There’s no better time than the fall season to revamp your wardrobe. Start by packing away warm-weather pieces, but keep the ones you can integrate into your fall outfits. Tank tops, tees, polo shirts, and women’s blouses are examples of shirts you can wear year-round when you combine them with seasonal separates.
Nothing says fall like flannel. Women’s flannel shirts come in sizes to fit every body and come in classic and relaxed boyfriend fits. There are classic plaid prints in many colors. So you can go for traditional red plaid, bright blue, or an on-trend berry shade. Wear one untucked with skinny jeans for a casual outfit that can go most anywhere, or tuck your flannel into straight-leg jeans for a Western-inspired style that’s super-trendy for the fall 2022 season.
In our opinion, cashmere sweaters are always on-trend. There are cashmere pullovers and cardigans in a variety of styles, along with accessories to match, such as hats and scarves. Cashmere is a luxe natural fiber that’s warm and super-soft, despite its lightweight feel. Create a modern look by pairing this dressy must-have with casual pants, such as corduroy leggings or any type of denim. Cashmere sweaters also impart upscale flair to a casual midi skirt, or you can slip a cashmere cardigan over a fit-and-flare dress for a stylish layered look and extra warmth.
Everything old is new again — including bold ’80s-inspired prints. Think vibrant floral motifs with a tropical vibe. Although if cottagecore is more your aesthetic, there are plenty of dainty floral prints in soft, muted colors. Animal print is another trendy print for fall, especially when you choose it in an unexpected color such as blue or pink. Of course, neutral-toned animal print is never a bad idea, especially if you have a fall capsule wardrobe already established or plan to start one.
Another trend making a comeback is ’90s fashion. Chunky footwear paired with mid-length dresses and choker necklaces is a classic look, or you can layer a boyfriend-fit flannel over a fitted tank with boot-cut jeans. A cardigan with a shirt dress is another ’90s outfit idea, as is a mini dress worn over leggings. A quick internet search for ’90s fashions can lead you to plenty of fashion possibilities.
Accessorize almost any look with an oversized scarf. Unlike light, floaty spring and summer scarves, you’ll want a more substantial fabric for fall and winter. The larger the scarf, the more ways you can drape it. Look for a cotton or polyester scarf with fringe to dress up everything from turtlenecks and tunic tops to button-down shirts. One outfit you can wear with a fall scarf is jeggings, a tunic top, calf-high boots, and a long, open cardigan.
Go for the gold this fall with glam accessories. You don’t have to wear real gold; gold-tone metal jewelry works just as well. Match gold earrings and bracelets to gold hardware on your handbag for a high-end look. Layers of gold necklaces in varying lengths are a social media fashion trend that’s surprisingly wearable for most fall occasions. Although gold accessories are an ideal complement to warm fall colors such as cranberry and burnt orange, you can wear gold with cool tones and neutral colors too.
Similar to the oversized scarf are shawls and ruanas. These are similar pieces, as both can be draped in a variety of ways and worn as outerwear on cool days that aren’t too cold. They come in classic plaid prints that you can integrate into almost any fall wardrobe. Drape one over skinny black jeans and a white turtleneck, then add your favorite fall footwear. You can also wear a blanket shawl or ruana over maxi dresses for women to add modesty and warmth.
You’ll need the right outerwear for the various stages of fall. On warm fall days, fleece vests or jackets should provide enough warmth. Lands’ End fleece comes in a rainbow of colors and is available in pullover, half-zip, quarter-zip, and full-zip styles. There are also quilted barn jackets for a dressier look, along with dressy belted coats for the office. For maximum versatility and an on-trend style, choose outerwear in a neutral fall color such as khaki or navy.
Everything Western is hot right now, including footwear. Even if you don’t go for an authentic pair of cowboy or cowgirl boots, you can add country flair to your look with ankle boots with a pointed toe and low-to-medium heel. Wear this boot style with women’s bootcut jeans for a ranch-inspired style. You can even pair boots with skirts if you want a dressier look.
Another retro footwear trend that’s hot for fall 2022 is the high-top sneaker. Whether you prefer a cotton canvas high-top or one made from vegan leather, you can wear your kicks with everything from jeans to dresses and skirts. Any high-top shoe is an ideal accompaniment to an ’80s- or ’90s-inspired outfit, both of which are popular looks for this season.