One of my favorite things about fall is the endless clothing possibilities. There are so many layering/style options that you can’t always take advantage of during other seasons. Lots of tiered layers in varying lengths, deep, rich colors, and a variety of textural elements are just a few of the possibilities. By investing in the right essentials for autumn, you can ensure a wardrobe full of items that you’ll look forward to wearing.
A plain white poplin shirt may seem simple, but it looks great with so many fall layering pieces. Just as Brit+Co suggests, this classic button down is a definite “wear-with-everything” type of piece. Pair one with a puffy or faux fur vest, under a knit sweater, or with your favorite leather trousers for an ultra-chic look.
Distressed Skinny Jeans
Polished looking jeans are great, and I do believe they have an important place in your wardrobe, but there’s just something about the personality and style a pair of distressed jeans can add to an outfit. Perfect for pairing with a variety of boots—these edgy pants also work well with sweaters and coats too.
I’m a big fan of vests for fall. They’re easy to wear and look great over just about everything. Whether you favor the trench style, like they do over at The Every Girl, or prefer yours to be cargo, quilted, long, or cropped, you can use these all throughout the season. Try a vest over a dress, with your favorite plaid flannel, or with a cozy turtleneck sweater.
Shoes may not seem like a layering accessory, but when they cover your clothes, they definitely are! Your knee-high, or even over-the-knee boots, can easily cover your skinny jeans, leggings, or leather trousers when you’re dressing for fall. On top of that, they also work very well with skirts and dresses with a pair of tights thrown underneath. Without a doubt, an autumn essential in my book.
Lyst features several designer maxi dresses that you’ll definitely enjoy if you love reinvented classics. Whether worn draped or column style, a maxi dress provides an excellent base for layering your fall essentials. These are great because they work so well with all of those lovely ankle boots you’ve been dying to wear, and are perfect for pairing with poncho sweaters, scarves, and denim outerwear.
With these great layering essentials you’ll be able to create different autumn looks all season long!