Fall fashion 2021: How to update your wardrobe, from A to Z
Fall has arrived, which means it’s time to transition our wardrobe for cooler weather.
While some trends come and go, plenty of pieces are forever, such as a timeless trench coat or a good pair of boots.
Many of us are probably itching to leave the house and dress up again, and retailers know it. Big-name brands such as Coach and Abercrombie & Fitch have already launched fall sales.
To help you get some fashion inspiration, we’ve created a fall fashion guide, ordered from A-Z.
This classic diamond print from Scotland has made an appearance all over fast fashion chains from sweater vests to cardigans.
Where to buy: Argyle Plaid Cropped Sweater Vest, $19 at Amazon
From business casual to formal attire, a blazer can add a timeless effect to any outfit.
Where to buy: Faux Leather Blazer, $50 at Nordstrom Rack
Boots are a closet staple for every fall wardrobe, and a taller edition of this classic is being seen all over retailers.
Where to buy: Harrow Bootie, $200 at DSW
This jacket essential is now being seen in shirt-dress form.
Where to buy: True Religion Women’s Georgia Shirt Dress, $139 at Macy’s
Embossed detailing instantly looks high-fashion.
Where to buy: Madison Shoulder Bag, $346.50 at Coach
Skinny jeans used to dominate, but now it’s all about the flare.
Where to buy: 70s High-Rise Flare Jeans, $98 at $ Levi’s
Fall calls for warm-toned jewelry.
Where to buy: Pegged Signature Necklace, $125 at Coach
This silhouette is flattering on all body shapes.
Where to buy: BDG High & Wide Jean in Dark Green, $59 at Urban Outfitters
A silk-like top can be worn to dress anything up.
Where to buy: Escalier Satin Silk Button Down, $30 at Amazon
The more polished version of sweatpants.
Where to buy: Sportswear Essential Collection, $60 at Nike
Satin slip skirts are a great piece that can be made casual or formal.
Where to buy: Satin Split Leg Midi Skirt, $12.80 at Nasty Gal
A massive step up from traditional skinny jeans.
Where to buy: Vegan Leather Skinny Pants, $99 at Abercrombie & Fitch
Marc Jacobs’ “The Tote”
This designer bag has been seen all over social media recently.
Where to buy: “The Tote Bag” $175 at Marc Jacobs
Nike Air Force 1
This clean white, iconic sneaker is one of the brand’s top-selling styles, and it matches everything.
Where to buy: Nike Air Force 1 ‘07, $90 at Nike
Dress down this classic shirt with blue jeans or wear chino pants for a business casual look.
Where to buy: Amazon Essentials Classic-Fit Button Down Poplin Shirt, $21.90 at Amazon
Add a bit of 70s fashion to your look this fall.
Where to buy: Faux Leather Platform Heeled Boots, $35.60 at Nasty Gal
Fall temperatures are naturally all over the place, so layering is the best bet.
Where to buy: Soft Fleece Half-Zip Sweatshirt, $36 at Banana Republic Factory
This jacket is light enough for fall weather, while also waterproof.
Where to buy: City Breeze Rain Parka II, $179 at The North Face
Bodysuits that are perfectly fitted work great as a top with jeans.
Where to buy: Ribbed Long Sleeve Mock Neck Bodysuit, $42 at Lulus
This timeless coat adds a polished touch to any outfit.
Where to buy: Trench Coat, $650 at Coach
These furry boots are on the top of many people’s fall and winter shopping lists every year.
Where to buy: Classic Mini II Genuine Shearling Lined Boot, $150 at Nordstrom
These canvas sneakers come in a variety of colors that match any outfit.
Where to buy: Vans Authentic, $50 at Vans
A more loose fit is now dominating skinny jeans.
Where to buy: The Lightweight Wide-Leg Crop Chino, $36 at Everlane
Sheer tops add great detail to basics like a white tank.
Where to buy: Alfani Printed Sheer Button-Down Top, $17.93 at Macy’s
Early 2000s style has made a massive comeback this year with rhinestones, abstract prints and chains.
Where to buy: Juicy Couture Rhinestone Fleece Hoodie, $35 at Forever 21
This animal print is a cool alternative compared to leopard print.
Where to buy: Zebra Print Fitted Mock Neck Long Sleeve Tee, $48 at Express
RELATED STORIES ABOUT RETAIL AND SHOPPING:
Coach launches big fall sale on handbags and apparel
Macy’s, Toys ‘R’ Us reveal top toys for 2021 holiday season: See the full list
Amazon starting holiday sales in October with a mega shopping event, report says
Please subscribe now and support the local journalism YOU rely on and trust.
Nicolette Accardi can be reached at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter: @N_Accardi. Find NJ.com on Facebook. Have a tip? Tell us. nj.com/tips