When the leaves on the trees start changing, you know it’s also time for you to update your wardrobe for autumn – but where do you start? Here are a few easy ways to look your best for fall.
1. Make a statement with your coat
The cooler temperatures of fall make for the ideal time to bust out a new coat or jacket. If you’ve got a lot of basics in your wardrobe already and don’t know how to dress things up without going overboard on the online shopping, a staple statement jacket or coat can do a lot of the work for you.
Of course, statement sweaters are also a thing! Matching an oversized sweater with a pair of cute, chunky boots and some leggings is the perfect way to stay warm and comfortable without sacrificing style.
Definitely also try experimenting with the fabrics and textures of your chosen outerwear this season – delicate laces, chunky cable knits, heavy twills, and luxurious cashmere are eternally stylish and autumn-appropriate.
2. Layers, layers, and more layers
The easiest way to incorporate new pieces with old favorites in your wardrobe is by – you guessed it – layering! Not to mention that layering can be practical by helping you to stay warm as the autumn chill sets in.
Like getting a statement coat, layering is perfect for those who already have a closet full of basics. Just pick a single piece and then add complementary layers over and under it. Mixing and matching colors and fabrics can lead to new looks you never knew your closet had!
3. Get your colors right
Warm jewel tones are never a bad choice for autumn, including oranges, ambers, and deep reds, with neutrals to balance things out. (Of course, those who prefer cooler colors can feel free to choose dark magentas and emerald greens!)
While neutrals have their place in every season, they tend to take center stage in fall – think creams, beiges, and browns. Incorporating a new pair of dark brown skinny jeans instead of black or blue denim as your staple pant can be a simple way to match your outfit to the season. If neutrals on their own seem too drab to you, then consider adding in a pop of unexpected color through your accessories, or bring in some pattern.
4. Patterns – and not just plaid!
Yes, there’s more to fall prints than just plaid and tartan! Some often overlooked autumn patterns include the always-classic houndstooth, stripes of varying widths, and animal prints! There’s never a wrong time for bold animal print, and after the popular trend for leopard print this summer, we can definitely see ourselves carrying it through to fall.
Of course, there are florals too. Usually, floral prints are reserved for spring, but they can easily work in autumn if you know how to pull it off. Instead of choosing florals on bright backgrounds, choose those that appear on darker fabrics, like black or wine red. Light neutral backgrounds also work but it’s best to wear them in an outfit where all the other pieces are darker colored. Bonus points if the flowers in your pattern feature autumn colors!
5. Don’t forget about accessories!
Probably the very easiest way to update your wardrobe without touching your wardrobe at all is through your accessories. Most of you already know to keep your shoes and bling changing with the seasons, but have you remembered tiny details, like your smartphone case?
You may not have ever considered it part of your outfit, but it’s in your hand often enough that it really is just as important as your jewelry or your purse. There’s a huge array over at www.getcasely.com so that you can always have a phone case to match your tastes and your autumn outfits. There’s no rule that says you have to have the same old iPhone case all the time – so mix it up for the fall!