Even though it’s still in the high 90s outside here in Texas, once the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends I’m always immediately ready for fall. I think it has something to do with shopping and styling so many cold weather pieces! Unfortunately sometimes the temperature doesn’t cool down until November here, so I do what I can to create the cozy fall aesthetic for myself through our home and my wardrobe.
In case you’re also ready for a change in seasons, I wanted to put together a fun fall shopping checklist for you with many of my favorites!
This was one of the first pieces I picked up while shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I’m so glad I did. Everything about it leans into the cozy fall aesthetic. The funnel neck is warm without being constricting, while the merino wool blend ensures there’s no itch to it.
Imagine this bootie with the sweater above! Anything with mixed materials automatically looks more interesting and refined to me, and pairing suede with leather specifically communicates that in a warm way.
I know a lot of people have let go of skinny jeans, but not me! Especially for fall. They’re essential for boots! This medium wash is the perfect in-between and I think the double ripped knees add a casual element.
Candles have a way of transforming whatever space you’re in (see more of my favorites here), and this spiced pumpkin one from Voluspa really channels the cozy fall aesthetic. A lot of pumpkin scents are too sweet or too spicy, but this one isn’t at all.
It’s the little details that make a space cozy, and one incredibly inexpensive way to do so is to switch the color of your taper candles. I love the idea of incorporating something moodier and more modern like black.
Every candle needs a lighter! I’m all for anything that makes my life easier, and having a rechargeable lighter versus one that runs out and needs to be repurchased does exactly that. Plus, I want everything in our house to be as beautiful as possible, and this one is certainly more attractive than the ones you buy at the grocery store.
Pampas grass was practically made for fall. Does it remind anyone else of a fuzzy knit sweater?! Its feathered look is organic and rustic, and I especially love it in a vase with its own kind of texture.
You can’t accomplish the cozy fall aesthetic without this blanket. It’s truly the BEST. ChappyWrap blankets are made with a unique cotton blend and go through a finishing process called napping that makes them so, so soft.
As I mentioned before, I’m a big believer in the ability of scent to make a space, and diffusing is another way to accomplish that. The fragrance vials are exclusive to Anthropologie and smell absolutely divine, plus the smart diffuser allows you to control the scent intensity and type, brightness, and timing from your phone.
Admittedly, on their own blazers don’t typically have a cozy fall aesthetic. In my opinion though, it’s all about how you style them. Between the warm camel color and the wool flannel fabric of my favorite, all it takes is a great sweater, jeans and tall boots. I also think it’s an example of how you can translate coziness into workwear!
Magnolia blooms in the spring, but I can’t help but think it’d be at home in the fall too. Faux flowers can go wrong very quickly, but when done right, it allows you to enjoy a stunning arrangement all season. Plus, the cream of the blooms combined with the darker stems and leaves create the perfect cozy fall aesthetic palette!
I like to decorate with subtle, sophisticated nods to the current season. Naturally I’m a fan of anything from Arhaus, but this piece in particular stands out because of the one-of-a-kind woven hides. The texture is also amazing and makes something so elevated feel very homey.