What I Love Most About Fall

Sep 16, 2016

Fall mornings and afternoons may be my favorite time of the year. I know I’ve been talking about the new season quite a bit, but it seems to last such a short time here in Chicago and makes me so happy! The thought of warming up on our patio with a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (that I can now easily make at home thanks to my trip to Target!) and a good book in the morning before getting our day started makes me smile. For some reason,  running errands and exploring the city in the cool fresh air is much less tedious!

fall capsule wardrobe

To get ready for fall I really started to think about basics and what I needed for the new season. I stopped by Target last week to pick a few new pieces to build up my wardrobe and rounded up some staples I think will go a long way for you too! Target is a great spot to stock up on all the essentials. From our cutting board and mug to my new fall clothes, it’s easy to grab everything in one place!

target fall wardrobe


The key to a capsule wardrobe is versatile but classic pieces, these should always be able to be swapped out with one another to create fresh and new looks.

When starting to narrow down your pieces make sure to include a light coat! This green anorak is my personal favorite and always pairs well with a stripe tee. I also like to include a fun top like this rust colored mock neck silk top. The color is such a pretty jewel tone, will work well with sweaters or jackets and any denim color. 

As far as pants, I always like to have a boyfriend and skinny jean on hand. Distressed is my favorite fade but choose whatever you will use most often. The great thing about these two cuts is they can be dressed up or down. Pairing a boyfriend jeans with a silk top and heels is just as chic as a tighter fit jean. Same can be said for a skinny jean with casual sneakers and a cotton tee.

For footwear, I love having a heel and casual white sneaker on hand! This season, block heels are huge and I am loving the velvet trend. These heels combined both trends beautifully and the dark grey color makes them so versatile!

With fewer pieces in your closet I think it allows you to save money, time and really utilize what you have!

starbucks pumpkin spice scone

starbucks pumpkin spice VIA

starbucks VIA pumpkin spice latte

Last weekend Trevor & I did all those things that I mentioned earlier since it cooled down a little bit. This Starbucks pumpkin Spice Scone went perfectly with my PSL I was able to make at home. I had never used these VIA packets before but found them on the shelf at Target and let me tell you, they are amazing! I grabbed them in the coffee aisle at Target during our normal weekend grocery trip and all you need to do is heat up water and add it to the mix. So tasty and so easy!

target fall wardrobe

pumpkin spice scone

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starbucks VIA pumpkin spicy latte

After taking our morning slow, we headed downtown to swing by the MCA. If you haven’t been, you must! It’s one of Chicago’s best museums and we hadn’t been in far too long. Since the weather had cooled down a bit we snagged our first warm Starbucks drink. Does anyone else get excited when that happens?

Hope the capsule wardrobe helps you organize your fall wardrobe and let me know what you are including in yours this year?


This post was sponsored by Starbucks Coffee. As always, all opinions are my own and thank you for supporting brands that make Lows to Luxe possible! #FallForStarbucks


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  1. Ahhhhh this makes me SO excited about fall, Starbucks PSLs, and actually pairing down my closet. Loved this post, Shaheen!

  2. These shoes are so gorgeous and now I want a PSL, ha! That scone also looks pretty tasty!

  3. JR says:

    This sounds really strange but originally you had a different picture up as the lead in to this story and I was going to tell you I loved that it was a shot of your leg and you actually have thighs and you are showing them! The picture changed to a different one but I still wanted to tell you to keep up the good work of showing a real person with a real body!

  4. Jenn Lake says:

    What a perfect post for the season ahead! Definitely getting a PSL today!

  5. Maggie says:

    Fall is by far my favorite season!! Pretty sure I could live off that capsule wardrobe, too.


  6. Hanna says:

    Fall weather is the best! –Hanna Lei

    Latest Post: Cute Autumn Outfit Inspiration

  7. FashionFriesX FashionFriesX says:

    Fall is my favorite season too and this sounds like the most perfect day! You look adorable too!!!

  8. Maggie says:

    Fall really is the best season ever! I’ll take anything pumpkin please! 🙂


  9. Steph K says:

    Fall is my favorite season too! I’m obsessed with everything pumpkin!!

    xO – Steph


  10. Shelby says:

    I am SO ready for fall, especially after reading this post! And that scone has me wanting to drive to Starbucks right now!


  11. Mollie Sheperdson says:

    OMG I need those velvet heels! Seriously so gorgeous, I can’t believe they’re from Target!



  12. Nina Rand says:

    Fall is definitely my favorite season to dress for and I love the classic pieces you chose.

    Oh and those scones look amazing!

  13. Anna English says:

    Such a great selection! I love all the at home options Starbucks offers!

  14. Liz Joy says:

    Could this morning be any more perfect?! xx Liz

  15. Alicia Chew says:

    So many of the same pieces are in my fall capsule wardrobe as well. A long cardigan is *so* crucial! And that is perfect that you can make a PSL at home!

    Alicia | AliciaTenise.com

  16. Brittany Decareaux Raborn says:

    yes, so many fun pieces! loving your picks! And sounds like you had a perfect day 🙂

  17. Carly Anderson says:

    I did a capsule wardrobe too, fall is my favorite time to shop!

  18. Your blog has beautiful pictures.The color combination of your outfit is just perfect.