5 Ways to Add “Fall-Ness” To your Outfits

It’s the beginning of September and in my head that just means Fall. I’m ready for all the Fall vibes from the decor to the festivities to the outfits, yet we’re still at the tail end of summer and there’s a tiny bit to go. Nevertheless, where I’m at, there’s a crispness in the air and we’re starting to wear our hoodies for morning drop-off. As a kid I always found transitional weather the most challenging to dress for. However, after years of trial and error, here are a few tried and tested ways to “fall-ify” your outfits as the weather transitions from hot to cold.

Start with Adding Fall Colors-This works really well in the earlier weeks while it’s still warmer. While summer clothes are typically lighter and brighter. Fall clothes are darker and more warm-therefore, switching out a bright yellow for a darker green or a burnt orange might just “fall-ify” any look.

Add a boot-Whether it’s an ankle boot or a cowboy boot, a boot automatically fall-ifies an outfit. No matter what it’s added to: a dress or shorts or jeans. Boots or all types are Fall staples, and one cannot go wrong with adding them to your Fall outfits

Add a Cardigan/Jacket-Another way to make an outfit more Fall-appropriate is by adding something to keep those arms warm. I love a chunky knit cardigan or a jean jacket-even a leather jacket moment. Plus, it adds that easy layer of warmth for the crispy morning or evening.

Sleeveless Knit-I’m no trend expert, but one trend I’ve been seeing everywhere is the sleeveless knit-in the form of dresses, sweaters, and even coord sets. I finally bought this coord set on Amazon, and I love the fact that its a knit-perfect for that cooler-warm weather (if that makes sense).

Wide Leg/Straight Jeans-Another trend I’m here for is the more relaxed fit jeans. There’s roominess allows for airflow making them friendlier for the warmer months but still comfortable enough for cooler weather. So these with a knit bodysuit, and some boots=perfection.

Cover Either Arms/Legs- We all know that Fall weather is cooler, so another way to “fall-ify” a look is by pairing a long sleeve top with shorts/skirt/dress, or flipping it and doing a t-shirt with jeans. This adds the balance and makes things more weather appropriate.

So those are my tips to “fall-ify” your OOTDs. What tips do you go by?


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  1. September 18, 2023 / 6:29 am

    I love the “add a boot” tip- it’s such an easy way to make your outfits look more fall like.

    • September 19, 2023 / 8:42 am

      I actually remember reading that in your blog post as well!

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