It’s time to get your fall wardrobe ready for another season of color-shifting foliage, cinnamon-spiced everything, and, of course, excellent fashion. There are as many ways to experience the season as there are to dress for it.
The Weekender: Men
Fall is a great time of year to get away for the weekend, whether you’re exploring a new city or escaping to nature. Stay comfortable but casually fashionable with leather boots, slim-fit pants, and a shirt. Top it all off with a hooded sweater that will keep you warm in cooler weather and elevate your style.
The Weekender: Women
The Broadcast Coordinator Dress from ModCloth is a super-versatile dress that’s perfect for switching up your weekend looks. Give the dress an edge with a black bomber jacket and comfortable combat boots or dress it up with a statement necklace. And of course, you’ll need chic a chic weekend bag to complete the look.
The Leaf-Peeper: Men
For casual strolls through multi-colored forests, you’ll want to don some of fall’s vivid hues. Pair casual jeans and a light earth-toned jacket with the multi-toned Tynedale boot and burnt-orange sweater for breezy fall style.
The Leaf-Peeper: Women
Fall is the best time of year for accessories, so begin your day of leaf-peeping with a basic tee and leather skirt. Then, add on a floppy hat and scarf to complete the look—the bigger the better.
The Euro-Tripper: Men
It’s no secret that fashion in Europe operates on a higher level, so if you’re visiting the continent during fall, make sure to bring a wardrobe that’s comfortable, warm, and on-trend. Pair a neutral-colored Oxford shirt and Banana Republic’s Traveler Jean with a stand-out leather jacket and an understated scarf.
The Euro-Tripper: Women
Bring your wardrobe to the European level with a trendy blouse paired with a classic leather skirt. You’ll also need to bundle up against Europe’s colder weather, so stay comfortable with knee-high riding boots and a cozy infinity scarf.
The Hiker: Men
If you’re taking a more rugged approach to fall you’ll need sturdy clothes, but that’s no reason to throw fashion out the window. Match a high-performing jacket and all-season pants with a thick beanie for a stylish outfit that will also deliver on the trail.
The Hiker: Women
Keep it casual but chic on your autumn hike with a long tunic, athletic tights, and light-knit beanie. Danner’s hiking boots will spice up any outfit with their signature red laces, and are sturdy and comfortable enough for high-difficulty trails.
The Vacationer: Men
If you’re looking to stretch out your summer vacation by heading somewhere tropical, you can still dress to fit the autumn season. Keep things earth-toned but casual with neutral-colored shorts, a pair of Vans, and a graphic tee. This light bomber jacket from Fabletics is perfect for covering up and transitioning between cool and warm weather.
The Vacationer: Women
Stay cool in warmer weather with these Salt Water Sandals and lightweight Elephant Pants. Add some classic accessories like the Collar Necklace and a straw hat, perfect for a walk on the beach or brunch in town.
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Jamie Ditaranto is a writer and photographer who is always looking for her next adventure. Follow her on Twitter @jamieditaranto.
Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2016. It has been updated to reflect the most current information.
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