With the evenings getting cooler, we’re all craving something a little more cozy. While our summer wardrobes were all about bright colors, open toed shoes, fall is the complete opposite. Think darker tones, heavier fabrics, fuller coverage, boots as opposed to sandals, and sweaters rather than tank tops. To make the most of this new season and avoid falling into a wardrobe rut this autumn, it’s important to shake things up with some new staples that will see you through this season. If you don’t know where to start don’t worry! We have plenty of tips to help you refresh your look without breaking the bank.
Change up your footwear
With winter around the corner, it is time to switch to more sensible shoes and boots. This means opting for a closed toe shoe. Tall leather boots are classic fall shoes that never disappoint. They are extremely versatile, you can dress them down with a sweater and jeans, or dress them up with some stockings and a skirt. For our ladies looking to show off their calves you may favor booties. Booties are of shorter stature, usually about as tall if not slightly higher than your ankles. They are great transition pieces and are usually worn from the end of summer into fall, and the end of winter and the beginning of spring. You can choose to have heeled boots and booties for a little extra height and style. If you are looking for the best fall clubbing shoes we recommend closed toed platform high heels. Platform everything is making a huge comeback this fall, especially platform high heels. When looking for different textures for your fall footwear keep an eye out for leather, velvet and suede.
Cozy sweaters and long-sleeved tops
Autumn is the perfect time to bring out your most cozy sweaters, cardigans and long sleeved tops. Not only will these tops keep you warm during this chilly season, but they can be very stylish. If you want to spice things up, opt for a cowl neckline, lace and sheer detailing, or even bell sleeves. Cowl neck lines accentuate your neckline and upper cleavage area. The great thing about cowl necklines is that you can adjust the draping so you can control how revealing you want to be. Bell-sleeves are perfect for our crossdressers with larger hands; full-length bell-sleeves can help mask them, providing a more feminine look as well as keeping you warmer. Pair both of these tops with jeans for a more casual look, or tuck them into a skirt for a more formal look. For more everyday outfits, make sure you have a few staple sweaters in your wardrobe. They are stylish and guaranteed to keep you warm!
Add some color with accessories
If you are feeling bored with autumn neutral tones, it is time to add some color. One of the easiest ways to do this, and make an outfit pop is with accessories. Choose brightly colored scarves, gloves, bags, belts or jewelry to tie your autumn look together. The options and combinations are truly endless! If you are feeling daring, you can always go for bold colors. But if you prefer something a little more subtle, try selecting a shade of color that you don’t usually wear. For example, if you usually wear blue, try a shade of red. Top tip, do not be afraid to play around with textures too!
Find the perfect fall coat
There is such a thing as investing in the perfect fall coat. Not only will this give you something warm to wear in the colder months, but it will also instantly update your look. Find a coat that’s in keeping with the rest of your fall wardrobe. Does it have a neutral color? Is it a warm material like wool or faux fur? Does it have a stylish design that will make it a wardrobe staple for years to come? If you’re on a budget, keep an eye out for amazing deals this season particularly at places like the Burlington Coat Factory. If you are a sucker for designer brands be sure to check out TJ Maxx, they sell designer products at a discounted price.
Faux leather skirts and leggings
Leather skirts and leggings are huge for autumn. If you don’t own any, now is the time to go out and buy some. These items are a great way to update your wardrobe without committing to a full-on autumn look. This season’s leather looks are feminine, glamourous yet sophisticated. You can wear faux leather skirts and leggings with a lot of your summertime pieces and then transition them into the winter. If you don’t want to spend the money on a full faux leather skirt or leggings, you can always go for a skirt or leggings that have a leather panel. This way, you’ll get the look at a much lower price. Don’t miss out on the leather trend this season!
The best way to accommodate the change in season is by refreshing your wardrobe with new, on-trend pieces that will see you through autumn and winter. Be sure to change up your footwear to closed toed shoes and transition into sweaters and stylish long-sleeved tops. If you feel your autumn wardrobe is dull be sure to add a pop of color with some accessories. If you don’t already have them, invest in the perfect fall coat or faux leather clothing. Explore your style this autumn while refreshing your wardrobe!
How are you refreshing your wardrobe this autumn? Have you hopped on the faux leather trend? We’d love to know what you think! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on our Facebook page. And be sure to check out more great tips and articles on our blog!