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As the weather changes, so too do our wardrobes. Out with the light summer dresses and in with cozy fall outfit ideas. I welcome these early fall days, where light jackets and denim reign before the real cold sets in.
For fall, it’s all about the classics—the perfect jean, the staple boot, and a plush knit. Any combination of those, and you are good to run out the door. And to assemble all these pieces together, there’s only one thing you have to keep in mind: proportions. How to make a miniskirt feel more seasonally appropriate? Add a blazer. How to avoid a shapeless silhouette when slipping into an oversized pant? Pair it with a streamlined T-shirt. After all, fashion, like everything else in life, is best when it’s in balance.
Below, these and more fall outfit ideas set to inspire.
The Best Basic
A timeless white T-shirt, especially Raey’s wide-cut sleeve style, will never let you down. Ensure you’re a sartorial success by pairing the classic top with wide-leg pants that will make heads-turn as fall’s chilly breezes start rushing in. And don’t forget to add standout accessories—like The Row’s jumbo tote and Ray-Ban’s sleek frames.
The Back to Business Set
Rely on coordinating separates to nail IRL office dressing. Bold hues like a Pacific Ocean blue top and contrasting white heels make the classic two-piece feel modern. Turn to Ralph Lauren Collection’s polished pieces for workwear foundations that never go out of style and Stuart Weitzman’s comfy heels for on-the-go moments.
The Minimalist Magic
Here’s proof that less truly can be more. Turn a simple, all-black outfit into a work of art with standout accessories. Here Acne’s Distortion bag shines bright with Prada’s logo-emblazoned slingbacks.
The Flying Colors
Spark joy via your wardrobe with vibrant, dopamine-inducing hues. You can go matchy, matchy with a chartreuse set, or add a twist with a contrasting handbag. If you’re not sure where to start, Bottega Veneta has a prismatic roster of spritely fashion finds.
The New Suit
As the weather slowly transitions, there’s no need for a shirt (or a blazer). All you need to master modern-day tailored dressing is a chic sleeveless waistcoat. Bookmark The Frankie Shop for polish separates available at a fraction of the price.
The Cream of the Crop
And if you do decide to throw on a blazer this fall, you can keep the look cool with a trendy bralette underneath. Khaite’s Eda bralette has been a fan favorite ever since Katie Holmes made it go viral back in 2019.