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It is undoubtedly my favorite season to dress for. Always swooning over knits, denim, and boots. As I start to edit through my closet for the season, I have a few saved pieces that I’ve got my eye on. As we will be spending most of our fall in California and in New York, I’m keeping it all easy-going. My goal is to get the fall closet down to a few staples + some fun tops to switch in.

I have my eyes on neutral striped pieces for sweaters, darker denim, and loose blouses that can easily go under a thicker knit. I am loving all of the printed pieces right now too, like the ones with small florals and rich tones. I wanted to share a few of my favorite finds, investment pieces, and everyday basics that round out my fall closet.

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My Style Edit: California Fall

The Striped Pullover Knit

Every year I add a *few* new knits to the collection and replace older ones. This year in my shopping cart I have this gorgeous brown/white La Ligne crop, this Velvet striped collared sweater, this Vince striped sweater, and this other striped one by La Ligne.

The Mule

A classic shoe for the fall is a mule, I’ve been loving this pointed pair by Jenni Kayne. I am excited to take it back out for this fall season. Pairs well with cropped jeans, skirts, and flowy dresses. I have my eye on this classic one by Freda Salvador (another lower priced similar option)

Classic Black Denim

Black denim is my go-to for the cooler months and in several shapes. Wide-leg is in, I’m not entirely sold on it but may give it a go. My favorites are always these Levi’s or Madewells (neither break the bank). I’ve got my eye on these AGOLDE and this pair of RE/DONEs.

The Leather Crossbody

All for a practical, where every-day leather crossbody. I have my eye on this mini Senreve (seems practical/could pack into a suitcase) and love the rope details on this Vanessa Bruno. For a splurge crossbody, my choices are the Loewe Gate Mini (which comes in so many fun color combos) or the Bottega Veneta loop mini in green.

Floral Blouses

Light, airy, and pairs with pretty much every knit. I love a good light blouse. My go-to’s are always Dôen — love this light blue floral print, this short-sleeve golden France top, and I’ve got my eye on my favorite Jane blouse in a new blue floral print (pictured).

Everyday Baseball Cap

I am not one to do my hair every day so I tend to reach for a baseball cap when in need. I’ve been wearing this one from Isabel Marant all summer and looking to grab another from Anine Bing to rotate through for the fall.

The Cardigan

California never gets all that cold, especially where I live so an easy throw-on cardigan is what I tend to pull out. I alternate between a Vince one and another I had picked up in Europe. These are a few similar to them: Free People in cream ($), this cream Apiece Apart Ellen Cardigan ($$$), tan cashmere La Ligne, and this brown cashmere cardigan from Jenni Kayne ($$$).

A Colorful Sneaker

I’m in sneakers most days and looking for a refresh and some color. My favorites right now are these Vejas in peach or their more sporty version, and these New Balances have a fun pop of burgundy. My go-to’s have always been the Jack Trainers by Sezane, I think I own them in a few basic colors as well.

The Long Sleeve Dress

And finally, a favorite for fall is the long sleeve dress like this Dôen pictured. A few other selects like this one by Moon River or their smocked version are more wallet-friendly,

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