The Best Cozy Basics for Fall.

the best cozy basics for fall | grace atwood, the stripe
sweater // wristlet // jeans // heels
Happy Monday! How are we already into mid-September already!?

I have said it before and I’ll say it again – Fall is always my favorite season to shop for. Cozy sweaters, denim, pretty shoes… it’s definitely the season I’ve invested the most in. Today I’ve teamed up with Macy’s to share a few classic basics that are 100% worth the money. The comfiest sweater, the best ripped jeans (they are so flattering), and pretty suede pumps that look chic but won’t break the bank! This is basically my everyday outfit formula – skinny jeans, a long-ish sweater, and of course heels… always heels!

I hope you guys have a great day. It’s all of the coffee for me over here today as I have a short week… I head to Charleston for a good friend’s birthday party weekend on Thursday!

Outfit Details: Free People Ribbed Tunic Sweater (size down – I’m wearing a small and it’s big!) // 7 for all Mankind Jeans // Steve Madden Pumps // Style & Co Wristlet

the best cozy basics for fall | grace atwood, the stripe

Free People makes my favorite sweaters, hands down. There’s no contest. They’re always so, so comfy… and cute… and they’re reasonably priced + well made. This one also comes in bright yellow and I think that will have to be next! I also really love this asymmetrical sweater (in cream!), this oversized v-neck, and this oversized turtleneck.

the best cozy basics for fall | grace atwood, the stripe the best cozy basics for fall | grace atwood, the stripe

These Steve Madden pumps are so good. I’m wearing the “blush suede” pair… they are sort of a hybrid between tan and blush if you ask me. Whenever I’m asked for a more affordable alternative to my beloved Manolo Blahnik BB pumps, I recommend these (they have a black suede option that is a dead ringer)! I had been thinking about the Manolos in blush but was worried the suede would get dirty – these are the perfect alternative!

the best cozy basics for fall | grace atwood, the stripe the best cozy basics for fall | grace atwood, the stripe the best cozy basics for fall | grace atwood, the stripe the best cozy basics for fall | grace atwood, the stripe

photography by Carter Fish. // Created in partnership with Macy’s + Shopstyle.


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  1. I love the sweater you’re wearing, and no wonder – it’s from Free People, one of my favourite brands. I need an oversized sweater this fall!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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  2. Elisabeth:

    That sweater is incredible!

    xo, Elisabeth

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  3. Silly question, but how do you store your sweaters? This is the first fall that I am starting to buy really nice items and I am worried about how to store them! Thank you for your advice!

    The Adored Life

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    • I don’t do anything special… I keep most of them folded neatly in my dresser… the ones I wear the most I keep on a shelf in my closet, and I hang my cardigans on velvet hangers.

      I know people who use cedar blocks and/or wrap their sweaters in tissue but I just don’t have time for that!

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  4. I love this outfit! That sweater looks so, so comfy. I agree that Free People makes amazing sweaters! Best of luck being productive this short week! I hope the coffee helps! 🙂


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  5. Coziest fall look that still looks so put together. Love it, Grace!

    Pink Champagne Problems

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  6. I love dressing in the cosiest clothes I can through Autumn! it’s all about soft jumpers and relaxed waistbands for me, ha!

    I hope you’ve had a brilliant Monday!

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  7. Natali:

    Sometimes less is more and this outfit is a proof that you can look very stylish and ready for Fall in the comfiest and most basic pieces.

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  8. Jessica Camerata:

    Love this sweater! And this outfit, such a good look for fall.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

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  9. Lisa:

    That’s a great formula you got there! 😉


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  10. Lindsay:

    The entire outfit is just perfect but those jeans….omg they are amazing and look like they were custom made for you!!!

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    • Aw thanks Lindsay! I agree – they are so so comfortable, too! 7 has the most flattering denim in my opinion.

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  11. love this outfit so much!!

    miki x

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  12. I’d love some tips on buying ripped jeans. Candidly it’s difficult to want to buy jeans with holes since I usually want them pristine and perfect, but can’t help but think they look good.
    Any tips on where the holes should be or if you have a good nominally priced suggestion 7 for All Man Kind just too much out of my price range. Also best wash for this season?
    Would appreciate the tips.
    Thanks! K of TAF

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    • In terms of brands I’m not sure… I like Madewell’s denim! They’ve gotten pretty pricy over the years too though! I also love American Eagle.

      For the holes, if you don’t want them to look sloppy I think you should avoid holes in the knees as those tend to expand and get bigger. Look for a pair that has just a little shredding, maybe by the pockets and on the thighs.

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  13. Okay, that sweater is everything! We totally need that! Love this outfit! Now only if the weather would cool down in NYC we could wear our sweaters every day!
    -Ash & Shelbs xx

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