Women's fall fashion

10 Fall Fashion Essentials Every Woman Needs

The transition from summer to fall is a tricky one. It's starting to cool off, but occasionally there are days still in the mid-80s. Confusing? We know! But we must admit, we pretty much love fall because of all the different outfit options this conflicting weather brings. You really get a ton of use out of almost all your favorite staples. Follow this list of 10 essentials you'll need to get through the season in style.

1. These Boots Are Made for Walkin'

And that's just what they'll do! Boot season kicks off in September and the options are pretty much endless. Of course, ankle boots and booties are a year-round staple, but if you're looking for something with a little more coverage, you can go for these warmer women's boots to keep your feet nice and cozy on extra-cold fall days. Outside of shaft heights to choose from, you can opt for heeled or flat silhouettes, depending on the occasion. And for those of you in the market for wide width boots, we've got great news, because we offer those as well!

2. Dresses to Impress

When most people think of wearing dresses, their minds immediately go to the spring/summer months, or to more formal wear for fancy soirees. We're here to tell you that dresses can go much further than that. For instance, you can take one of your favorite summer dresses and simply layer it with a cardigan sweater and a cute pair of booties to give it a fall flair. Other widely popular looks for fall are sweater dresses or plaid shirt dresses—both of which come highly recommended by us. Our assortment of regular, plus size, petite and tall is there so everybody can enjoy all the dress possibilities fall has to offer.

3. We Come in Fleece

This material means no harm! In fact, it's the softest, coziest option you need for crisp fall nights. Fleece sweaters are perfect to carry around and throw on over just about any top. To keep it super versatile, we suggest an everyday color like black, grey, or navy blue. However, if you like to live life on the wild side, go for a houndstooth or leopard print.

4. That's a Wrap

Nothing completes a fall ensemble quite like a shawl or scarf. It's that perfect finishing touch you can't live without. Fashion this time of year is really all about layering, so if you're wearing a pair of jeans and a long-sleeve top, throw on a plaid shawl to add a wow factor. You can also go full-on monochrome (since it's super trendy right now) by topping off a cream-colored dress with a matching scarf.

5. When It Rains, It Pours (So Be Prepared)

Sometimes the weather can really make it difficult to keep dry and still look cute. You've curled your hair, applied your makeup, put on your favorite blouse, and then Bam! it starts to rain. That's when these women's rain jackets come in handy. Pro Tip: Pick out a hooded style to protect your primping. If you have an umbrella to solve that problem, then try having some fun with the jacket you choose by opting for a vibrant color or eye-catching print. Dull skies don't have to mean dull outfits!

6. Leggings for Days

If we could wear leggings every single day, we would vastly consider it. This comfy alternative to jeans has become a fall fashion essential thanks to its multitude of styling options. Remember that plaid dress we mentioned earlier? When it's especially cold out, simply add a solid-tone legging underneath to stay warm without sacrificing style for easy day-to-night transition. Leggings are also a great piece to start with as you pile on the layers. Add a top, draped vest and beanie to really give off fall vibes.

7. Mad About Plaid

At this point, we're pretty sure the words "fall" and "flannel" are interchangeable. Okay, maybe that's not totally true but it's pretty darn close. These flannel shirts are fall's most important staple item. They're always a great stand-alone piece, but you can also style them unbuttoned over a T-shirt or wrapped around the waist. Tuck them into your denim and add a belt, or let them hang loose and add a down vest on top. Really, the options are endless, so get as creative as you want!

8. We Love Beanies

Having a bad hair day? This is the perfect fall accessory to instantly fix that problem. And even if you're not, go for pigtail braids or some choppy curls in your hair to help style your beanie. Of course, they do more than make you look cute and hide your hair struggles—a beanie will also keep your ears warm when you need it most.

9. Good Jeans, They're in Our DNA

What more can we really say? With hues from light wash to black, and leg shapes from straight and skinny to bootcut and beyond, the selection of women's jeans we have to offer is pretty incredible. When it comes to fall styling, there really are no rules with jeans. We do love being able to take advantage of the season, so deep burgundy or toasted rye are both good color choices to keep your outfits fresh.

10. Don't Forget the Top Coat

Last, but certainly not least, a must-have fall essential is always going to be an everyday coat or jacket. Choose quilted or down, buttons or zippers, hooded or no hood. In fact, with so many different details to choose between, you might even consider investing in a couple types of coats. Since you'll be wearing them repeatedly through fall and winter, keeping your outfits looking fresh is never a bad idea. Like we said, we're all about getting you through the seasons in style… and we mean it!

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