Trends come and go, ladies but wardrobe essentials carry us through. The seasons change and as quickly as we committed to tanks and flowy skirts, they’re banished to the back of the closet till next year. Now, first of all, setting aside your summer clothes as the weather cools is bad for that critical cost-per-wear equation, right? It’s hard to justify buying a pricey designer tee if you’re not going to wear it year round. This is why we love incorporating some of warm weather pieces into our fall wardrobe essentials.
Oscar de la Renta always said, “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” One of the keys to great style is expert accessorizing and ingenious layering. So we’ve rounded up some fall fashion trends and layering essentials.
We’ve been pairing ours with strappy sandals and oversize tanks all summer but fall is the perfect time to pair skinnies with knee-high or ankle boots, ballet flats or loafers. Add a chunky sweater or jacket if you’re pairing your jeans with heles.
Cozy cashmere sweaters are classic fall wardrobe essentials. Whether you get your hands on a featherweight cardigan or thin pullover, cashmere is lightweight and can be worn over a blouse or thin tee. Pair it with jeans, top it with a blazer for work or dress it up with a pencil skirt.
Silky Long-Sleeved Blouse
For a versatile weekend look, layer an ultra-thin blouse under a chunky short-sleeved sweater and jeans. Swap the jeans for wide-leg trousers or a wool skirt for the office.
Head to toe denim is in this season and denim button-downs top the list of fall wardrobe essentials. Tuck it in to low-slung jeans or belt it over leggings.
Nothing screams fall fashion like a classic trench. Layered over a sweater, casually draped across your shoulders with cigarette pants and ballet flats or belted over an evening frock.
Over-the-knee boots are here to stay and they’re ideal for layering. Try suede flats over jeans, stacked-heeled under a skirt, or platforms with leggings and an oversize sweater.
A perfectly tailored blazer or light jacket are key fall wardrobe essentials that can go over a hoodie or tee for a more casual look, or throw it on over one of your frilly, silky summer tops or dresses.
It’s an old (and dead) rule that you can’t wear shorts into the fall. There’s nothing smarter than a pair of wool shorts over sweater tights. Dress them up with booties or rock a pair of fashion sneakers.
Scarves or Shawls
A light scarf is a go-to accessory for almost any ensemble. Scarves or shawls are a great way to add some texture or a pop of color while keeping fall breezes at bay.
Fair Isle Sweater
These chunky, woolly traditional sweaters pair well with skinny jeans, leather leggings, or midi skirts.