As loathe as we are to admit it, summer is finally drawing to a close. And although we’ll miss the shorts, late sunsets and long days spent at the beach, it’s not all doom and gloom. As the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, we can once again bring out our luxurious coats, knitwear, and those boots that would have caused you buckets of sweat in summer. Take a look at these five fall essentials to keep you warm while looking stylish at the same time.


A Good Pair of Jeans

A classic staple that is versatile enough to go with any outfit, great-looking jeans cannot be overstated. Whether you want cut, bootleg, boyfriend, or skinny jeans depends on your overall style, but whatever your choice, a decent pair of jeans is a timeless and worthwhile investment that will keep your legs snug and looking great.

Premium Knitwear

Whether it’s a cute jersey or a chic cardigan, knitwear is vital to the challenging process that is layering. I’ve said premium because I firmly believe in buying quality clothes that will last longer than one season, especially when it comes to knitwear. Take a look at these to get a better idea. It’s hard to go wrong with knitwear as it complements anything from pleated skirts to collared shirts.

A Statement Coat

Your style choices can be based largely on the type of coat you wear, so going bold is highly advised. As outerwear that covers most of everything else you wear, a brightly colored coat is the perfect complimentary piece to offset black or neutral outfits. If bright colors aren’t your thing, consider something svelte and elegant, accented with a fur collar.

A Leather Jacket for the Ages

The ultimate indicator of cool, a leather jacket is a must-have. They have been in style close to 100 years, and for good reason: they look sublime with almost any outfit. However, I wouldn’t recommend buying one new. Leather jackets gain character with age, and there are many advantages to buying them second hand.

Ankle Boots

When it comes to shoes there are different types for specific occasions, but a pair of ankle boots can never go amiss. Wear them with a skirt and stockings or your favorite pair of jeans, they are versatile enough to be both classy and casual depending on what you pair them with. Check out these different looks to see the myriad ways in which you can pair ankle boots with almost any outfit.