5 Fall Staples to Splurge On

We don’t (always) think the price tag should deter you from making the purchase. From high end resale clothing to new designer apparel, when you trust the brand—and can match their clothing with everything else in your wardrobe—you know their items are worth the splurge.

It’s time to treat yourself: The five pieces below are absolute must-haves as we transition from summer to fall.

A Fuzzy Fleece

The fleece trend has already been declared “in” for fall, so what better way to hop on board than by purchasing one from Patagonia? This iconic environmentally friendly brand foregoes the harmful chemicals contained in conventional cotton and makes its sweaters, vests, and other apparel using the organically grown variety.

The Patagonia fleece comes in many colours, in either the full zip and half zip. It won’t only keep you warm this season—it’ll keep you looking surprisingly stylish.


A Flattering Pair of Denim Jeans

There’s nothing we love more than true blue denim jeans, which are the right combination of fit and wash. The original denim wash, like Levi’s 501s, is both a staple item and fan favourite.

Whether you wear it with loafers or sneakers, a bomber or a blazer, you’ll quickly discover how easy it is to pair with other items in your closet. These jeans flatter you, leaving you feeling as amazing as you look.


A Pair of Pointed Black Leather Loafers

This version of the women’s loafer leaves a statement the ballet flat can’t compete with. The final detail of a gold buckle crossing mid-foot brings new class to an otherwise standard shoe.

Well-made loafers last a lifetime. Hand over the extra dough for a high-quality shoe, like Sam Edelman’s women’s loafers, and wear them with skirts and slacks for a modern, professional look. 


A Structured Handbag

A structured handbag adds poise to your outfit. Whether you’re out at a weekend lunch or meeting friends for happy hour, this kind of bag transitions seamlessly as you move from place to place during the day. 

Kate Spade’s bags are the cornerstone of classic structured purses. Her rectangular or square fit, sharp edges, and leather material are further complimented by tailored gold stitching. These timeless features mean you can wear this handbag season after season.


A Tweed Blazer

Tweed isn’t just your grandpa’s favourite fabric. This archetypal English-Isle staple pairs perfectly with any of the items listed above. It’s not heavy enough to leave you sweating but is durable enough to act as a protective layer when you need to keep the chill away.

Fall blazers are key pieces as we transition into cooler temperatures. They have a dual purpose: complete your outfit and act as your jacket. Resale designer clothing, like this Alice & Olivia long open blazer at Designer Swap, is the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe.

What fall staple will you splurge on? Let us know in the comments!

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