Fall has always been a season for fashion. There are new trends to try, and, unlike in the summer when less is more, in the fall, layering makes wearing multiple fashionable pieces at once possible. This fall, in particular, feels like the first season in a while where it actually makes sense to purchase a few new pieces and put together outfits with basic fall wardrobe essentials that we can wear outside the house as we attend postponed events, re-enter the office, and dine at our old favorite spots.
To help you make the most of this exciting season, we’ve come up with 10 cute fall plus size fashion outfits we know you’ll love. We styled these plus size fall outfit ideas with you and your body in mind, as well as this season’s biggest trends, so you can feel confident, fashionable, and put together wherever the next few months take you.
1. A Coat Over a Sweatsuit
This first look is one of the most comfortable, and one of the most trendy, but anyone can surely wear it. Donning a coat or coatigan (a mix between a coat and a cardigan) over your favorite sweatsuit is basically a fashionable way to wear pajamas. You will be cozy, but you will feel cute. Here’s how to wear it:
Don your favorite matching sweatsuit, such as these tie-dye pants and this pullover, and layer it with a coat or structured cardigan. If you go with a printed sweatsuit, reach for a solid-colored coat that hits above your knee. If you go with a solid sweatsuit, feel free to grab a coat with a print, or keep it simple and grab a coat that is the same color as your sweatsuit. Top the look off with a baseball cap and sneakers for a sporty finish, or wear it with a slicked-back bun, and a pair of gold hoop earrings for a more sophisticated take.
2. A Sweater and Jeans
Wondering how to style sweaters this fall? The classic fall combination of a cozy sweater and jeans is your best bet. This two-tone v-neck sweater puts a trendy twist on this classic style, and the warm neutral hues will complement the falling leaves just right. Take a walk between those orange and yellow trees when you style this sweater with jeans and a pair of boots. We suggest jeans in a dark wash, such as this pair of jeggings. Then, grab your favorite bag and enjoy the stroll. Of course, this fall outfit can take you to many more places than a tree-lined path. Wear it to a lunch date, out shopping for holiday gifts, or going apple picking too.
3. A Dress with Booties and a Hat
Getting the fall fashion right can be difficult if you live anywhere where high temps seem to stick around through October; you want to wear all the warm colors and cozy looks that are fresh for the season, but you also don’t want to overheat.
The solution? This look: pair a lightweight cotton dress, such as this easy a-line option, or this cold-shoulder version, with a pair of short boots or loafers and a hat. We love this velour hat with leather trim for fall because it’s sophisticated and versatile.
Not only will this look keep you cool, but the hat will keep the sun off of you whether you’re wine tasting or walking around town. Plus, when you have a basic black dress in your closet, you can always layer it with tights and coats for added warmth as the weather turns colder.
4. A Pop of Color
Don’t shy away from color this fall! While we tend to gravitate towards neutral colors and warm tones during the darker months, color is on-trend and the perfect way to add variety to your fall wardrobe. Brighten up your day by wearing this blue sweater. In addition to bringing color to your outfit, this style has an asymmetric hem that is both modern and flattering. Pair it with distressed jeans or leggings for an easy weekend look.
5. A Mixed-Fabric Blouse and Black Pants
If you’re looking for a fresh outfit to wear to work this fall, look no further. Embrace the trend of mixed-fabric tops with this layered sweater. The floral print fabric on the bottom and the soft sweater material on the top gives the illusion that this blouse is two pieces. Wear it to the office or to a client meeting with these chic wonder knit pants.
The flattering length, which hits just at the ankle, can be paired with flats or heels. This refined style will be a staple in your work wardrobe this fall as it is incredibly comfortable, flattering, and versatile—it can also be worn for a night out. Simply add a pair of silver earrings to take the look from day to night.
6. A Pullover and Leggings
On a windy, rainy, or stormy day, nothing sounds quite as good as a warm homemade latte, the fireplace on, and a cozy outfit. Wherever you live, you’re bound to experience some gloomy weather this fall, which can be a fun change after months of sunshine. Embrace the weather with a look that is ideal for a day indoors, but still makes you feel cute.
The recipe for this is a super-soft fleece top with fun embellished details. The light-catching stars that grace the neckline will make you shine on any zoom calls you have, even if you’re only wearing leggings on the bottom. Step into your favorite pair of slippers or pull on those fleece socks and settle in. We have a feeling this look will be on repeat.
7. Wide-Leg Pants and a Cardigan
The onset of fall doesn’t mean you need to do away with all your warm-weather staples. Turn your favorite pair of wide-leg trousers from summer into your favorite pair of wide-leg pants for fall. Simply style them with cozier pieces on top. Looking for casual fall outfit ideas? To have a cute and casual outfit that can be worn both at home and out and about, pair these printed pants with this cozy mid-length cardigan in dark grey or sand. Underneath the cardigan, wear this super soft tank or reach for a solid-colored tee, such as this one, which features a unique side-pleat.
8. A Printed Top and Leather Jacket
A leather jacket is the perfect layering piece for fall; it is warm without being too warm and cool, as in stylish and sharp. Plus, it works well with a variety of styles from dresses and skirts, to silk camis and tees, to jeans of any color.
For fall, try layering it with a buttery soft graphic tee, such as this heart print top. The feminine print and soft fabric are just the things to take the edge off the moto-feel of a leather jacket.
We suggest completing this plus size outfit with your favorite pair of jeans, be they light or dark wash, fitted or flared. Step into a pair of sneakers to make it casual or a pair of heels to make it fancy. Whether you dress it down or dress it up, finish the look with a pair of unique earrings.
9. A Maxi Dress and Denim Jacket
A maxi dress is another great closet staple that can help you bridge the gap from summer to fall—it’s easy to layer and long enough to keep you somewhat warm and lightweight enough to wear on its own on a sunny September day. This patchwork maxi dress is all of those things. Plus, it features a beautiful color palette of burnt orange, brown, and navy that is ideal for autumn.
While you may be able to wear it alone with sandals in some parts of the world this season, keep warm elsewhere by styling it with a thick denim jacket and booties. For added warmth, finish this look with a solid matching scarf. Wear the complete plus size outfit out to lunch, while exploring a new city, or to a fall festival.
10. Olive Green
Olive green is one of the very best colors to have in your closet during any season, really, but this universally flattering shade feels particularly perfect for fall. We suggest stocking it in a style that you can wear anywhere or anywhere, virtually. That’s right, this color will show up beautifully via video too.
The versatile olive green style we love is this silky crepe blouse. It features a flattering faux wrap front, a v-neckline, and roll-tab sleeves, all of which contribute to a sophisticated, yet relaxed overall feel. Wear it with jeans, black or grey trousers, or even a fitted pencil skirt. Add this gorgeous pave disc necklace for a bit of shimmer whether you’re wearing this look to work, to dinner, or to feel great while going to the grocery store.
Which of these plus size fall outfit ideas can you not wait to try?