Fall is a season for embracing trends and indulging in new styles just as much as it is cozying up with a blanket and a good book. Between back-to-school season and fashion week, new styles are popping up everywhere, which makes shopping fun once again and finding inspiration easy. We’re happy to help you seek some of that inspiration here by sharing nine casual fall outfit ideas, which can also be cute plus size fall outfit ideas as well. You’ll definitely have fun putting them together and wearing them all season long.
We’ve been keeping a keen eye on current trends, but also know that a sweater and a great pair of jeans is the autumn uniform we all love. We think a great fall wardrobe has a bit of both. Some of these looks may feel new to you, and others will feel as easy to put on as your favorite sweatshirt. Don’t be afraid to have fun! These casual fall outfit ideas will help you walk the timeless-trendy tightrope with ease and feel confident in what you wear all season long.
1. Jeans, Boots, and a Sweater
Looking for a classic fall outfit idea? Jeans, boots, and a sweater is the quintessential fall fashion. It is also an extremely versatile fall outfit, casual enough to wear to grab a coffee and polished enough to wear on a dinner date. The way to make this outfit feel fresh for fall 2021 is to reach for a new sweater that is in pristine shape and in a timely color or newer style.
You can also make this look feel unique from falls of the past by wearing a trendy pair of boots. Currently, combat boots are incredibly popular, and while they may seem strictly fit for those with edgy style, this couldn’t be further from the truth. There are plenty of styles to choose from that are lightweight and feminine too. If you opt for a fun pair of boots, reach for a simple sweater on top, such as this solid-colored mock neck sweater.
2. A Belted Sweater Vest and a Dress
Sweater vests are by no means a new clothing item, but they are experiencing a revival this fall. They are versatile and suitable for warm fall weather. So, if you’re wondering how to style sweaters or sweater vests, one way we suggest wearing this trend this season is by wearing it over a dress.
Then, top it with your chosen sweater vest. Complete the look by cinching it with a belt and stepping into a pair of loafers or ballet flats. This casual outfit embraces one of fall’s early trends and utilizes pieces you probably already have in your closet. It’s suitable for shopping, lunch with friends, or even for work.
3. A Leather Jacket and a Dress
A leather jacket is one of the fall wardrobe essentials in our opinion (and also everyone else’s), and while it can easily be worn year-round, there are so many ways to style it during the fall. One of our favorite ways is to wear it over a dress—it’s a beautiful mix of edgy and feminine styles. To achieve this balance perfectly, opt for a midi or maxi dress in a feminine print such as floral or a fun color such as mustard yellow or bright pink. The Ruffle Hem Dress features a ruffle hem that will offset a leather jacket just right.
For a combination on the edgier side, throw on your leather jacket over the top of this fun fringe dress and step into a pair of heels or boots. You can’t go wrong with this look whether you’re going out to dinner or to a concert.
4. A Sophisticated Track Suit
It’s no secret that sweatsuits were everywhere this past year, and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. We have a way to put a fresh fall spin on this beloved trend that you’re going to love. If you loved wearing your sweatsuit at home but didn’t feel comfortable enough to wear it out and about, you’ll love this look. It’s polished, put-together, and can even be professional. And, yes, of course, incredibly comfortable too.
Slip into these joggers cut from a satin black crepe fabric that looks beautifully refined. They have an elastic waist and cuffs and side-slit pockets, all of which contribute to their relaxed, flattering fit.
While these can be worn with any blouse or even t-shirt, we suggest pairing them with the satin black crepe puff-sleeve top for a sleek and sophisticated combo. The top boasts a unique zipper neckline and puff sleeves that are on-trend for fall. As we said, you can wear this lookout and about, or even to work, but you surely won’t want to stay home.
5. A Dress and Boots
If you prefer dresses to pants, you don’t have to cover up your legs this fall if you don’t want to. There are many great ways to style a dress for the fall, some of which we have already mentioned.
For another easy and cute fall outfit, reach for this fun python print shirt dress. It can be worn to work or out to dinner, or for a number of other occasions. To style it, slip on your tall brown leather boot. If it’s cold out, or the setting is more conservative, add tights as well. You can also break up the pattern and make the dress look totally different by adding a vest or long-line cardigan.
The colors of this cute fall outfit are tried and true for fall, while the print is fresh and exciting, giving you a look that is both timeless and trending.
6. A Layered Tank and Statement Jacket
Layering is the name of the game when it comes to fall fashion. When done right, a layered look is chic and cool, while keeping you warm and comfortable. One of our favorite pieces for layering during the fall months is this sleeveless turtleneck top. It can truly go under anything from a dress to a cardigan to a jacket or simply be worn by itself if the weather permits.
One of our favorite ways to wear this sleeveless turtleneck for fall is to top it with this fabulous leopard blazer. This jacket is the perfect statement piece to have in your closet this season. It can go over a little black dress or a simple graphic tee as well. Complete the look with cropped wide-leg jeans, such as these, and loafers or booties, or with skinny jeans and tall boots. Add gold jewelry as the finishing touch.
7. Midi Skirt and Tee
If you don’t have a midi skirt in your closet yet, now is the time to get one. Fall is the perfect season to wear this wardrobe staple. While there are plenty of ways you can style it, we suggest pairing it with a comfy tank, such as this one and a denim jacket. For a more elevated look, reach for this ruffle sleeve top in your favorite fall hue. It looks beautiful paired with the printed bias cut midi skirt, booties, and a felt hat.
8. A Striped Sweater and Black Pants
Stripes will never go out of style, and a striped sweater is a perfect way to pull off this print for fall. It’s chic, elegant, and cozy. Try this black and cream option with classic black jeans and a belt for a casual fall outfit you can wear every day. For a more office-friendly look, pair the striped sweater with tailored black pants. The curved hem piper pant is a timeless choice.
Should you want to wear your new favorite striped sweater out for drinks with friends or to Thanksgiving festivities, we suggest kicking the look up a notch by slipping into these faux leather pants on the bottom. Add black boots or heels and a sparkly pair of earrings, and voilá, your everyday look is now fit for a special occasion.
9. A Printed Pullover and Jeans
Getting to wear cozy sweaters and super-soft pullovers is one of the best things about fall, don’t you agree? At the first sign of fall, reach for this leopard print top that’s cut from a plush brushed knit.
The twist in the front adds a cute touch and is also flattering. Comfort is the name of the game, here, so we suggest pairing this cozy top with our pull-on jeggings in a great vintage wash. Step into boots or sneakers, and this casual fall outfit is complete.
Whether you’re visiting the pumpkin patch, attending a Friday night football game, or picking up a coffee with a pumpkin streusel muffin on the side, this effortless look is ideal.
Which of these casual fall outfit ideas are you the most excited to try?