of the Milana II, but the suede ones are nice too.

So yeah, this outfit pretty much comprises all of my favorite fall basics. Of course, there are more… like boots and booties *swoon* and cozy cashmere pullovers, but for some reason I’m feeling really drawn to cardigans and loafers this year.

Also, these photos were taken in my new backyard. I love having a private outdoor spot to take outfit pictures!!!

Sharing some of my favorite fall wardrobe basics for women over 40 including a cozy cardigan, classic white t-shirt, dark wash skinny jeans, and loafer drivers.

Wearing:

cardigan // tee // scarf // jeans // shoes // bag // earrings

Be sure to visit Amy and Caryl for more fall style inspiration! And it’s Friday, so that means linkup day!

My apologies for skipping the linkup last week. I had a sponsored post scheduled, and they didn’t want any confusion with that, and I deleted my Fashion Friday email list when the whole GDPR stuff went nuts. You all who participate regularly, let me know if you liked getting my (admittedly, sporadic) reminder emails, and maybe I can set up a new list with the GDPR opt-in checkbox.

Fashion Friday

Co-Hosts: Amy from Straight A Style and Caryl from More Pieces of Me


DON’T MISS A POST!

Subscribe to get email updates! In addition to my most recent blog posts, you’ll receive exclusive newsletter content like special sales, my newest favorite finds, and an occasional peek behind the scenes — all delivered right to your inbox. Don’t miss it!

This post contains affiliate links. When you shop through my links, it helps support my business (at no additional cost to you) so thank you!