Goodbye, salt air and rust on your door; hello, crisp air and “you can leave your boots at the door.” While summer tends to feel like it slipped away like a moment in time, fall stays in place and lingers, giving us time to enjoy both old fashion favorites while embracing new trends, beginnings, and changing seasons. What better way to prepare for fall than by planning a rotation of outfits to carry you from the first changing leaf to the last?
As you probably know, we’re big fans of capsule wardrobes around here. Having a curated wardrobe that you love is important, but so is knowing how to style it. Fall takes you through some of the best activities of the year, from swapping out your iced coffee for a hot one to the inevitable yearly trip to an apple orchard—and you’ll want to look good no matter where your calendar takes you.
Regardless of what your plans are this fall, these six outfits can be relied on time and time again. Read on for six easy outfit formulas to wear this season that’ll make you feel just as good as you look.
1. A cropped jacket and straight-leg jeans
If temps haven’t dipped too much yet, opt for a cropped shacket instead of a full-length one. The crop of the jacket will ensure that the outfit still gives you some shape, especially if you’re opting for a relaxed pair of denim. Paired with a crossbody and your go-to pair of sneaks, this combo can’t be beat.
2. A knit set and Uggs
A cozy matching set is the fall equivalent of your favorite summer maxi dress: all the styling work is already done for you. Matching sets are perfect for those fall days you want to look chic, but still want to prioritize comfort over all else. Endlessly versatile, the sweater set looks great on its own or paired with monochromatic accessories. To top it all off, add your trusty UGG boots.
3. A trench coat and boots
What’s easier than throwing on a giant trench over a sweater and jeans and calling it a day? A trench automatically makes an outfit look more put-together, especially when topped off with a pair of heeled boots. It’s the epitome of a French-girl look: low-effort, high-reward.
4. A cozy crewneck and comfy sneakers
What’s great about this simple outfit is that it truly goes with any pair of bottoms: maxi skirt, denim, ribbed knits, or my personal fave, leggings. It’s a classic fall ‘fit that’s foolproof. To keep the look casual, layer a crewneck sweatshirt over top.
5. A collared sweater and trousers
Trousers have quickly established themselves as a go-to closet staple, proving they work year-round—but especially in the fall. This fall, pair them with a chunky collared sweater in a similar hue for a seamless monochrome look. The result? The chic older-sister equivalent to a sweater and denim.
6. An oversized blazer and clogs
Clogs are set to be one of fall’s biggest shoes, and are the perfect way to dabble in the wrong-shoe theory that’s taken the internet by storm. Pair them with your favorite blazer and denim for a casual, weekend-worthy look that’s effortlessly cool.