As much as we like to think of summer as a time for dressing to excess, flaunting outfits full of bright shades and clashing patterns, when it comes down to it, most of our warm-weather outfits are primarily concerned with staying cool. Fall, however, is different. With chillier temperatures and decreasing humidity comes the ability to take more risks with our wardrobes, via strategic layering, non-traditional colors (think: anything but burgundy, mustard, and P.S.L.), and mismatching textures. When you no longer have to take sweat into account, a lot of sartorial doors are unlocked.
This fall is especially advantageous given the throng of workers and students returning to offices and IRL school, where many are expected to wear something other than sweats (even if it is a matching set). And with a forthcoming influx in outfit inspiration coming from the streets outside of Fashion Month shows, there’s really no excuse not to do the most style-wise as we make the trek back to in-person life.
To aid in the creation of your fall fashion moodboard, we rounded up 23 outfits to consider ahead of the season’s impending arrival. Whether you’re returning to the office this fall or not, you should still be wearing a waistcoat with a blazer.It’s a Croc girl fall.The Britney Spears red leather pants are back en vogue.We love a leather pant-corset combo.Workwear done right in 2021.The bigger the sleeves the better the sweater.For all those fall glamping plans. It’s the gorpcore sneakers for us.Jazz up your jeans-blazer look by going for a longer, split-leg denim and adding a dainty heel.Never leave the house without a fire-y orange cardigan.Prepare to see a lot more sweater sets this fall — and not the kind your grandma wore.The 2021 version of the Canadian tuxedo.How to layer when fall weather hasn’t technically arrived.A little precursor to witchy season.Little dress big boots!Khakis in the fall are anything but groundbreaking. Khakis in the fall, paired with a corset, however, are. Ever tried layering a slip dress over utility jeans? You should.Just the push you needed to buy squiggle-print pants.A slip with boots will never be a bad idea. This look is a lesson in making denim office-appropriate.Looking to explore a fall wardrobe that’s not made up only of autumnal shades? Check out this look first. More fall color inspo! It just isn’t fall unless you’re wearing a waistcoat and loafers.
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