Three autumn clothing essentials to add to the wardrobe
Autumn brings cooler temperatures, shorter days and cinnamon pumpkin-flavoured everything. It’s also a time of the year when people tend to bring out their cosiest apparel to stay warm and comfortable. This year, incorporating a few of these clothing essentials in the collection will help any fashion follower stay stylish and comfy throughout the autumn season.
When planning work outfits it’s a good idea to look for ways to incorporate casual pieces (if the office dress code allows it). Workleisure is a new fashion category inspired by the period of working from home for months on end. This category combines work-appropriate styling with comfortable features, such as stretchy smart trousers without buttons and zippers, and cosy, oversized sweaters.
One can incorporate these items into any wardrobe, pairing them with upscale pieces to create an office-ready look. When looking for casual skirts, tops and outerwear, shoppers should look for pieces in muted jewel tones like deep magenta or mustard yellow. These shades are quite popular in the fall 2021 women’s fashion trends, replacing the earth tones that have been popular in autumn in the past.
Cardigans, sweaters and jumpers
Layering is always in style, especially in the fall when it can become a functional fashion statement. Adding layers to a look helps to keep it warm when worn outside, but one can always remove a layer or two when indoors or the season brings an unexpected temperature swing. Sweaters are great for layering, and they come in a range of styles and cuts to flatter any figure.
A pullover sweater looks more professional, especially when paired with a patterned button-down shirt, while a cardigan can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. Knit tank tops (or sweater vests) are also in, with the most popular styles showing off unique texture and details to add a little interest. For those who do opt for one of these, an oversized one will look stylish and it can be paired with jeans, a skirt or dress trousers, or layered on top of a button-down top or shirtdress.
Shackets with jeans
Shackets, or shirt jackets, also work well during the cooler fall months. This is essentially a top looks like a shirt, with added layers like a jacket, adding a bit of warmth without weighing the wearer down. It’s a great idea to pair a shacket with a pair of loose-fitting jeans to create a casual outfit for going out with friends or jumping in the leaves with the kids.
Anyone with skirts they’re not yet ready to put away for the colder seasons could try wearing one with a stylish shacket and a pair of leggings or tights. A shacket pairs well with a number of options on the bottom and can be dressed up with professional pieces or dressed down to create a casual style.
Before heading out shopping to prepare for the upcoming change in seasons, it’s worth considering which of these fall fashion staples will be best incorporated into an existing wardrobe. In any case, there’s an array of colours, patterns, and cuts to choose from, making it easy to get what flatters the figure and helps the wearer feel confident in their autumn look.
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