I'm a Shopping Pro, and These Are the Items I'm Adding to My Target Cart in September
September is officially here, which means summer is basically over. (I know, sigh.) It's never easy to part ways with your summer Fridays, long weekends, and adorable warm-weather clothes, but cheer up: fall has a lot to offer. (Apple picking outings? Cozy sweater weather? Halloween?! I'll say yes to all of the above.) So, why not use this awkward transition time — where it's not quite summer, but not quite fall — to pick up on all your autumnal essentials. Fortunately, Target's new drop of clothes, accessories, and home goods make it easy to replenish your stock for less.
Need some shopping inspo? I have you covered. As a writer, I spend a lot of my time browsing the web for the hottest products — and I'm sharing all the Target new arrivals I'm adding to my cart. Whether you're on the hunt for a delicious candle or some cozy threads, there's something here for everyone.
Dressed to Impress: Universal Thread Balloon Long Sleeve Dress
Bring the ease of your summer sundresses into your fall wardrobe with the help of Universal Thread's Balloon Long Sleeve Dress ($35). Decked out with a ditsy floral print, balloon sleeves, and a high neckline, this number is the epitome of effortlessly chic.
Beautify Your Beverages: Threshold 4pk Acacia Modern Coasters
My cork coasters are officially on their last leg, so I'm on the hunt for a set that feels a little more permanent. These Threshold Acacia Modern Coasters ($10) will block water rings in style, courtesy of their sleek silhouettes. In fact, these coasters look so elevated that your guests will have zero clue you bought them at Target for $10.
(Psst . . . not on the hunt for coasters? No worries, Threshold has a bunch of dreamy kitchenwares in this glossy black finish.)
Sweater Weather: A New Day Collared Split Neck Pullover Sweater
Think of this A New Day Collared Split Neck Pullover Sweater ($28) as the perfect cross between a polo and cozy layer. And, since this pick is more elevated than the rest of your sweatshirts, you can get away with wearing it to a Zoom meeting.
Sweet Dreams: Threshold Flannel Stripe Quilt
Now that the temperature is slowly but surely dropping, you'll want to cover your bed in a bunch of warmer layers. This Threshold Flannel Stripe Quilt ($69-$79) will definitely up your mattress's cozy factor without causing you to break out in a midsleep sweat. (I mean, haven't we all been there?)
Dapper Denim: Universal Thread High-Rise Wide Leg Carpenter Cropped Jeans
After wearing sweatpants for what feels like a small eternity, it's finally time to pick up some new denim. Thanks to its cropped, baggy shape, these Universal Thread High-Rise Wide Leg Carpenter Cropped Jeans ($30) will look good with anything from white sneakers to booties.
S'mores Central: Project 62 Bangor Outdoor Wood Burning Fire Pit
My fiancé and my new apartment boasts a shared outdoor space, and we're eager to add our own personal touches into the mix. This Project 62 Bangor Outdoor Wood Burning Fire Pit ($89) will help make the most of those crisp fall nights, not to mention double as a s'mores station come our next dinner party. Oh, and did I mention it's under $100?
Buh-Bye, Blue Light: A New Day Blue Light Filtering Round Glasses
As a freelance journalist, I spend the bulk of my days sitting in front of my laptop. And, more times than not, I wind up with a major headache toward the end of the day. I'm a big believer in blue light-blocking frames, and A New Day's Round Glasses ($15) will add a trendy element to my collection.
Stay Cozy: Project 62 Textured Faux Fur Throw Blanket
I mean, is it even fall if you're not cocooning yourself in an ultra-plush blanket? Take your next cuddle session to the next level by adding this Project 62 Textured Faux Fur Throw Blanket ($25) to your cart. (Just one look, and I know it'll be the coziest addition to my home.
Stylish Scarf: Shiraleah Sherpa and Nylon Puffer Scarf
Not to go all House Stark on you, but winter is coming. If you want to get a head start on your cold-weather shopping, pick up this Shiraleah Sherpa and Nylon Puffer Scarf ($24). The sherpa material used here is so cozy and chic that you'll want to incorporate it into your fall wardrobe, stat.
Fragrant Flame: Opalhouse 2-Wick Autumn Harvest Candle
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: candles can seriously make or break your space. With notes of coconut, peach, and cinnamon, this Opalhouse 2-Wick Autumn Harvest Candle ($15) is the perfect scent to light as we transition from summer to fall. (Plus, the two wicks will give the fragrance an extra oomph.)
Layer Up: JoyLab Sherpa 1/2 Zip Pullover
Think of this JoyLab Sherpa 1/2 Zip Pullover ($34) as a wearable blanket. And, since sherpa is having a moment right now, you can wear this plush layer anywhere. On the way to Pilates? Running errands? Grabbing brunch with your besties? Check, check, and check.
Book Club: Threshold Designed With Studio McGee Holladay Curved Wooden Bookcase
Last month, I found the WFH desk of my dreams. Next on my shopping list? An elevated bookcase to store my candles, family photos, and art books. This Threshold Designed With Studio McGee Holladay Curved Wooden Bookcase ($250) will get the job done — and look good in the process.
Stun With This Sweat Dress: A New Day Long Sleeve Ribbed Knit Sweater Dress
Just because you want to level up your fall outfits doesn't mean you have to sacrifice comfort. This A New Day Long Sleeve Ribbed Knit Sweater Dress ($30) is part sweater, part dress, but all cozy chic. Plus, it comes in a bunch of autumnal hues, so it can become the hero of your wardrobe.
Faux Foliage: Threshold Artificial Fluffy Grass Stem
While I love having fresh flowers in my home, I'll be spending the bulk of the month jetting off to weddings, work trips, and family getaways. Since I don't want to have a wilted bouquet on my hands, I'll add a few of these Threshold Artificial Fluffy Grass Stems ($5) to a tiny bud vase.