As the leaves change colors and the weather gets cooler, there’s also a shift in fashion. The best thing about fall fashion is the way you can use different layers and accessories to style an outfit. There are specific fall pieces that can transform your wardrobe to fit the fall weather. I’ve put together a list of 14 items that’ll help you achieve the perfect fall outfit every time.
Quick tip: one thing to keep in mind are the colors. The fall color palette is very similar to the multicolored leaves like mustard yellow, burnt orange, maroon, and olive-green. A way you can style your outfit is to keep your clothes pretty neutral and use these colors in your layers and accessories to make the outfit pop. Ok, now onto the pieces!
Turtle Neck Sweater
The turtle neck sweater is a staple because of how versatile it is. You can practically pair a black turtle neck sweater with many of the items I’ll mention in this post. Remember to find one that has a lighter fabric so it will feel comfortable when layering pieces over it.
Fall is a great time to rock an animal print. A quick tip is to mix this print with a solid color. For example, you could wear an all-black outfit with a leopard printed scarf or a faux leopard jacket.
This one is a given since flannel is the unofficial print for fall. Your wardrobe is not complete with a bit of plaid, so get creative with this print. Not only can you change up the different color schemes, but you can also play with different flannel accessory.
There’s a reason why they call fall sweater weather, and there’s nothing cozier than snuggling in a chunky sweater. Wear the warm, fall colored sweaters alone, or pair a cream sweater with fall layers and accessories.
Quick tip: if you’re planning on layering over a chunky sweater, make sure this piece is not super chunky. This may sound contradictory, but layering over a less chunky sweater will prevent your outfit from looking frumpy.
Faux Leather Leggings
Faux leather leggings are one of the easiest ways to make a simple outfit look more trendy. I recommend the Spanx faux leather leggings. Not only are they comfortable to lounge in, but they’re also perfect for the days you’re going out. Leggings are also going to help balance out some of these top-heavy layers and pieces, such as oversized chunky sweaters and jackets.
Faux Leather Jacket
Speaking of faux leather, the secret to turning anything into an edgy fall look is by layering it with a leather jacket and boots. Got a summer midi dress? Put on a leather jacket and some knee-length boots and it’s no longer summer. This piece is especially great when transitioning from summer to fall. It’s like magic.
Just like the denim jacket, a utility jacket is an easy fall layer you can throw on almost anything. Throw it on over a striped tee and skinnies, or even a dress with boots.
Never neglect a good pair of shoes. Shoes are perfect to transition into the fall season. Nothing screams fall like a nice pair of boots. Play with the different colors, heals, length of each pair for your outfits. You can’t go wrong with neutral-colored boots, such as a basic brown and black pair. Don’t forget about loafers and white flat sneakers. These are all staples in a fall wardrobe.
Here’s an accessory that’s a must-have for the season. With so many patterns and fabrics, you can turn a simple outfit into a more stylish look by throwing this over an outfit. I recommend having a solid black, plaid, and leopard scarf in your collection.
Belts are one of the most underrated accessories. Adding on a simple belt can make a big difference to your outfit. You don’t have to splurge on the Gucci belt. Any simple, trendy belt will work just fine. I’ve been obsessed with the gold circled belts buckles by Steve Madden.