In times when it’s hard to make a concrete prediction about the next day, let alone the next month, it’s best if your next round of purchases for the season at hand won’t be in vain whether life chooses to take us out or keep us in. Of course, that doesn’t mean we’re immune to the charms of an F/W 21 shoe, handbag, or suiting trend, but it’s definitely something to consider when planning at least a portion of your fall-and-winter wardrobe. Sticking to cool but comfortable pieces that you’d use as much to lounge in as you would to hit the streets in is an easy way to ensure just this.

On that note, below you’ll find the fall basics you’ll not only love but that will tick both of the aforementioned boxes—and then some. From cozy cardigans to soft sweaterdresses, these are the pieces you simply can’t go wrong buying. To get started shopping, just keep scrolling.

Cute cardigans are a must.

Just when you thought it didn’t get any better than your classic Birkenstocks.

Just like a house robe but with fringe and a little extra polish.

The Line By K always pulls off the chill-meets-cool vibe.

Loose is a code word for comfortable.

Wear this with the matching trousers to go out or just with socks at home.

They just don’t get it wrong.

Relaxed shackets are a must this season.

Sign me up for this whole outfit, please.

This shade of taupe is everything.

Bodysuits make dressing so much easier.

I’d lounge on the couch in these.

Style this with anything from a cozy cardigan to a polished blazer.

This check detailing is so subtle but perfect.

How to style up your sweatpants 101.

I’m very into this blanket-looking situation.

Get the perfect tuck every time.

I own these and can personally vouch for how useful they are.

A collar adds instant polish to even the softest knits.

This is hard to resist.

And you already know it looks great with ankle boots.

Wear this over leggings or with your favorite jeans.


Love a good minidress moment.

Clearly, I can’t get enough of the sweater set.

I’d love to louge at home in this look.

Wear them with boots and then with slippers.

It’s the little details that make all the difference.

I wouldn’t mind owning the matching sweater, too.

This post was published previously and has since been updated. Next: eight fall outfits NYC girls are actually wearing right now.