As the seasons change, fashion changes right along with it. Autumn has officially arrived, so it's time for jackets, scarves, boots, and hats - all versatile pieces that may be mixed, matched, and layered to create stylish outfits. This fall, stay warm and cozy without sacrificing style by utilizing these five fall fashion tips.
Bombers, blazers, and boleros!
Bombers, blazers, and boleros—oh my! Jackets are functional fashion pieces that add an element of versatility to an outfit. Wear a jacket open, zipped, or wrapped around the waist. Jacket-wearing options are virtually endless, which makes it possible to create several different styles with one piece. Jackets can be paired with almost any garment, from jeans and t-shirts to dresses and heels. For example, moto jackets look street chic when paired with distressed boyfriend jeans and black booties, whereas blazers look stunning when worn with dresses for semi-formal occasions.
There is no such thing as too many scarves.
Many fashionistas will build an entire outfit around a pair of stilettos, but outfits can also be built around scarves. Scarves, like shoes, come in all shapes and sizes and can be made a focal point. From large, chunky scarves, to dainty silk squares, these pieces can be mixed and matched to make otherwise simple outfits stand out. With the thousands of different patterns, colors, and styles available, it's easy to switch up scarves to enhance favorite outfits.
Invest in layers.
As the seasons grow colder and leaves swirl about the ground, layers become more important. Invest in both solid and patterned lightweight tanks, tees and long-sleeve t-shirts. These styles are perfect for wearing under sweaters and layering under jackets and scarves. Layers may even be done with bottoms. Think leggings, leg warmers, and skirts.
Boots are a fall must-have.
Whether it's an ankle boot, knee-high, or over-the-knee, boots are a fall essential. Owning at least one pair of each style is best, as each boot can be paired with different outfits. Three basic colors are recommended: black, brown, and gray, although other colors, such as red and blue, are also nice to have to add a little flair to your style.
Hats are for more than bad hair days.
Hats are incredible on those rainy fall days when even the strongest frizz serum fails—but they're so much more than "bad hair day accessories." Hats keep ears warm and add an element of style to an outfit that can't be beat by other accessories. From knit caps to berets, having a plethora of hats will provide plenty of options for mixing up different styles.
When it comes to fashion, trading functionality for style should never be an option, especially during fall and winter. Understanding how to wear different Autumn fashion styles is the key to dressing stylishly while also remaining comfortable.