8 Not So Basic Basics

With the opening of the Uniqlo in Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in New Jersey set to be the retailer’s largest mall store in the world, it got us excited about all the fall wardrobe staples. So what items do you need in your closet this season? Take a peek at some of fall’s essential wardrobe pieces.

1. Basics: Blazer

The Blazer

Not just for the office! A well-fitting simple blazer can add sophistication to jeans and a tee. Play with proportion and shapes to see if you prefer peplum, utilitarian or feminine details. 

2. Basics: Cashmere Cardigan

The Cashmere Cardigan

Sweaters are easy layering pieces, perfect for those seasonal transitions. The runways were full of menswear inspired looks, like the boyfriend cardigan. Go preppy and wear checked legging pants with your cashmere cardigan. For a finishing touch, add a sexy touch by belting your oversized cashmere cardigan to give it a more feminine shape. 

3. Basics: Puffer Jacket

The Lightweight Puffer Jacket

Wear this cold-weather wonder your way. The Women’s Ultra Light Down puffer from Uniqlo now has a drawstring to add more definition to your waist. Plus, it’s portable. This jacket folds down into a pocket sized bundle making it the perfect travel essential.   


4. Basics: Accessories

Lady-Like Accessories

A great grown-up hat, long opera length gloves, stoles and scarves give you a more polished look. A classic fedora in a bright hue is an easy way for the color shy to play with the trend. Be bold and on trend, go for a full-on monochromatic look. Try wearing that fun orange hat with a matching coat and coordinating coat will make you stand out in a crowd. 



5. Basics: Vest

The Vest

Winter months call for layering. A vest is a sporty piece and whether worn solo or under a jacket, it adds a touch of cool to any look. Mix it up with a printed puffer vests like the Premium Down Ultra Light Vest from Uniqlo.

6. Basics: Flannel Shirt

The Flannel Shirt

Whether buttoned up or buttoned down, a nod to the ‘90s, the flannel shirt is the ultimate casual piece. Play with layers, starting with a simple cami, throw on a flannel and add a cropped fitted sweater for a bit more edge.

7. Basics: Tunic

The Tunic

Keep it loose up top in a tunic. Try a graphic tunic like this one from Uniqlo x Orla Kiely add your skinnies, belt it and add flats for effortless chic.  Feeling bold? Have fun mixing patterns in matching tones. You’ll be surprised with how good different patterns can look together, if you just make sure the base tones match.