Being in the know is important when it comes to fashion, especially when the seasons are changing. What we’ve learned about this fall’s upcoming trends is that cargo pants are in, loafers have made a huge comeback and, as always, sweaters are one of the most sought after items. Here are our favorite finds from brands including Ralph Lauren, Mango, L.L. Bean, Banana Republic, Anthropologie and more to help spice up your wardrobe this fall!
Not only can loafers be worn for a night out on the town with a dressed-up outfit, but they are the perfect work shoe. Crown Vintage’s Sage Penny Loafers, available at DSW, features a classic loafer style with an upgrade. This loafer features a block heel, patent shine, medium width, and a cloud-like padded footbed to keep your feet comfortable. Available in both gray and black colors, this shoe is on sale for $59.99.
For a loafer with not as big of a heel as Crown Vintage, try Franco Sarto’s Balin Loafer, available at Zappos. Featured in five different colors and a multitude of sizes, this loafer boasts a slightly smaller, chunky heel made of rubber. The top part of the shoe is made of patent synthetic leather, keeping the shoe eco-friendly and stylish at the same time. Prices range from $70.94 to $109.95, depending on the color you choose.
To go with your new loafers, stylish dress pants are a must. One of our favorite dress pants are Banana Republic’s Sloan Slim Pants. Featured in a heather gray color that can be paired with both brown and black accents, this pant is available in both regular and petite sizes, ranging from size 00 to 18, making sure that everyone can find the perfect fit. Reviewers state that this is a mid-rise fitting pant, with the closest fitting being through the hip and the ankle. Originally priced at $90, these pants are 55% off and on sale for $40.
For stylish dress pants in colors other than gray, try L.L. Bean’s Wrinkle-Free Bayside Pants. Available in black, heritage stone, khaki, and navy colors, these pants are perfect for traveling to work meetings or sitting at your desk for long periods of time. Reviewers state that they truly do not wrinkle and that the straight-leg style works well with both heels and flats. These pants are on sale for $49.95.
If dress pants aren’t on your must-have pant list this fall, lean more into the cargo route. Cargo pants have made a huge transition back into cold weather style, and River Island’s Tapered Cargo Trousers are both flattering and comfortable. Made out of twill fabric, the high wasted fit of these pants helps keep everything locked in while offering comfort from the looseness they provide. Featured in khaki, light blue, and black, they can be yours for just $80.
Blazers are a must-have jacket when the weather turns crisp, and one of the best ones we’ve discovered for this fall’s fashion season is Mango’s Button Tweed Blazer. Available in the colors fuchsia and black, this blazer features two front pockets, a frayed finish, and double button fastening. Mango’s goal as a company is committed to practices to better the environment, and this specific blazer has been made using sustainable fibers. Priced at $129.99, this garment is sure to last at least a few seasons.
For a few more color options, check out Nine West’s Relaxed Blazer available at Kohl’s. Available in eight different colors, including plain colors and plaid prints, pricing starts at just $60.
Blazers aren’t the only type of outerwear we’ve seen pop up in designer’s fall looks; Leather outerwear is extremely popular this fall. Ralph Lauren’s Leather Moto Kacket, featured in a dark walnut color, has an asymmetrical zipper that gives off a fun yet sophisticated look. The outside is made of 100% leather with a lining of 100% polyester. Reviewers do say it runs a bit small, so if you’re wanting a more relaxed fit, size up. Pricing starts at $495.
Another leather jacket style we’re loving is Avec Les Filles Water-Resistant Faux Leather Trench Coat. Available in black, brown and green, this double-breasted trench coat is 47 inches long, making it the perfect long-fitting style. Not to mention, it is currently on sale for $132.90, originally $199.
To go with any leather coat, or any coat for that matter, Aspinal of London’s Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves help complete any fall look. These gloves are warm, stylish and available in a variety of colors including burgundy, black, navy, green and tan. Priced at $125, these gloves are sure to last for many cold weather seasons to come.
A cold weather staple that comes around year after year is sweaters. While there are tons of sweaters to choose from, one of our favorites is Vince Camuto’s Asymmetric Color Block Cotton Blend sweater. Available in six different color options, this ribbed sweater with drapey sleeves is the perfect top to pair with a skirt or jeans this fall. Pricing starts at $89.
For the perfect cashmere sweater that will keep you warm all fall and winter, NAADAM’s Cashmere Sweater is the perfect find. This sweater has asymmetrical colors as well as an asymmetrical hem that is featured in a light oatmeal color. Originally priced at $345, this sweater is on sale for $85.55 at Saks Fifth Avenue; a deal too good to miss!
Buckle’s Hello Weekend Trucker Hat does just that. This yellow-based hat is perfect for the weekend, no pun intended, and the sizing can be easily adjusted, making it a hat just about anyone can wear! It can be yours for $24.95.
For a trucker hat without words, try Pistil’s McKinley Trucker Hat. This hat features mountains in a variety of different colors for just $39.95.
Our last essential item to have for this fall are oversized button shirts. Anthropologie’s mauve oversized lace button down is as beautiful as it is delicate. Available in a white color and ranging from sizes extra extra small to extra large, this transitional piece is perfect for anyone looking for a classic white button-down with a little something extra. Pricing starts at $148.
For a button-down shirt without lace and a few more color options, try Mango’s Oversized Cotton Shirt. Available in fuchsia, white, russet and blue, this oversized and relaxed design is the perfect button-down to go over a tank top or to wear by itself. Not to mention, this top has an amazing price of $59.99.
With the fall season just around the corner, staple pieces like leather jackets, trucker hats, and loafers are essential to have in your wardrobe. All pieces featured in this article offer fun, sophistication, and comfort to bring into the new season!