Fall fashion 2021: How to update your wardrobe, from A to Z

Fall has arrived, which means it’s time to transition our wardrobe for cooler weather. While

Fall has arrived, which means it’s time to transition our wardrobe for cooler weather.

While some trends come and go, plenty of pieces are forever, such as a timeless trench coat or a good pair of boots.

Many of us are probably itching to leave the house and dress up again, and retailers know it. Big-name brands such as Coach and Abercrombie & Fitch have already launched fall sales.

To help you get some fashion inspiration, we’ve created a fall fashion guide, ordered from A-Z.


(Photo courtesy of Amazon)Amazon


This classic diamond print from Scotland has made an appearance all over fast fashion chains from sweater vests to cardigans.

Where to buy: Argyle Plaid Cropped Sweater Vest, $19 at Amazon

Nordstrom Rack

(Nordstrom Rack)Nordstrom Rack


From business casual to formal attire, a blazer can add a timeless effect to any outfit.

Where to buy: Faux Leather Blazer, $50 at Nordstrom Rack


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Chelsea boots

Boots are a closet staple for every fall wardrobe, and a taller edition of this classic is being seen all over retailers.

Where to buy: Harrow Bootie, $200 at DSW


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Denim dresses

This jacket essential is now being seen in shirt-dress form.

Where to buy: True Religion Women’s Georgia Shirt Dress, $139 at Macy’s


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Embossed detailing instantly looks high-fashion.

Where to buy: Madison Shoulder Bag, $346.50 at Coach


(Photo courtesy of Levi’s)Levi’s

Flared pants

Skinny jeans used to dominate, but now it’s all about the flare.

Where to buy: 70s High-Rise Flare Jeans, $98 at $ Levi’s


(Photo courtesy of Coach)Coach

Gold jewelry

Fall calls for warm-toned jewelry.

Where to buy: Pegged Signature Necklace, $125 at Coach

Urban Outfitters

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High-waisted denim

This silhouette is flattering on all body shapes.

Where to buy: BDG High & Wide Jean in Dark Green, $59 at Urban Outfitters


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Iridescent satin

A silk-like top can be worn to dress anything up.

Where to buy: Escalier Satin Silk Button Down, $30 at Amazon


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The more polished version of sweatpants.

Where to buy: Sportswear Essential Collection, $60 at Nike

Nasty Gal

(Photo courtesy of Nasty Gal)Nasty Gal

Knee-length skirts

Satin slip skirts are a great piece that can be made casual or formal.

Where to buy: Satin Split Leg Midi Skirt, $12.80 at Nasty Gal

Abercrombie & Fitch

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Leather leggings

A massive step up from traditional skinny jeans.

Where to buy: Vegan Leather Skinny Pants, $99 at Abercrombie & Fitch

Marc Jacobs

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Marc Jacobs’ “The Tote”

This designer bag has been seen all over social media recently.

Where to buy: “The Tote Bag” $175 at Marc Jacobs


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Nike Air Force 1

This clean white, iconic sneaker is one of the brand’s top-selling styles, and it matches everything.

Where to buy: Nike Air Force 1 ‘07, $90 at Nike


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Oxford button-down

Dress down this classic shirt with blue jeans or wear chino pants for a business casual look.

Where to buy: Amazon Essentials Classic-Fit Button Down Poplin Shirt, $21.90 at Amazon

Nasty Gal

(Photo courtesy of Nasty Gal)Nasty Gal

Platform boots

Add a bit of 70s fashion to your look this fall.

Where to buy: Faux Leather Platform Heeled Boots, $35.60 at Nasty Gal

Banana Republic Factory

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Fall temperatures are naturally all over the place, so layering is the best bet.

Where to buy: Soft Fleece Half-Zip Sweatshirt, $36 at Banana Republic Factory

The North Face

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This jacket is light enough for fall weather, while also waterproof.

Where to buy: City Breeze Rain Parka II, $179 at The North Face


(Photo courtesy of Lulus)Lulus


Bodysuits that are perfectly fitted work great as a top with jeans.

Where to buy: Ribbed Long Sleeve Mock Neck Bodysuit, $42 at Lulus


(Photo courtesy of Coach)Coach

Trench coats

This timeless coat adds a polished touch to any outfit.

Where to buy: Trench Coat, $650 at Coach


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Ugg boots

These furry boots are on the top of many people’s fall and winter shopping lists every year.

Where to buy: Classic Mini II Genuine Shearling Lined Boot, $150 at Nordstrom


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These canvas sneakers come in a variety of colors that match any outfit.

Where to buy: Vans Authentic, $50 at Vans


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Wide-leg pants

A more loose fit is now dominating skinny jeans.

Where to buy: The Lightweight Wide-Leg Crop Chino, $36 at Everlane


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X-ray fabrics

Sheer tops add great detail to basics like a white tank.

Where to buy: Alfani Printed Sheer Button-Down Top, $17.93 at Macy’s

Forever 21

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Y2K style

Early 2000s style has made a massive comeback this year with rhinestones, abstract prints and chains.

Where to buy: Juicy Couture Rhinestone Fleece Hoodie, $35 at Forever 21


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Zebra print

This animal print is a cool alternative compared to leopard print.

Where to buy: Zebra Print Fitted Mock Neck Long Sleeve Tee, $48 at Express


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