It’s time to stop apologizing for your fall cravings. Yes – it’s only mid-September, but with our rollercoaster weather it’s time to take what you can get: embrace the slight chill when it comes, huddle up when the winds are fierce and give in to the pumpkin spice latte. My fall picks include cozy sweaters, the most luxurious drugstore cleanser and three perfect fall lipstick shades.
The time has come to shamelessly purchase all things cozy. Play to two big fall trends with the affordable & preppy By eLUXE Varsity V-Neck Sweater ($45) and fashionably luxe Pink Tartan Buffalo Plaid Circle Skirt, ($345). The ribbed sweater is the perfect topper for dark jeans + riding boots while the skirt is a femme and unexpected take on plaid.
Want to go beyond “basic” for your fall bevvie of choice? Put down your Pumpkin Spice Latte (just for a second) and steep DAVIDSTea Sweet Apple Cider Tea ($15 for 100g). It tastes like all of the best parts of fall without the calorie count – win-win!
Make any outfit pop with a statement necklace like LOFT Short Pink & Crystal Chain Necklace ($57). Looking for a daintier accessory that’s just as modern? Tiffany T Wire Bracelet in 18k gold ($1750) is a bangle you can wear every day.
Kate Spade Leather Bow Gloves ($125) are a supple & rich take on a fall staple – pop these in your bag for when the temp unexpectedly drops.
It wouldn’t be fall (or any season) without a touch of leopard + whimsy. These Charlotte Olympia Bisoux Lip-Detail Leopard Patent Slippers ($745) fit the bill in a big way: the patent & leopard are on-trend but the lip print makes them extra-special.
With the temperature dipping, keep your skin happy with a mega-moisturizing cleanser. Garnier Clean+ Smoothing Cream Cleanser ($11.99) contains nourishing Jojoba and Macadamia Oils that leave your skin smooth & supple post-wash, never tight. Have I mentioned it’s a dream to use, too? Take a moment to luxuriate in the thick foam it produces – it feels magical.
Gravitate towards deep red during sweater weather? You’re not alone. These three formulas are the most comfortable I’ve tried and are also three of my favourite deep shades! From a plummy glossy stain to a mature, not punchy, candy apple red, these shades are universally flattering. Try: Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Parisian Passion, $12 // NARS Audacious Lipstick in Audrey, $37 // Bite Beauty Luscious Creme Lipstick in Carmenere, $28
Which of these items are on your list?