The 7 must-have fall and winter staples to take your wardrobe from work to the weekend!

Women’s cool fall and winter fashion is all about the staples. A strong base of essentials that are trendy yet versatile enough to create a number of outfits. Ahead, we’re sharing the essentials we recommend adding to your rotation. Take a look, then enjoy a step by step guide for outfit inspiration and easy tips that’ll get you ready for fall.

Here are the essentials to begin with:

1. Tailored Jackets

2. Bold sweaters

3. Leather jackets

4. Layering blouses and knits

5. Dark denim

6. Chic booties

7. Structured handbags

With this streamlined selection of mix and match pieces, you’ll notice minimal effort is required when putting together a great ensemble. To show you how easy it is, we’re using the essentials from the list above to create three fall to winter outfits that can be worn for a variety of occasions.

Date-night classics

Sometimes the best outfits are the simplest. This quintessential winter date-night outfit is a favorite because it comprises comfortable pieces we’re all familiar with.

  1. Look for pretty details like ruffles or delicate stitching to make an otherwise simple sweater feel special. You can’t go wrong with this Gentle Fawn Serenity Sweater.
  2. Skip your standard pair of skinny jeans in favor of straight-leg jeans to give your outfit movement and dimension.
  3. Add asymmetrical booties and a vintage-inspired bag for a charming finish.

Bold workwear layers

To nail fall and winter dressing, one must learn the art of layering. Below, we’re showing you how to balance textures and colors like a pro.

  1. Start with fitted blazer made from a thicker material like tweed or corduroy and layer it with a silky blouse. Add a rich layer of color with this gorgeous Zadig&Voltaire blazer in bleu.
  2. Stay comfortable and fashionable with textured or leather-look leggings.
  3. Keep accessories neutral to prevent the outfit from getting too busy.

Chic weekend basics

What do you wear for late autumn days that consist of crisp mornings, warm afternoons, and chilly evenings? If you guessed layers, you’re correct.

  1. Modernize your ensemble with a sweater tank and a sleek (faux) leather jacket. This cozy combo can easily be adjusted depending on the weather.
  2. Choose slim-cut denim to elongate your legs, and go for a dark wash to add richness to your color palette. These Pistola Jeans are practically perfect.
  3. Finish the look with a structured shoulder bag and some leather booties. We think snakeskin is the perfect neutral with a pop. Check out some of our favorite Dolce Vita styles here.

Original Article Written by Trunk Club