Cool Weather Clothing Staples You Need in Your Wardrobe This Fall

As we say goodbye to the blazingly hot summer, it’s time to prep your closet for cooler weather! Pack away your sandals and tank tops and get ready for… well, what should you get ready for?

Transitioning to a new fashion season can be tricky. While you can pull out a lot of your clothes from last fall, there are a few essentials that are either new to the fashion scene or new to your closet. 

Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered on the fall fashion front. Take a look at some of our favorite clothing staples this autumn.  

Tops

Your shirt often becomes the centerpiece of your outfit. It’s the piece of clothing closest to your face, so it’s what people will see first. Therefore, it’s important that you make the right statement with your top. 

Sweaters

Like dark wash jeans or a classic LBD, sweaters rarely go out of style. You can wear your favorite chunky knit year after year without a second thought!

One of our favorite essential sweater styles is the timeless turtleneck. Not only is it oh-so-elegant, but it’s also practical: the high neck will keep your neck warm all day long. 

Shirts

For those fall days that are still too warm for sweaters, you’ll need some tops to keep you comfortable in any weather. 

This fall, waffle-knit tops are making a comeback. This knit is warm but breathable and gives a bit of texture to your look. Pair it with some simple dark jeans for a casual look!

Looking to bridge the gap between sweaters and shirts? Try a ribbed knit shirt for the best of both worlds!

And of course, when in doubt, choose shirts that can be layered. You’ll only be able to wear that statement blazer or bright red trousers if you have a basic shirt to pair it with!

Pants

While pants are usually seen as an addition to your top, it’s just as easy (and twice as interesting) to make them the centerpiece of your next fall outfit!

Comfy Pants

While sweatpants haven’t traditionally been seen as the height of fashion, they’re certainly making their way onto the scene this fall! A nice pair of joggers can be both comfortable and fashionable, assuming you choose the right material to bridge the gap (such as linen.)

The same goes for leggings. They’re not just athletic clothing anymore! Pair them with an oversized cardigan or sweater and dress them up with a stylish loafer.

Jeans

No matter the season, denim never seems to go out of style. That said, the summer months are often too hot to bear long pants! Now that fall is here. It’s time to start rocking your favorite skinnies again. 

One of our favorite denim trends is an ankle cinch jean, which bridges the gap between jogger and denim in the best way. Grab a pair so you can rock an ’80s vintage clothing look!

And speaking of vintage, we’re also seeing a return to the straight cut this fall. Classic, simple, and timeless, a pair of straight jeans paired with a crop top or tank can take an outfit to the next level.

Dress Pants

Looking for a more formal look this fall? We’ve got you covered!

Try adding a pair of wide-leg pants to your closet this fall. They’re great for pairing with a fitted top and some killer mules. (Plus, talk about comfort!)

Looking for something a bit more traditional? How about a pair of classic chinos? They are the perfect basic to pair with a statement top.

Dresses

Not a fan of the shirt-pant combo? No worries! Check out these great ideas for fall dresses. 

Transitional Pieces

When you’re looking for dresses for your fall wardrobe, it’s important to keep the changing season in mind. That mini-dress may seem like a good idea in the August heat, but come November, you’ll be shivering!

That’s why it’s important to choose pieces that can be worn with or without tights. That way, you can customize the piece for the weather. (Bonus points if you can also pair it with a cute overcoat!)

Dresses, not your style? Try a jumpsuit instead!

Outerwear

As the temperature drops, you’ll also want the right outerwear to keep you warm. But you don’t have to sacrifice style for heat! Check out these stylish coat ideas to keep you warm all autumn long. 

Jackets

Much like denim, there are some staple jacket styles that never go out of style. For example, consider investing in a leather moto jacket. It’ll keep you cozy and give your look a bit of an edge!

Leather not your style? Try something with tweed instead. It’ll add some texture to a simple outfit while also shielding you from the cold.

Blazers

We’re also loving an oversized wool blazer this fall. Try choosing a bold color and pairing it with basic pieces underneath!

Boots and Booties

While you may be sad about packing up your sandals, remember that fall also means that it’s boot season! Take a look at some of our favorite fall boot ideas.

One can never have too many pairs of boots come fall. The first essential to consider is a good knee-high (or even thigh-high) leather boot to keep your calves toasty in the crisp air. 

And, for warmer days, consider an ankle bootie. You can add a heel to give yourself an even sharper look (as long as it’s not too slick outside!)

Other Fall Clothing Staples

Looking for more clothing staples to add to your closet this fall? Don’t leave out the accessories! A good purse, necklace, or scarf can really elevate your style. 

To learn more about what to expect in fashion this fall, check out some of our other blog posts!