Hi there, readers. Carrie here… You are in for a special treat today: a guest post from my sister Kelli! Kelli has such a natural knack for effortless style. Our styles couldn’t be more different, but yet I draw so much style inspiration from her. I hope you do as well! Without further adieu, please enjoy her fall neutral picks… I know I’ll be doing some shopping based on her recommendations! 

Oh, and if you want more neutral tips and love, check out our post, 3 Tips for Making Neutrals Interesting

Thoughts on Fall Fashion + Neutrals

written by Kelli Colbert

Hello, Wear + Where + Well readers! I’m Kelli, Carrie’s (younger) sister. Today, we’ll take a veer off the colorful path of Carrie and delve into two of my favorites in life: my unrequited love for fall + neutral colored clothing.

While some people (like my sister) get giddy about the newness of the spring season, for me and my inner Scorpio: it is and always has been fall. To me, there is something so comforting and a bit romantic about cooler temperatures, foliage changing colors, and neutral, cozy layers and sweaters.

Truth be told, I’ve always gravitated toward neutral colors. Black, navy, camel, cream, white, gray – these are my absolute favorites. Vince, Rag & Bone, Splendid, James Perse just get it with neutral knockouts.

And when I need splash of color, Carrie’s closet sure comes in handy 😉

My Off-Duty Fall Style

In the meantime, my off-duty fall style consists mainly of these elements:

  1. A great pair of skinny jeans: I always invest in a great pair or two each season. They’re so classic + last for years + certainly get ample use! The high waisted Citizens of Humanity pair in black are soft and stretchy, yet have a structure to hug you in all the right places.
  2. A lightweight sweater: These are perfect for transition-like temperatures we have in Texas. The classic Trouve option comes in multiple neutral colors. For a splurge with some flair, Rag & Bone can do no wrong with their Eunice pullover – layer it with a Splendid tank top for day or a chic Cosabella bralette for the evening.
  3. Booty Booty Booties : I live for some booties, y’all. In fact, Rag & Bone booties are fall requisites. If you don’t own a pair, they are truly life changing for your fall wardrobe. This year, they’ve added some sassy suede bows. Rebecca Minkoff and Jeffrey Campbell offer some open toe options full of personality at about half the price of Rag & Bone.
  4. Wrap Coats: Wrap coats give me life. DVF made a reversible wrap coat that cinches at the waist and makes my heart skip a beat.

18 Neutrals on Our Radar for Fall

Take a peak at what all I’ve got my eye on for fall…

Bonus Tip

Lastly, to really make it feel like fall, pre heat your oven and bake some pumpkin bread! Williams Sonoma Pumpkin Bread is officially back on their site, with or without gluten: #options. To personalize my loaves, I’ll toss in some Ghiradelli dark chocolate chips or some Justin’s Maple almond butter and call it semi-homemade: #domestic.

What’s on your fall radar? We’d love to know. Tell us in the comments!

Graphic design by Ashley Cardoza


  1. Sheri says:

    HI Kelli and Carrie,
    Love your choices! The Trouve sweater with the front seam and those Vince shoes are perfect.

    Nice to have you guest writing!


    1. Carrie says:

      I’m so glad you liked it, Sheri! As I mentioned, Kelli has an innate sense of style.

    2. Kelli says:

      Thank you, Sheri 🙂

  2. Bella B says:

    Kelli! You did such a good job, I love all your picks and I wish they could all magical be in my closet this morning!! I hope you have a great day. This was such a fun read.


    1. Carrie says:

      Didn’t she do awesome? I’m inspired!

    2. Kelli says:

      Thank you so much, Bella!

  3. molly says:

    Great post! Love all of these items 🙂


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Molly! We are so glad you like them.

  4. Sawsan says:

    Awesome Kelli! Loved it, love neutrals and love uou! Good piece.

    1. Carrie says:

      Kelli rocks, huh? I love her perspective on style.

    2. Kelli says:

      Thank you, sweet friend! Miss you!

  5. Jane says:

    Awesome picks! Love these fall neutrals!
    xo, Jane

    1. Carrie says:

      Aren’t they great? I need to add a few of these neutral basics.

    2. Kelli says:

      Thank you, Jane. Appreciate it!

  6. Irene says:

    This is such an amazing post! Have a nice day:)

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Irene! You too.

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