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5 Fall Basics Fashion People Will Be Living in Come September 23

Caitlin Burnett

While each new season brings fresh, exciting trends, there are certain fashion basics that resurface year after year, and outfits wouldn't be the same without them. As much as the fashion world loves something new, it's pretty much married to a few tried-and-true wardrobe staples.

These pieces act as the foundation to every good outfit, and fashion people break them out year after year the moment the seasons change. Since fall is right around the corner (September 23 everyone, mark your calendars), I figured we should highlight them. From cozy cardigans to timeless trench coats, these are the five fall basics every fashion person will be living in faster than you can say pumpkin spice latte. 


Cardigan sweaters are the grandma trend that fashion girls can't get enough of. Every fall, they're worn either as sweaters or tied around the shoulders—and this year will be no different. The touch of texture elevates every outfit. 

Free People Bonfire Cardi ($128)

I already got this one, and I'm counting own the moments until I can wear it. 

Alexander Wang Crew Neck Shoulder Tied Pullover ($595)

This one does the styling for you. 

Tularosa Margot Cardigan ($148)

So cozy.


This year is going to be all about loose trousers specifically, but every year around September the fashion crowd breaks out the khaki-colored trousers for the perfect fall pant. They look just a touch more polished than jeans but are still beyond easy to create outfits with. 

Topshop Stone Casual Corduroy Tapered Trousers ($68)

Nothing feels more like fall than corduroy. 

Mango Belt Straight-fit Trousers ($80)

This cut is so flattering. 

Song of Style Lane Pant ($188)

Pair this with a chunky cream sweater for the perfect fall look. 


Trench coats may sound boring, but they're actually the ideal third piece. Even your cliché jeans-and-a-tee outfit becomes instantly cooler when you throw a timeless trench coat on top. 

L'Academie The Cammi Trench Coat ($328)

The texture on this one will really stand out. 

Tularosa Rina Trench Coat ($228)

A classic.

Mango Flowy Trench ($120)

The ultimate neutral.


A blazer might actually be the most-loved fashion-girl jacket of all time. They add instant polish to your look, can go from day to night with ease, and just make you feel like an all-around boss when you wear one. Throw one on top of jeans, trousers, or dresses for an outfit that will always be considered cool. 

Theory Linen-Blend Blazer ($435)

A structured blazer is one of the safest investments you could make.

H&M Blazer Jacket ($50)

A plaid blazer looks insanely cool with jeans. 

Mango Welt Pockets Blazer ($80)

You can never go wrong with a black blazer. 


No fall wardrobe is complete without a pair of black ankle boots. Whether they're sleek, clean Chelsea boots or thick, chunky Doc Martens, black ankle boots will forever be the number one fall shoe. 

Zara Lace-Up Boots ($90)

Lace-up boots are going to be huge for fall 2019. 

Aeydē Ruby Leather Ankle Boots ($425)

You'll wear these with everything. 

Dr. Martens 1460 8 Eye Boots ($140)

Dr. Martens will always be the cool-girl boots. 

Next up: four shoes to own if you're into the loose pants trend for fall

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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