In recent years, fall has become synonymous with fashion. As the leaves begin to die, so do the fashion trends of the past year. With new trends gracing the runway each year, it’s important to have a few fall fashion staples in your closet to stay on top of the game. Unlike the body bearing fashions of summer and the knitted layers of winter, fall is the time of year to really show off your style in a cute, comfortable, and fun way. Take a look at the top 10 fall fashion must haves you need in your closet!
Fall Fashion Must Haves – Trench Coats
This staple is perfect for going from day to night. Not only are trench coats timeless, (hello Marilyn wore one), but they are the perfect light-weight option for fall. With a variety of styles on the market, it’s best to find one that fits your build best. For taller women, a longer trench can really accentuate your height. If you’re more on the petite side, a short trench hitting at mid-thigh won’t overwhelm you. Try this one from Tommy Hilfiger on for size!
Fall Fashion Must Haves – Penny Loafers
You may think the penny loafer is reserved for businessmen and retired yacht owners, but you’re wrong. In recent years, the idea of a loafer or oxford shoe has made its way into high fashion. As the weather cools down, you’ll need an alternative to your summer sandals. The loafer is the best way to add comfortable and easy style to your look while still taking a nod to the runway. Check out this pop of color penny loafer from Ralph Lauren.
Fall Fashion Must Haves – Moto Jacket
The fall is the perfect time to break out an edgier look. From leggings to biker and moto jackets, you can’t go wrong with a little faux leather. Even if you don’t think a full on leather look is right for you, adding in some simple pieces here and there can keep you in fashion without overspending. A moto jacket can edge up any look but still looks beautiful layered with a floral scarf or chiffon top. This one from DKNY pairs a marbled pattern for extra detail.
Fall Fashion Must Haves – Riding Boots
Even if you aren’t planning on heading to the stables after work, a great pair of riding boots can complete a fall outfit. This casual staple is perfect to slip on over dark wash skinny jeans or over patterned tights with a sweater dress. Although black may seem like the obvious choice, opt for something a little different with a distressed brown or even a taupe or gray color. These from Madden Girl have an unexpected pop of color for a unique touch!
Fall Fashion Must Haves – Scarves
Scarves are one of my go-to items when I’m preparing for fall. Whether you love a floral pattern, paisley print, or plaid is your favorite, you’re sure to find a scarf that can accentuate any outfit. Throw it on over a plain t-shirt for an instant boost to your outfit, or add it under a cardigan for a more classic look. If you’re feeling a little more daring, use it as a head wrap during the cold nights or wear it long under a leather jacket for a more interesting look. Blanket scarves are perfect for going from day to night. Check out this one in reversible plaid.
Fall Fashion Must Haves – Sweater Coats
Get the best of both worlds with a cozy sweater coat. You’ll love the soft feel of the sweater with the warmth of a coat. In recent years, sweater coats have become a fall staple all over the world. Unlike a traditional cardigan, a sweater coat is more durable and warm. They are the perfect transition for those warm fall days but cool fall nights. With a variety of colors, styles, and knits, you’re sure to find one you like. Pendleton makes an amazing plaid version that would look great with any outfit!
Fall Fashion Must Haves – Leggings and Tights
We’ve all heard the joke that leggings aren’t pants, but I beg to differ. When worn correctly, they can be a huge asset to your fall wardrobe. Save your distressed jeans and make them last a little longer by wearing your favorite leggings or patterned tights underneath. You’ll get a brand new look while still staying warm. Similarly, colored tights are perfect for wearing with boots and your favorite dress to stretch the style a little farther into the year. Check out these textured tights from Hue to add to your collection.
Fall Fashion Must Haves – A-line Skirt
A timeless fall fashion piece, the A-line skirt has been a women’s fashion staple for decades. A quality mid-length A-line will last you through multiple seasons and still look great. With a cut that flatters almost any body type, you won’t have to worry about whether or not you can pull off this fashion must have. Choose a pleated version for a more unique look, or choose a classic black for the traditional option. Throw on some tights underneath with some chic booties for a complete look. This version from BCBG also comes in a beautiful poppy color!
Fall Fashion Must Haves – High-Waisted Trousers
The mom jeans are back in style! Okay, so these aren’t your mom’s jeans. High-waisted trousers are the perfect fall staple to take you from the office to running errands. Not only do they look more sophisticated than your everyday skinny jeans, but they will go with any of the items listed so far. The high waist will give a nice silhouette under bulky sweaters and jackets while elongating your legs. Take a look at this denim pair from Lee.
Fall Fashion Must Haves – Pumps
Fall is the perfect time of year for heels. Unlike the strappy sandals during the summer and the clunky snow boots during winter, fall pumps can really accentuate any outfit. Without having to worry about your feet being too hot or slipping on ice, a nice pair of pumps can go a long way during the fall. Choose a classic pair of black heels to follow you year after year, or let your hair down with a fun pop of color for an all-black look. Nine West makes some amazing styles to choose from!
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