Your fall uniform doesn’t have to be a basic pair of jeans and a sweatshirt. I mean, it can if you want it to be, but don’t feel as your fun sartorial options are gone just because it’s a little colder out. Sure, summer gives us a lot more options to work with when it comes to our wardrobe. The freedom of wearing open-toed sandals or our favorite worn-in Converse, crop tops, airy sun dresses, shorts with our favorite band tee tucked in…yes, summer coming to a close means that your style options are a smidge more limited. Your shorts and strappy sandals go into hibernation, and for the next few months it can feel like your outfits are on a never ending, boring loop. Boots, jeans, sweater. Boots, jeans, sweatshirt. Boots, jeans, massive-coat-that-covers-your-entire-outfit. Rinse, repeat, etc.
But you should see fall as an opportunity to explore new looks, not succumb to a dull pattern until springtime. Use the crisp weather as an opportunity to cop some unique pullovers, cozy dresses that pair nicely with some tights, and comfy pants that aren’t just your trusty pair of skinny jeans. Ignore the fall fashion rules that say you have to wear dark colors and ignore florals, and ignore the urge to just throw on a sweatshirt and call it a day. Have fun getting dressed in the fall like you did in the summertime! If you want a place to start, check out these 21 unique fall trend pieces that you’ll actually want to wear. From cool color block scarves to trousers that’ll transform any outfit into a unique look, you’ll find something to love.
1. Faux Leather Shirt Dress
This leather shirt dress will be your new favorite fall item. Pair with tights and boots for an effortless tough girl look.
2. ASOS Wide Leg Pants with Paperbag Waist
This mustard color is great for fall looks; pair with a knitted short sleeve top for a more laid back look, or a ribbed turtleneck for something a little more chic.
3. Floral Bow T-Shirt
This shirt is an awesome layering piece underneath corduroy sleeveless dresses or paired with a nice, warm leather jacket and jeans.
4. ASOS Oversized Long Woven Stripe Scarf
Ever get tired of rocking the same, boring scarf whenever it’s chilly out? Add a big burst of color with this gorgeous color block scarf.
5. Clarissa Sweater
Striped knitted sweaters that are this colorful are hard to come by, and I promise you you’ll be getting loads of compliments when you rock this with your trusty pair of leggings, skinny jeans, or a simple mini skirt.
6. ASOS CURVE Kimono Cape Pleated Mini Dress
This vibrant blue pleated dress is beautiful and would make a great fall look if paired with some tights–think colorful tights, too!–or a pair of suede mules.
7. Snotgirl Tee
This shirt is cute and snarky and will instantly add some flavor to an otherwise dull outfit. Pair with your favorite jeans and prosper.
8.Corduroy Overall Skirt
For a simple, sophisticated look, pair this overall skirt with a turtleneck or a collared blouse. For extra volume, rock with a blouse with puffy sleeves or cool ruffles.
9. Floral Embroidered Shirt
This embroidered skirt looks amazing tucked in to a skirt or paired with a pair of wide leg pants. Give both looks a whirl.
10. Vintage Aviator Sunglasses
Whether you’re channeling Dua Lipa from her video for “New Rules” or you’ve been watching a ton of That ’70s Show lately, these vintage style aviators will fall right into place with the rest of your fall wardrobe. Hey, it can still get sunny in fall, too!
11. River Island Plus Leather Look Midi Skirt
Time to break out the leather, and no, not just jackets and shoes. Rock this leather midi skirt anything from your favorite knitted top to a plain Jane t-shirt and look instantly badass.
12. UO Addison Drawstring Culotte Pant
These playful ’70s inspired pants are full of fall colors; pair with your favorite, worn in t-shirt for a casual look or a turtleneck for a more chic approach.
13. Printed Bodysuit With Mandarin Collar
This bodysuit is perfect for rocking with your favorite black skinny jeans or a black skirt,
14. Everyday Jumpsuit In Dusty Rose
I love these jumpsuits because they’re roomy without looking baggy and they’re flattering for many body types! Plus, they come in a ton of different colors. Pair with anything from mules to sneakers and you’re set.
15. ASOS High Waist Tapered Pants
I love a bright color that really pops out in gloomy fall weather. Pair these blood orange pants with either a muted mustard yellow or a basic black, or go for a full bright look by pairing with a bright purple or electric blue.
16. BDG Kick Flare High-Rise Cropped Corduroy Pant
Let your ankles breath a little bit but keep your legs warm with these kick flare cords. They pair nicely with your favorite ankle boots.
17. APEX Overalls
Plaid is often the go to pattern for fall, but hey, I say we should give checker print a shot. Rock this overall set with anything from a basic t-shirt, a cozy sweater, or a slim fitting turtleneck.
18. ASOS RIVINGTON High Waist Denim Jeggings in Vinyl Effect in Red
Um, paging Britney Spears circa 2000. These pants might look very intense–I mean, they kind of are–but you can tone them down with your favorite roomy sweatshirt or a pair of sneakers.
19. Poplin Top With Puffy Sleeves
Intense sleeves and volume are super popular this season, and it’s a more accessible look than you might think. Pair this top with your favorite button down suede mini skirt and some boots and you’re golden.
20. Marta Mule
You’re already breaking out the ankle boots, right? Why not mix it up a little and throw in some mules before it gets too cold? They look great with your favorite jeans or a mini skirt.
21. ASOS Cord Jacket in Lilac
Don’t let anyone tell you to put away your pastels yet. This pretty lilac jacket will keep you warm and make you stand out in a sea of dark blues, grays, and blacks.
What are you most excited to wear in fall? Do you have a cold weather go to? bTell us in the comments!