As the weather gets crisper, leaves change color and start to depart the branches of trees, and we start seeing pumpkin, well, everything, it’s time to look for fall fashion trends. Fall is, for many, one of the most exciting seasons in terms of style and dressing.
Each year, we have some autumn wardrobe mainstays, like chunky knit sweaters and comfy boots. But we also see some new fall fashion trends that can be very exciting to try out, style with accessories, and pair with our existing items. If you want to know more about fall fashion, here are some of the dos and don’ts for autumn clothes.
Do: Dress Cozy
One of the best parts of dressing for the fall season is that you can start wearing your cozy autumn clothes. Big, comfy sweaters, warm infinity scarves, knit hats, and layering galore keeps you nice and comfortable all season long. This is one of the biggest dos of fall fashion because not only will you look cute, you’ll also be comfortable in the chillier weather.
Don’t: Pack Away All Your Summer Clothing
While it’s a great idea to wear more cozy clothes in the fall season, make sure you have a few summer pieces that are not too far out of reach. You never know when you may need that swimsuit for a spur of the moment beach weekend away, a sundress for a wedding, or when the summer weather decides to crop back up for a few days.
You should always make sure you have some warmer weather options on hand for specific occasions in the fall time that may call for them. It’s better to have them ready to go than to have to go digging for the right outfit!
Do: Wear Appropriate Shoes
A big draw to fall outfits is the ability to comfortably wear fall footwear like boots — ankle boots, heeled boots, riding boots, thigh-high boots, lace up, Chelsea, and more! There are so many ways to wear cute autumn boots. Plus, your feet will definitely thank you.
You never know when you’ll experience a fall rainstorm, a freak snowstorm, or a drop in temperature. While you may not want to pack away all your summer clothes, you can probably rest easy packing away your flip-flops in favor of a pair of boots in your favorite style.
Don’t: Try Too Many Trends at Once
Fall fashion trends are fun, but too much of a good thing can exist in the world of style. Make sure that even if you’re trying out some new straight size or plus size fall fashion trends, you don’t go overboard.
Wearing a trendy beret with a sweater vest in the newest design and the freshest cut of jeans may sound like good fun, but you may end up looking out of place or “overdone.”
Do: Invest in Neutrals
A great option for fashion in all seasons is investing in versatile neutral clothing and accessories. Neutral bags, clothing, and shoes will always go together and will go with any other pops of color you want. Autumn is often a great time to wear browns, beiges, and black shades and to shy away from the pastel hues of spring and bold neon colors of summer.
Don’t: Skip Out on Color Completely
While autumn is a great opportunity to wear neutral and darker colors, it doesn’t mean that’s all you should wear. Don’t forget about the great autumnal colors we get to wear each fall! Often inspired by crunchy fall leaves, these rich maroons, burnt oranges, and subdued mustard shades will always be in fashion for autumn.
You can also incorporate shades of green, from cool-toned forest green to mid-toned olive tones, to lighter yellowy greens. A great way to add color to a fall outfit is by investing in a great fall coat in a bold hue.
Do: Invest in Some Great Fall Bags
If you’re as excited about dressing for fall as we are, you’ll need a great fall bag—or two!—to help you accessorize your outfit and pull everything together. We have so many great styles that will help you usher in the autumn season in style.
A great option for women who love to be hands-free is the Daisy Crossbody Bag ($24.99). This small crossbody purse has so much internal storage and comes in great, muted fall colors. The Daisy Crossbody also has an adjustable strap, so it can fit a variety of body types.
For a bit more cargo space and a classic silhouette, the Camille Large Shopper ($52.00) is another awesome option in the world of fall bags. The Camille Shopper comes in rich neutral hues that are perfect for autumn dressing and that go with everything. Plus, the drop shoulder strap is way on trend for the season.
Pumpkin Spice Up Your Outfit
Our array of fall bags are the perfect accompaniment to your trendy fall outfits. Whether you are new to autumn styling or you’ve been following the season’s trends for years, our chic handbags will help you avoid fall fashion don’ts and keep you in line with the styling dos. Take a look at our collection and make sure you get your fall outfits in order before winter hits!