Fall outfit ideas: 7 stylish looks to get you ready for the season ahead

Looking to prep your fall outfit ideas? We’ve got all the inspo you need

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When it comes to Fall outfit ideas, we’re seriously spoilt for choice. Whilst we’re sad to say goodbye to our breezy summer looks, Fall is one of the most exciting seasons in the fashion calendar opening up a plethora of wardrobe combinations.

The drop in temperature means mastering your Fall outfit ideas is all down to some clever layering. It’s the season your capsule wardrobe can truly shine and we get to bring out transitional jackets, cozy knitwear and our favorite jeans. You'll want to start by swapping over summer fabrics for heavier materials such as suede, corduroy, denim and leather as a basis to the new season. And it's time to say goodbye to summer dresses and hello to classic trench coats, luxe cashmere knits and chic ankle boots. 

While of course your Fall outfit ideas should incorporate some of the Fall 2022 fashion trends, for the best Fall outfits, that will see you through year after year, rely on wardrobe staples and investment pieces that can be mixed and matched to see you through to winter.

“In the summer it’s easy to just throw on a cotton dress and be ready but Fall allows us to be a lot more creative with our looks. You can’t go wrong with a jeans and knit combo but if you want to elevate it, simply add a statement boot or polished trench and wait for the compliments to roll in,” says Eloisa Johnson (opens in new tab), Deputy Fashion Editor at woman&home.

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Fall outfit ideas - stylish outfits chosen by a fashion editor

1. Midi dress + Boots

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This is a great look if you’re not quite ready to part with your best summer dresses. Many of the best midi dresses - regardless of their intended season will work just as well with the best winter boots as they do with your sandals, giving the feminine silhouette a tougher edge, whilst rendering them wet-weather ready too. 

Opt for a long-sleeved dress or layer a fine roll-neck knit under a strappy or sleeveless number for extra coverage on the arms. Tap into one of the top shoe trends 2022 and try teaming with some chunky Chelsea boots.

2. Leather pants + Knit

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Surprisingly easy to wear, learning how to style leather pants will open up a world of fashion possibilities. Swap denim jeans for real or faux leather trousers, but instead of wet look or leather leggings, look for jean, jogger or wide leg silhouettes for a modern feel. Team with a cropped knit, or try half-tucking your top to help stream your silhouette. A look that will seamlessly take you from day to night, finish with the best designer heels to keep it on the glam side.

As with the best designer bags, leather improves with age and wears well, so leather pants should be seen as a capsule wardrobe investment piece.

3. Trench coat

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Is there anything more timeless than a trench coat? The epitome of in-between weather dressing, a chic trench coat is a must when it comes to fall outfit ideas, as it can be thrown over everything from jeans to dresses, giving an instantly pulled-together look. 

When it comes to the best trench coats, it's really not about what's underneath, so make sure to select a well cut and good quality trench coat, as this is a wardrobe staple that you can wear for fall and spring, year in, year out. Whether you opt for a luxurious Burberry trench coat, or a budget-friendly version, stick to camel hues for a trench coat that works with all outfits and seasons.

4. Jeans + Blazer

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A classic look you’ll reach for time and time again, the blazer and jeans combo is the chicest of the bunch. The epitome of smart casual outfit ideas, the best blazers will smarten up your denim for a polished weekend look. 

When it comes to how to style a blazer for a Fall outfit idea, minimal styling is needed with this look. We’d recommend layering a simple white tee underneath a well-tailored jacket, team with some straight-legged jeans - or take the opportunity to learn how to style baggy jeans, and finish the look with stylish loafers for a polished spin. If you want to make more of a statement - try a vibrant-hued or a bold check print blazer.

5. Sweater + Skirt

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Your Fall outfit ideas are the perfect place to experiment with this high-low formula. The key to nailing a sweater with skirts is to go for polar opposites - a chunky or oversized sweater should be teamed with a slinky slip skirt or pleated iteration for a cozy meets elegant getup. In reverse a neat fitted knit can take on one of this season's runway favorites - a full skirt silhouette, as the two will easily balance one another. 

Depending on the temperature you can complete the outfit with some heeled boots or sleek pumps. If you’re feeling swamped by the fabric, tuck the front of your knit into your skirt to add definition to your waist, whilst retaining the relaxed feel of the ensemble.

6. Leather Jacket + Dress

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A fast-track way to a fall-ready wardrobe is to introduce wintery textures to your look and that’s where the leather jacket reigns supreme. A stylish choice, the best leather jackets will layer over everything from casual day looks, shirt to flirty evening frocks, giving everything in its path a rebellious edge. 

A big trend for this coming season, leather made a welcomed return to the runway in numerous guises, from bikers to blazers and oversized shackets. A timeless piece, your leather jacket should only improve with age, and this is one staple well worth investing in, as the more buttery the leather, the more you'll still be loving it for years to come. 

7. Sleeveless Knit + Tailoring

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Another clever layering tool, the knitted vest made a comeback last fall and the best gilets and sweater vests are sticking around for the long haul. A versatile piece, particularly in fall and spring season's, it's an ideal layering piece when it comes to your fall outfit ideas. 

While you can wear a sleeveless knit over a dress or a finer knit, this style works particularly well over more tailored pieces, such as the best shirt dresses or over shirting paired with fitted trousers, giving your smarter looks a cozy feel.