Fall fashion is arguably the chicest of all the seasons, with neutral color palettes, classic silhouettes, and lots of layering potential. But if you find all the different pieces and trends to be overwhelming, we’ve simplified this season’s must-have looks with just seven different outfit formulas.
These formulas can be used as a base for adding your own style, or you can follow them exactly to create that effortless “influencer” style that is all over your FYP. Either way, these outfit formulas are feminine and fashionable, with lots of neutral tones and basic pieces that simply feel like fall. Think cable knit sweaters, chunky footwear, and structured denim for all of your fall outfits!
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Here are the seven feminine fall outfit formulas you’ll want to wear on repeat this season! And lucky you, these are probably pieces you already own in your closet!
Cardigan + Denim Maxi Skirt
Looking for a cute way to style your denim skirts into fall? A simple cream cardigan and boots moment is the perfect way to get more wear out of your staple wardrobe pieces. For a cool-girl look, opt for a leather or glossy boot that hits your upper calf. Or, if you love the coastal cowgirl aesthetic and want to carry that look into the fall season, you can easily swap a chic boot for a cowboy boot!
Trousers + Sweater Vest
With the return to school for teachers and college students, the classic trousers have made their way to the front of the closet yet again! You can pair these effortless pants with a basic long-sleeve tee and a neutral sweater vest for an instant classroom-appropriate ‘fit. Or, if you are lucky enough to find a vintage vest with a pop of color, this look is a great way to dress up a fun new piece.
Button-Down + Denim
Another wear-on-repeat look is a silky button-down shirt paired with wide-leg jeans. This outfit formula is built on basic pieces, which you can elevate with accessories. Add heels to dress up the look, or dress it down with a clean, white sneaker. Don’t forget a cute bag and a pair of sunnies to finish off the look!
Leather Blazer + Denim
The leather jacket has managed to stay in the fall outfit formation for decades, but the leather blazer is its updated, chic best friend who is also here to stay. Perfect for date night, shopping with the girls, or any other time you want to channel your inner Lorelai Gilmore, the leather blazer looks great with a dressy top and dark wash denim.
Sweater Dress + Tall Boots
Leave your ankle booties alone this fall, and swap them for a pair of tall brown boots! These shoes pair effortlessly with a monochrome sweater dress for the perfect little NYC moment. Even if you live somewhere with a “fake” fall season, this sweater dress and boots combination will keep you comfortable. We love it styled with a full, high ponytail and black sunnies.
Tennis Skirt + Sporty Sweater
Athleisurewear translates into preppy collegiate in the fall, which is a very Sofia Richie way to style your summer accessories into the next season. Tennis skirts and crewneck sweaters are a comfortable transition outfit formula for when the weather can’t seem to make up its mind. Layered over a basic tee with a high-top sneaker, this look is gorgeous for anything on your September-October calendar.
Oversized Blazer + Neutral Base
The oversized blazer is a fall and winter staple, especially in a neutral tone. You can wear a neutral blazer with just about anything, but we’re loving the neutral base look with this must-have piece. Stick to black, brown, and cream for this seasonal style, but be creative with the silhouettes you pair with your blazer. And don’t be afraid to mix in a chunky loafer or boot!
Fall fashion is a fun time to play around with new pieces, try different layering techniques, and experiment with darker tones. These seven outfit formulas will help you get dressed in the morning while embracing all the fall vibes!
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