Now that the temperature is FINALLY starting to drop a few degrees in San Diego, I’m busting out my fall wardrobe staples and doing a little shopping to add a few key pieces! Fall is my FAVORITE fashion season of all time, but it arrives pretty late down here. Arguably, to some, it never comes! I mean, I am talking about a forecast for this week in the low to mid 70s, but I don’t care -I am here for it! In celebration of San Diego no longer feeling like a summer heat wave, here’s my fall closet checklist with nursing + pumping mamas in mind!
LEATHER JACKET– if you follow Ailana J. on Instagram, you KNOW that I love me some leather. It is an easy 3rdpiece to elevate almost ANY look – from running errands to work to a night out. It’s functional for warmth, but effortlessly cool. For you breastfeeding mamas, I always opt for jackets that open in the front. Whether you wear them open or zip them up, these styles make nursing + pumping SO much faster and easier! Linked below are some of my personal favorites currently hanging in my closet (and have been featured on our Instagram!):
- All Saints Dalby Leather Biker Jacket
- All Saints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket
- All Saints Cargo Leather Biker Jacket
- BLANKNYC Life Changer Faux Leather Moto Jacket
PLAID BOYFRIEND BLAZER– every fall season, I feel like I add an updated plaid boyfriend blazer to my repertoire because I just can’t get enough! Dress it down with a graphic tee and jeans. Dress it up with a silk camisole and faux leather leggings. Although prints can be intimidating for some people, a plaid boyfriend blazer is an easy printed piece to try out. It is more versatile than you think! Plus, the boyfriend style is key for a postpartum mama! It’s comfortable and provides easy access for nursing + pumping! Linked below are some options that I personally own or am currently lusting after (and I may just need to add to cart soon!):
- Zara Plaid Blazer - Black/White
- Zara Plaid Blazer - Gray
- Topshop Gray and Yellow Check Double Breasted Blazer - ON SALE!
COZY CHIC CARDIGAN– if you can’t tell by now, I’m all about versatility! This is yet another 3rdpiece that can be styled SO many ways with all the benefits of both items we’ve already talked about! Dress up, dress down, and open-front for easy breastfeeding access! The caveat is finding a cardigan that looks luxe, but is super cozy! I always have a LOT of luck at Vici in this category, so I rounded up a few of my faves:
- Vici Fireside Pocketed Knit Cardigan
- Vici Connor Pocketed Knit Cardigan
- Vici Spread Your Wings Pocketed Cardigan
- Vici Harvard Pocketed Drape Coatigan
BOOTIES – I LOVE booties. Just LOVE. Heeled booties, flat booties, any booties. Just give me all the booties. They are the perfect shoe to bring your entire fall look together or to make pieces from other seasons feel more like fall, like spring or summer dresses! A dress, leather jacket, and booties is probably my favorite fall go-to look! Plus, a bootie is generally less fuss to me than sneakers, to be honest! When I’m running around with Mason, tying the laces on my sneakers feels like it takes an eternity! No time. I love slip on booties and booties with zippers! Here’s a few you might want to add to your closet:
- Vince Camuto Gradina Block Heel Bootie - ON SALE + LOTS OF COLORS!
- Paige Libby Bootie
- All Saints Lior Bootie
- Rag & Bone Rover Chelsea Boot
- Chloe Susanna Bootie - SPLURGE OPTION, BUT MY FAVORITE BOOTIE OF ALL TIME
Those 4 categories are going to transform your entire fall wardrobe and you are going to have SO MANY easy outfits to put together at the drop of a hat. If you’re not quite sure how to make these looks work for you, especially all you breastfeeding mamas, DON’T WORRY – I GOT YOU! I am offering FREE ONE-ON-ONE VIRTUAL STYLING SESSIONS in November! COMPLETELY FREE. I have a decade of fashion and styling experience that I will share with you! And tell a friend! Anyone who signs up for e-mail by SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 will be eligible. After that, doors will CLOSE on this offer! See you soon :)
P.S. Nothing in this post is an ad or paid partnership - I either shared items I personally own and are still available for purchase or items I honestly like and would buy for myself!