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These finds include the most versatile fall trends.
As you start pulling out the cable knits and knee-high boots from storage, Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days (October 10 & 11) couldn’t have come at a better time. The sales event is chock-full of fall fashion markdowns, with must-have basics like straight-leg jeans and midi dresses up to 52 percent off. But if you’re not sure which wardrobe staples are actually worth buying, we’ve enlisted the help of professional clothing stylists to spot the best discounts, starting at $18.
Keep scrolling for versatile pieces that are stylist approved, and be sure to shop these 24 finds while they’re still on sale during October Prime Day.
Versatile Clothing Must-Have #1: Straight-Leg Denim
“There’s something about putting on a good pair of jeans that is just an instant mood booster,” Jen Reed, shopping expert and founder of The Sister Studio IG and Life in Lilac store, tells Real Simple. “I’m a firm believer that you cannot go wrong with a good pair of denim.” Reed labels straight-leg denim as “the ultimate versatile item” given that it can be worn “dressed up, dressed down, out to dinner, or to the playground.”
Professional stylist Lana Ashby Rowder also believes that cropped straight jeans are a “flexible addition” to any wardrobe because they “adapt seamlessly to different occasions and styles.” Rowder likes to style cropped straight denim with a tucked-in blouse and heels or a casual tee and sneakers.
Madewell The Perfect Vintage Crop Jean in Gooding Wash
NYDJ Marilyn Straight Denim Jeans
Levi’s Wedgie Straight Jeans
Levi’s Low Pro Jeans
Versatile Clothing Must-Have #2: White Button Down
“Everyone—and I mean everyone—needs a great white button down in their closet,” Reed states. “Pair this with your favorite denim and heels for a chic dinner date outfit, or with distressed denim and sneakers for a laid-back, effortless look.”
Big Dart Oversized Button Down Shirt
Karlywindow Button Down Cotton Linen Shirt
Versatile Clothing Must-Have #3: Black Blazer
“I could write a novel about why everyone needs a black blazer in their closet,” Reed says. “This is just an effortless piece you can wear across multiple seasons.” If you’re not sure how to style the blazer, Reed suggests pairing it with a sweatshirt and leggings for an instant “off-duty chic” look. If you’d like to dress things up a bit more, Reed recommends wearing the blazer with a white tee and dark wash jeans to create the ultimate “take on the day” outfit.
Rowder also agrees that a black or even brown blazer is a staple piece, and recommends pairing it with tailored trousers for a “sophisticated aesthetic” or layering it over a white T-shirt bodysuit and jeans for a more “polished yet relaxed look.” Complete the outfit with statement jewelry and versatile footwear like loafers or ankle boots.
Crazy Grid Casual Blazer Jacket
Cicy Bell Open Front Casual Blazer
Bellivera Faux Leather Blazer Jacket
Versatile Clothing Must-Have #4: Black Midi Skirt
A true day-to-night item, Reed says the right black midi skirt is “a piece that you can really make work for any occasion” and one she “reaches for time and time again.”
Reed suggests pairing it with a graphic tee and sneakers or a chunky sweater and boots, adding, “You’ll be surprised how much wear you get out of this skirt throughout the fall and into the holidays.”
Btfbm Satin A-Line Midi Skirt
Grace Karin Pleated Chiffon Midi Skirt
Idealsanxun Plaid Flare Midi Skirt
Lock and Love Flare Midi Skirt
Versatile Clothing Must-Have #5: Denim Jacket
“Talk about timeless,” Reed says of this clothing classic. “If you’re in the market for a staple piece for fall, you can never go wrong with a denim jacket. It doesn’t have to be a tight-fitting one either—not with oversized clothes as trendy as they are right now.” The shopping blogger pairs hers with a boyfriend tee and leggings, and notes that the shacket style in denim is “very ‘of the moment’ and on trend.”
Dokotoo Oversized Denim Jacket
Zolucky Distressed Denim Jacket
Levi’s Dylan Relaxed Western Shirt
Versatile Clothing Must-Have #6: Striped Sweater
“As the temps drop and we head further into fall, a simple striped sweater is a go-to piece in my closet,” Reed says, adding that it “feels both fresh and classic” when worn with a variety of different items. “There are so many great options at different price points that you can pair with a trouser and sneakers, a black midi skirt, or even a mini skirt and boots.”
Lillusory Crewneck Long-sleeve Sweater
Etcyy Striped Knitted Lounge Set
Versatile Clothing Must-Have #7: Crossbody Bag
“I’ve found such great bags on Amazon lately, and have been getting so much wear out of leather crossbodies in particular,” Reed says. To elevate your outfit even further, Reed suggests buying a purse with “a pop of color” or “a croc print.”
Telena Crossbody Vegan Leather Purse
FashionPuzzle Saffiano Small Dome Crossbody Bag
Versatile Clothing Must-Have #8: Long-sleeve Bodysuit
“I’ve ordered so, so many bodysuits over the years, and Amazon has some of my absolute favorites for under $30,” Reed shares, noting how they “snatch you in and give off this effortlessly chic vibe.” To style a black bodysuit, Reed says “anything from denim to cargos” on the bottom gives off a “sleek, cool vibe.”
Rowder loves a bodysuit, too, but her recommendation is to go for “a stylish and comfortable” white long-sleeve bodysuit because of “its versatility and ability to seamlessly transition from casual to formal occasions.”
Mangopop Crewneck Long-sleeve Bodysuit
MissJoy Mock Turtleneck Long-sleeve Polka Dot Bodysuit
Versatile Clothing Must-Have #9: Black Turtleneck Sweater
With a white button down shirt and a few bodysuits already in your closet, clothing stylist and founder of The Mom Edit, Shana Draugelis, suggests picking up a few black turtleneck sweaters as well. “I wear black turtleneck sweaters almost daily in the cooler months,” Draugelis says. “They’re chic and essentially foolproof [because] they go with everything!”
A pro styling tip: Pair your sweater with a sequin skirt or printed trousers—and size up to hop on the oversized trend, says Draugelis.
Gentlewarm Mock Neck Oversized Sweater
Zesica Turtleneck Pullover
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