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 recently saw 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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Collage of ten fall style essentials one would need. From 1 to 10, a button down top, a turtleneck top, a sweater, a cardigan, a denim jacket, a leather/suede jacket, a sweater dress, pants, denim jeans, and boots.


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.

Collage of different button down tops. From clockwise: beige satin top, black plaid top, chambray top, black and white striped top, brown checkered top, light grey blue striped top, and white top.


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.

Collage of different turtleneck tops. From clockwise: white sleeveless turtleneck top, black cut-out turtleneck sweater, purple turtleneck sweater, white cut-out turtleneck sweater, tri-color turtleneck sweater, black mesh turtleneck sweater, white and sleeveless turtleneck sweater.


Fall is the perfect time to wear a sweater. Whether a chunky knit or soft lighted one, a sweater 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!

Collage of different kids of sweaters. From clockwise: brown milano text printed sweater, pink off shoulder sweater, a white sweater with a back knot detail, a black and white striped sweater, grey sweater, beige knitted sweater, and a chartreuse green sweater.


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 this piece can definitely transition to winter by adding more layers.

A collage of different cardigans. From clockwise: black long cardigan, beige chunky cardigan, intricate cream crochet cardigan, light grey cardigan, a blue and red printed cardigan, a striped neutral thigh length cardigan, and a long brown cardigan.


This is a staple throughout any season. Just how well it works for spring and summer, a denim jacket is perfect for fall too! Denim jackets come in a variety of styles – your classic fit, cropped version, to even a puff sleeve style. 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).

Collage of different denim jackets. From clockwise: black denim jacket, denim cropped jacket, puff sleeved denim jacket, mauve denim jacket, slightly washed out denim cropped jacket, white denim jacket, and a classic denim 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 pastel pink colored leather jacket. If it’s suede, neutral colors like browns, khaki, or greens are great for fall.

Collage of leather and suede jackets. From clockwise: nude brown fringed cropped suede jacket, brown leather jacket, leather and fur jacket, black leather jacket, black leather moto jacket, pastel pink leather moto jacket, and nude suede jacket.


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!

Collage of sweater dresses. From clockwise: muted pink turtleneck sweater dress, grey chunky knit ribbed sweater dress, rust brown sweater dress with front slit, yellow button down sweater dress, white collared sweater dress with a side slit, olive green thick strapped ribbed sweater dress, and brown cut-out sweater dress.


With cooler weather on its way, it makes perfect sense to style ourselves with some cute pair of pants or trousers. Leggings are a usual go to but lately we’ve seen a rise in all sorts of pants from wide leg, high waist, fitted, and all sorts of textures too. I see this continuing over to fall and the best part is it all looks good when you pair it with your boots or sneakers. Go for street style casual chic with a pair of cargo pants, afternoon date chic with loose fit trousers, or evening glam with leather pants.

Collage of different pants. From clockwise: green paper bag tie jogger pants, beige pants, orange tie capri pants, white loose fit trousers, green cargo pants, brown leather pants, and black wide leg pants.


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!

Collage of different jeans. Shows a mix of regular denim jeans, white jeans, high waist, etc.


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??

Collage of different boots.

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

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