Fall Style FAQ

Fall style answers to the questions you want to ask most

Though it marks a transition that some may dread- summer to winter- meaning shorter days and cooler temps, there are still so many things to love about FALL. Halloween, football games, leaves changing color, and breaking out all your favorite autumn outfits, of course!

Maybe you’re feeling like it’s time for a big fall clothes rehaul? Or you’re just looking for a few additions to your favorites? Perhaps you just want to know more about what looks we love for this season?

Let’s jump right into this pile of questions and answers about some of Lands’ End fall styles.

Q: I’ve noticed cashmere is a popular fabric people really love to wear, especially in the fall. What makes it so special?

A: Cashmere is the softest of them all! Our cashmere sweaters are sourced from Inner Mongolia, home to the world’s finest cashmere. Because it is the best of the best, it is the most luxurious, soft, and smooth cashmere possible. The longest, softest fibers are spun together to ensure our sweaters are light enough to layer and substantial enough to wear on their own, making them a versatile choice to complement so many pieces in your wardrobe. We have many different styles of cashmere sweaters, including cashmere turtlenecks, cardigans, and cashmere tunics.

Q: Jeans are great to have for fall, but how do I know which fit is best for me?

A: It is true that finding the perfect women’s jeans means finding the perfect fit. It’s about whatever pair you feel most comfortable in. Don’t be afraid to try them on; that is the best way to tell which fit is most comfortable for you. Notice the stretch in the denim. Make sure you can move enough in them to sit, cross your legs and bend your knees. Ensure the waistband sits where you want it to, too. You don’t want your jeans falling down, gapping, or sagging. Once you’ve found the right fit, look into different leg shapes. You want to find the one that will accentuate your body shape, so you feel confident. Bootcut jeans work well for hourglass figures, while straight-leg jeans work best for petites.

Q: I’m looking for a rain jacket that will keep me dry. Will a water-resistant jacket do that?

A: There are three different levels of water protection: water-resistant, water-repellent, and waterproof. A water-resistant finish makes the jacket resist water getting in to some degree but not entirely. Water-repellent jackets are not easily penetrated by water and have a surface coating, however, it is still possible for you to get wet if the rain is really coming down. If you are looking for a rain jacket to keep you completely dry, aim for waterproof. It is impossible for water to get into a waterproof jacket. We suggest a classic women’s raincoat for full coverage in a storm.

Q: What is the difference between Lands’ End flannel shirt and a flannel tunic top?

A: Both the women’s flannel shirt and women’s flannel tunic shirt are made from pure cotton flannel, soft and brushed. The main differences lie in the detailing and length. The tunic top has a low/high hem that is longer in the back, perfect to pair with skinny jeans or leggings. It also has a pleated bib front, a rounded band neckline and roll sleeves to give it a more feminine look. The flannel shirt covers your hips and works both tucked and untucked. It is more of a relaxed-fitting shirt with a traditional button-down look and a classic collar. Both are fabulous to wear in the fall!

Q: What should I look for in a cute fall boot?

A: Boots made with high-quality suede and leather won’t be stiff and uncomfortable, but softer and more flexible. They won’t feel like they need to be broken in. Mid-calf leather flat boots have a look that won’t hug your legs too tight and are still fully supported with foam footbeds and rubber soles. Plus, they look adorable with everything…leggings, jeans, dresses, and skirts alike. Your feet will thank you for putting on shoes that are comfy to last through whatever your favorite fall outdoor activities are!

Q: What accessories do I need for fall?

Fall accessories are some of the most fun. Scarves, gloves, and warm hats all come into play in the fall. These accessories are both fashionable as well as functional. So, you don’t need to feel bad if you invest more in the quality of these types of accessories. Of course, you can always use necklaces, earrings, bracelets, headbands, sunglasses in the fall, as well. They just aren’t exclusively fall accessories like scarves, hats, and gloves. 

You’ll want to get accessories in colors that pair well with fall colors. So, burgundy, mustard, green, blue, black, brown, etc. will all go well together. Having a few accessories in neutral fall colors will never be a bad idea.

Q: What are some ways to dress professionally during the fall?

If you work in a setting where you should be dressed business casual, continue to wear dress pants. Perhaps switch out your more summery shoes for ankle boots. Get at least two pairs of ankle boots in neutrals such as brown and black. That way you always have a set of dressy shoes that will match your outfit while keeping your feet warm. As far as professional fall shirts go, consider a few cashmere pieces. Cashmere is an investment, but it is worth it since cashmere can be worn year-round. Grab a few v-neck cashmere sweaters as well as some cashmere cardigans. You can layer the cardigans over solid colored shirts for a polished look. 

Q: Are turtlenecks good for fall wear?

Turtlenecks are perfect for fall! They are high-necked, they come in so many fabrics, and they come in every color you can imagine. They pair equally well with jeans and dress pants. So, you can go from casual to dressy really quickly and easily. Turtlenecks can also be worn in the winter too. So, they’ll transition well. 


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