A couple years ago, I rounded up 20 fall outfit ideas for 2020, but it’s starting to look outdated. Isn’t it funny how we go along for a while and trends are similar for a few years, and then all of the sudden they go through a pretty big evolution? I feel like that’s where we are this year, so I thought it might be fun to do 22 fall outfit ideas for 2022!
22 Fall Outfits to Copy Right Now
I did my best to link similar styles for the items that have sold out, but the idea here is to shop your closet, so hopefully it’s not too frustrating when you can’t purchase the exact pieces.
#1. White Tee & Black Leather Look Jacket + Blue Jeans & Fashion Sneakers
This is probably the most versatile outfit formula in this post. Each piece can be changed to create a whole new look. Swap the white tee for grey or black. Don’t like fashion sneakers? Try mules or loafers instead. The straight leg jeans can be exchanged for flares or skinnies, and if you don’t like the coated denim jacket, try a leather moto or a utility jacket instead.
2. Olive Utility Jacket + Black Tee w/ Jeans & Sneakers
This outfit is very similar to the one above, and you can swap out the black t-shirt for white or grey or even a neutral print. The jeans can be any style, and the olive jacket could be more of a bomber style if you don’t like this drapey utility jacket. Or for a different look, try a plaid jacket or a sherpa.
I also like this look with a henley tee and crop flares rather than the straight ankle jeans.
3. Brown Puffer Vest + Ivory Sweater w/ Blue Jeans
I declared the quilted puffer vest one of this season’s outdated fashion trends, but J.Crew has updated their iconic Excursion Vest and I’m longer style with adjustable back tab. This chestnut color is trending this fall, which helps keep this older trend looking fresh, as does pairing it with a modern denim silhouette.
Here’s a similar outfit with black jeans and crewneck sweater. I wear this burgundy leather moto jacket a ton during fall and winter and almost always with some combination of black, grey, and denim.
Black Pants + Denim Jacket & Fashion Sneakers
This is the other outfit with black pants I wanted to share because it’s such a nice casual yet elevated outfit for so many events and occasions, and it’s perfect for travel too. Of course, you can ditch the scarf if it’s too warm for that.
Casual Sweater + Sneakers & Jeans
It doesn’t get any simpler than this, but this cozy sweater is back this year and it comes in a myriad of colors. A sweater with jeans and sneakers is just as easy to throw on as a sweatshirt with jeans and sneakers, but it looks more elevated.
7. Black Leather Bomber + Flares & Ankle Boots
I love this look for casual date nights this fall. The leather bomber is a nice alternative to the moto jackets we’ve been wearing so much in recent years, and leg-lengthening flares pair perfectly with pointed toe ankle boots.
8. Black Sweater + Blue Jeans & Brown Clogs
This is a simple look, but I like the unexpected combination of black and brown, especially this time of year.
9. Brown Denim Jacket + Black Jeans
Here’s another brown and black outfit combination I like a lot. Just swap out the sandals for clogs or ankle boots for cooler weather. Wearing a piece of jewelry that incorporates both black and brown (like this bracelet) is an easy way to tie the colors together
This outfit also works with retro running sneakers for a more casual look.
10. Boyfriend Cardigan + Flares w/ Clogs
I love the trend of wearing a boyfriend cardigan buttoned up and front-tucked into jeans. It’s a fresh way to wear a button-up sweater, and it creates a flattering v-neckline. I purchased this one during the #NSale at 40% off, but Gap has a similar option for less. Also, if you find clogs hard to walk in, try a mule.
11. Olive Pants + Denim Jacket & Brown Wood Platform Sandals (or Clogs)
Another great non-denim option for fall is a twill trouser in olive or another seasonal color. These wide leg crop pants are Spanx, so they’re super stretchy and comfortable, and they hold in all the fluff.
12. Pullover Cardigan w/ Straight Leg Jeans
This look is very now. I love the shorter cardigan length paired with high rise straight ankle jeans, but these gorgeous loafers really make the look. I also like this cardigan with full length straight leg jeans and ankle boots. Blush with medium wash denim is a pleasing combination, but this sweater also comes in a beautiful caramel color for fall, as well as olive green and ivory.
13. Denim Jacket w/ Graphic Tee + Joggers
This outfit is one of the original 20 fall outfits for 2020, but I still wear this look all the time. I love a graphic tee for adding interest and personality to an outfit.
Of course, if you don’t care for graphic tees (or don’t have any) you can wear a solid tee with this outfit.
And no one says you have to wear black joggers. I actually reach for these pink ones more than my black pair these days.
14. Cardigan + Tee w/ Flares & Ankle Boots
If you love an open cardigan like this one, keep it looking fresh and modern by pairing it with crop flares or straight leg jeans.
15. Black Leather Moto + Camel Sweater w/ Blue Jeans & Ankle Boots
I love the juxtaposition of a luxe camel cashmere sweater with the toughness of a black leather moto jacket. This outfit keeps it classy with slim straight leg jeans and sleek black ankle boots.
16. Black Leather Moto + Grey Sweater w/ Black Jeans & Fashion Sneakers
Speaking of a black leather moto jacket… A monochromatic look with shades of black and grey is always chic, as long as the fit and quality of each item is on point.
17. Black Quilted Vest + Camel Cashmere Turtleneck w/ Blue Jeans & Lug Sole Chelsea Boots
This outfit is a variation on #15, but I’ll give it its own number. This is the older version of the J.Crew New Quilted Excursion Vest, and I think it can still look modern when worn with current denim styles. This color combination always looks more expensive
18. Ivory Sweater w/ Blue Jeans & Patterned Mules
I love the elegant simplicity of an ivory sweater with a great pair of blue jeans. These straight crop jeans keep this look on trend, and the plaid mules with the matte black hardware add an element of interest. Now if I could just learn to stand up straight… haha!
Accessories really matter with an outfit this simple. The layered necklace and textured hoops draw the eye up towards my face.
19. Olive Sweater + Dark Wash Denim w/ Cognac
This is another simple outfit that’s all about the color combination. Olive green is a trending color for fall, and it pairs really well with dark denim and cognac shoes and accessories. The belt is super important here. It adds another element of interest and breaks up the two dark color tones, plus it makes the outfit look more finished.
20. Stripe Polo Neck Sweater + Jeans & Sneakers
Polo neck sweaters are trending this fall, and I love this black and white stripe version, although I think I could have sized down. I just paired it with distressed crop flares and my Veja sneakers for casual fall weekend vibes.
21. Animal Print Tee + Black Denim
I feel bad sharing this look because only the jacket is currently available, but this is one of my favorite fall outfits that I wear on repeat. While animal prints aren’t as trendy as they were there for a while, a quality, tasteful animal print is always in style. This abstract cheetah print tee by ATM is a good example of that.
Gap has a v-neck option that looks pretty good, and J.Crew Factory has a cheetah teddie sweater that I like a lot. It’s been around for years, but it still looks good.
22. Black, Black & More Black
When in doubt, I just layer on the black. Incorporating a variety of textures helps keep it interesting, and of course proper fit is key. FYI, these boots are so comfortable for a 3″ heel, and the 5 1/4″ shaft fits easily under crop and ankle flares.
And that’s a wrap! I hope these fall outfit ideas help you expand your closet and get more wear out of what you already have.