Yesterday officially marked the beginning of fall, and along with most other fashion lovers, we at Who What Wear could not be more excited. Sure, there’s a chill in the air, hot coffee reigns supreme, and the leaves are threatening to turn—but there are more pressing reasons why fall totally rules.
Rather, we’re envisioning trysts in oversized knit sweaters and giant scarves, pulling our favorite boots from the dark depths of our closets, and even starting to dust off our favorite hats. The fashion is what really makes fall the best season—there’s not one other that comes close, as far as we’re concerned.
Click through the gallery below for six reasons why fall really IS the best season of them all!
At last! After the sweltering months of summer have passed—when you were forced to resort to wearing nothing but cutoff denim shorts, sandals, and crop tops—you can bundle up in a sweater big enough for two or three people. Oh, happy day!
Free People Following Directions Zipper Cape ($198)
While, technically, you can wear scarves in the spring and summer—we all know that fall is the true proprietor of the cool-weather accessories. Get ready to wrap up on a daily basis!
Helmut Lang Augmented Alpaca-Blend Infinity Scarf ($195)
It’s basically a scientific fact: Boots make every outfit look better. Whether your poison is a knee-high rider, a sexy thigh-high pair appropriate for only the most courageous of vixens, or an on-trend Chelsea style, boots elevate almost every outfit.
Alexander Wang Gabi Notch-Heel Leather Ankle Boots ($675)
If you’re a fan of wearing a tunic over jeans with a jean jacket and a leather moto jacket on top (or something similar)—then the beginning of fall is essentially your Christmas.
From soft knit beanies to felt fedoras to badass snapbacks, fall is hat season. The best part: Wearing a hat nearly every day means you never have to fix your hair. (Right?)
If you consider yourself a sartorial admirer of any sort, then you probably love a good coat. And fall, not winter, has assumed the throne as the ultimate coat and jacket-wearing season. From lightweight bombers to super-heavy faux furs, we adore wearing them all.
River Island Color Block Coat With Notched Lapel ($153)