LOOKBOOK: Fun fall outfits to expand any wardrobe and prepare for the cool months ahead
Six outfits to inspire and incorporate into your closet this fall
It’s that time of the year when the leaves are changing colors, a brisk wind is in the air, “spooky season” is inching closer and the time has come to break out the cardigan and boot ensembles: it’s fall. Here are six inspirational looks to add to any fall pieces.
The time has come for all of the librarian-chic style lovers out there: A wrap-tie cardigan is perfect for cozying up with a warm drink (apple cider or a pumpkin spice latte are both tasty options). This season is also a great time to break out the loafers and play around with different eras of inspiration for your outfits. Whether it be the 1980s or your Taylor Swift “Reputation Era,” wearing different fabrics at the same time — in this outfit that would be satin, denim, faux-leather and soft wool — can be a fun way to branch out and diversify one’s closet.
A staple often seen in many closets, versatile flannel or plaid shirts can be dressed up or dressed down. This outfit can be worn for apple picking, going to a pumpkin patch or taking a stroll under the colorful fall leaves. It can be worn open with a tank top underneath or buttoned up with a french tuck (when the shirt is partially tucked into your bottoms but not fully). Sperry shoes are more than just for boating in the summertime, and skinny jeans (light wash or dark) will be sure to keep your outfit functional and fashionable.
If one has a vested interest in hiking or keeping warm without a winter jacket this outfit will provide a “goldilocks” moment — not too hot or not too cold. A more simple look of gray, olive green and white, this vest with a ribbed-knit pullover and black flats (that could be swapped out for boots as well) can be worn by anyone. Light charcoal bottoms that function and look like jeans also stand out from the typical jean washes and are subtle enough to fit in with that autumnal vibe.
When in doubt, go for a neutral color palette with a dash of herringbone. Off-white, wide-legged denim may bring in a western vibe, but paired with a structured blazer and gorgeous button detail over a black chiffon tank top the look turns into a sophisticated moment fit for a fall evening out on the town. If you’re feeling a look inspired by Blair Waldorf from “Gossip Girl” or “Parent Trap” moment, don’t shy away from a fun houndstooth headband. Browns, whites and black are classic backdrops to any autumn wardrobe.
Keeping with the green theme, this outfit is soft to the touch, professional and geared toward those who want to commit to sweater weather as we approach the fall. Amazing small accents like ribbed edging and a slightly puffed sleeve on this top create an engaging aesthetic. For fun, a wool beret is always in style and a stand-out accessory for anyone as well.
Although this outfit may scream 4th of July color, do not make the mistake of dismissing it for fall. A gray ribbed mock-turtleneck along with an oversized denim utility shirt and a black-white checkered scarf is a perfect way to keep warm and stay casual. Red cut-off pants are bright and fun but still provide a secondary fall color palette. Another chance, of course, to show off ankle block-heeled boots, this complete look is sure to turn heads when one walks through the door.
Of course, the outfits above are just ideas and a concept, so don’t be afraid to add a personal twist or new accessories or colors to any outfit. Now it’s time to rake leaves in style.