10 Fall Style Essentials You’ll Need

Summer is wrapping up, so here are ten fall style essentials you’ll need in your closet this season.

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It may be summer, but that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare for fall yet. We’ve been seeing many great fall pieces in recent sales (especially at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale), which got me thinking of the style essentials we need for the upcoming season.

If you’re looking for inspiration, I’ve listed ten items that are sure to be your fall style essentials this season. So bring on the cooler weather, because you’ll be ready for it with these finds!

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BUTTON DOWN TOP

A button-down top can go so many ways. Whether it be a classic white top, a plaid design, or casual chambray, these button-down tops can be taken from day to night. Plus, they pair so well with jeans, leggings, skirts, dresses – basically anything! My go-to style is tucking them in jeans (you can also pair them with leggings) or wearing a skirt and a belt.

TURTLENECK

Seeing people in turtlenecks is a sure sign that fall has arrived. What I like about turtlenecks is that it comes in many styles. You can get a chunky knit or light fabric (depending on how cool the weather is where you live). Sleeveless turtlenecks make for a great layering piece over your button-down top, or you can opt for a turtleneck shirt/long sleeve that is great worn under a leather jacket with jeans.

SWEATER

Fall is the perfect time to wear a chunky knit sweater. It gives an added texture and shape to an outfit. Just like a button-down top and turtleneck, you can wear a sweater with anything! Instant cozy-ness that you can bring anywhere. That’s a win!

CARDIGAN

A cardigan is like the kimono of fall. Put one on over your t-shirt and jeans, and you’re set for a day/night out. The best part is cardigans come in a variety of styles and lengths. A long cardigan is my personal favorite and can definitely transition to winter by adding more layers.

DENIM JACKET

This is a staple throughout any season. Just how well it works for spring and summer, a denim jacket is perfect for fall too! Throw it over any fall outfit, and it adds so much more personality. If you’re looking for a denim jacket, now’s a great time to get one (or two).

LEATHER / SUEDE JACKET

Another fall closet essential is a leather or suede jacket. Leather jackets add an edgy vibe to your fall look. Plus, the weight of the fabric makes it suitable for fall weather. If leather or faux leather isn’t your thing, then a suede jacket gives the same appeal. Get them in your classic black, or go for a modern look with a bright-colored leather jacket. If it’s suede, neutral colors like browns, khaki, or greens are great for fall.

SWEATER DRESS

You all know how I love dresses, so of course, I wouldn’t forget a dress for fall. A sweater dress is a great fall essential for those quick errand runs or out for date night. It’s so easy to dress it up by adding a belt, hat, and different shoes! I think they look amazing with booties or knee-high boots. Talk about fall chic!

FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS

Leggings are my favorite! You could never own enough leggings, IMO. They are quick and easy to put on, especially during those lazy days (you know, when you want to throw on a sweatshirt and socks and lounge all day). Up your game by wearing faux leather leggings. Just like a leather jacket, faux leather leggings give your outfit an added edge.

JEANS

This is a fall style essential you need in your closet! If dresses and shorts are your go-to items in summer, jeans are your go-to piece in fall. Straight leg, wide leg, boot cut, high-rise, white, denim, black – whatever jeans you choose to have will serve you well this season. Pair them with other fall style essentials like a button-down top and a long cardigan, and you are set!

BOOTS

This is the footwear every fall outfit needs! Ankle boots are the cutest, but you can’t deny that knee/thigh-high boots give that oomph to your fall look. You can’t have too many boots for fall! I like matching the styles for the different looks (dressy, casual, or comfortable). Even if others may say you have too many, another pair won’t hurt. Am I right? 😉


Which fall style essential are you needing this season? Comment below!

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