Every Fall I find myself gravitating towards two iterations of what I like to think of as ‘academic chic’. One is softer, filled with neutrals and rich textures like suede and tweed. The other is more graphic with pops of red and a few fun prints like argyle or leopard. This season is no different and because I absolutely could not narrow down all of the items currently sitting in my online shopping carts – I made a wishlist with both. Below, my dream wardrobe for this Fall.


  1. Plaid Scarf – It will go with every sweater in my closet.
  2. Suede Jacket – This almost looks vintage.
  3. Plaid Trousers – I love that these could be worn casually with tennis sneakers or as a full suit.
  4. Gold Hair Barrette – So chic, this is like jewelry for your hair.
  5. Plaid Blazer – With jeans or the matching trousers. Fall always calls for a new blazer.
  6. Platform Loafers – Chunky loafers are going to be everywhere this season and I’m on board.
  7. Straight Leg Jeans – In the perfect faded wash.
  8. Striped Pullover Sweater – This style is trendy right now but it’s also classic. Win, win.
  9. Tan Suede Ankle Boots – Absolutely dreamy. Code: Steele15 gets you 15% off.
  10. Plaid Button Down Dress – Aren’t you ready to get dressed again?
  11. Chain Link Necklace – Layer with a pendant and wear it everyday.
  12. Striped Button Down Shirt – I just got this and it’s perfect. Roll up the sleeves messily.
  13. Pearl Drop Earrings – These are so elegant but would also look great with a simple sweater.
  14. Woven Leather Tote Bag – I desperately need to upgrade my work tote and this is it.
  15. Tan Sneakers – These are a good upgrade from my current beat up tennis sneakers.


  1. Velvet Bow Headband – A little bit Bardot a little bit Blair Waldorf.
  2. Striped Collared Sweater – About to hit ‘checkout’ on this while it’s on sale.
  3. Thin Gold Hoops – Absolute classics, at a great price.
  4. Leather Peplum Top – I’d layer this over a t-shirt, turtleneck or button down this Fall.
  5. Red Button Down Sweater – The perfect orange-y red pop of color.
  6. Two Tone Lucite Earrings – Lightweight and ultra mod.
  7. Patch Pocket Jeans – The perfect, crisp dark wash.
  8. Argyle Beaded Shoulder Bag – This is just so quirky and fun to me.
  9. Black Suede Ankle Boots – These are perfect in their simplicity.
  10. Vegan Red Lipstick – A creamy matte, long-lasting finish + clean beauty = an absolute winner.
  11. Sweater Vest – One of the biggest trends of the season and I’m into it.
  12. Two Tone Sweater – Minimal but packs a punch.
  13. Platform Loafers – These platform Bass Weejuns are the ultimate cool kid goes back to school shoe.
  14. Leather Mini Skirt – I’ve been swooning over this skirt for a couple of years now and need to finally pull the trigger. It would go with everything, right?
  15. Tiger Print Scarf – Pair with a classic trench or black handbag for a little bit of personality.