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Wearing Basics as a Transition to Fall


Good Morning!

Have you started to look into your Fall closet? What you may need as far as staples or basics that will make getting dressed and putting outfits together easier?

It certainly is something I assess each season.

I also make it a practice to go through pieces and either donate or sell ( on Poshmark) what I don’t wear anymore, am not a fan of the style etc.

Basic Pieces to Transition to Fall

Looking at basics, I have styled these pieces today, and I am sure that you have most if not all of these already in your closet.

The quintessential white blouse. This blouse has a pussybow tie and dotted textured material. If I grab a basic white blouse, I like details or texture. If it is a basic tee, softness reigns!

The black fitted blazer. I received this years ago from a company as a gift. I love the stripes in black, and the weight of the blazer. Investing in a well made blazer will be worthwhile and you will find yourself reaching for it for different seasons and styles.

A denim skirt. I love a stylish denim skirt. I have a white pencil skirt for Spring, but I find I wear this medium wash button down a-line skirt often. It goes with everything, has a bit of a 70s vibe with the buttons and can be worn year round. A great staple! Now, there are many styles out there, the micromini denim skirt has diminished a bit ( thank goodness)  and the heavily distressed ones are there but in less quantities also. The 80’s called and they want their denim skirts back! Think clean lines. Think sophisticated.

A leopard shoe. Rrrrrr! Leopard shoes are fierce. ( imo). They are the staple that adds some fun pattern to your look, has been around since the time of the Pharoahs and are a neutral. If you aren’t into wearing heels, there are many choices.  These Sarah Flint Loafers are gorgeous!

If you like to wear a small heel, I am eyeing this block heel pair by Sarah Flint.


I have these basics, what ways can I wear them?

You will find that these pieces, among others, will be staples that you reach for to build your wardrobe

A blazer will look modern and smart with a graphic tee and jeans. Its a hip look!  I am thinking of getting this graphic tee as I am a big fan!

Wear your black blazer with a pair of wide leg trousers and a slim top. The fitted blazer and wide leg trouser will balance each other out.

I do love the look of a blazer with shorts. As you transition to Fall, wear a pair of trouser shorts or longer shorts with a blazer and cami. Depending on your climate, a blazer with shorts and a  neutral shoe is very stylish.

They-re ba -ack!!! Faux leather leggings , are back for Fall/Winter. The Spanx faux leather leggings seem to be ultra-popular in the Nordstrom sale, and many a blogger have sported them. Wear a long button down blouse with a blazer and faux leather leggings.

Add a blazer to a midi dress and booties as the temperature gets colder.

The denim skirt can be styled just as you would wear jeans. Add a fun pair of loafers or booties to transition to Fall.

White shirts can always be added to a blazer, wear on its own as you transition to Fall with black jeans and a moto jacket.

update on my health

First, I appreciate the well wishes friends! I had an endoscopy last week, and it was funny as I told them I get a bit anxious when they put the mouthpiece over my mouth. So the anesthesiologist was told to push the meds while they put it on me, 2 seconds later… I’m out.

No time for nerves!

I have 4 ulcers in my esophagus, and Gastritis. This makes total sense, with the pain I was having. Have to take a stronger prescription PPI called Dexilant, and will probably be on it for 2-3 months. Then another endoscopy to see how I am in doing. So, I am always happier knowing what’s wrong.

Just a few ideas to help you think about these basics in your wardrobe I will be sharing more basics into the Fall season. 

Do you have these items in your closet already? How are you transitioning into Fall?

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Have a great day!
Jess xx


  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 09:12h, 27 August Reply

    LOVE the denim skirt! That is on my shopping list.


  • Gail Hanlon
    Posted at 02:07h, 26 August Reply

    I may do a style steal on this one – I have all the pieces! Good to hear that the endoscopy got you a diagnosis and meds to help to solve the problem x

  • Lovely
    Posted at 00:18h, 24 August Reply

    Beautiful outfit! Those leopard shoes are so pretty! I’m glad you got your endoscopy went smooth and that you have a diagnosis now.

  • Wendy
    Posted at 21:31h, 23 August Reply

    I came back to your post to read everything after the cute loafers. Four ulcers? I hope the new med works beautifully.


  • Neti*
    Posted at 17:03h, 23 August Reply

    You always look fantastic in every darn thing you put on. I really do not have fall outfits here in SFla. Kudos!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:16h, 23 August Reply

      Aw, thanks Neti. You are so sweet. I am sure you enjoy the sun and warm temps though!

  • Wendy
    Posted at 12:43h, 23 August Reply

    As always, you look amazing. Love the loafers. I’m clicking over to them now. I don’t want a lot of grrrr, just a little. The loafers are perfect.

    Thanks Jess!

    Wendy TheInspiredEater.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:16h, 23 August Reply

      Thank you Wendy! Hopefully you found a shoe or two you liked! I get a fair amount of wear from my leopard shoes 🙂

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 05:05h, 23 August Reply

    I love a good, fitted blazer – such a staple piece and pulls any outfit together. I’m so glad you got some answers and meds – bring on the healing!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:04h, 23 August Reply

      Thank you Kellyann! I am feeling a bit better, need to take meds and watch certain foods etc. I am a blazer kind of girl! 🙂

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