While each new season brings fresh, exciting trends, there are certain fashion basics that resurface year after year, and outfits wouldn't be the same without them. As much as the fashion world loves something new, it's pretty much married to a few tried-and-true wardrobe staples.
These pieces act as the foundation to every good outfit, and fashion people break them out year after year the moment the seasons change. Since fall is right around the corner (September 23 everyone, mark your calendars), I figured we should highlight them. From cozy cardigans to timeless trench coats, these are the five fall basics every fashion person will be living in faster than you can say pumpkin spice latte.
Cardigan sweaters are the grandma trend that fashion girls can't get enough of. Every fall, they're worn either as sweaters or tied around the shoulders—and this year will be no different. The touch of texture elevates every outfit.
This one does the styling for you.
This year is going to be all about loose trousers specifically, but every year around September the fashion crowd breaks out the khaki-colored trousers for the perfect fall pant. They look just a touch more polished than jeans but are still beyond easy to create outfits with.
Nothing feels more like fall than corduroy.
This cut is so flattering.
Pair this with a chunky cream sweater for the perfect fall look.
Trench coats may sound boring, but they're actually the ideal third piece. Even your cliché jeans-and-a-tee outfit becomes instantly cooler when you throw a timeless trench coat on top.
The ultimate neutral.
A blazer might actually be the most-loved fashion-girl jacket of all time. They add instant polish to your look, can go from day to night with ease, and just make you feel like an all-around boss when you wear one. Throw one on top of jeans, trousers, or dresses for an outfit that will always be considered cool.
A structured blazer is one of the safest investments you could make.
A plaid blazer looks insanely cool with jeans.
You can never go wrong with a black blazer.
BLACK ANKLE BOOTS
No fall wardrobe is complete without a pair of black ankle boots. Whether they're sleek, clean Chelsea boots or thick, chunky Doc Martens, black ankle boots will forever be the number one fall shoe.
Lace-up boots are going to be huge for fall 2019.
You'll wear these with everything.
Dr. Martens will always be the cool-girl boots.