Fall Outfits: Sweaters, Leggings, Boots, & More!

Bridget Reed
Thu Oct 28, 2021

Four girls with beanies pink-black sweaters and grey heart leggings

Fall is undoubtedly the most fashionable season—chunky sweaters, classic leggings, and stylish boots? Sign us up! 

Start the season off right with a new fall wardrobe that’s cozy, comfortable, and completely unique. 

Why Is Fall the Best Fashion Season?

From pumpkin patches to Halloween parties, there are so many fun fall activities for the whole family to enjoy. Fall’s cooler temperatures, new beginnings, and holiday celebrations make it the most sartorial season of the year. 

It’s Getting Colder

Say goodbye to jean shorts, tank tops, and flip flops—cold weather is the perfect opportunity for a full closet overhaul! 

Fall fashion is both an art and a science. Did you know there’s actually a ton of research that goes into making clothes suited for colder temperatures

Fall brings the first hints of cooler weather, but you can still feel a hint of lingering summer heat. This means your favorite sweaters and jackets get their time to shine before being hidden beneath winter’s chunky puffer jackets and scarves. 

It’s Time for a Change

As the October foliage changes colors, you might also get inspired to turn a new leaf. Autumn’s falling leaves and crisp air marks the end of summertime, but the winter chill is not yet upon us. 

Simply put, fall creates the feeling of something new just beginning. Everyone is ready for a change, and your wardrobe is no exception. Ditch summer’s bold teals and yellows for autumn’s muted earth tones and warm, rich red hues. Redefine your style and enter the season, ready for a fresh start.

Halloween Is Here

While Thanksgiving may mark the official beginning of the holiday season, Halloween is fall’s first and most fabulous hurrah. Halloween offers something for the whole family, with Halloween costumes, spooky movies, and themed events galore.  

It can be tempting to buy a Halloween costume straight off the rack, but it’s much more fun to DIY a Halloween costume with the family. Enlist your little ones to help, and make memories that will last a lifetime. 

A few easy Halloween costumes you can make at home include:

  • A cloud and rainbow costume
  • The Men in Black
  • Disney characters
  • Rosie the Riveter
  • Mermaids

Get creative with the most fun fashion holiday of the year! 

How Do I Dress for Fall?

When you start to build your fall wardrobe, it’s important to remember some key concepts: think warm, cozy, and layered. 

The pieces you assemble should keep you at your most comfortable, even as the weather shifts. If you’re struggling to find fall pieces to take your style from summer heat to winter chill, we’ve got some ideas in mind. 

Think Warm

Your fall wardrobe should consist of items that can keep you warm on chilly nights and comfortable on sunny afternoons. Adding transitional pieces like scarves and knit jackets to your wardrobe can transform summery outfits into fall statements. 

Try a large sweater and cozy boots with your go-to summer sundress, or match a chunky beanie with your favorite throwback sweater set.

Think Cozy

You should never sacrifice comfort for style. Little cozy touches like wearing leggings under dresses for added warmth or sweaters paired with your favorite pair of jeans are what fall fashion is all about. 

You can even try a large hoodie with a pair of mom jeans and chunky white sneakers for a perfect look at school, at work, or at the grocery store. It can be easy to feel your most comfortable and your cutest if you know where to shop. 

Think Layers

Fall is meant for layers. You can peel off the outer layers of clothing when it warms up in the afternoon to show off your cute top underneath, or you can flaunt your favorite sweaters and hoodies when it cools down at night. Layering is crucial for outfits that can go from day to night while keeping the temperature just right.

What Are My Must-Have Items?

While you may have some workable pieces left over from your spring and summer looks, there are a few fall must-haves to take your autumnal looks to the next level. 


Sweaters are a staple item for fall fashion. They can be dressed up or dressed down for any occasion, and they’re a perfect layering piece. Best of all, you can never have too many sweaters, and they’ll never go out of style. 


For days lounging around the house or comfy Halloween movie nights with the kids, you’ll need a good pair of joggers to feel fashionable while attaining maximum levels of comfort. Joggers look absolutely adorable paired with a classic t-shirt and a hoodie.


Leggings are fashion’s jack of all trades. They’re trendy by themselves with a large sweater, or you can layer them beneath your clothing for an invisible layer of extra warmth. 

Whether you use your leggings to make a statement or as your secret weapon against the autumnal chill, they deserve a place of honor in your fall wardrobe.


For fall festivals, apple picking, and strolls through the changing leaves, dresses are a girl’s best friend. Find classic fall colors like red, neutrals, cream, green, and shades of yellow. 

Don’t be afraid to dress them up a bit with a nice pair of boots, make them fashionable with a white long-sleeved undershirt, or pair them with a trendy, chunky belt. 

Zip Hoodies

Zip-up hoodies are a classic comfort look that is great for layering and keeps you cozy all day long. Wear zip-hoodies with a dress, with leggings, or even on top of your favorite fall sweater on particularly chilly winter nights. 

Fall in Love With Your Fall Wardrobe

Shop all your favorite fall looks and fashion trends at PixieLane. You can find everything you need for warmth, comfort, and style to complete your fall wardrobe with ease.



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