I’ve whittled down my ultimate fall wardrobe wishlist from across a couple of my autumn-centric posts over the last few weeks. Below, each and every item I wish was in my closet at the moment. (Much of which can be summed up by the snap above: glen plaid, boxy cut, and a belt bag. YAAAAS.) You’ll notice some of the major trends for AW2018 throughout: jewel tones, glen plaid, a slight western twang, and exaggerated/abbreviated shapes (i.e., puff sleeves, balloon cuffs, high-waists, kitten heels, cropped/boxy cuts).
Two other miscellaneous notes: first, I’ve started a blog-centric Instagram account. My other account is basically pictures of my daughter (sorry/not sorry), so I thought I’d start sharing more Magpie stuff in a separate space. There will be random musings, fashion finds, and more long-form writing there. Follow along if you’d like!
Second: I’ve not featured formal/evening wear in the roundup below, but if I was, I’d readily add this EPIC MINIDRESS OMG OMG OMG ($100). The 80s are MAJOR right now for evening wear. Alternately, for a more formal affair, I’m in love with this gown.
Click on images to access details or see my notes (along with alternates) below!
+Rebecca Taylor puff-sleeved floral blouse. I own this and ADORE it. Puffed sleeves are very on-trend right now, and the dark floral print is also tres of-the-moment.
+Brock Collection denim. This cut is IT for right now — sort of an evolution from the relaxed fit of a few seasons back and the traditional Levi’s cut of last season. High-waisted but body conscious and relaxed. You can get the look for less with these (really good wash).
+Aquazzura Powder Puffs in navy. I am so into navy right now. I know I’ve featured these beauties dozens of times, but I just love the silhouette. Thank God for the kitten heel (sorry Jen Schuf, I know you hate this style) — I don’t know that I could navigate the Subway in high heels, and Mr. Magpie and I are Committed (capital C) to taking the Subway everywhere, even when decked out in our finest. It’s the fastest way around.
+BR Cableknit. (Under $100!) Love the fog gray color — I’ve been seeing a lot of layered grays and I’m into it. Imagine this with white denim and that gray scarf or blazer thrown over top?! If you’re looking for more of an on-trend shape, try this chic sweater instead in a similar hue.
+Alexandre Birman boot. Nuff said.
+Quilted backpack. I’ve finally found a functional and stylish backpack for mom duties!
+Ganni coat. Excuse me while I drool all over my keyboard. MAJOR.
+New Balance X90s. I’m not into the whole chunky grandpa sneaker that’s been everywhere (Balenciaga being a huge culprit…), but these are super cool-looking without being over-the-top. I also love that color!
+Gucci Marmont Belt Bag. LOVE.
+Balloon-sleeved sweater. This mustard color is WONDERFUL, and the shape is of the moment, too. (Can’t be the price either!) Also love this moss green variation from a different designer (still under $100 though).
+Zara bow-sleeved dress. OK, this is $50 and pretty much my ideal mom-on-the-go dress. I’ve realized I just can’t stand off the shoulder or balloon sleeves when I’m chasing after mini / washing things / etc. Too difficult! This kind of dress is the perfect, easy-to-wear, easy-to-move-in thing to wear on a casual Tuesday at the library.
+Aquazzura spider slides. Love the color! I have these in black.
P.S. ICYMI: THIS BLOUSE IS ALSO MAJOR.
P.P.P.S. Keep your eyes peeled for something small and perfect this weekend.