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my top 10 … for fall

A few weeks ago I received a special request for a post, asking to state my top 10 pieces in my closet. I really liked the idea of picking my favorite pieces and reflecting on my own “must-haves”, and this past weekend I finally found time to prepare the post for you guys. For now, I have focused on the upcoming season of fall – because my favorite items in my closet definitely change, just as the seasons do. However, a lot of these are year-round favorites for sure. Hopefully you guys will find this helpful and understand what I think about when building and adding to my wardrobe.

This should come as no surprise for those that have followed my blog for a while. Statement necklaces are my #1 favorite accessory and I feel like they make a simple pair of jeans & a blouse look so put together and instantly glamorous. While my selection is around 10 necklaces at the moment, it definitely does not require that many. I would recommend having at least one each in silver and gold hues. These 4 basically go with most outfits and are such eye-catchers.

black skinny jeans

Simple black skinny jeans are so versatile and can be worn casually (ie. with a chambray shirt, as pictured above) or dressier with heels, a silky top and heavier make-up. My favorite pair is this waxed version from Zara with zippers by the ankles. Another plus: black is always flattering :)

Knits have never really gone out of fashion, but I feel like they have been the center of attention this and last fall. This is an item you should splurge on – nothing beats a great quality sweater that’ll keep you warm without making you grossly sweaty (ie. polyester does). I’d say a neutral color like beige or black are good basics to start with. Once you have those you can concentrate on other fun ones, like the hot pink or stripes. I can recommend the quality of J.Crew (the top 2 sweaters in this picture) because I have washed them at least 10 times and they still hold their shape and softness perfectly.

Another item to invest in: a black leather bag. I get SO MUCH wear out of this beauty, and it works with almost any outfit, and for most activities during the day. I feel it is smarter to spend a lot of money on a timeless piece that you’ll love forever (and that holds up and doesn’t break after a year), rather than buying a new, trendy bag each season of lesser quality.

My favorite kind of top to pair with skinny jeans. A silky blouse is appropriate for work without feeling too stiff. I’d say, start with basic colors and then move onto patterend, more special pieces, which are harder to incorporate with the rest of your clothes and can’t be worn as often.

No matter what season, there are always sunny days. Make sure that the shape works well with your face and the glasses feel comfortable, otherwise you wont enjoy wearing them. Even though I adore my Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses, you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of money for a good pair – my 2nd favorite pair was a steal at 19€ from Mango. Just make sure the UV-filter is good :)

Another no brainer, my parka :) It is great for fall, winter (with the faux fur lining) and spring. The best buy last fall, for sure!!

Even though I have an array of clutches, I constantly find myself going back to this cross body bag. It is the perfect companion for travelling (a lot harder to steal than a big purse) and great for a night out, because you don’t constantly have to hold something while dancing.

Black (comfortable!!) flats are great for everyday stuff, going to work, running errands, … The 3 pairs above are in constant use and I am already dreading the day when they’ll be worn out to the max.

tweed jackets

While I do think blazers are a definite necessity in any girl’s closet, lately I’ve prefered tweed jackets. They do actually keep you warm, and look pretty sophisticated. I also love colorful versions, like my yellow or pink ones.

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I still feel like there are lots of other things I could / should name, but considering the things I wear on a daily basis, these are my top 10 most loved things in my closet. If I could pick one more thing, I would say “11 – a touch of leopard”, whether it is a cute bag or leo flats, a touch of leopard is always appropriate :)

  1. Julie says:

    Thank you soooo much! It’s a perfect post and made my day! Happy Monday!!!

  2. I wouldnt mind playing dress up in yr closet one day! ;)

  3. Marisa says:

    Wonderful post! It’s always so much fun to see what’s in other people’s closets, especially their favourite items. I agree with everything on your top 10 list. Thanks for sharing!


  4. Hanna says:

    Toller Post!! Ich mag deine Ketten so gerne :) und von deinem Parka bin ich überhaupt ein großer Fan! Habe mir gestern einen bestellt, sollte Ende der Wochen mit der Post kommen *freu*

    xo hanna

  5. Aylin says:

    Toller post! Ich liebe deinen Stil!

  6. Nuria says:

    Love all those things!

  7. Elisa Zunder says:

    Kette Nummer zwei & drei sind richtig hübsch und die restlichen Sachen gefallen mir auch total :)

  8. Jet says:

    verrry nice!


  9. Nicole says:

    Kann mich den anderen nur anschliesse! Du hast einen tollen Stil und deine Tipps super!

    Lieben Gruss,

  10. Almondcherry says:

    Wirklich sehr inspirierender Post. Gefallen mir total gut die Sachen :)

    Liebe Grüße Lisa


  11. Andrea says:

    Toller Post!! Deine Alexander Wang Tasche ist einfach ein Traum! :)
    Lg, Andrea

  12. Ana says:

    Oh I love this idea of looking into our own closets and rediscovering favourites for each season. I think it makes us appreciate the things we have more (and maybe shop a little less??). That being said, after reading your post, I think I have a couple of pieces to add to my own closet – like a statement necklace along with a nice silk blouse – but I will do it much more thoughtfully.

    This is definitely inspiring, and I think I might do something similar on my own blog soon – I could always use a little extra inspiration for my wardrobe when the cold weather gets here.

  13. Pernille says:

    Die erste Kette ist so hübsch!

  14. Laura says:

    Fun idea for a post! I might have to play copycat :) I totally agree on everything, and wear a lot of the same things! I’d add chambray shirt, cognac boots, and lace dress to my top ten list. They are items I remix allll the time.

  15. Natalie says:

    Have pretty much the same top 10 in my wardrobe! Love your selection.


  16. Floortje says:

    I really like your blog dear!
    Keep up the great work! :)


  17. Lotte says:

    Toller Post, danke für’s Teilen :)
    Ich bin momentan immer auf der Suche nach neuen Inspirationen und den Teilen, die meinem Kleiderschrank noch das gewisse Etwas verleihen!

  18. Kattl says:

    Danke für den tollen post! Mich würde interessieren, wie du deine Seidenblusen pflegst und wäschst?

  19. Corinna says:

    Liebe Vicky,

    ein absoluter toller Post – seit ich Deinen Blog seit einigen Monaten verfolge, bin ich sowieso ein riesen Fan davon; Du machst das super!;)

    Liebste Grüße aus Deutschland, Corinna

  20. Ganz toller Post!! Die meisten Punkte sind auch auf meiner imaginären Top 10 Liste!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  21. katya says:

    lovely stuff! my favorite are the necklaces!

  22. Love your top 10!!! I would have added some scarves and maybe some heels, but those were great!!! =D


  23. andie says:

    was für ein toller post….!meine essentials sehen so ähnlich aus…so merkt man wieder dass man eigentlich gar nicht sooooo viele sachen braucht um tolle outfits zusammen zu stellen…besser ein paar weniger und dafür sachen die man wirklich gerne trägt (wie z.B mit den Pullis)!by the way bin sehr beeindruckt von deiner Blusensammlung:) xo andie

  24. Julie says:

    Vicky, where do you buy these pretty necklaces? They are sooo amazing…

  25. lippylash says:

    Love those 10 items! you look great in that black pair of skinny jeans!

  26. Kristina says:

    statement necklaces and sunglasses are the best – An instant way to dress up any outfit!

    Spotted Appeal

  27. Jo says:

    Love this post! All my essentials in one.

    xo Jo


  28. Zina says:

    Woher hast du die goldene Kette? Tolle Sachen. Lg

  29. Lameese says:

    Love your blog! Love your style! It is similar to mine and I use a lot of your fashion posts to inspire my own closet, which is a work in progress. Thank you! P.S. What do you do for a living?