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7 Must-Have Fall Fashion Staples

September 30, 2020 3 min read 26 Comments

Fall is my favorite, and I mean favorite, season of all. The moment that cool air begins to roll in, I instantly become euphoric. I’m talking cuddling up in sweaters, drinking hot apple cider, and soaking in all the warm colors of the changing leaves.

Now that fall is in full swing, it’s time to transition your wardrobe from summer to autumn. So, get out the ladder, reach in the back of your closet, or dust off those storage baskets and bins cause it’s fall clothing time. 

Here’s 7 Must-Have Fashion Staples to keep you trendy and warm this fall! 


Finally, sweater weather is back again! Time to start stocking up on some chunky and cable-knit sweaters to keep yourself warm and toasty. 

Chunky cotton knits are not only perfect for cool weather, but they’re also a quick way to pull-off a preppy and sophisticated look without much effort.

Dress it up with a velvet or leather skirt, tights, and ankle boots to create a chic fall look. If your fashion sense leans more casual, you can dress down your sweater with denim jeans and stylish sneakers to instantly create some casual vibes.


An oversized scarf is a perfect addition to any fall outfit. If you’re not into heavier fabrics just yet, they come in an endless array of weights that can easily accommodate how breezy your area may be. Throw one on with a sweater, a t-shirt, or a long-sleeved dress, and boom; you’ve pulled together just like that!


Wool coats are another great fall fashion staple that can also be dressed up by easily changing the pieces you pair it with. 

Whether your vibe is more classic silhouettes or your colors lean more towards caramel or navy, this is an item that with good care and maintenance can last a lifetime.   

Yearning for something edgier? Go big or go home and try out some bolder colors like lavender or orange! Your clothes should reflect you so don’t be afraid to embrace what makes you pass a mirror and say, “Dang I look good!”


I.Love.Flannel. All day, every day. If I could wear it in the summer I would!  

I mean I love flannel almost as much as I love autumn, so that’s saying something. 

From blankets to throws to skirts to dresses to shirts to pajamas, flannel is a staple print that can literally be used or worn with just about anything.


I might have lied…ankle boots may just be the quintessential staple piece for fall. Versatile, chic, timeless, plus make you feel fearless when you walk? Yes, please!  

Added bonus? The right pair are easy to slip on and provide comfortable walking support for hours. If yours don’t, do your feet a favor and consider some insoles


I’ve admittedly been a tad slow to embrace bags like I have scarfs and booties but I’m coming into the light. Big or small, leather or cloth, a clutch or body bag, they really do add one of the finishing touches to an outfit. This is especially true if you choose rich fall colors that can actually work as neutrals (think aubergine, sweet potato, cognac, green, mustard, and teal). 

Still not sure, just look at some leaves! 

By the way, complimenting someone’s bag is a great way to start a conversation or lift our fellow sisters up. Who can’t use more of that!


Not sure if my thighs are ready for this close-up yet, but I’d pair a fabulous short sweater dress with some leggings and high-heeled boots. You almost can’t beat the effortlessness of a sweater dress, especially when it doesn’t require a lot of jewelry; just good undergarments and a nice bag.

What’s your favorite fall fashion staple?


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  • monicasimpson28 August 27, 2021 at 10:58 am

    I’m looking forward to sweaters and boots weather! I don’t have a sweater dress though. That sounds super cute.

    • annaelleliz August 31, 2021 at 1:39 am

      There are so many cute trends and pieces you can wear for fall! I actually still haven’t gotten myself a sweater dress either but I loooove all the Pinterest pics I see of them!

  • Mimi October 29, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    I need a sweater dress, I love how chic yet casual they look

    • annaelleliz October 30, 2020 at 4:09 pm

      I love a good sweater dress too! Especially with ankle boots ?, they’re so chic!

  • Brittany Limberakis October 6, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    I live in cozy sweaters and flannel! The best part about this year is the clothes!

    • annaelleliz October 9, 2020 at 10:29 pm

      Yea for a flannel girl! I love getting bigger flannels because they just feel cozier!

  • Amber S Battishill October 6, 2020 at 9:30 am

    And these are why fall is my fav! I love the chunky knit sweaters and sweater dresses!

    • annaelleliz October 9, 2020 at 10:26 pm

      I’ve been too nervous to try the sweater dress trend (though I love how it looks on other people)! Chunky sweaters are the best too!

  • flordeliz October 6, 2020 at 1:16 am

    I love fall fashion. You can mix and match a lot of varieties of clothes! Would love an earth tone outfit!

    • annaelleliz October 9, 2020 at 10:25 pm

      Yes! I live for neutrals in the fall with pops of color in the accessories every once and a while. Anything tan is my fav for sure!

  • Patricia @ grab a plate October 5, 2020 at 11:51 pm

    And all of this is why fall is my absolute favorite ?

    • annaelleliz October 6, 2020 at 12:12 am

      Right? Like when can I layer clothes and still look presentable ?

  • Rachel October 2, 2020 at 10:29 am

    I’m so excited for fall weather because of EVERY SINGLE ONE of these items!

    • annaelleliz October 6, 2020 at 12:10 am

      Forget the fall vibes just give me the fashion, lol!

  • Tisha October 1, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Cozy sweaters are my favorite!!!! Cute and cozy are up my alley!

    • annaelleliz October 6, 2020 at 12:10 am

      There are so many fall favorites but cozy sweaters just hits different!

  • deborahbrooks14 October 1, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Fall is my favorite season! Boots are the best can’t wait to pull them out!

    • annaelleliz October 1, 2020 at 3:32 pm

      Petition to live in a place where it’s fall year-round ?? Fall and boots are the perfect matches.

  • federica October 1, 2020 at 1:09 am

    Scarves ? finally I can wear my cozy mscy scarves! And I can’t wait to dust off my chunky sweaters as well!

    Federica |

    • annaelleliz October 1, 2020 at 3:30 pm

      100% yes! I’m such a scarf lover too ?! They’re just the perfect accessory for any fall outfit, plus they look so cute and keep you cozy.

  • Bella September 30, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    gimme all the sweaters!!! I am such a big fan of fall and cozy clothes!!!

    • annaelleliz September 30, 2020 at 3:30 pm

      Cue “Sweather Weather” by The Neighbourhood. Once the sweaters come out that’s when I know it’s fall time!

  • mriveraediblesense September 30, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    I’m such a HUGE fan of cable knit sweaters. They’re like wearing a hug!

    • annaelleliz September 30, 2020 at 3:28 pm

      Right? They just scream cozy and warm! I love love the warmer color like mauve, sienna, and of course that beigey-white.

      Any colors you’re drawn too or if it’s a cable knit it’s yours, lol?

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