This fall, let's look good – even if we might not feel good. Luckily, fashion seems to be in our favor this season. Drawstring drapey pants are everywhere, along with light loose tops and oversized cardigans. Get excited, leaves are about to turn, PSL's are being served and leggings are not just for your flare days. Here are some pain-free must-haves for the fall.
Throw it over whatever you've got on and like magic, you're well dressed and warm. It's a struggle to find something that's easy to put on/take off, and won't restrict your movement when wearing it. Unfortunately you'll never know until you try on about 100 different styles (and swear off ever shopping again) but this green zip-up from H&M is a great place to start.
Leggings to love
We all own our favorite pair of leggings. And yes, we know... leggings are not pants. BUT... what if they could be? I absolutely love these body fit leggings from Zara. They're high waisted with wide elastic banding on the hips, perfect for bad back days. They're soft and stretchy but thick enough to pass as pants.
Too tired tunic
Dreaded dress-up occasion? This tunic's got you covered (literally). Long and flowy, you can wear it with leggings or tights, or with no bottoms at all. I love the small metal detail on top that gives it a classy casual feeling without causing any harm.
Wish you could bring your big blanket out shopping or to a doctor's appointment? You sorta kinda can with an oversized cardigan like this one from H&M. The half sleeves are perfect for transitioning from warm to cool, and it comes in 4 patterns and costs only 14.99?!
The Express Portofino shirt is the shit. It's light and soft, fits just right and comes in endless colors and patterns. You'll feel like you're wearing a button-down pajama shirt, but will look like you're ready for a big meeting... or a nice dinner... or a trip to the supermarket... (seriously, it works for everything).
Plaid shirts are a fall staple, but often these tops are stiff and itchy. I've been on the hunt for a cozy, comfortable plaid and I think this shrunken boy shirt from J.Crew is just the one.
I'm super excited to say so long to summer clothes, but as the weather gets cooler, I still refuse to part from my abundant collection of sleeveless tops. I've become a purveyor of silk and cotton tanks in just about every color and pattern, because, like Michelle Obama, my arms were meant to be free! I have my eye on this adorable hashtag tank from Madewell. Pair it up with a cozy cardigan or button down when venturing outside and you're ready for anything.
My favorite purchase this season has been my oversized light weight scarf from RL. Wear it as a shawl, a scarf, a head wrap, a papoose for your ferret. Seriously... I do. Stuff it in your bag on your way out and know that you'll have a cute instant way to warm up.
Drapey drawstring pants are everywhere this season and I can't wait to grab myself a pair. My leg muscles expand and contract throughout the day, so a pair of these green drawstrings from Banana Republic would be a great fit.
No mess dress
Sometimes I'm just too exhausted to pick out and put on multiple items of clothing. A solution to this is one great versatile dress that's comfortable and warm. Check out this Banana Republic knit contrast dress. It's loose fitting and cute as hell. It's appropriate for a work day or a night outing. Pair it with leggings or tights for that extra layer of warmth and ta-da, outfit complete.