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CrystalPhuong.net is a Personal Style & Travel Blog based in Singapore, written by Crystal Phuong. The blog was nominated FOUR times in Top 10 Best Fashion Blogs in the annual Singapore Blog Award from 2012- 2015, voted as one of the Best Lifestyle Blogs in Singapore in 2013 by Hotelclub.com, and Best Travel Blogs in 2016 by Foodpanda.com. Crystal hopes to connect and inspire young women to lead a healthy and happy life. Be confident, be positive, and be kind.


Finally! My favorite season of the year is here. Fall, that's what I'm talking about. The sad truth is that, we don't have Fall or Winter in Singapore. But when the temperature slightly drops some time in September, the cool breeze blows in my face in the morning, it reminds me of Fall in Vietnam. 

I don't know about you, but what gets me excited the most about Fall, besides the crisp air and chill wind (perfect excuse to lend or borrow a hug, especially from someone you have a crush on),  is actually the thought of shopping for this romantic season. 

I remember somebody said to me: "Fall weather is like a girl's mood. She can be very happy during the day, and suddenly become so emotional and cold at night, for no reason". I can't agree, nor disagree, but I can assure you that if you really love her, then she is worth "suffering" for. Just like the girl's mood, Fall temperature changes dramatically without any notice, that's why dressing up for Fall can be quite challenging sometimes. But fret not, there is always a solution for everything. 

I'm so excited to team up with Shopbop to share with you the must-have 10 wardrobe essentials for Fall that can take you from day to night, anywhere you go. 

Fall is all about Moto Jacket. Whether you are into leather, faux leather, tweed, classic black or a unique printed jacket, you need to have at least one moto jacket in your closet. It does not only keep you warm, but also adds an edgy feel to your entire look. I have 6 moto jackets in my closet right now, and I still feel like I need another one. Don't you feel the same?

 Weren't you obsessed with how Prabal Gurung used oversized scarfs as accessories in his Prabal Gurung F/W 2014 collection this year? I was and I still am, totally. Besides, there is no other accessories more Fall-ready than an oversized scarf. In short, please, add at least one of them into your Fall must-buy items. 

 Generally, statement necklaces are seen in every season, but in the Fall, they seem to give extra sparkle and attention to your entire outfit. They bring more color, dimension, and brightness to an usual dark Fall ensemble. Think about wearing a crisp collared shirt or a chunky knit sweater and then layering a bold jewel stoned necklace on top, where does the attention go to? It definitely goes to the necklace. 

 Ankle boots are one of my favorite wardrobe staples. I love them so much, I wear them regardless of the season because they are so comfortable, so chic and so edgy at the same time. If you don't have a pair of ankle boots in your closet, you don't know what you have missed in life. I can't even imagine.

 With so many alternative layering options offered, Shirtdress is definitely a great investment piece to have, especially when Fall is all about layering, mixing and matching your outfits. Whether you go for a casual look with a snuggly sweater layered on top, or a sophisticated look with a blazer covered up, a shirtdress is all you need. 

 Fashion trends come and go, but there are a few basic wardrobe staples that will always stay no matter what. One of them is the timeless tee. Whenever I have no inspiration or no idea of what to wear, I always go back to the basics. That explains why I keep buying more basic tees whenever I shop. 

 Nothing beats a soft  and cozy sweater when the temperature starts to dip. It feels like a warm hug of your loved one around your body, touches your skin and gives you the most comfortable feeling in the world. Saying goodbye to the Summer heat isn't that bad anymore. With so many styles available, pullovers, cardigans, turtlenecks, V-necks, and ponchos, it can be quite overwhelming to find the right sweater for yourself. I buy one of each type, simply because, I hate having to choose one among the others, while I love all of them. It's such a torture, you know?

 I assume everyone of us should have a pair of Jeans in our closet, yes? That's why, by default, Jeans have always been the most classic and must-have items that everyone should own, whether you are into fashion or not. It's your everyday needs. But for Fall, you can consider getting a pair of distressed jeans, they are more comfortable to wear, yet still make you look chic and keep you warm. 

I seriously consider getting myself a bucket bag, after writing this blog post. Thanks Shopbop for the recommendation. I've seen them everywhere this year, on the runway, on the streets, on the blog of some famous fashion bloggers. It looks like bucket bags are the Fall's biggest bags. How could they not be, when they look so cool like that?

Saving the best for last. I reserve number 10 of must buy items for my all time favorite Fall ensemble: the Coat. To me, a perfect fitting, comfortable and warm coat can go a long way. Whether it's fur, leather, or wool, this chic and trendy outerwear is something I can always rely on, even if I was stranded in somewhere cold, with just my tee and shorts on. Just give me a good coat and I'll be fine. 

There are many other items to add to the list of Fall wardrobe essentials, but If I was to choose only 10, the list above would be my picks. Thanks to Shopbop for making our life so much easier by offering such a comprehensive range of products in store. Besides, I love your free shipping, 3 days-only delivery and free return so much that I can't stop talking about it here and here

If you haven't shopped for Fall yet, I definitely recommend you to check out Shopbop. They now have an iPhone apps that allows you to shop on the go, whenever you can. Download and start browsing, I'm sure you'll get addicted to it as much as I do. 

Thank you so much for reading and lastly, one question for you: 
"What are your top 10 Fall must-buy items?"

Please share with me in the comment section below! 

P/s: This blog entry is written in collaboration with Shopbop to promote for their products and services to my blog readers. All the opinions and feedback are based on my true experience shopping on the website. Please feel free to drop me or Shopbop an email should you have any clarification or concern. Happy shopping! 
Photos courtesy of Shopbop
Crystal Phuong
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