After months of summer dresses, flowing fabrics and sandals, fall fashion is a welcome reprieve. Fall brings to mind comfy knits and effortlessly stylish layering, which is why it’s the favorite season of many fashionable women. But what exactly do you need in your closet to get off on the right style foot this season? Take a look at these fall fashion essentials you should stock up on this season:
Fall fashion layering essentials
Layering abounds in fall fashion. Why? Because it’s the perfect way to dress for unpredictable weather or days with chilly mornings and warm afternoons. Stock up on layering essentials for this fall – most importantly, blazers and cardigans. A classic blazer can be layered over everything from a dress to a jeans-and-tee ensemble to a blouse and trousers. It’s a truly versatile wardrobe staple. Cardigans, too, are layering must-haves, whether you opt for long or loose versions or short, fitted ones.
Pullover sweaters are practically synonymous with fall – they’re warm and cozy after months of nothing but light and flowing fabrics. Plus, sweaters can be worn with almost anything. Wear a chunkier version of the wardrobe staple over slim-fit jeans or leggings, and pair a lightweight fitted knit with a skirt or wide-leg trousers at the office.
A light jacket
Don’t take your winter coat out of storage just yet – for fall, you’ll need a light jacket that will keep you warm but not overheated. Pick up a classic trench or even a cool leather jacket to embrace the season.
Let’s be honest: You can’t get through even a week of crisp autumn weather without pulling out your trusty jeans. Jeans are a year-round wardrobe staple, but they really shine in the fall when they can be worn with almost any layering combination imaginable, from button-up shirts and pullover sweaters to T-shirts and cardigans to blouses and blazers. In fact, you’ll probably want a few pairs to get you through fall, including skinny, boot-cut and wide-leg jeans styles.
Leggings and tights
If you think you have to pack up all of your dresses and skirts as soon as September hits, we have great news for you: They’re great for fall layering! Just add a pair of tights or leggings for a stylish and comfortable answer to fall’s chilly temperatures.
You wore your flats and sandals throughout the warmer months, but now it’s time to embrace boot season again. Whether you’re more of an ankle boot or bootie type of person or riding boots are your shoe of choice, they’ll look amazing with any fall outfit you could put together.
If you’re going to spring for any fall fashion accessory this year, let it be a beautiful, vibrantly colored scarf. Why? Scarves look great on anyone, add some serious panache to an outfit and give you the chance to introduce a pop of color or a bold design into your outfit. Plus, whether thin or heavy, scarves are an easy way to stay warm on chilly fall mornings and evenings, and they look great peeking out from under your jacket.