Fall fashion is all about bridging the gap between your summer dresses and your winter wardrobe, with versatile pieces that add stylish flair. Here are seven essential clothing items that you’ll want to have in your closet by the time Labor Day rolls around.
1. Shearling Bomber Jacket
According to Stylecaster, this classic aviator-style silhouette is the jacket to choose for your fall wardrobe. Not only does it go with absolutely everything, it’s also warm enough to keep you cozy while picking pumpkins.
2. Pinstriped Suiting
Fall runways were resplendent with menswear in cool pinstripes, according to a recent report in Elle. Not only is this an up-to-the-minute way to update your work wardrobe for the fall, these skinny stripes have a slimming effect on every body type.
3. Sleek Turtlenecks
These are the perfect layering piece. But rather than pairing with sweaters as in years past, consider adding a flirty dress over your turtleneck. This hot trend is a foolproof way to extend the life of your summer wardrobe for another few months.
4. Reconstructed Denim
If you add one new pair of jeans to your closet for the cooler months, go for the boho-inspired patchwork look of reconstructed denim. This trend adds interest by mixing and matching your blues for the perfect grown-up art school vibe. The more subtle version of this trend is a classic skinny jean that sports a simple frayed hem.
5. A Cool Cape
Playing off last year’s capelet, the new cape is best in a sweeping length and lush fabric. The hottest new options this year are in cushy velvets and brocades. Stay neutral with a camel or pumpkin spice or go for a vibrant jewel tone.
6. Midi Skirts
This length is flattering on every figure and pairs perfectly with the tights and boots you’re itching to break out for fall. Update last year’s model with pleats or a sleek pencil silhouette for a look that pairs equally well with your favorite T-shirt or a silky camisole and blazer.
7. A Sweatsuit
Forget the velour tracksuits of the early 2000’s. These cool sweats go back to the 90’s, with a baggy silhouette, large logos, and designer panache. This is the perfect way to stay cozy while running errands or just hanging on the couch this winter.
By grabbing just a few key pieces, your wardrobe will be set until snow starts to fall.