hellllllo from DC (or maybe Philly or somewhere in between, depending on when you read this!) We are presently in between live shows… tonight is our Philly show at the Punch Line! Last night’s show went so well and I’m really excited for tonight, and to be in Philly for a little bit. I just wish we had more time in both cities… these are both in and out kind of trips.
But we are talking about clothes and today I wanted to talk about fall basics. A few weeks ago I highlighted four fall trends that I’m excited about, today we are talking about the best classic pieces! My tried and true, favorite pieces + brands that never let me down.
Some of these fall basics are definitely on the more expensive side BUT they are things you will have forever and/or pass down.
Jackets + Blazers:
First of all, I live for a good trench coat. I bought a Burberry trench coat six or seven years ago and still wear it all the time. It’s timeless and classic and although it was a big investment, I think it was worth the money as I will have it forever.
Right now, I’m into a lighter, looser, drapey trench. My current fav is this one from MM La Fleur. It’s the perfect weight and color.
For blazers I’m just such a sucker for Veronica Beard. Her blazers are definitely pricey but will be the best blazer you’ve ever owned. I still blame Katie Sturino. When we filmed our make my size video last year I bought the gingham one and then it was all downhill. I’m really lucky in that now they do gift me, but I have bought three of their blazers with my own money. This green one is my current favorite!
I love Universal Standard and x Karla tees but my newest obsession for t-shirts is actually Eileen Fisher. They are definitely a bit more expensive than other t-shirts but they last and last and last. This one is a new fav… I have it in light grey and dark grey.
My fav sweaters are almost always Madewell (this one!).For a splurgier sweater, Eileen Fisher is great – her cashmere is amazing. And J.Crew is wonderful too but a lot of times their sweaters are just TOO SHORT AND BOXY! I wish they would just make their silhouettes a little longer and leaner.
I definitely mix things up with love Frame Denim (these, from a few years ago are the BEST!!) and classic Levis + Re/Done (for non-stretchy styles – I have two pairs that I bought a few years ago and wear them constantly!) but right now my two favs for denim are NYDJ and Good American. Both brands are so comfortable and fit really well!
Since discovering the Amazon sunglasses I am so loyal! I am not afraid of splurging but just can’t do it with sunglasses as I leave them all over the place! I have several pairs of these sunglasses and LOVE them.
I love a classic pump with a pointy toe and for these I am really loyal to Sarah Flint. Her shoes just fit my foot so well. Frequently, I get asked whether I’d pick the perfect pump or the Manolo Blahnik BB heel and the truth is I’m Sarah all the way. Though, I am not going to throw away my Manolos (lol). I have the Manolos in grey, red, and black (all suede) as well as a fun nude patent BUT if I were to buy a new pair it would be Sarah Flint. I love them so much! The brand gifted me the black napa, but I bought nude + olive with my own money. I’m also a big fan of her perfect sandals and most recently, the perfect bootie! If you use code GRACE50 you can take $50 off your first pair.
photography by Carter Fish.