The Fall capsule wardrobe essentials to own for Fall 2021
Fall must haves for 2021 for an up to date look this season. Fall 2021 has so many exciting and fresh new trends to try but if you’re like me, your closet probably doesn’t need all 17 Fall trends and neither does your bank account. I’ve narrowed it down to these 5 Fall fashion essentials that will get the most wear and are as practical for everyday as they are stylish. What’s great about these Fall capsule wardrobe pieces is that all of the options can be mixed and matched to create numerous different outfit combinations. They’re also easy to dress up or down.
5 Fall Must Haves For 2021
These 5 Fall fashion essentials can be as affordable or luxe as you want. I’ve already stocked up on all of these and have linked to my favorites from designer to budget friendly.
1. Knee high boots
It wouldn’t be a Fall must haves list without boots. If you only update your wardrobe with 1 piece, my suggestion is to make it boots. I normally spend more on shoes and boots but went for budget white knee high boots. As I’m worried how quickly they’ll wear and will need replacing.
While black boots are still in fashion for 2021 and will never go out of style, white, light neutrals or metallics are more on trend this season. I’m really impressed with the quality and fit of these ones. I’ve already worn them with my sweater dresses and am packing them for Colorado next week to wear with my pink coat and bag. Expect lots of pink from me in October as its breast cancer awareness month.
2. Black or dark wash jeans
Black jeans go with pretty much everything and are more suited to Fall than blue or white. If you’re creating a Fall capsule wardrobe black jeans are easy to mix and match with your matching knit sets to create more outfits. They also look stylish with blazers for a smart casual look or under sweater dresses on colder days. I always feel like black jeans if they’re not distressed look smarter than blue jeans.
That’s why I tend to always go for black coated jeans. G-Star (lasted me 6 years before fading and losing their shine), Holland & Cooper (my current pair) and L’Agence have the best ones for a flattering, true to size fit. Just make sure to wash them inside out to preserve the coating. My black jeans are always on repeat for Autumn which is why they’re on my top 5 Fall must haves list.
A blazer is always great for transitioning into seasons and a Fall must have. As it can be worn with summer dresses at the start of Fall, then with jeans and boots or pumps as it gets colder. When it comes to colors, black’s an obvious choice but red, fuchsia pink, green, yellow, lilac, green and indigo blue are the trending colors for Fall 2021. But don’t ask me to narrow it down, I’m European and pretty much have a blazer in every color.
If you need some styling inspiration, here’s 31 ways to wear a blazer with jeans.
4. Sweater dress
I’m a huge fan of sweater dresses and matching sets and they’re definitely a Fall must have for me. One because they’re so easy to throw on without thinking twice and two because they’re so comfy and cozy. Short sleeve sweater dresses are perfect for transitioning into Fall and then long sleeve sweater dresses are easy to style with your knee high boots and tights on colder days.
If you’re worried about melting inside when restaurants and stores have the heating cranked go for thinner materials and sleeveless versions and layer up rather than wearing heavy knits.
Black, tan, colorful, it doesn’t matter for Fall Winter 2021. Logo tights are still in, as seen at the Fendace (not a typo) and Fendi shows at Milan Fashion Week. They make it easy to be able to keep wearing dresses as it gets colder and again from Winter going into Spring. I’ve had so much wear out of mine.
Just be careful with your zippers and jewelry! Be sure to pick up at least one extra pair to keep in your purse for emergencies along with some clear nail varnish to prevent snags and ladders runnings.
More in Fall fashion and style
Fall wouldn’t be the same without some Fall fashion essentials like boots, cozy knits and seasonal coffee from Starbucks. Since I shop for a living having a fashion blog, I get to spend my days looking through everything to make my selections from.
These are my top picks for the season from all of the fashion shows, fashion magazines like Vogue, my favorite online stores and all of the designer stores we have here in Vegas. Whether you’re going for a Fall capsule wardrobe for 2021 or a full out overhaul, these pieces have you covered.
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Eve Dawes is a Blogger, Podcaster, Mrs. England World 2020, a WBFF Pro Diva, SAG-AFTRA actress, NASM certified Personal Trainer, Founder of Dawes Custom Cosmetics and GlamourandGains.com. Eve's also the host of BFF (beauty, fitness & fashion) segment on Spill The Tea Live! The show for British Expats. Eve has over 15 years experience in the fashion world, is an avid traveller and cruelty-free beauty advocate.