What to wear when you’re in a pinch: fall edit

Quick version: Two go-to fall outfits that get it right every time! Keep reading for a tried and true dress-up option + a more casual look you’ll want in your weekly rotation ASAP! 

Anyone else wistfully stare into the depths of their closet thinking “I seriously have nothing to wear” but knowing that couldn’t be further from the truth? We’re definitely guilty of this too. And no, this isn’t going to be a closet organization post, but a practical look at two outfit ideas your closet needs so you never have to struggle with that question again…or at least for a long while! These are two looks that will have you covered whenever you need a good dress up fall outfit, plus a more casual look. So whenever you find yourself in a bind wondering what to wear this season or asking yourself that dreaded aforementioned question, these are two fail-proof options you’ll feel amazing in no matter the occasion! 


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If you’ve been here awhile (or really if you’re even newer to Mint Arrow) you probably know Nordstrom is pretty much our home away from home. Nordstrom carries an amazing variety of our favorite brands and designers and the newest styles every season. But did you know Nordstrom also offers price matching?! So basically anytime you’re making a purchase you can have peace of mind knowing that the price you’re paying is the absolute lowest price you can get something at. And to make it even sweeter, we love the Nordstrom rewards program, free money? Yes please, sign us up. If you’re looking for fresh fall outfits, Nordstrom is our top choice! And if something doesn’t work out, their return policy can’t be beat. Bonus! 

Go-to fall outfit #1: dressy look

This outfit is so cute, and we love that it gives a fresh feel for a more dressed up fall outfit! It’s not your typical sweater dress – which we totally love btw, but this just feels different! If you have any type of occasion that you need to look a bit more elevated, this is the look. The fabric and structure of this dress is SO unique and honestly really flattering. You can’t go wrong with either color option but the brown shade is so good for fall. The structure of the shoulder is what really sets this dress apart. It creates a really flattering shape for lots of different body types, drawing the eye up the neckline and shoulder, almost like an hourglass figure but for our shoulders. We also love that dresses make such easy one-and-done pieces in your closet, so whenever you’re feeling that thought creep up (why does it feel like I have nothing to wear)…this dress is the answer and deserves a permanent spot in your wardrobe. It's also a great price point coming in under $80. This dress looks way more expensive and would even be a contender for fall family pics if you’re going for a more dressed up vibe. 

Once you have your base figured out for your look the next step is styling it. Accessories and shoes really make all the difference in completing your fall outfit and are also a fun way to change up the feel of an outfit. It also helps get you more mileage out of the dress when you change up the look with your accessories! But for this outfit, we’re loving these understated ankle strap sandals. Since this is more of a statement dress, a simple shoe that gives height and doesn’t compete with the main event is what we would suggest. These shoes are classic and go with sooo many outfits. Plus if you’re in a warmer climate and sandals are the most practical option for you, these fit the bill perfectly. 

Finish off this dressy fall outfit with a classic chain link, quilted purse that looks so similar to a spendier designer bag (ahem Chanel). We love that the strap converts from a shoulder strap to a crossbody option, so depending on the occasion you can transition the bag a couple of different ways that works for your outfit and needs. The gold hardware helps to elevate this bag and brings warmth to an otherwise neutral outfit. While this bag isn’t super inexpensive, it’s a great mid-price point that will save you a lot of money compared to similar designer options. Overall, great look for less. You’ll get tons of use out of this

Tan Dress
Sandal heels
Similar option to Corrine's purse

Go-to fall outfit #2: casual look 

This next go-to look your closet needs is for all our cozy, casual girls! We love outfits like these because they work for sooo many different places. Running errands? This is your look. School drop-off? Wear this. Target run? You already know. Quality basics like these are the perfect addition to any closet because they can be mixed and matched so whenever you’re wondering what to wear – use any of these pieces to easily pull together a quick and stylish fall outfit.

Let’s work backwards for this look and start with the fun stuff, the accessories! We’re seeing it all over social media right now, the difference of wearing vs. styling your clothes. And a casual fall outfit like this is the perfect time to take your everyday leggings and elevate them with your accessories! These platform uggs are SO cute and on trend this season! These instantly bring interest (and comfort) to your basic leggings and sweater outfit. These go with sooo many outfits once the temperatures start to dip; pair them with a relaxed baseball hat and a fave tote to make the perfect finishing touches for a more casual outfit. 

This colorblock pullover is giving apres ski but in an everyday cool girl kinda way! This slightly cropped fleece is warm and flattering, the perfect top layer for when you want a little more warmth and layers for your outfit. Free People does casual, cool pieces like this SO well. The quality is amazing and the buttons up top make this unique from your basic quarter zip. 

Lastly, the piece of clothing most of us will admit we’re living in this fall, winter, and eventually the spring too if we’re being honest. These vuori leggings are SO comfortable and flattering. They hold you in with the perfect amount of compression and still ultra soft and cozy to wear all day long. These leggings are great for lounging in, they’re perfect for hitting the gym, they do it all. We LOVE the hidden zipper detail, perfect for stashing a key in when you go out for a walk and don’t want to bring a bag with. Investing in high quality athleisure is something you won’t regret either, especially during this time of year since you’ll be reaching for your comfies more than anything – and vuori is chef’s kiss when it comes to athletic wear!  

Tote bag

Closet dilemma solved

So there you have it. We hope this helps simplify your closet struggles when you have those moments wondering what to wear. Both of these options are great fall outfits whether you’re looking for a dressier option for all your festive fall occasions, or a more casual daily go to outfit. Tell us which is more your vibe and what you’re looking to dress up for this fall! 

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