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September 2020: Readers’ Top Five Faves

September 2020: Readers’ Top Five Faves

Our Reader Favorites Series rounds up the Top Five Favorite items our readers purchased from the previous month. I use these items throughout the season to help you build a chic and classic wardrobe filled with versatile, mix, and match pieces.

Think of this round-up as recommendations from our community of like-minded women.

If they love it, you probably will too! 

As we navigate through the end of this bizarre year, our focus here at The Well Dressed Life continues to be providing you with practical style tips and advice. This month, I’m trying to strike a balance between looks that make sense for staying in and close to home and also help us move back to a pre lockdown life. 

September 2020: Readers’ Top Five Faves


September readers' Favs

Our Reader Faves from September are pieces that help us transition back to some level of normalcy (please???) and into the chilly season. 

J. Crew Factory Button-collar Pullover Sweatshirt


J.Crew Factory Button-collar pullover sweatshirt in green, pink, and ivory

Sweatshirt, $29 

An easy-peasy, under $30 sweatshirt, with details that elevates it just enough so it doesn’t feel sloppy. Available in three colors online up to a size 3X.

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Cole Haan Margo Leather Sneaker

Cole Haan Margo Leather Sneaker

Sneaker, $90 

Buy. These. Sneakers. If you need a new white pair for the fall, look no further. Cole Haan makes a fantastic shoe and these sneakers are no exception.  I LOVE them. They are sleek, crisp, and sophisticated. They look great with jeans, or with a casual dress. They run true to size. 

J. Crew V-neck Peplum Top in Jacquard Dot

how to wear a polka dot top in the fall

Peplum Top, $20 (ON SALE)

You know you’ve found a must-have piece when it makes the Fave’s list two months in a row. Right now, this peplum top from J.Crew is on a super sale, marked down to only $20. Readers have raved about it, even posting pictures of them wearing it in our Private Facebook group. Above is a simple way to style it in the cold weather, or if you’re lucky enough to enjoy the warm sunshine still, you can pair it with your favorite white bottoms.

Available in sizes 00 – 14. Runs true. 

Madewell Texture & Thread Front Knot Jacquard Top

Work From Home Outfit

Front Knot Top, $40 

I picked this Madewell top up at the Nordstrom Sale and have already worn it so many times. It’s textured like a thermal top, with front knot detail, that makes it feel better than a basic tee.
It is short (not cropped), so it works well with a high waisted jean. Available in five seasonal colors, including plus sizes.

You can see me wearing this over on Instagram

SPANX Perfect Black Pants

How to Wear Spanx Perfect Black Skinny Pants to Work

Black Pants, $128 

Finally, these black pants by Spanx round out our top five list. They are a Ponte pant, so not a legging and not a traditional dress pant. The material is thick, stretchy, and cut like a skinny pant. We featured a couple of ways to style them, one if you are back in the office another if you are working from home for the rest of the years. 

My favorite way to wear these is with a cozy sweater and a ballet flat (like these insanely comfortable Birdie’s I mentioned yesterday). 

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September 2020: Readers\' Top Five Faves

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Friday 9th of October 2020

I have the JCrew sweatshirt in yellow and it's my new favorite thing. It's so soft and doesn't look dumpy for errands. Highly recommend. I'm about a size 8-10 and I wear a large with wiggle room.

A Fenton

Thursday 8th of October 2020

I enjoy reading your advice, especially how to put an outfit together several different ways. Many of your readers are from Canada, which makes it frustrating trying to purchase recommended clothing items. I understand there is a difference in the dollar and shipping, but sometimes it is double or triple the price. Today, you featured a cute poplin top from J. Crew for $20.00. When I looked it up, the price was $117.00 on sale for $94.99 CAD. It would be nice if you could reference this for your northern neighbours so we don’t get excited, followed by disappointment.

Megan Kristel

Thursday 8th of October 2020

Thank you for your comment. I always appreciate feedback from our readers and can understand the frustration in pricing. Unfortunately, I am a one-woman show, starving for help and hindered by this never-ending pandemic. Right now, I am running this site with both hands tied behind my back. Hopefully, as the site continues to grow in time, I'll be able to bring on a team that can consider ways to include our readers better abroad. If there is a US-based site you find helpful, offering this kind of added detail, please let me know to reference it for inspiration. Thanks again.

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