My Fall Must Haves 2018

I’ve been talking about fall since August because it’s definitely the best season for fashion and there’s a lot of really good trends for this fall. I thought I would share some of the fall trends that I think are absolute staples this season.

Biker Boots

These are very cool. They are sort of western/biker looking boots with all the buckles and studs. I also love the super chunky heel that they tend to have. These are not exactly my style, but I can absolutely appreciate them for someone else. These are from Steve Madden and I especially love the cut-outs!


These are an absolute staple for me! In all shapes and colors. I’m loving the ones from &OtherStories and Zara but you can find more affordable versions at Forever 21 and H&M too. These are perfect when styled with jeans and a t-shirt for a smart casual look. Add on some sneakers to keep it casual or heels for a day to night look. This corduroy one from &OtherStories is definitely on my wishlist this fall!

Teddy Coats

Teddy coats are the way to go for fall and winter. They’re so dang cozy and they look fantastic with everything. I’ve had a few of these coats in the last year but I finally upgraded to this one from SomethingNavy at Nordstrom because I really had no choice. It’s just perfect. There’s plenty of these at Nordstrom and Revolve as well as Forever 21 for more affordable options.

Knee High Boots

I can’t even get over how much I love knee high boots. Not the riding boot style, though. Like the slouchy suede knee high boots. CAN’T GET OVER THEM. They’re so pretty with dresses for the fall and winter and they keep you nice and warm too. I need them in all the colors. Well, all the neutral colors. And maybe leather too. These babies from Steve Madden are on pre-order and you best believe they are in my cart right now.

Washed Black Denim

As an alternative to black denim, I find myself reaching for my dark gray/washed black denim. I love them for work and for play on the weekends. I think they sort of lighten up the look but still give the same effect as black jeans. I never really even want to wear my black jeans anymore! I found these ones from Topshop and I am LIVING in them.

Light Wash Distressed Denim

Usually light wash denim is a spring and summer thing, but I really like it for the fall and winter right now with cozy sweaters and blazers. I think they are still a good transitional piece and I think the light wash helps break up the dark colors that usually come with fall outfits. It’s also a good way to add more color into your wardrobe now that neon is such a big trend for the fall. I like these from GRLFRND at Revolve.

Graphic T-Shirts

I’m going through a phase of really loving graphic t-shirts. Especially with jeans and blazers because I already told you about smart casual a hundred times. I’m not sure what happened but a year ago I couldn’t justify spending $30 on a t-shirt and for some reason this year I’m all about it. I think it’s such a cool way to dress down an outfit and spice up your regular jeans and t-shirt. However, if you don’t want to spend $30 on a t-shirt, Forever 21 has lots of good options like this.

Suede Moto Jackets

I also love suede moto jackets. I’m on the HUNT for the perfect tan suede jacket, but until then I’ve fallen for some fun colored ones. I think this purple one from BLANKNYC is stunning! I also keep seeing burgundy, dark evergreen and navy ones that I love. I love a good jewel tone and it’s especially good as a jacket.

Sock Boots

Frankly, I was unsure about these boots last year because I thought they were just trendy shoes and they’d be gone in a year. But here they are back again. I think the style is extremely flattering on most everyone and it goes with so many looks that I think it’s here to stay. I finally found a pair that I absolutely loved from Arielle Charnas’ line with Nordstrom. I got them in the black and the white because I definitely needed both. Right? Steve Madden carries a slightly more affordable version, since the SN ones are sold out.

Button Down Tops

Because I’m doing the whole smart casual thing this fall, button down shirts have become a major player in my wardrobe. I’m very much into pairing them with mom jeans and ankle boots for a casual, but put together look for work. They are also perfect to transition into the evening by layering with a blazer, patterned jacket or teddy coat. Really any kind of coat. I found this one at Zara and bought it in every color.

Shirt Dresses

I’m also really into shirt dresses right now. I already told you that I like button downs. You should have seen this one coming. Anyway, I think they are perfect to layer under sweaters with those knee high boots I was telling you about. I also think they are fun belted or with jeans/leggings and a cardigan or jacket. They’re really just an oversized button down so they are super versatile. I personally really like this one from Zara.

Brown/Tan Faux Leather

I don’t think I can even explain to you how I feel about this. It’s not a HUGE trend, but it’s there and it’s peaking it’s head out. And I love it. Seriously. The only thing better than black leather is brown leather. I love these ones from Free People.

Chunky Scarves

Everyone loves a good chunky scarf and you’re lying if you don’t. This one is from Urban Outfitters.

P.S keep up with me on instagram @karenmauritzenn

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