It’s autumn – time to buy your seasonal essentials! As the leaves begin to turn, our lives get much busier. To help modern women who attempt to do it all, I came up with some fall favorites. Check out my list of items that I wear and use during the fall months. These items will improve many areas of your life. What products are you already using to get ready for fall? Share in the comment section below.

Fall Essentials for the Modern Woman

For the Closet

Dansko Maisie & Professional Shoes

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Dansko has some stunning styles for the fall. The Maisie style Mary Jane shoes retail for $135, and they come in three colors, including Sand Full Grain Leather, Toffee Full Grain Leather, and Black Full Grain Leather. I wear the Toffee Full Grain Leather with my khaki slacks. The shoes instantly spruce up my wardrobe. While the sizing was excellent, I was comfortable all day.

Another style is the Professional that comes in Black Oiled Leather, Antique Brown Oiled Leather, and Blueberry Oiled Leather. Retailing at $120 to $125, the shoes have a classic look that makes them a great go to item on any day of the week. Because the style is so sturdy, you can continue to wear them through the winter too. I wear my pair to work, and I love how comfortable they are.

Drusy Black Hair Tie

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Transform a basic ponytail into a classic, chic updo. With a single, silver jewel sparkling discretely in your hair, your look will develop a professional edge. Gym-inspired hair is gone, and runway-inspired hair is here to stay. The Drusy black hair tie elevates a simple hairstyle to make a captivating style. Pair it with jeans and a tee shirt on the weekends and with your slacks and blouses during the week.

SkinnyMe Bangles

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Finding time to go to the gym isn’t always an option. Made with busy women in mind, SkinnyMe bangles weigh 1/2 pound on each arm. The decision to burn a few extra calories and to gain a little muscle is as simple as wearing the jewelry.  You won’t even realize you’re multitasking. When I wear the bangles, they fit well over my wrist, and they are a good reminder to make healthy choices.  The bangles are effective, and they have an attractive, simple look.

For the Morning

Terranova Aire Body Wash and Body Oil

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Treat yourself to new bath and body products. As crisp and refreshing as the fall air outside, Terranova Aire has a light, invigorating scent. With the body wash, you can cleanse without drying out your skin. Body oil rejuvenates your skin in the cold weather. Since I’m sensitive to strong smelling perfumes, this duo is just right for me. The smell is clean without being overwhelming.

Jose Eber Professional Medium Round Brush

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Blow dry your hair into a smooth style with the Jose Eber Professional Medium Round Brush. As the weather gets colder, you can no longer rely on air drying your hair. Create a stunning blow out with a round brush to help smooth out waves and to make fly aways sit flat. Since the bristles are soft, they won’t irritate your scalp. I use this brush to create a smooth hairstyle that stays straight all day.

For the Workspace

SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick

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This attractive, nicely textured flash drive will save your files and do so much more. When you connect to the flash drive wirelessly, you can automatically back up your photos and videos. Using the SanDisk Connect app, you can share files to other devices. To charge the device, plug it into your computer. The flash drive is a must have for women on the go.

Fisher Creek Candles

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Fisher Creek has scents that are light and airy, such as Ocean Breeze, as well as the seasonal Apple Jack & Peel scent. With soothing aromas, candles create a relaxed ambiance in your workspace. As you find yourself getting back into the shuffle of your work life, and as your memories of your beach vacation fade away, light a candle, and find the time to relax.

For the Kitchen

WellnessMat Estates Collection

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With a WellnessMat, doing the dishes and cooking becomes much more relaxing. I’ve used a WellnessMat for years. I’ve been happy with how effective the mat is in preventing my lower back pain. The steely gray color can accent the seasonal colors in your home. With twirling designs reminiscent of the wind blowing the leaves, the mat has the energy of the fall season.

Barnie’s Coffee Kitchen Fall Trio Collection

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Wake up in the morning ready for each day. Outside, the crisp air is invigorating. In your home, Barnie’s Coffee Kitchen will rejuvenate you. With the Fall Trio, you get the Pumpkin Spice, Spiced Apple, and Santa’s White Christmas. When I got a cold as the season began to change, the spiced flavors did wonders to make me feel better. The flavored coffee tastes delicious, and it is exactly what you need on cool fall days.

Go Raw Snacks

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When you’re on the go, eating right can be hard to do. Go Raw snacks fuel your body. Each item has wholesome ingredients that sustain you with nutrients. My kids and I enjoyed every item. The chocolate snacks were an excellent addition to the lunch I packed for work. Satisfying my chocolate craving with no guilt was well worth it.

Takeya Modern Flip Straw Bottle – 18oz Glass

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When fall arrives, it’s time to hydrate! Cold weather can dry out your skin. Anywhere you go, bring your Takeya modern flip straw glass bottle. Each bottle is big enough to carry plenty of water for the day, and the bottles are portable. The straw is a great feature because it prevents spills, while you’re at work.

CamelBak’s Forge

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To best enjoy your coffee, put it in a Camelbak Forge coffee mug. This is another item that does a great job of preventing coffee spills during the work day. When you push the lever in, it opens a tiny drinking hole just big enough for sips of coffee, but not for spills. The mug keeps coffee warm long after you’ve left your home to keep you toasty on cool autumn days.

What are you buying to transition into fall? Share your best finds in the comments!

Interested in contributing another item to be featured in this fall essentials article? This list is ever growing, so feel free to comment me with suggestions.


I received a free item to help inform my writing.

About The Author

Owner And Editor

Theresa has been writing since 2010 in magazines and online. Her lifestyle and parenting expertise has been featured in publications, including ShopSmart and Scholastic. She earned an M.Ed in Elementary Education from Vanderbilt as well as a BA in History from Flagler College, and she is a certified teacher.

3 Responses

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    You have lots of great picks here. I love that hair tie -it’s super cute. I think I am going to get one.


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