As I’ve been adding pieces to my fall wardrobe, I’ve noticed that I’ve definitely been leaning towards more simple, no-fuss pieces. I think it’s partly due to the fact that one day it’s warm and the next it’s cold, but also because I just haven’t been loving the items coming out for fall, so I’ve been sticking to cheaper Old Navy clothes.

Even though my outfits seem “simpler” to me, simplicity can still make you feel great and fashionable, especially when you bring in beautiful fall colors. One of my favorite fall/winter colors is plum. It’s a deep, rich color, and picks up the brown and golden tones of my hair, so I wore it out to meet my sister for lunch on Friday.

I picked up this cowl-neck sweater in Old Navy’s plus size section, and I can easily see myself working this in to various types of outfits (I’m thinking outfits with knit vests and cognac riding boots). Since it was still a little warm, I kept the sleeves up and added a bangle.

I’ve owned this Avenue bangle for forever-and-a-half, and I never wear it because the print reminds me of Pac-Man, but it was the perfect size for what I was wanting, and I liked how it looked.. until I saw that it hand stained my wrist greenish-blue. No good. This one will probably end up in the no-wear pile again, unless any of you have a good tip of something I can put on the bangle to prevent staining.

I also added some basic earrings to give a little shine to the outfit.

(Sweater, Jeans, Shoes, Bangle (Avenue), Earrings (Forever21)

What fall colors or prints are you excited to wear in the upcoming months?

Which stores have the best fall lines? I need to find some good things 🙂