Fall Style Guide: How to Make the Perfect Outfit
For many, fall is the best time to let your style shine. You can have a bit more fun with your looks because you don’t have to bundle up for winter or dress down for summer. With coats, sweaters, hats, and other fall staples back on the table, fall fashion can take many forms. No matter your personal style, these building blocks will help you create the perfect fall outfit.
What to Look For in Fall
Layering is trademarked fall fashion. Not only is it great at keeping you warm, but it’s also a great way to show off your favourite fall pieces.
For a layered look that goes with most of your wardrobe, look for a medium-weight coat that looks good unbuttoned. That way, you can leave it open or bundle up with a sweater, depending on the weather that day.
You can’t go wrong with a neutral in any season, but they work especially well for fall. A darker neutral goes with everything, including the fall leaves.
Camel, beige, and grey are great neutrals to try in addition to your classic black or white.
Even certain patterns can take your look from summer to fall. While a floral print screams summer, prints like plaid, buffalo plaid, argyle, and houndstooth all visual interest to your typical fall neutrals.
You can choose patterns in neutrals, so they go with everything, or you can add some colour like navy blue, red, or dark green.
Of course, fall means cooler weather. Luckily, fall fashion and warmer clothing go hand-in-hand. Look for specific fabrics that keep you warm while showing off your style. Some fabrics to try include:
- Knit blends
Other staples, like denim and cotton shirts, will pair with these warmer layers beautifully.
Generally speaking, you can’t go wrong in fall by layering, wearing neutrals, and picking warmer clothes like knits. Fall fashion trends, however, will come and go every year. Keep an eye out every August to see what the trends are for fall. Certain colours, patterns, and styles of clothes will be on-trend. You can choose 2-3 trendy pieces every fall to add to your wardrobe staples.
Fall Clothing Pieces to Try
The perfect layering sweater can be worn on its own or with a coat on top. That’s what makes the Katia Cardigan perfect for fall.
You can wear it with a t-shirt and jeans on warmer fall days or layer a coat over top when it gets chilly. It comes in 2 neutral colours, grey and oatmeal, so either option will go with pretty much everything in your wardrobe.
You can’t brave fall without the perfect jacket. Look for a jacket in a neutral colour, that way, it will go with all of your fall outfits.
A timeless piece like the Delores Jacket will look great no matter what the trend is that season. Leather jackets are a classic way to bundle up and are a staple in any fall wardrobe.
Cool Weather Clothes
Bundling up for fall doesn’t mean your look has to be bulky or baggy. There are lots of ways to stay warm and stay fashionable.
The Jolene Cable Knit Sweater screams fall with a chunky knit pattern. The thick knit and mock neck neckline also keep you cozy, even when the temperature dips.
Accessories like hats, gloves, and scarves not only keep you warm, but they can complete your fall look. They’re also a great opportunity to have some fun. Try a neutral that goes with everything, or add a pop of colour, depending on your mood.
The Zulu Hat in Sand is a wardrobe staple. The neutral beige colour means it will go with any fall outfit. And the timeless style means you can wear it every fall (and almost every other season!)
You can complete your fall style with a trendy piece. If your wardrobe has a foundation of timeless pieces, you can try a few on-trend items every season.
Denim is a great way to experiment with trends. There is almost always a trending silhouette for jeans, and they’re easy to incorporate into your existing wardrobe.
The Far Out Jeans in Fool's Gold allow you to try the baggy, flared jeans trend without being too out there, so you’ll probably get at least a few seasons out of them.
Find Your Fall Style
Whether you’re experimenting with trends or looking for a classic coat, everyone could use some style advice now and then. If you have any questions about the pieces featured here, the style experts at Bloom & Wander are here to help.
Contact us online or visit us in person for fall fashion advice that fits your personal style.