Published on September 3, 2018 — Leave a comment

9 Outfit Ideas: What To Wear For Fall 2018

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Fun’s over?! Nah. We’re just getting started. While we love summer, fall might be our favorite season. The sudden chill in the air that makes us reach for our coziest sweater, the longer nights that have us curled up with a fresh novel, the bottomless cup of hot chocolate, the layering, the anticipation of the holidays…it’s pretty good. Fashion-wise, it’s the best. So, while it might still be warm and you might still be at the beach, it is time to start thinking about a cooler-weather closet refresh, stat. Here, the foundation of your autumn wardrobe planning, including style tips and all the fall essentials you need. Mindshift, done.

1. Blazer Jackets

An elegant black or white blazer is one of those essential pieces every woman should own. A classic work staple, it looks just as cool with jeans and a tee or layered over a slip dress.

Photos: @nudevotion, @heytherechelsie, @briebemis

Style Tips
-Find one that’s sharply tailored for a perfect slim fit.
-Wear yours undone over a billowy midi dress.
-Get one in a standout color and wear it with a white tee and faded jeans.

2. Pretty Scarves

One of the reasons we love fall fashion so much is because we get to wear our favorite accessory again. Sometimes it’s the little extras that make the biggest impact.

Photos: @kaitlinkkeegan@samschuerman, @idealistafi

Style Tips
-Find one with a generous length and double it around your neck for extra warmth.
-A poncho-size scarf is perfect for keeping cozy on long-haul flights or car rides.
-Try a bold print to add a playful contrast to a neutral outfit. Wear as a neckerchief, headscarf, or accent to your favorite tote.

3. Chunky Sweaters

If jeans-and-a-tee is your go-to style uniform, this one is easy. Just add a sweater. But don’t worry if it’s not, sweaters are great for layering and work with just about everything in your closet.

Photos: @theteacherdiva@butfirst.rose@michelletakeaim

Style Tips
-A lightweight crew with a slim fit is layer-ready.
-Look for luxe fabrics like cashmere and wool for the highest quality.
-Try a chunky knit if you know you’re going to be outside most of the day. No jacket required.

4. Flared Pants

This is one silhouette you don’t want to skip. With its leg-lengthening powers and versatile styling, it will be the one pair of pants you turn to all season long.

Photos: @glambistro, @fashionedforliving, @sara_waiste

Style Tips
-Legs for days? Look for a pair that sits high on your waist.
-Pairing with flats strikes the balance between ease and elegance. Loafers at the office, slides on the weekend.
-Tuck in a relaxed blouse or go ‘90s with a sleek bodysuit.

5. Striped Tops

While we do love a good stripe in summer, truth is stripes are timeless and will probably never go out of style. Just up the polish in the fall with elegant accessories. *Shopping tip* check the box for stripes in the pattern filter on your left navigation bar to look at all the striped pieces!

Photos: @styleonedge_, @mmoor@newlifestyled

Style Tips

-We love a fashion clash—pair stripes with florals for an edgy style mash-up.
-Stripes are a neutral when it comes to prints and patterns. Style with denim, khaki, leather, anything.
-Stripes aren’t just for your outfit. Look for handbags, wallets, scarves, and other fashion accessories with the iconic print.

6. Turtleneck Sweaters

Turtlenecks are basically the hardest-working piece in your wardrobe come fall. A timeless silhouette, they are easy to build casual and workweek looks around.

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Style Tips
-Layer a black turtleneck under a colorful summer dress for extra warmth.
-Pick one in a bold color for a chic pop under a neutral outfit.
-Tuck in form-fitting styles and leave out voluminous silhouettes.

7. Ankle Boots

Ankle boots are pretty much here to stay. Endlessly versatile, they work with everything from denim to dresses. A perfect option for the cooler months when you want something a bit more substantial than flats.

Photos: @uoionline@plaidlattes, @hauteofftherack

Style Tips
-Update your fall look this season with low-heeled booties in a bold color.
-Wear with a sleek pair of socks or tights peeking above the boots to add interest to your outfit.
-Big party or night out? Swap your heels for high-heeled ankle booties for a more polished look.

8. Fall Dresses

Evocative of the ‘60s, a popular fall dress style is the chic and versatile shift dress. It works equally well at the office as it does on date night.

Photos: @emmasedition, @layersofchicblog, @casatreschic

Style Tips
-Wear it alone now and layer over a turtleneck and tights when the weather cools.
-For a modern look, pair with flats or loafers.
-Try one in an uplifting shade of yellow or pink.

9. Work Blouses

You probably already have arsenal of button-ups in your closet. This season, add a flowy, feminine blouse into the mix. Jazz up your classy off the shoulder, cold shoulder or one shoulder blouses by throwing on a leather jacket! *Shopping tip* check the box in the shoulder cut filter on your left navigation bar to find your desired shoulder cuts!

Photos: @jessannkirby , @jonilynbrown, @fullymystyle

Style Tips
-Look for draped sleeves and light, billowy silhouettes.
-If it’s sheer, pair with a lace camisole.
-Square and boatneck necklines are trending right now! Filter by neckline to quickly see all the tops with said necklines.


What are your go-to fall outfit essentials and fashion trends? Share with us in the comments below!