The beauty of the changing seasons is that you have the perfect excuse to create a new capsule wardrobe. Here you will find the best fall outfits for this season.
Dressing for fall
Fall is definitely dress season for many.
That’s partly because of the beautiful, autumnal colors used for clothes, shoes, and accessories for fall.
But, it’s also because fall can lend itself to a totally timeless style which you can wear next fall, and the one after that, and the one after that…
Think about it. Autumnal colors never go out of fashion, nor do coats and jackets like the moto jacket, the trench coat or the classic wool, belted coat.
Your longline cardigans will always be in style, as will your sweaters, whether round neck or v-neck.
And those leather riding boots you have in the back of your closet; you can get those out now and they look current even if you bought them five or ten years ago.
Also take a look at the best colors for fall 2019.
Krista (below) shows that you can definitely break the no-white after Labor Day ‘rule’ with a look incorporating white with soft camel.
We’ll show you a totally timeless fall capsule which will take you through fall to the start of winter and beyond.
Tips for choosing your fall outfits
Fall brings so many wonderful options to put together stylish outfits.
Here are just a few tips. As fall is a perfect season for classic dressing, you may also want to take a look at this style guide and capsule wardrobe for the classic style personality.
Choose beautiful autumnal colors
Arguably, fall brings with it the chance to choose some of the loveliest colors for your outfits.
You can opt for rich colors that mirror the shades of falling leaves as well as burgundy, mustard, olive, emerald, and other jewel shades, or soft browns.
Ariane (above) wears shades of mustard with her plaid pants.
Think about your fabric choices
While suede can be tricky to wear in winter when the weather gets wetter and there is the possibility of snow, it looks particularly beautiful in fall.
Corduroy can also scream fall – but be careful as it can also look dated, so choose modern cuts and colors, unless you are deliberately going for a 70s look.
Dress for weather fluctuations
In fall, just as in spring, you may get warmer days and cooler days in the same week, or warm days and cool nights depending on where you live.
Vanessa (above) opts for classic red, white and blue.
What you will need to create countless fall outfits
I’m going to give you a shopping list here of 4 tops, 4 sweaters, 4 coats, 4 jeans or pants, 4 dresses or skirts, 4 pairs of shoes or boots and some accessories to go with them.
You can use it as inspiration if you are investing in your wardrobe this fall, or you could use it as a starting point to shop your own closet.
That gives you 24 pieces (plus accessories) which should see you through the colder months.
There are 9 outfits at the bottom to get you started, but you will see that you can combine these pieces in countless different ways.
Fall outfits – tops
When choosing tops for fall, you are likely to want tops with sleeves to give you some extra warmth as the weather cools down.
Look for rich jewel shades, but you are also likely to want a paler neutral shade. Also look out for animal print.
Lynne (above) pairs a polka dot shirt with her leather ants.
Fall fashion – sweaters and cardigans
Of course, knitwear is a staple of your closet for fall. Look out for waterfall cardigans as well as long-open styles for layering. A belted cardigan is also universally flattering, as is a top with ruching or draping.
Patricia (above) wears a cozy cable knit with her neutral pants.
Fall clothes – coats and jackets
It goes without saying that you will need at least one coat or jacket, and preferably more, to see you through the months of fall and beyond.
A trench coat works just as well for fall as it does for spring because it protects you from the elements without adding too much bulk.
Suede is a beautiful fabric for autumn or you could try an autumnal print such as plaid.
A sleeveless jacket is also a good option as you can layer over your long-sleeved tops. If you are investing in a new moto jacket, you could choose a softer shade rather than opting for black.
Autumn outfits – pants and jeans
A great pair of jeans is essential no matter what the season. For autumn, you could also look out for plaid pants, corduroy and deep shades like burgundy.
Sandra (above) adds autumnal style with her fringed scarf and leopard print booties.
fall dresses and skirts
Of course, you don’t have to push your dresses to the back of your closet just because the weather is cooling down.
Look out for flattering wraps and asymmetric dresses as well as leather or suede skirts in autumnal colors.
If you have a pleated skirt already in your closet, this looks just as lovely with a sweater for fall as it does dressed up with a blouse or silk tank.
Shoes to go with your fall fashion outfits
When it comes to shoes and boots for fall, there are so many lovely options to choose from.
Rather than a black leather knee-high pair of boots, you might want to think about a suede pair in a softer shade such as brown, tan or gray.
You are also likely to want to wear flats as well as heels, but you could add interest by looking out for textures such as reptile, which are very on-trend this fall.
While it can be tricky to wear white sneakers when the weather becomes inclement, you could try a darker color such as navy or burgundy.
For more inspiration, take a look at the best shoe trends for winter and fall 2019.
Karen (above) keeps her knitwear and booties neutral.
accessories to go with your fall looks
Fall offers so many opportunities to play around with stylish accessories.
Look out for suede bags and gloves, scarves in autumnal colors such as burgundy, as well as in pretty prints.
You might also want to give your outfit some added pizzazz with leather gloves and a floppy hat.
Kate Spade leather tote – Madewell crossbody bag – Collection by Joya multi-stone necklace – Kendra Scott drop earrings – Halogen cashmere scarf – Max Mara leather gloves – Rachell Parcell panama hat – BP. blanket wrap
Melinda (above) tops off her outfit with a stylish hat.
Also take a look at how to choose a hat for your face shape.
Fall outfits for women
There are countless different ways you could put together the pieces in this fall capsule. But here are 9 different fall outfit ideas to get you started.
How about you? Will you be putting together your own fall outfits capsule? What are your own favorite fall outfits?
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