Support TFG by using the links in our articles to shop. We receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) so we can continue to create helpful free content. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases made on Amazon in addition to other retailers featured on the blog. Thank you, we appreciate your support!
August means getting ready for back to school and back to work, but also planning those fall trips. See what readers adored this month!
Top Reader Favorites
Table Of Contents
Fall is coming, and TFGs are buying up items to prepare for the chillier weather ahead. Think of the most cozy shoes and clothes possible, and you’d be right. Sweaters, longer pants, and ankle boots set the tone for what readers couldn’t get enough of in August!
Shop Sizes XXS-XXL: Nordstrom
Nordstrom Crewneck Cashmere Sweater
Cashmere is the new fall and winter fabric that readers love, and today’s products are also more budget-minded. And the Nordstrom crewneck cashmere fits hit all those marks! It’s soft, cozy, and uber-versatile for layering or wearing alone with a light jacket if a fall day isn’t too cold.
Comes in tons of colors and sizes XXS-XXL.
If you’re a style-conscious female traveler that’s always on the go, these are THE travel pants for you!
Spanx Slim Straight Ponte Pants
Spanx is a total reader fave, and their slim ponte pants are great for fall but can still take you to the tail end of summer. With a more tapered line but a lot of stretch, these make excellent flight pants or business travel trousers.
Available in multiple neutral shades on the Spanx website and in sizes regular, petite, tall, and plus sizes (XS-3X).
This comprehensive guide covers tips and top picks for the best travel jacket for any season or scenario!
Levi’s Faux Leather Moto Jacket
When the leaves start to turn brilliant colors, it’s time to pull out those cozier jackets, and this Levi’s faux leather moto is a top-notch choice for readers! It has all the edgy hardware but soft lines around the waist, so it drapes beautifully.
Born Laney Chelsea Boot
With chic distressed leather and a cushioned footbed, plus a sturdy rubber sole, the looks and traction are there for the perfect fall boots. You can grab this in a sleek black or pretty tan shade.
See these reader recommendations for the best women’s convertible backpack purse!
Cole Haan Grand Ambition Leather Convertible Backpack
Full disclosure: this Cole Haan convertible backpack is in the higher price range, but I had to feature it because I SOO wanted it during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and missed the boat on ordering it on time! It goes to show during a sale, don’t hesitate on something that catches your eye. I sure learned that lesson the hard way.
However, I was delightfully surprised that readers agreed with me that this leather backpack is awesome for travel. It fits a 15” laptop, has great compartments for daily essentials, and can flip into a stylish tote or crossbody bag. So, maybe it’s worth the investment?
While they didn’t quite make the top five, these standout items definitely deserve a shoutout, too!
Shop Sizes XS-XL: Nordstrom
Cole Haan Packable Hooded Rain Jacket
With gloomier fall weather comes more rain showers, and TFGers loved the new version of the Cole Haan packable rain jacket. It’s still lightweight and flattering-looking due to a tie in the back that cinches at the waist and staves off those spurts of rain.
Keep in mind that some reviews say it runs small, so you may want to size up. Comes in gorgeous colors and in sizes XS-XL.
Take a look at these stylish and Insta-friendly water-resistant jackets!
Shop Sizes XS-3X: Spanx
Spanx AirEssentials Cocoon Cardigan
The AirEssentials line at Spanx has exploded in popularity with TFG readers—including the Cocoon cardigan, which is a perfect layer for the longer fall days ahead! Described as soft yet lightweight, it can be worn with a t-shirt or even a loose white button-down and feels totally yummy for those long flights that are cold!
Available in two chic shades and sizes XS-3X.
Pick the perfect, comfy pair for your trip, and suss out some of the best women jeans styles!
Madewell Perfect Vintage High Waist Wide Leg Jeans
While you may think Madewell is known for dresses, their pants also rock! We (and readers) love the Perfect Vintage wide leg jeans for their softness and loose, easy fit. Most of all, they’re endlessly versatile for the end of summer and the fall.
Comes in sizes 23-32.
Blondo Halo Waterproof Loafer
Tumi Voyageur Marietta Tote
The Tumi brand is a forever TFG fave, and the Voyageur Marietta Tote was a giant seller during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for obvious reasons! It has those gorgeous leather details (straps and zipper), while the inside holds a laptop, and the luggage sleeve slides over a carry-on suitcase.
Tumi even has its own lost luggage recovery program called Tumi Tracer®. Each bag has a unique 20-digit number assigned to the bag, so it’s easy to get it back!
Product Comparison Chart
|BRAND | MODEL||FEATURES | REVIEWS||RATING | PRICE|
|Nordstrom Crewneck Cashmere Sweater||It’s soft, cozy, and uber-versatile for layering or wearing alone with a light jacket if a fall day isn’t too cold.||Check Price|
|Spanx Slim Straight Ponte Pants||Spanx is a total reader fave, and their slim ponte pants are great for fall but can still take you to the tail end of summer.||Check Price|
|Levi’s Faux Leather Moto Jacket||This Levi’s faux leather moto is a top-notch choice for readers! It has all the edgy hardware but soft lines around the waist, so it drapes beautifully.||Check Price|
|Born Laney Chelsea Boot||Chelsea boots are a classic style that always makes an appearance by late August, and the readers (and us) adore this Born Laney boot with all our hearts!||Check Price|
|Cole Haan Grand Ambition Leather Convertible Backpack||This Cole Haan convertible backpack is in the higher price range, but I had to feature it because I SOO wanted it during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and missed the boat on ordering it on time!||Check Price|
|Cole Haan Packable Hooded Rain Jacket||It’s still lightweight and flattering-looking due to a tie in the back that cinches at the waist and staves off those spurts of rain.||Check Price|
|Spanx AirEssentials Cocoon Cardigan||The AirEssentials line at Spanx has exploded in popularity with TFG readers—including the Cocoon cardigan, which is a perfect layer for the longer fall days ahead!||Check Price|
|Madewell Perfect Vintage High Waist Wide Leg Jeans||The Perfect Vintage wide leg jeans for their softness and loose, easy fit.||Check Price|
|Blondo Halo Waterproof Loafer||The Blondo Halo loafer is a reader's fave for its classic look, waterproof finish, and sturdy rubber sole.||Check Price|
|Tumi Voyageur Marietta Tote||It has those gorgeous leather details (straps and zipper), while the inside holds a laptop, and the luggage sleeve slides over a carry-on suitcase.||Check Price|
What new items did you discover in August? Feel free to share your finds with us! And If you enjoyed reading about the latest and greatest travel products from the TFG community, check out our Reader Must Haves posts published every month! You can view the items featured in previous months here.
LIKE THIS POST? PIN THIS PIC TO SAVE IT!
We hope you liked this post on the top 5 reader favorites for August 2023. Please share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Thanks for reading!