When the seasons change, you’ll want to start thinking about your wardrobe in terms of both style and practicalities. After all, that lightweight summer dress isn’t warm enough to take you through the cooler months. So, what are all the essentials you need for Fall, and how can you put them together to create countless outfits?
Take a look below at our fall essentials for women over 40 curated from the extensive collection at Nordstrom with whom we collaborated for this post. Nordstrom is your one-stop shop to get ready for fall and winter.
Tops for your fall essentials
When it comes to your fall tops, a classic white shirt is always a good option, as you can layer your sweaters over it, you can wear with leggings, or you can pop your shirt under your dresses.
You might also want a more colorful shirt or blouse that you can dress up or down. Plus, a glamorous top you can wear for evenings out, and a more casual top to wear with your jeans. Look out for long sleeves to stay cozy.
rag & bone Andi Cap Sleeve Open Knit Organic Cotton Blend Wrap Cardigan – Max Mara Rispoli Button-Up Shirt – Max Mara Balco Wide Leg Silk Pants – rag & bone Retro Sneaker – Longchamp Le Foulonné Leather Wallet Crossbody Bag – Karine Sultan Alice Statement Necklace
A shirt alone may not be enough to keep you warm, so choose a few different sweater styles to give your wardrobe versatility. Choose options in luxurious fabrics like cashmere as well as looking for at least one bright shade. You could also opt for a sleeveless choice you can layer over your other tops and knitwear.
Nordstrom Signature Cashmere Crewneck Sweater – Vince Ribbed Wool & Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater – Madewell Coziest Yarn Crop Wrap Sweater – rag & bone Andi Cap Sleeve Open Knit Organic Cotton Blend Wrap Cardigan
AllSaints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket – Vince Ribbed Wool & Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater – ba&sh Gianna Tiered Ruffle Skirt – Nordstrom Valentina Tall Shaft Boot – Vince Camuto Jill Shoulder Bag – Karine Sultan Hoop Earrings
fall essentials – Jackets and coats
For Fall, you might not necessarily want a very thick jacket, but you will definitely need an outer layer. Look for a smart blazer, a moto jacket in a softer shade than black, an on-trend shacket and a trench coat to keep you dry in any showers.
Ted Baker London Martna Bow Shoulder Cotton Blend Trench Coat – ASTR the Label One-Shoulder Satin Long Sleeve Top – Topshop Abstract Print Plissé Jersey Skirt – Paul Green Cayanne Leather Peep Toe Sandal – Longchamp Le Foulonné Leather Wallet Crossbody Bag – Karine Sultan Hoop Earrings
Jeans and pants
When choosing your pants for Fall, you’ll definitely want a flattering pair of jeans. A bootcut style in mid blue is an absolute classic. You could also opt for black pants for day and evening, and a pair of leggings to wear with your longer tops and sweaters. As well as block colors, you could choose a pair of print pants to wear for day or evening.
Madewell Coziest Yarn Crop Wrap Sweater – rag & bone Andi Cap Sleeve Open Knit Organic Cotton Blend Wrap Cardigan – AG Alexxis High Waist Bootcut Jeans – Sam Edelman Laguna Waterproof Lug Sole Chelsea Boot – Vince Camuto Jill Shoulder Bag – Nordstrom Recycled Cashmere Scarf – Nordstrom Wool Felt Floppy Panama Hat
Dresses and skirts
Just because the weather is cooling, that doesn’t mean you have to put away your dresses and skirts. Just look out for longer sleeves to keep you warm, and wear with your tights and boots.
AllSaints Curtis Two-Piece Sweater & Midi Dress – Nordstrom Valentina Tall Shaft Boot – Vince Camuto Jill Shoulder Bag – Karine Sultan Alice Statement Necklace – Valentino Garavani VLOGO Pendant Stud Earrings
Boots and shoes
While you may have spent the summer in sandals, you’ll want some boot options for Fall. Choosing a knee-high pair as well as ankle booties should give you plenty of versatility. Also opt for a pair of sneakers in a darker color. Plus, you could think about a pair of transitional booties which are part boot, part sandal.
Nordstrom Open Front Blazer – Alice + Olivia Willa Stace Face Button-Up Shirt – Vince Camuto Wide Leg Trousers – Sam Edelman Laguna Waterproof Lug Sole Chelsea Boot – Longchamp Le Foulonné Leather Wallet Crossbody Bag – Karine Sultan Hoop Earrings
accessories to include in your fall essentials
You can be playful with your accessories at any time of year, but Fall really gives you the option to add some beautiful scarves and hats. You’ll also need daytime and evening bags, as well as statement jewelry to finish off your outfits.
Vince Camuto Jill Shoulder Bag – Longchamp Le Foulonné Leather Wallet Crossbody Bag – Nordstrom Recycled Cashmere Scarf – Burberry Reversible TB Embellished Cashmere Scarf – Karine Sultan Alice Statement Necklace – Valentino Garavani VLOGO Pendant Stud Earrings – Karine Sultan Hoop Earrings – Nordstrom Wool Felt Floppy Panama Hat
Thread & Supply Ranger Corduroy Shirt Jacket – Max Mara Rispoli Button-Up Shirt – UGG Ashlee Double Knit Leggings – Sam Edelman Laguna Waterproof Lug Sole Chelsea Boot – Vince Camuto Jill Shoulder Bag – Nordstrom Recycled Cashmere Scarf – Valentino Garavani VLOGO Pendant Stud Earrings
Your Fall essentials together in one capsule
Take a look below at how you could put the Fall essentials above together into some stylish outfits. The 9 outfits below should give you some inspiration, but you can easily switch around the tops, bottoms, shoes and accessories to give you countless more outfits.
For example, you could wear the turtleneck and moto jacket with the print skirt or print pants. Or, you could wear the colorful shirt with the jeans or the sleeveless cardigan over your leggings.
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