Your definitive fall fashion guide

Be sure to have these staples in your wardrobe this season

Fall is fast approaching.

Although the leaves haven’t quite started to change colors yet and Hampton Roads has been seeing more hot, sunny days than crisp chilly ones, the best season of the year is just about here.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve already started wearing a cute autumnal outfit here and there when it’s blustery enough outside to get away with wearing jeans and a sweater.

Here’s a definitive list of the must-haves in your closet this season.

These staples are also generally gender neutral, so no matter what types of clothes you enjoy wearing, you’ll hopefully find something that works for you.


Duck boots, tall riding boots, short booties – the possibilities are endless.

A cute and classic pair of boots can make all the difference in an outfit, and when combined with fuzzy socks, are the perfect way to keep your toes toasty as the weather starts to get colder.


When I think of the colder months of the year, flannel is one of the first things that pop into my head. 

It’s the perfect pattern for autumn, even though I’m one of those weirdos who loves wearing it all year long.

Whether you decide to go with a cozy shirt that’s perfect for layering under a t-shirt, a long-sleeved shirt or even a plaid hair scrunchie, you can’t go wrong with this timeless fall favorite.


A scarf with a fun pattern like plaid can add some fun to an otherwise solid-color outfit, just like how a solid-color one can calm down a patterned shirt.

Depending on the weather outside, a thick scarf can add much-needed extra warmth to an outfit and a lighter one can just serve as a fun accessory.

Either way, they can always help bring your whole look together.

Utility jackets

Another great piece for layering, utility jackets take a casual comfy t-shirt to an outfit you can wear outside without sacrificing your comfort or warmth on especially blustery fall days.

They come in all kinds of colors such as classic army green and khaki.

Some have hoods and some don’t, so you can have your choice no matter if you prefer built-in protection from a windy day or if you prefer a beanie instead.

A big, comfy sweater

Whether you go for a cropped hoodie for a sunnier day or a thick turtleneck to keep you extra warm, sweaters of any kind are always the way to go.

Dress them up and down for whatever occasion you have going on that particular day. You’ll be sure to stay warm and cozy either way.

~Anna Dorl, Lifestyle Editor~

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