Fall Trends || Top 5 Tops For Fall

I’ve always been a jeans and top kinda gal…. don’t get me wrong, I love a cute dress (my closet is filled with them), but when it comes to daily living, jeans + a top is the combo I opt for 90% of the time. That being said, with a new season, comes a few new updates to my closet (I purged it last weekend… so there’s room now…). So, while I was shopping last week (I brought my mom along this time for reinforcement with little miss…) I couldn’t help but try a few different tops on when I was in Nordstrom. There were so many great options, and I noticed that all the tops I had fell into one of five categories…. so, I decided to share them with you today….

1. Wrap Top: I love this option for pretty much any occassion. It’s dressy enough for the office, but can be dressed down for weekend wear as well. I prefer mine in a slinky material, which lends itself to a more luxurious feel and fit. I opted to pair this white one with my favorite flat mules and fall fedora for an afternoon of window shopping in Old Town Orange with my mom (TJ watched little miss while she napped). I also have my eye on this flutter sleeve option (in the gorgeous rust color) as well as this velvet burgundy camisole…. both such gorgeous colors for fall.

2. Pullover/Sweatshirt: You all know I’m no stranger to comfort… and a pullover has my name all over it. They’re the perfect “off duty” piece to have in your closet… and if you’re work place is more on the casual side, a great Friday option (if done right). My current favorite is this ruffle number… a little dressier than my typical comfy choice. Yet, I  recently purchased this striped one and this marled grey hoodie and both will be on major repeat all season long.  Pair them with a simple skinny trouser and mule for a casual Friday office look.

3. Bell Sleeved Sweater/Top: While these can range from minimal to dramatic, I tend to keep mine more towards the minimal side of the spectrum (no surprise there….). I love the dimension they add to an outfit. This black one is a great choice to dress up or wear to the office…. and the color of this sweater is perfect for fall. I recently purchased this one to wear with jeans, joggers, and leggings.

4. Thermal Top: Mostly relegated to the “off duty” side of the closet, but a must have for sure. Perfect for lounging, a casual brunch with friends, tossing on as an under layer, or a post work-out top layer. My all time favorites include this one in the ivory color as well as this bell sleeved beauty (last featured here).

5. Classic Button-Down: In a bind, this is a perfect go to with a pair of jeans (or trousers), kicks (or mules), and a cap (leave that off if you’re going to the office….). These are my favorite (and softest) plaids in my closet, a plain white one is always a must, and I love this striped option too.

(Outfit 1 Details || Sweatshirt (TTS) | Jeans (run small, I sized up 2) | Shoes (also love these) | Sunglasses | Bag)
(Outfit 2 Details || Top (runs TTS) | Jeans | Mules | Bag (vintage, very similar) | Hat (in black))

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  1. Steph says:

    Hey Shannon,

    Love that top shop top.. I buy so many of your outfit suggestions. It’s so helpful because we have very similar shapes so I kind of can guess how they will look. What size are you wearing? Thanks

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Hi Steph! So glad you like the top, it’s such a good one for fall (and beyond). I am wearing a size US2 in this one, and it fits loosely, but not oversized. Hope that helps!