One of my favorite things about fall is how the season forces me to change up my “sundress – shorts – sandals” outfit rotation, which has usually taken a strong hold by mid-July. When the sweltering temperatures being to break, I know it’s time to trade in my white eyelet dresses and nautical chino shorts for plaid vests and leather boots. Although September is too early to do a complete winter clothing swap, it’s the perfect time to start adding in hints of fall to your wardrobe.
During the transition months into winter, I’ve noticed that dressing requires a bit more creativity and a lot more layering. In order to survive the months ahead, slowly start incorporating winter wear to transform your favorite go-to ensembles into autumn-worthy outfits. One trick is to pull out all of your neutral-colored essentials (such as basic tees, layering tanks, ankle pants, leggings, jeans, and light jackets) and add pieces to re-formulate them for the months ahead. Don’t know where to begin? Keep reading for ideas on how to incorporate pieces you already own to create fashionable fall frocks.
Here’s 15 fall outfits you can pull out of storage right now:
When You’re Out and About
What you’ve got: Skinny jeans or boyfriend jeans
- Get comfy in colored skinny jeans (in either navy, hunter green, or dark teal) paired with a loose grey or cream tee and topped off with a cropped leather moto jacket. Add a pendant necklace and coordinating booties.
- Look effortlessly chic in dark-colored torn skinny jeans paired with a short-sleeve t-shirt, a boyfriend cardigan and a plaid knit blanket scarf. Add some fringe booties or wedges to complete the look.
- Go classic country chic with cuffed denim boyfriend jeans, a white tank, a plaid button-up shirt, and leather booties.
- Show a swish of fringe with a rust-colored suede jacket thrown over a cream linen tank tucked into ankle-cuffed jeans. Add a pair of heeled sandals and some gold tassel earrings.
- Sport some fur with a faux fur vest over a basic turtleneck and torn skinny jeans. Pull on a pair of riding boots and add a long pendant necklace.
During Office Hours
What you’ve got: A long-sleeve button-up shirt or peasant top
- Rock a solid black sleeveless blazer over a sheer, long-sleeve peasant blouse. Pull on a black-and-white checkered pencil skirt and pair it all with a statement necklace and some black leather pumps.
- Take a walk on the wild side with a classic black blazer, buttoned and belted over a button-up shirt and wide-leg pants. Add leopard print pumps and a tortoise shell bracelet.
- Go for a classic look with a straight midi skirt, plain white button-up shirt and black sandal heels. Add a pop of color with rich, jewel-toned accessories.
- Try a sleek high-rise look. Tuck a peasant blouse into a pair of burgundy high-waisted trousers and slip on leopard print flats.
- For casual Friday, do a classic, fitted button-up shirt and denim skirt matched with a camel-colored blazer and burgundy ballet flats.
Fit for Fall Festivals
What you’ve got: Summer skirts, dresses, and rompers
- Mix a little southern with some Bohemian chic. Layer a plaid wrap over a plain white tee tucked into a patterned maxi skirt. Top the look off with cowboy boots and a few beaded accessories.
- Show some leg during the early weeks of fall with a long-sleeve patterned romper, paired with ankle booties and a cinch belt. When it gets chilly, add a pair of tights and watch your romper take you right into winter.
- Want to accentuate a tiny waist? Try a cream-colored tank tucked inside an A-line mini skirt and paired with Mary Jane-inspired kitten heels.
- Go casual chic! Belt a distressed demin boyfriend dress and wear it with suede booties. Top off the look with a wide-brimmed felt hat and a cuff bracelet.
- Let your hippie side show with a flowy patterned blouse dress. Add a funky flair with Native American-inspired jewelry and a faux fur bag.
Sometimes doing a fall wardrobe refresh easier said than done, especially when ground zero is a closet overflowing with summer staples. However, if you have an open mind and can collect a few fall favorites, you will be able to layer your way right into winter!