It’s Officially Autumn! Here are the Best Fall Wardrobe Essentials

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Fashion Must-Haves for the Harvest Season

Refresh your closet with these 10 Fall Wardrobe Essentials

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The scent of Pumpkin Spice is in the air which can only mean one thing – it’s officially Autumn! And with every season change, there’s the requisite wardrobe change as well.

So, it’s time to put away your tank-tops, shorts, and swim-wear and get ready for Fall, with all it’s crisp, Pumpkin-spicy wonderfulness.

Related Read: 20 Things to Do in September

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10 Fall Wardrobe Essentials

This time of year brings with it falling leaves, cooler days, and a calmer, more peaceful atmosphere than the frenzied excitement of Summer.

Your wardrobe, too, will reflect that with cozier outfits in richer, warmer hues reminiscent of the colors outside.

Think colors like amber, gold, russet, and olive.

Of course, fashion is always subjective, so while your individual style preferences may differ from mine, there are certain basic staples that you should have on hand now that Autumn is upon us.

Here are my top 10 Fall wardrobe essentials:

Woman sitting on bench in Fall

1. Jeans

Jeans are an absolute must-have for Fall – they might be basic, but they’re a classic for a reason.

Personally, I’ve always loved a good pair of dark, skinny jeans but it seems that nowadays loose-fit denim is all the rage. Think boyfriend jeans, boot-cut, wide-leg, or just straight up baggy jeans for this season.

And from what I’ve seen, it seems that both light and dark-wash jeans will be the go-to in 2021 whereas black, grey, and middle blues are dying. (I’ll happily get rid of my skinny black jeans, but I’m holding on to my Millennial roots with the dark-wash skinnies!)

2. A Good Pair of Leggings

Let’s be honest here, leggings are pretty much a year-round staple. Especially after this last year – I think most of us damn near lived in our leggings (I know I did!)

But Fall is quite possibly the best season for leggings. When the weather can easily fluctuate and you may go from wearing short-sleeves one day to a sweater the next, you need a wardrobe that’s equally versatile.

I recommend getting these from Boody – they’re made of bamboo so they’re insanely soft and comfy for those lazy Fall days.

3. Oversized Cardigans & Sweaters

One great thing about Fall is that the weather isn’t cold enough to need to be completely bundled up, but it’s chilly enough that you can still stock up on cozier clothing items. Oversized cardigans and sweaters in particular are really cute, especially when paired with slim-fitting pants.

For an extra touch of Autumn flair, try to find chunky textures and tops in deep reds, burnt oranges, dark yellows, and all shades of brown.

4. Stylish Boots

Add some sleek black leggings, an oversized sweater, and a cute pair of ankle boots and what do you get?

The perfect Fall outfit for anything from a daytime hike to an afternoon coffee date. Then throw in some hoop earrings and you’re ready for dinner with your besties.

Here’s a perfect example ↑

5. A Fun Fedora

Get your best Alexis Rose on with a good fedora or floppy hat for Fall.

Unlike the wide-brimmed sun-hats you wear in the Summer, Autumn hats are typically made from wool or felt so they’re a bit heavier and warmer.

They’re also more decorative and tend to make more of a fashion-statement.

In my mind, Fall hats are the epitome of Boho-chic.

6. Long-Sleeve Dresses

Speaking of Alexis Rose, you could pretty much take her as the poster-child for Autumn fashion with her collection of Bohemian midi-dresses.

The combination of long sleeves, light-weight material and leg-baring silhouettes make midi’s the perfect dress for the sunnier Autumn days. Florals can also be great for Fall – again, look for darker colors like burgundy or forest green.

7. A Zippered Vest

It may not be time to bring out the puffy coats for winter, but Autumn still brings a nip in the air, so having some zippered vests to throw on over a plain long-sleeved shirt is both stylish and warm enough for those Fall nights out at a bonfire.

This is a great Sherpa Fleece vest ↑

8. A Sleeveless Turtleneck

Alright, I know this one sounds a bit weird, but I stand by it. Since it’s not quite cold enough to pull out your turtleneck sweaters, but it’s past the point where you can wear a regular tank top, why not combine the two!

Personally, I love pairing slim-fit jeans with a sleeveless turtleneck, dainty jewelry, and black ankle-boots for an elegant and sexy date night outfit.

I love this particular style ↑

9. A Good Pair of Sunglasses, Hoop Earrings, and an Oversized Handbag

To be fair, these 3 are all things you need for every season, but why not update your accessories for Autumn?

I love aviators for Fall – and since it’s not quite as bright out as Summer, you can get lighter colored lenses. Another great option would be square or cat-eye sunglasses with tortoise-shell frames.

With so many rich and warm shades of oranges and reds, I think gold jewelry is great for Fall. As for handbags, large totes in earthy colors would be my bag of choice.

Woman wearing sunglasses in Fall

10. A Knit Sweater Dress

While a good midi dress is suitable for September and October, once you hit November, you might need something a little warmer. Sweater dresses are the perfect solution. And for Winter, all you have to do is add a pair of tights underneath!

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Fall Wardrobe Essentials on Amazon

If you’re looking to find any of these Fall Wardrobe essentials, Amazon is a good place to turn to. Here are some of the pieces you might want to try:

These Boyfriend Jeans

Some good boot-cut jeans

A flow-y tunic dress

This pretty floral frock

A colorful cardigan

This leopard-print cardigan

This loose pullover

A Deep-V Sweater

A quilted vest

This plaid vest

A long-sleeve shirt for layering

This hooded knit jacket

An oversized tunic

This super chic sleeveless jacket

Over-the-knee boots for the really daring

This long-sleeved romper

A simple sweater dress

This stylish dress

A chunky cable-knit button-down

This long-sleeve dress with pockets

Some polarized aviators or tortoise-shell sunnies

This boho handbag

Gold hoop earrings

This chic fedora

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Conclusion – Fall Wardrobe Essentials

So there you have it – my tips for dressing like the badass fashion-forward bitch you are this season!

What do you think of my Fall Wardrobe Essentials? Do you have any suggestions to add to my list? Let me know in the comments down below1

As always, thank you so much for reading.

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30 Thoughts on It’s Officially Autumn! Here are the Best Fall Wardrobe Essentials
    Molly @ Transatlantic Notes
    16 Sep 2021
    8:42am

    I’m all about the chunky knit sweaters and brown boots! I have just updated my wardrobe a little bit with some Fall favourites and I am so ready for the weather to change so I can wear them. I love all your suggestions and will be adding some of them to my list of further clothing updates!. Thanks for sharing!

      datingbitch
      17 Sep 2021
      9:49am

      Yes! I LOVE chunky sweaters and boots. I love being comfy so Fall is a great season for a cozy wardrobe. So glad that you found some of my picks useful! Definitely @ me if you end up getting anything – I’d love to see it!

    Simply Alex Jean
    16 Sep 2021
    9:56am

    This is a wonderful list – my favourites are fall boots with a small heel, as well as knitted cardigans with scarfs! Our weather has been all over the place so I’m not yet ready to switch my wardrobe yet, but give it a week or two and I will likely be doing so! Thanks for sharing this.

      datingbitch
      17 Sep 2021
      9:50am

      I’m in the same boat – I live in the Midwest so… it’s not “Fall” here just yet. Still regularly in the upper 80’s and 90’s, but when it switches, it’ll do so real quick.

    readandreviewit
    16 Sep 2021
    12:37pm

    Fab suggestions! I love wearing my jeans and oversized sweaters in the Fall, haha. I’d really love to get a sweater dress soon too – I’ve never owned one before but this might be the year! Thanks for sharing x

      datingbitch
      17 Sep 2021
      9:50am

      Sweater dresses are soooo cute and comfy! I love them – I have so many Fall/Winter dresses. Probably even more than Summer dresses to be honest.

    Isa A
    16 Sep 2021
    12:48pm

    Love the ideas especially the hat. Olive color is a great one. Boot cut legged are back. Great and latest trends you captured and Amazon picks are wonderful. Loved those zipper sleevless jackets. Xx
    Isa A. Blogger

      datingbitch
      17 Sep 2021
      9:51am

      I know, the hats are so cute! I’m alright with the boot-cut, I guess… I still love skinny jeans.

    Fritzie
    16 Sep 2021
    1:40pm

    Great list of fall essentials. I love skinny jeans, but I’m also trying the loose-fit denim trend. I really like that flowy tunic dress – perfect with boots and a nice fedora hat.

      datingbitch
      17 Sep 2021
      9:53am

      Yes! Such a cute idea! I haven’t gotten any loose-fitting jeans yet. I’ll probably cave and give it a try though because it does look super cute on other people.

    Jaya Avendel
    16 Sep 2021
    3:25pm

    My favorite fall pieces nearly always involve sweaters and cardigans, as I love something warm that is not too bulky!

    Boots and scarves are also a must, but I never thought about weaving hats into my fall looks. The GIF from Schitt’s Creek says it all for me though. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

      datingbitch
      17 Sep 2021
      9:54am

      YESSS! Alexis Rose is my Boho fashion icon!

    Vourneen
    16 Sep 2021
    11:57pm

    I love your picks! My go to outfit for this time of year is a chunky knit jumper with leggings and ankle boots. The only thing I don’t have on your list is a fedora. I’d love one but I have the tinyest head and can only wear kids hats hahahaha. Maybe some day… Loved your post girl 🙂

      datingbitch
      17 Sep 2021
      9:57am

      I had to look up what a “jumper” was – lol. I love chunky sweaters too and leggings are always a must. I practically LIVE in leggings.

      I’m actually the same way with hats – it takes a lot of looking around to find ones that look good on me.

    Jenny in Neverland
    17 Sep 2021
    5:49am

    I absolutely love those boots that you included in this post! I need a pair like that in my life!

      datingbitch
      17 Sep 2021
      9:57am

      I know! They’re so cute!

    Kate
    17 Sep 2021
    8:31am

    Autumn is my absolute favourite season for fashion! All the cosy layers and jewel tones – gorgeous 🙂 Thank you for this guide – I struggle a bit with putting new outfits together sometimes and this is really helpful! Kate x

      datingbitch
      17 Sep 2021
      10:03am

      I always feel the same way, actually! I can easily put something together that I think would look great on other people, but then I wear the same thing and I’m not so sure. Maybe it’s a confidence thing, though.

    I'm All Booked Up
    17 Sep 2021
    3:01pm

    We’re so ready for sweater weather! We love a good sweater, leggings and boots for the season.

      datingbitch
      18 Sep 2021
      7:01am

      Same here!

    Eri
    18 Sep 2021
    9:40am

    Really great suggestions you have here! I really liked both jeans . I was robbed two months ago and they stole lots of my clothes and and shoes and guess what…..all of my jeans!!!!
    As long as it was summer I did not feel like missing them but now I do…. And the ones who suggest look souper cool! Will definitely check them out. Thank you ❤️

      datingbitch
      18 Sep 2021
      4:06pm

      Oh man! That’s awful, I’m so sorry.

    Fransic verso
    18 Sep 2021
    12:16pm

    It’s always fun to shop for autumn and winter. I like the cozy vibes and looks. Great suggestions!

      datingbitch
      18 Sep 2021
      4:06pm

      Thank you! The clothes are definitely cute but I’ll always miss the sunny days of Summer!

    Jodie | That Happy Reader
    19 Sep 2021
    8:48am

    Thanks for the help on what’s fashionable this Fall. I particularly love those boots! Thanks for sharing.

    Kayswell
    19 Sep 2021
    9:46am

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    Caroline
    19 Sep 2021
    10:33am

    Alexis is definitely a fashion icon, especially for fall! Long sleeved dresses are my absolute favourite, as well as a lovely jumper 🙂

      datingbitch
      19 Sep 2021
      2:45pm

      Yes same here!

    Fashion Styles
    4 Oct 2021
    11:47pm

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      datingbitch
      6 Oct 2021
      8:28am

      Thank you so much! That’s always really nice to hear

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