Fall Wardrobe Essentials: The 5 Must-Have Trends for a Fashion-Forward Season

       It’s fall y’all but the year is 2023 and if you’re anyone with bills and expenses like us; it’s getting harder to spend money on the things we actually want.  We’re here to show you 5 core trends that are wardrobe staples trending this season. These trends are timeless and practical allowing you versatility and longevity.

       We all want to stay current with the fun trends season over season but sometimes that super cute neon pink blazer; be it a statement, is impractical for seasons to come. Our day-to-day lives are wearing our wallets thin and the decision to put gas in our cars over buying ourselves a cute new ‘fit for our GNO is one of our biggest gripes.

       We’ve narrowed down this Fall’s fashion trends to five that are easy to wear, versatile, and interchangeable for day-to-night looks.

  1.  Leather; faux or real. Whichever you’re into

 girl with long curly hair wearing a faux leather bomber vest, white long sleeved tee and sunglassesgirl leaning against a building wearing a zipped faux leather puffer vest and wide leg denim

       Most of us have that leather bomber in our closets that we go to once the nights get chilly and turn into an instant Boss Babe.

This fall, with puffer vests coming into play; try out a puffer leather vest like our

>>>‘Take Me to the Street Puffer Vest’ https://shoppolished.com/products/take-me-to-the-street-puffer-vest<<<

girl with long dark curly hair wearing a faux leather puffer vest and wide leg jeans

       There’s no discriminating volume when it comes to bottoms. We’re seeing everything from leggings, split seams, cargos, and more. Everything goes well when it comes to the leather trend; the good thing is there are so many possibilities!

>>>Call it What You Want Bottoms: https://shoppolished.com/products/call-it-what-you-want-bottoms<<<

>>>City Nights Pants: https://shoppolished.com/products/city-nights-pants<<<

       If you're looking for a good Spanx dupe, let us introduce you to our 'Glossy Leggings' they have everything you want at a fraction of the cost. (AND they look damn good whether you're pairing with a basic tee or going full Sandy from Grease)

>>>Glossy Leggings: https://shoppolished.com/products/glossy-leggings<<<


       2. Wide Leg Jeans

       Your skinny jeans can sit this one out, this season we’re seeing more relaxed-fit denim and we’re actually not mad at it. Straight leg, boot cut, wide leg, mom/dad jeans… whatever you’re into; this is the season to embrace it.

       Don’t get me wrong, being 5’3 I was hesitant I’d find a fit with the right width and length that didn’t swallow me whole. BUT we’ve found some great cropped styles as well as regular-length styles that are cute with literally any modern-day sneaker or boot.

       We’re also careful to find just the right amount of stretch because if we are finally getting out of our 2020 leggings (and yes girls, it’s time) nobody got time for that 100% Cotton fit. The best part? Our jeans retail under $100 with a premium denim feel 🙌 

>>>The Addison Jeans: https://shoppolished.com/products/the-addison-jeans<<<

girl with curly hair wearing sunglasses, faux leather puffy vest and wide leg jeans blue

>>>The Audrey Jeans: https://shoppolished.com/products/the-audrey-jeans<<<

>>>The Amanda Jeans: https://shoppolished.com/products/the-amanda-jeans<<<


       3. Layering Basic Tops

       Every wardrobe needs a ‘basic’ top that can be layered. Usually in neutral tones but colors add a pop to the ‘fit as well. A basic top or ‘shell’ can be a cami, tee, or long sleeve but for the purpose of this Fall Guide, we’re showing you our 2 favs!

>>>Our Everyday Basic Long Sleeve Top is a fitted, double-knit, long-sleeved top that feels smooth like butter. 


everyday layered basic long sleeved top in cobalt and faux leather pants

>>>The Leah Top is a ribbed, tunic-length, long-sleeved top with button detail. 


the leah top white basic long sleeved rib top in white

       Each of these provides a fit that’ll leave you feeling confident and comfortable whether worn on its own or layered up for the unpredictable fall days. 


       4. Flannels/ Plaid Tops

       Can we all agree on one thing? A good flannel never gets old. The minute that crisp air hits and that hot coffee brews; the feel of that cotton flannel with its bold plaid print just hits. Equally satisfying when plaid in general becomes trendy whether in a blouse or a chunky shacket- we are so here for it. Plaids give an effortless Fall vibe, and you can’t go wrong when paired with cold-weather fabrics. 

  • Shop our flannels … 

>>>Stay Here Forever Plaid Flannel Top: https://shoppolished.com/products/stay-here-forever-plaid-flannel-top<<<

stay here forever plaid top white leah top addison denimstay here forever plaid flannel top the leah top in white

 >>>Standing in the Street Plaid Flannel Top: https://shoppolished.com/products/standing-in-the-street-plaid-flannel-top<<<

  • Shop our plaid shacket …

>>>Life to Live Jacket: https://shoppolished.com/products/life-to-live-jacket<<<

  • Shop our work-appropriate plaids …

>>>Still Time For You Bottoms: https://shoppolished.com/products/still-time-for-you-bottoms<<<

>>>Better This Way Top: https://shoppolished.com/products/better-this-way-top<<<


       5. Neutral Colored Sweater

       Fall fashion excites me for the fabrics. Usually the chunkier (and oversized) the better. An ivory/white/cream-colored sweater brightens up any look and is timeless no matter the season or trends. We’ve got a few we love to layer. 

>>>Take Me to Class Sweater: https://shoppolished.com/products/take-me-to-class-sweater<<<

(Shown layered with a collared top for a refined look)

>>>Come on Down Top: https://shoppolished.com/products/come-on-down-top<<<

take me to class sweater ivory the addison jeans

 >>>She Will Be Loved Cardigan: https://shoppolished.com/products/she-will-be-loved-cardigan<<<

(Perfect for lounging or topping off any denim/legging ‘fit. Even layering dresses!)

 she will be loved cardigan cream everyday basic long sleeved top cobalt

Here are some more cream colored sweaters we’re loving…

>>>Who Needs Me Sweater: https://shoppolished.com/products/someone-who-needs-me-sweater<<<

>>>Busy Day Cardigan: https://shoppolished.com/products/busy-day-cardigan<<<

>>>Vanilla Latte Sweater Top: https://shoppolished.com/products/vanilla-latte-sweater-top<<<

       Which of our 5 Core Wardrobe Trends for Fall 2023 are you most likely to follow? We hope you enjoyed reading our take on this season and found this article helpful. Have any styling tips for any of the trends we’ve mentioned? Or Fall style tips for this year in general? Drop them in the comments, we’d love to hear from you! 

P.S- if you enjoyed our blog; here's a $5 coupon to shop our website! https://shoppolished.com/discount/102423BLOG

Stay Polished,

Xox Lisa

Photography credits: Kurt Garceau of Ascent Content www.ascentcontentco.com

Model: Gabriella Vigorito direct.me/gabbyvigorito

1 comment

  • Amerra Ziyadeh

    …adds to shopping cart**

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