Fashion Cents: 5 Must Have Fall Basics

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

--By Kimberly Turner

It is that time of the year...the leaves are turning from green to orange to brown and so are the clothes in your closet. You are either starting to change over your closet to your fall wardrobe filled with rich, warm hues or you are pulling those fall items to the front of your already overstuffed closet. But either way, you are on the hunt for your fall pieces. So as you go through your fall pieces and consider how to add in splashes of the season's hottest trends -- military, floral, red, etc. -- make sure you have secured the basics because you can combine any of the trends with these 5 must have fall pieces:
  1. Classic Blazer/Cardigan

  2. Classic Pants/Skirt

  3. White Button Down Shirt

  4. Black Pumps

  5. LBD (little black dress, of course)
Once you have these five pieces, you are ready to layer on the trends. Plus, remember that these staples should last you several seasons unless you skimp on quality and/or proper care. So be choosy about what you buy and take good care of them with every wear. These are pieces your closet shouldn't be without every fall season. Make sense?

Kimberly Turner
Kimberly Turner, your personal style guru, is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kimberly has an MBA from the University of Michigan and an Image Consulting Certification from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Kimberly lives in the Windy city of Chicago and is the host of