The harvest is coming in, the cinnamon brooms and hay bales are making an appearance outside every grocery store, and the leaves are turning beautiful shades of gold, orange, red, and brown. Finally, it’s time for everyone’s favorite season: autumn!
We all love apple crisp, haunted houses, cool but sunny days, delicious seasonal vegetables, and spending time in Instagram-worthy pumpkin patches, but fall can be a bit difficult to dress for. It’s got a different feel altogether than the easy-breezy looks of summertime, and of course, the temperatures can vary widely not just from one day to the next, but from one hour to the next.
Not to worry; you can still rock those fall fashions with these tips and trends for making Autumn 2019 a season to remember!
Channel your inner cauldron-stirring, spell-casting sorceress with a pair of pointy-toed, high-heeled, lace-up boots. Witchy boots are making an appearance everywhere from the catwalks and Madison Avenue to the suburban malls and small-town streets. Go classic with a pair of black boots, see how versatile brown lace-up boots can be, or throw caution to the wind with a bright white or blood red pair.
Super Cozy Sweaters
Who doesn’t love sweater weather? From now through the spring, we can cuddle up in soft, fluffy, cozy knits that will make everyone want to hug us. In the early fall, choose lacier sweaters layered over tanks or tees in case of sudden temperature swings.
As the holidays approach, you will want to stock up on women’s Christmas sweaters and knits that incorporate glam details, like sparkles, sequins, or shimmery yarns. Classic cabled looks are always in fashion but are just the ticket to keep you toasty warm when the January winds blow.
Lots of Layers
You’re going to need to layer, given the season’s unpredictable weather. When you’re in the sun, it can feel like summer; some places still have the aircon blasting. But on cooler, drizzly days, it’s important to bundle up. Chilly mornings that give way to warm noons also call for lots of layers.
Why not make the layers a fashion statement while you’re at it? There are a couple of ways to do this, but one of the best is by stocking up on thin long-sleeve tees and turtlenecks, as well as light cardigans, open-weave ponchos, and soft wraps or shawls.
With these pieces that go under and over your summer or all-season clothes, you can extend your existing wardrobe a bit, as well.
Plaids are fashionable the year round, but fall and winter signal the arrival of certain colors. In autumn, turn to pumpkin-spice hues like gold, cranberry, ochre, copper, and orange. When Christmas nears, your plaids can take on more festive palettes: red and black, green and gold, blue and silver.
Not sure if you can carry off a preppy plaid skirt, blazer, or pair of pants? Go a little safer, but no less fashionable, with an accessory. Plaid scarves and wraps are invariably chic, while a pair of pointy-toed flats or a beautiful plaid satchel are also fun ways to incorporate this classic pattern. Keep the rest of your outfit subdued, preferably in a single color like black, navy, or white, so that the accessory can really pop.
Denim jackets are a wardrobe staple and for good reason. They are easy to dress up or down; you can embellish them to truly showcase your personality, and they will see you through season after season. For a casual outing to pick apples or carve pumpkins, pair your denim jacket with leggings, an oversized plaid flannel shirt, and knee-high leather boots.
Going out on the town? Try the contrast of denim and glitz by wearing a spangled or lamé dress with a simple jean jacket over top. With this look, you should consider playing down the glamour aspect and keeping things fresh by wearing simple white sneakers or even a subdued combat boot to match the jacket’s more laid-back aesthetic.
Is Fall Your Favorite Season?
What are your favorite things about this wonderful time of year? Do you get excited about shopping for sweaters, jackets, scarves, and other cold-weather gear? How do you bridge the fashion gap between summer and fall? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!