You know fall is here when the leaves start changing colour. Layering pieces are essential to have during the autumn season. It’s always helpful to have good quality essentials, and then add trendy pieces of your choice to enhance your outfit. It’s always nice to have a few options, so you can mix and match and stay warm at the same time. Here are a few fall essentials you need to build the ultimate fall wardrobe.
Knit Sweaters & Turtlenecks
Fall is the season of sweater weather. Once the weather gets colder it becomes second nature to us to wear our sweaters and hoodies when we’re heading out for the day. A knit sweater is nice to have because not only will it give you warmth but adding different types of textures will give your outfit a more elevated look. Knit sweaters are also a dressier option if your someone who works at an office opposed to wearing a hoodie to work.
You can use a turtleneck to layer underneath off the shoulder tops, cami’s, or tops that have cutouts in them. If you don’t have a turtleneck then you can use a plain long sleeve top to layer underneath your clothes, but turtlenecks are good because they will keep your neck warm from the wind.
Aside from sweaters, everybody needs a good old hoodie they can put on whenever there’s a snowstorm. If you’re running errands or are a student then a hoodie is probably your go-to when the weather starts getting colder. Hoodies are great because you can wear something underneath them and wear a jacket on top to give you that extra warmth.
Dark Denim & Jackets
Since people usually wear darker colours during the fall, having some dark denim will just help make your outfits look more cohesive. If it’s not too cold out a pair of ripped jeans will always make your look edgier.
Of course, jackets can play an essential role in completing your outfit. They are going to be days where it’s not going to be cold enough to wear a winter coat but not warm enough to go out without a jacket. Everyone has different preferences and needs when it comes to jackets but there are lots of options to choose from. Whether its a bomber jacket, denim jacket, fleece jacket, corduroy jacket, a puffer jacket or a blazer you need a jacket you can layer with. When you’re layering you need something comfortable and something that will look good alone as well. For example, blazers are really easy to put underneath a puffer jacket or a bomber jacket. Buying an item that is meant to be oversized is great as the outer piece and won’t look bad because they are intentionally big.
Whether it’s real fur or fake fur, fur is always in style during the fall season. Whether it’s a fur vest, furry jacket, or just a fur collar, fur always makes an outfit look better. Fur can sometimes be bulky and make you look bigger than you actually are, so I wouldn’t pair fur jacket with an oversized sweater or hoodie. To avoid looking bigger than you actually wear flattering pieces that are thin and light underneath fur jackets. If you’re not interested in wearing a fur vest or coat many stores also sell furry scarves or boots with fur accents that can add some character to your outfit.
A leather jacket can complete an outfit, but a leather jacket is a piece people wear all year around. When fall comes around, anything leather is acceptable. It’s time to break out your leather pants or that leather skirt that’s been sitting in your closet. Don’t be afraid to be bold with your colour choices. We’re all used to black, but a red leather skirt or red leather jacket can definitely be a statement piece.
When the wind is blowing, and you’re not wearing a scarf you can definitely feel the cold breeze on your neck. Scarves are great styling pieces and can be worn in several ways. You can drape it around you to like a cape, wear it as a poncho, or simply over your shoulders. Not only are blanket scarves comfortable, but they can help give you the finishing touch to your outfit.
Booties are a fall footwear essential. It can be difficult to find good quality booties that look flattering. Everybody has a preference some like a rounded shape while others like a more pointy shape. When buying booties the better the leather the longer the shoes will last. In order to find good quality leather booties, you might not need to spend more money, but it’s better to do that than buy a new pair of booties every year. If your somebody who’s good at keeping your shoes in good condition a great way to elevate the look of your outfit is by buying a pair of velvet or suede booties. It just doesn’t feel like fall if I’m not wearing a pair of booties with almost every outfit I wear.
No matter how many layers you are wearing if your legs get cold then you will be cold. If you own a pair of leggings then you can wear them under your jeans to help with the warmth. Sometimes layering two leggings under your jeans can give you a tight fit, in this case, you need to purchase a pair of thermal leggings. These leggings are designed with thermal fabric to help keep you warm. Leggings lined with wool or fleece will also help keep you warm. Trust me you are going to need them when there is a snow storm outside.