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12 Perfect Fall Additions to Your Closet

Fall wardrobe refresh for moms
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Storq, Madewell, Knix
October 10, 2023

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A new school year, cooler weather, and holidays right around the corner…we’ve heard worse reasons for buying new clothes. You may not be in “back to school” mode for yourself anymore (although if you are, we salute you) — but it’s hard to shake the urge to update your wardrobe as the seasons change and your timeline fills up with targeted ads for cute-but-impractical jackets. Here are some of our top picks for a fall wardrobe refresh.


A blazer you’ll look forward to wearing…

Nail the cozy-but-professional vibe with this blazer-style sweater made from 100% organic cotton. Available in 11 colors, it’s the perfect top layer for those days when the morning has a nice autumn chill, but the afternoon is still sunny and 80 degrees. ($69.90, Quince)

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short-sleeve wool sweater

A short-sleeve sweater for days that are oddly warm...

If the temps are fluctuating, grab a sweater that won't make you sweat too much. This short-sleeve option is made from merino wool and has a slim fit, so don't expect it to be baggy on. We love that it's wrinkle-resistant — a true win for busy moms. Psst...check out more wardrobe staples from Theory here. ($165, Theory)

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Leggings for leggings-as-pants skeptics…

These are a step up from regular leggings — with the comfort of a stretchy waistband, but thick fabric and zip details that make them look more like pants. They work for maternity, postpartum, and beyond…so don’t be surprised if you’re still wearing them when your baby hits preschool. ($98, Storq)

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Good American

A jumpsuit you’ll wear constantly…

This one-piece outfit is so easy and comfortable (not to mention flattering) that you may decide you need two. The quality denim fabric will keep you warm when it starts to get cold out, but we’ve also been known to wear it on a hot summer day, because it’s just that good. Psst…it comes in six colors, and sizes XS–5XL. ($155, Good American)

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New shoes that scream fall…

Herringbone isn’t just for sweaters and blazers. Wear it on your feet with these new Rothy’s loafers that have a chunky heel and an upper made from merino wool and plastic bottles. Like the classic Rothy’s flats, they can even go in the washing machine if you step in one too many fall puddles. ($229, Rothy’s)

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A bodysuit for easy layering…

Get the perfect tucked-in look with this soft T-shirt bodysuit that comes in sizes XXS–XXL, and colors ranging from black and navy to pastel green. It’s 95% cotton and can be machine-washed and -dried. Easy peasy. ($45, Abercrombie & Fitch)

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button down shirt

A button-down that stands out…

Speaking of layering, grab a couple oversized button-downs to keep you comfy no matter the temp. This blue striped Madewell shirt is made from cotton poplin and runs large, so depending on the look you’re going for, you may want to size down. ($50, Madewell)

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Jeans you might have worn 25 years ago…

Ignore the fact that ‘90s style is already considered “vintage,” and update your denim collection with pants from A&F’s Curve Love collection, which have an extra two inches in the hip and thigh area for improved fit. Should you have saved your actual jeans from the ‘90s? Apparently, but this is the next best thing. ($90, Abercrombie & Fitch)

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Everyday pant

An everyday pant with a distinctive stripe…

These wide-leg pants, which come in sizes 14/16–30/32, can be dressed up or down — we love them with a little heel, but they’d look just as good with sneakers. Consider them your new go-to for everything from school drop-off to brunch with friends. ($45, Eloquii)

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Joggers for running errands…or never leaving the house…

Whether or not you have any actual jogging in mind, these soft, loungey pants are bound to become a fixture of your fall (and winter, and spring) wardrobe. Pair one of the 14 color options with your favorite fleece and a hot beverage for the perfect autumn walk. ($94, Vuori)

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Patterned skirt
Hill House

A patterned skirt to go with your new fall boots…

You have a nap dress, a cozy robe, maybe even some Hill House PJs…time to level up with this perfect fall skirt. It comes in two different prints and fabrics (a paisley jacquard and a floral taffeta), and can even be machine-washed — just don’t put it in the dryer. Did we mention it has pockets? ($150, Hill House)

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A bra that smooths and supports…

Ready to refresh your bra collection after a long, sweaty summer? This bra is wireless, but still provides great support, even for larger cup sizes (up to size G). It also smooths in the under-arm area, and won’t dig into your back. Choose from over 15 different colors and patterns, from easy neutrals to flowery prints. ($64, Knix)

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