Fall Trends || Top 11 Clothing Items For Fall (Mix + Match Them), Under $100

With each new season, I have the propensity to go a little wild, filling my closet with new pieces… perfect for various occasions (pumpkin patch…. cool weather vacation…. lounging watching football….). Yet, when it all boils down to it, I find that I reach for the same types of items over and over again… and this fall season isn’t any different. With a few smart purchases, you can easily mix and match all your items throughout the fall season… and transition them into the much cooler temps of the winter. For the biggest selection of fall items, I always start at Nordstrom…. they carry some of my favorite brands (like Madewell + Free People) for cozy fall pieces. Today I listed out the eleven items to have in your closet this fall (you can see my top 5 tops for fall + I’ll be sharing the top 5 shoes for fall next week….), all versatile, and all (with the exception of few items) under $100…

1. Lightweight Pullover: Since layering is key during the fall, a lightweight pullover becomes an everyday pieces for me. It easily layers under jackets, over tanks, and can be dressed up or down depending on the bottoms you wear. My favorite is this ribbed one… it comes in several color options (I also bought it in the cream… and the olive is so pretty too). I also own and love this soft tie front option. 

2. Suede Jacket: I snagged this one during the Anniversary sale, and I am obsessed with the grey color. I love suede as an alternative to leather, and think it easily works for both day and night. For a super casual daytime look, toss it on with an oversized tee and a high waisted pair of leggings (add the scarf for extra chic points….). It’s more of an investment piece for fall, yet one that will last you several years. If you’re not looking to make the investment, I recommend this faux option, which I personally own as well.

3. Longline Cardigan: This length is one of my favorites for fall (and last year too). I’m particularly fond of layering it under a suede jacket with a basic tee underneath. Love the look the various lengths create. My three favorites are this hooded option, grey one with pockets (several gorgeous colors, seen here), and this olive green option.

4. Oversized Neutral Scarf: I typically have a three piece rule for basic outfits…. jeans (or leggings/joggers) and a tee just seem a little too basic, so tossing on a “third” article of clothing makes it feel more pulled together. In the fall, that item is 90% of the time a cozy scarf. This one is my favorite from last year (I own it in the neutral color) and this year I opted for the grey hue. I also grabbed this waffle knit scarf in the cream color. Both will be perfect layering pieces.

5. Oversized Sweater: This is a must for coziness + comfort… and looks great with almost anything. My three favorites (first two are slightly over $100) include this ribbed option (I own in black and white from last year), this frayed v-neck sweater (I own in green), and this tie bell sleeve sweater (which I featured here).

6. Something Velvet: This trend from last year didn’t go anywhere. I love the texture and richness it adds to any outfit. A few favorites (that can be mixed with above items) include this button front cami (I own in grey), blazer (fan of the burgundy color), and velvet ruffle skirt (so fun).

7. Denim Jacket: I have several hanging in my closet, and layer them over pullovers and tees. Such a great closet staple (which I talked about here). My go-to is this oversized distressed option.

8. Cozy Loungewear: The minute I step foot in the door at the end of the day, I put on something soft and comfortable. My all time favorites are these cozy joggers + sweatshirt combo, but I also love this stripe sweatshirt which could mix with the joggers. Oh, and I’ve been known to wear these pieces, mixed with all the items here, out in public….

9. Throw-On-And-Go Casual Pants: I have three go-to’s. Distressed jeans (these are super comfortable), joggers, and high waisted leggings. Pick a top and you’re ready to go…..

10. Hat: My saving grace when I’m on day 6 of unwashed hair. Be it a cap, beanie, or fedora (invested in this exact one several years ago) just knowing I have them on hand makes heading out the door that much easier.

11. Hoodie: Quintessentially off-duty, and a personal favorite of mine. Wear them under a denim jacket with leggings… or front tucked in a pair of distressed jeans with a cap for a casual lunch with a friend. This blush one is a favorite as is this lightweight one in grey.

(Outfit Details || Pullover (comes in 4 colors) | Jacket (comes in multiple colors) | Scarf (multiple colors) | Jeans (I sized up 2) | Mules | Bag | Sunglasses, Celine (available in stores)

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. 


  1. Jessica Schroder says:

    Hi Shannon! May I ask which Celine sunglasses you are wearing in this post? I am on the hunt for black Celine’s and I’m having a hard time finding them in stores. I’m looking on sites like poshmark, etc once I find the style number I like. Thank you!! :):)

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Hi Jessica! This is the style # for the sunglasses 41755S 807/3H Black Polarized Cat Eye Sunglasses 55mm. I found mine in store at Nordstrom! I hope that helps!

      • Jessica Schroder says:

        Thank you!! 🙂 you’re very inspirational, I know social media and blogging doesn’t show all the bits and pieces of everyday life, but you’re so amazing at keeping it real! It makes you very relatable and I love following you. 🙂

        • Shannon Pulsifer says:

          Aw thank you so much! That means a lot to me and I appreciate it!!