Fall Fashion Guide 2022: Stylish clothes for looking your best in cooler temperatures
ASOS / Reformation / Chico's / Levi's
Fall is the ultimate time to spruce up your wardrobe, so here at Wishlist we hand-selected some of the hottest, coolest, and best all-around pieces you'll want to pick up this season so you can look your best. Keep reading to find your favorite new dress, pair of boots, or top now before the leaves start changing.
Chico's was kind enough to send this jacket over to sample, and it far exceeded expectations when it comes to beauty, fit, quality, and the intricacy of those gorgeous embroidered sleeves.
The denim is thick but holds tons of stretch, making it the ideal layering piece for in-between seasons and over sweaters in colder weather. The cream-colored denim is a classy touch in the casual fabric, adding sophistication to the overall look.
The real standout here, though, is the sleeve detailing. Each thread is perfectly in place, coming together in a symphonic tapestry of color to elevate an otherwise basic jacket into something truly special. You can mix and match different colored layers underneath to draw out each shade found in the thread, allowing you to create multiple moods with this one tremendous piece.
Go for the ultimate cool-girl look with an ultra-wide leg pant that sits up high, gives you room to breathe, and instantly takes the effort out of any outfit in the most dashing way possible. They're casual with a tee as seen here, but you can step it up a notch with the matching blazer if you so wish.
The cowboy boot trend continues into fall but instead of the white we've seen trending all summer, red is the hot new ticket in shoe town. Add a spicy kick to a midi or mini skirt by throwing these on (add tights as temps drop), or tuck under dramatic flares for a funky retro-western look.
These red boots from Shyanne are made with full-grain leather, have an easy pull-on tab, and the snipped toe is a classic shape that will look fresh for years in your wardrobe. Invest in a boot like this and care for them properly, and they could last a lifetime.
If the "clean girl" beauty trend was something you appreciated this summer, you'll love the clean lines and cream shade of this Reformation bodysuit. The slim cut and long sleeves make it great for wearing on its own or layered with heavier pieces, and the twist at the neckline negates the need for over-accessorizing. As always with Reformation, the fabric is sustainable TENCEL™ Lyocell, a soft, stretchy knit that feels sumptuous to the touch and moves fluidly with your body.
Hourglass Tank With Square Neck and Bust Seam in White
It's the most basic of basic clothes, but the white tank top has been popping up on celebrities like Kendall Jenner since spring. Keep the trend going by styling it with a denim jacket as seen here, or layer under sheer pieces, cardigans, or flannels like the ones we'll include below.
This is the gold standard for denim jackets: slightly oversized, the perfect shade of denim, an impeccable shape, and tough-as-nails stitching. You won't find a better one so stop looking and get yourself a trucker jacket right now.
With Top Gun: Maverick bringing aviation style back in a big way for 2022, this luxe flight jacket from Avirex is a smart choice for wearing the trend in a classic, modernized way. Made from 100% French lamb leather body with a full lamb leather shearling collar, it's an investment piece that will look great and last a lifetime when shown the proper care.
If you haven't worn flares since high school, ease back into the trend with a perfectly curve-hugging boot cut like this one from Chico's. Their jeans are cut to flatter thanks to a contoured waist and lifting back yoke, and 3% spandex helps them hold you in tight without cutting off circulation. They also come in regular and petite so you can better shop for your appropriate length.
The sun may set earlier in the coming months, but that doesn't diminish your need for cool shades during the day. We tried these chic Vincero glasses for ourselves and found their lightweight, near-universally flattering shape is one you'll love for fall 2022 and far beyond thanks to the timeless frame style and goes-with-everything sensibility.
The arms are strong and attached securely, decorated with subtle "V" branding, and you get 100% UVA/UVB protection with polarization, too. A hard carrying case and microfiber cleaning cloth come with them, allowing you to remain scratch-free when on the go. Everyone looks sexier when wearing great sunglasses, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a better-looking pair than these.
Head-to-toe leather (real or faux) is the look of fall 2022. You can wear it with just the blazer or the pants if you're feeling shy, but going bold is the most fashion-forward move you can make right now. Everyone will be doing black leather so mix it up with crocodile-look brown.
The midi skirt is a season-less staple that, in this instance, flows beautifully and drapes over the hips and legs to provide a breezy yet put-together look. It doubles up nicely with a pair of tall boots and a turtleneck for more coverage later on in the season, but functions perfectly as an in-between look for the weeks when we're cycling through hot days and cooler nights. Animal print is practically a neutral at this point, but a subtle cheetah seems especially chic for this autumn.
Nothing screams "back-to-school season" quite like a varsity jacket, and this one has the added benefit of being the perfect autumnal burgundy with the phrase Femme Fatal beautifully stitched on the back. It's like borrowing your football player boyfriend's jacket all over again but in a grown-up, fashionable way.
Simple but striking thanks to a flattering shape and contrast stitching, this dress is perfect for layering this fall but is versatile enough to look fantastic in any season. The lines help create sleek curves at all the right places, and a touch of spandex provides the perfect fit; just imagine it with a gorgeous, snuggly cardigan and a great pair of ankle boots (or those red cowboy boots above) for the fall fantasy outfit of your dreams. It's a top seller at LOFT right now, so snatch it up before it's gone!
Dark Academia hit its stride as a trend a couple years back, but it returns seasonally as we associate the onset of fall with returning to school and all the clothes that go with it. Try it out for yourself with a simple piece like this corduroy vest that looks fantastic over everything from a tee shirt or button-down for daytime to little more than a lacy bralette for nights out. You can also layer it under a tweed suit jacket for a more on-the-nose professorial look, but add a flirty pleated skirt to keep it from being too stuffy. Speaking of...