When summer winds down and the weather starts to cool, does your mind drift to apple picking, homemade pies, and warm bowlfuls of butternut squash soup? Or perhaps your first thoughts sway toward warm scarves, tall thick socks, and slouchy, well-loved sweaters.
If you’re anything like us, you’re probably thinking of the fun activities that autumn brings and the fall capsule wardrobe staples that come with the change of seasons. Since you deserve to have it all, we’re here with a handy guide to our top fall outfit ideas to inspire your looks whether you’re nestled on a hayride with your closest gal pals, preparing for a spooky night out on the town, or prepping the ultimate Friendsgiving dinner.
Keep reading for a few of our favorite ways to rock your fall wardrobe while turning heads and staying warm.
#1 Hayride-Ready Attire
Is there anything that screams “fall” more than bouncing around the countryside in the back of a wagon with your BFFs? We think not. You can even spice things up by heading to a haunted hayride, a spooky Halloween twist on the fall classic that’s taking the country by storm.1 But don’t embrace that festive feeling without those insanely cute, farmer-inspired fashion essentials like:
- Heeled Western boots
- Flannel button-downs
- Your dearest pair of distressed denim jeans
What screams the perfect fall outfit idea without western boots, plaid shirt, and jeans. Speaking of denim, a pair of high rise, straight leg Kason jeans is the perfect throwback to the 90s-era “mom jean,” featuring a handful of updated touches like:
- Light wash finish and fading
- A vintage look and feel (thanks to its no-stretch fabrication and front fly button closures)
Tie together this slightly-dressy farmgirl vibe with our Deva Ribbed tank which comes in:
- Burgundy (a truly autumnal shade that’ll play nice with your favorite bottle of merlot)
#2 Oversized Style for Frolicking in the Foliage
It's official: Bold and baggy outfits are back, with style-setters like Bella Hadid, Zoe Kravitz, and Hailey Bieber rocking supersized silhouettes earlier this year.2 Oversized anything has been a well-loved trend, especially a fall fashion trend. From off-the-shoulder jackets to roomy pairs of pants, bigger clothes equal bigger statements—and extra comfort. Put it all together and you’ve the ideal fit for touring your fave park and seeing the leaves at their autumny finest.
To narrow down your choice, we think our Plaid Oversized Shacket offers an ideal amount of warmth and casual quirkiness for any day trip or scenic tour. With two bust pockets and a fuzzy feel, this shacket pairs effortlessly with a white camisole on warmer days and a chunky sweater when the weather starts to turn. Add a leather heeled boot and your favorite pair of jeans for a boyfriend look that offers a touch of girly playfulness.
#3 The One Chapeau for a Bit of Campfire Chic
One of our favorite fall pastimes is snuggling up by the fire, listening to the snap and crackle of firewood, and maybe even telling a ghost story or two. But no outdoor gathering is complete without the perfect hat to protect you from the elements and elevate your look.
Whether you're roasting s'mores over the backyard grill or roughing it fireside in the forest upstate, our Rocky Mountain Hat is an adventure-ready fashion piece that’ll help keep you warm as the temperatures drop. Available in four rustic neutral tones and featuring a wide, sturdy brim, this bestselling chapeau can be styled with an endless array of outfits, from maxi dresses to knee-high boots, and helps keep things fresh and fun, even after sunset.
#4 Sophisticated Glam for the Ultimate Cider Tasting Statement
Fall trends aren't complete without statement pieces toShake things up with a seasonal twist by swapping those summery wine tours for a harvest-time cider tasting. Your girlfriends will love sampling the array of apple-derived, boozy beverages—and you’ll love the opportunity to wow them with an elegant revamp of your traditional tasting attire. In other words, it’s a win-win. Whether you're creating a collection of fall shoes women are loving, like knee high boots or booties, or creating your capsule fall wardrobe with faux leather pieces, a statement piece completes the look.
Start with something simple, such as dark or light wash jeans, then step things up with a black tank that has subtle, frisky touches like skimpy straps and feathery trim. With a high neckline and an easy-to-wear side zipper, this one-of-a-kind piece will wow your besties whether worn on its own or beneath a leather jacket. Complete the look with:
- A small backpack
- Layered gold necklaces
- Black ankle boots (with or without a heel)
Add your fave accessories and ta-da! You’ve got an outfit that shows off your sexy side and pairs perfectly with a fabulous cheese board.
#5 A Trim and Tall Tailgate Look
While summer cookouts are a classic form of recreation that we’ll never say no to, there’s something to be said for when the weather starts to turn and we can enjoy our burgers and beers without sweating beneath the sun. This is one reason why we love tailgates (even if we don’t necessarily care about sports).
You don’t need to rock your hubby’s football jersey to get in the mood for events like these. Instead, turn heads by standing tall and proud in your favorite girly pieces, from sheer tops to bunches of gold bangles or classic high heels, like our Hello Satin Slingbacks. With an eye-catching rhinestone brooch to a dare-we-say witchy pointy toe, these beauties provide four inches of style in three trendy colors, including Halloween-ready orange. Rock them with:
- Straight-leg denim jeans
- Your favorite jersey or a chunky sweater
- Any other game-day regalia that shows of your spirit—and unique style
You can also complete your fall wedding guest attire with these perfectly colored heels fit for the season.
#6 Spooky Starters for a Ghoulish Girls Night Out
While we’re on the topic of Halloween, what better time to round up your best friends and hit the town to enjoy a few hours of spooky entertainment? While we don’t insist you wear a costume, we have a hack for showing off your spirit that doesn’t involve an elaborate DIY project or rubber mask.
Start with a pair of black faux leather leggings—our customer-approved classic faves feature a contouring waistband for plenty of coverage and a perky rear view. Throw on a black top and add as many festive touches as you like, from cat ears and face paint to a touch of tinted blush and swoopy eyeliner. Finish off the look with our simple yet chic Crossbody Chain Pouch Bag, a must-have addition to your trick-or-treating ensemble.
#7 Flex Your Sense of Fall Fun at Friendsgiving
We can all agree that a holiday meal with friends is the best time to show off your cranberry-sauce-making and pie-baking skills (don’t worry—your secret recipes are safe with us), but did you know it’s also the right moment for rocking your favorite flair? #TheMoreYouKnow.
Since you’ve made it this far, we’ll share our own flair-infused secret recipe you:
- Start with a dark-colored outfit that won’t be compromised by any random gravy stains—a charcoal corduroy jumpsuit or a fitted sweater dress in navy would do the trick.
- Then, dress things up with glittery gold bracelets, necklaces, and statement earrings like our Baguette Bar Studs (mmm…did someone say baguettes?).
This style, complete with gold vermeil accents, is so in right now and it pairs well with crystal or diamond pieces. For get-togethers that don’t take place in the kitchen, take things further with a silk dress and strappy heels for an upscale, dinner party look.
Why Should You Rotate Your Wardrobe for the Fall?
It can be hard to say goodbye to summer—especially with all the beachy bikini fun, jetsetting escapades, and refreshing rosé spritzes by the pool. But as the leaves change, so too should your wardrobe.
A change in season doesn’t just mean rich fall colors, tasty seasonal treats, and holiday gift lists. Switching up your wardrobe has many benefits, such as:
- Avoiding outfit burnout
- More warmth / weather protection
- The chance to show off fresh-off-the-racks looks
Ever experienced that blah feeling that comes with wearing the same old shorts, skirts, and t-shirts? Yeah, we want to avoid that. Plus, who doesn’t love swapping hot weather poolside attire for snug knits, relaxed jackets, and ankle boots? Whether you’re in it for the comfy flannels or the mugs of hot cider, we think there’s a reason for everyone to ring in the cooler temps with stylish looks that are perfect for fall.
Whenever you’re in need of crisp inspiration, scroll back through our favorite outfits above to celebrate pumpkin spice season in style.
Get Into Fall Fashion with VICI Collection
With fall, there’s plenty of time to celebrate the simple things in life like hosting a football-watching party, savoring hot, homemade drinks, and stopping and smelling that crisp, leafy smell in the air.
If you’ve hoisted a turkey into your house and put time into corralling the gang to the apple orchard, you deserve to do it in style. At VICI, we want to empower you toward your freest, most confident self with our collections of mix-and-match pieces that look equally good in the office, behind a stroller, or in the midst of the fall foliage.
Get an unforgettable fall look by checking out our tops, dresses, shoes, accessories, and more, always up to date with the latest trends—and always with the goal of making you look fabulous, no matter what time of year it is.
- Martha Stewart. 15 of the Best Haunted Hayrides in the United States. https://www.marthastewart.com/8153031/best-haunted-hayrides-united-states
- Vogue. What I Learned While Supersizing My Wardrobe. https://www.vogue.com/article/baggy-fashion-summer-trend-styling-tips