It's Fall, Y'all

I absolutely LOVE fall, and everything that comes along with it. I can't get enough of the pumpkin aromas, the changing leaves, or the chilly mornings with just enough crisp in the air to crave a nice, warm coffee. The fall holidays are nothing short of sensational, starting with Halloween being undeniably the most fun holiday our year has to offer, and ending with Thanksgiving as the most delicious and heartwarming. Through all these delightful fall days, I have to put in a little more effort to make sure I take full advantage of prime time for sweater weather. The fall wardrobe is most definitely my favorite, as the bright and summery colors fade to neutral and the layers start adding up to keep us just a little warmer. The ideal accessory is a cute scarf or a plush hat, and everyone's favorite booties start to slowly make an appearance again, replacing last season's sneakers and sandals. 

Being a college student, I obviously spend way too much time browsing for clothes online when I should be studying, researching, or writing essays (I have an essay due at 10 tomorrow but I'm sitting here writing this blog). Below are a few of the staples I've found that are new this season at some of my favorite stores, including Joie, J. Crew, and Anthropologie. Forever thankful for these stores, these cute looks, and online shopping. Happy shopping and, of course, happy fall!!! 

Everybody needs a soft gray sweater to pair with black jeans on the dreary fall mornings when color is just not the move. This  Joie Agnetha Sweater  is such a light gray that it keeps an outfit airy and bright without adding color. The front pockets also add a little flair and the loose turtleneck is so in style right now. 

Everybody needs a soft gray sweater to pair with black jeans on the dreary fall mornings when color is just not the move. This Joie Agnetha Sweater is such a light gray that it keeps an outfit airy and bright without adding color. The front pockets also add a little flair and the loose turtleneck is so in style right now. 

Adding a little texture is the thing to do in the fall, and this  Javone Fur Scarf  is such a perfect way to do so. It can enhance any solid neutral base and take an outfit from plain Jane to super chic. Plus you can snuggle with it all day long!

Adding a little texture is the thing to do in the fall, and this Javone Fur Scarf is such a perfect way to do so. It can enhance any solid neutral base and take an outfit from plain Jane to super chic. Plus you can snuggle with it all day long!

I have way more dark-colored plaid button-downs than is socially acceptable. They're just so cozy and easy to throw on with jeans or leggings and still make it look like you put in a little effort. To step up the look even more, add a puffer vest to this  J. Crew Club-Collar Perfect Shirt  and accessorize with some cute jewelry or riding boots!

I have way more dark-colored plaid button-downs than is socially acceptable. They're just so cozy and easy to throw on with jeans or leggings and still make it look like you put in a little effort. To step up the look even more, add a puffer vest to this J. Crew Club-Collar Perfect Shirt and accessorize with some cute jewelry or riding boots!

There will likely be rainy days in the fall when the temperature drops lower than we'd like it to, so these  Sperry Shearwater Short Pull-on Boots

There will likely be rainy days in the fall when the temperature drops lower than we'd like it to, so these Sperry Shearwater Short Pull-on Boots

Fall is the time for your darker side to emerge, so buy yourself a nice dark sweater like this  Sequin Flight Pullover . It's not a plain solid color, so you can show off some pizazz with the sparkly birds flying around it. 

Fall is the time for your darker side to emerge, so buy yourself a nice dark sweater like this Sequin Flight Pullover. It's not a plain solid color, so you can show off some pizazz with the sparkly birds flying around it. 

Scarves before the weather changes are usually just for looks, but once it gets chilly you need them to be functional as well. This  Colorblock Cashmere Scarf  checks off both those categories because it keeps your neck super warm while also adding a light and fluffy look to your outfit! 

Scarves before the weather changes are usually just for looks, but once it gets chilly you need them to be functional as well. This Colorblock Cashmere Scarf checks off both those categories because it keeps your neck super warm while also adding a light and fluffy look to your outfit! 

I love a sweater with a little pattern on it. This  Eloisa Cashmere Sweater  is just so cute and adds just enough of a subtle color to have a little fun with the fall neutrals that are surrounding everyone. Joie is one of my absolute favorite brands and they've got some killer styles this year to check out!

I love a sweater with a little pattern on it. This Eloisa Cashmere Sweater is just so cute and adds just enough of a subtle color to have a little fun with the fall neutrals that are surrounding everyone. Joie is one of my absolute favorite brands and they've got some killer styles this year to check out!

Every fall wardrobe needs a super cute hat to wear with any outfit on those chilly mornings. This super cute  Mardelle Beanie  is on the upper end of the price spectrum, but you'll look amazing in such a clean, soft color, and the pom pom on top just totally completes it!

Every fall wardrobe needs a super cute hat to wear with any outfit on those chilly mornings. This super cute Mardelle Beanie is on the upper end of the price spectrum, but you'll look amazing in such a clean, soft color, and the pom pom on top just totally completes it!

If you'd rather not break the bank for a cute hat, you can still get super cute ones for less money, like this  Ribbed Pom Pom Hat  from J. Crew! It's got a more natural fur look going on at the top and it will still go with just about any fall outfit you throw together!

If you'd rather not break the bank for a cute hat, you can still get super cute ones for less money, like this Ribbed Pom Pom Hat from J. Crew! It's got a more natural fur look going on at the top and it will still go with just about any fall outfit you throw together!

Though summer may be the time for tye dye to take over, I love the way Anthropologie incorporated a subtle dye effect in this  Felted Brushstroke Pullover . It's super loose and flowy, so you can layer under or on top of it.

Though summer may be the time for tye dye to take over, I love the way Anthropologie incorporated a subtle dye effect in this Felted Brushstroke Pullover. It's super loose and flowy, so you can layer under or on top of it.

Perhaps my favorite of the list is this  Snowfrost Boucle Pullover  from Anthro. I can't imagine who wouldn't want to snuggle up in this all day long! You can pair it with literally anything and it's quite a showstopper for both upscale events and everyday life. The key this season is comfort and coziness, but it never hurts to look good too!

Perhaps my favorite of the list is this Snowfrost Boucle Pullover from Anthro. I can't imagine who wouldn't want to snuggle up in this all day long! You can pair it with literally anything and it's quite a showstopper for both upscale events and everyday life. The key this season is comfort and coziness, but it never hurts to look good too!

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