Fall Fashion Style Guide

As much as I don’t want to admit it, fall is almost here. The start of September has always signaled that summer has ended and fall has officially arrived for 2019. Even in Cincinnati where the weather is still in the 80s most days, the nights are getting shorter and the mornings cooler with each passing day. With this, it’s time to transition to fall style. This guide outlines the 5 items that have helped with my fall fashion style guide.

Leather Jacket

First up, the leather jacket. Recently, leather has made a huge come-back for its versatility and edgier style. For fall, this classic is perfect for transitioning to cooler days and is great for layering on top of more summery tops at the start of the season (like this adorable J.Crew Mock Neck Embroidered Blouse).

Leather Jacket | Fall Transition Style Guide | The Spectacular Adventurer
Outfit Details: Vince Leather Jacket, J.Crew Mock Neck Embroidered Blouse, and L’Agence Black Skinny Jeans

I tend to choose styles that are classic in both cut and color as a good leather jacket will last season after season. Whether it’s a traditional black leather jacket (like my Vince leather jacket below) or a modern alternative (like the AllSaints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket), leather jackets are perfect for fall transition style.


Next up, scarves. They are such a perfect accessory to transition into fall style. Scarves are great when the mornings are cooler and you need an extra layer. I love wearing scarves year round, but as we transition to fall my favorite go-to options are silk scraves (like this vintage Hermes scarf). They are great for providing just enough extra warmth (esp when paired with a silk blouse such as this Equipment Blouse) and aren’t too bulky.

Silk Scarf Outfit | The Spectacular Adventurer
Outfit Details: Equipment Silk Shirt, Hermes Silk Square Scarf (old, similar here), and Paige Transcend Skinny Jeans


Third, it’s time to bring out the sweaters! Although it’s still a bit too early for heavy chunky knits, a light sweater is perfect for fall transition style. I love to go with cotton blends (such as this white Eileen Fisher sweater). They are great for cooler days and nights without feeling like it’s already winter.

White Sweater Outfit | The Spectacular Adventurer
Outfit Details: Boden Sweater (old, similar Eileen Fisher here), Paige Transcend Skinny Jeans and Cole Haan Booties

Jean Jacket

Next up, one of my favorite fall transition style items – the jean jacket! This is great for the transition and works well with pretty much every outfit option. I love to pair my Madewell jacket with jeans, black pants, and even dresses (such as the time we went to Portland, OR to see the rose gardens). It just works with everything and is such a great layering piece!

Jean Jacket | Fall Transition Style Guide | The Spectacular Adventurer
Outfit Details: Madewell Village stripe ruffle sleeve shirt, Denim Madewell Jacket, Reformation Serena high waist skinny jeans, Paul Green Morea lace up sandals, Tory Burch Sunglasses (old), and Kate Spade Hoop Earnings

Wool Blazer

Last but not least, the wool blazer. This is such a great fall transition style item to look polished and sophisticated. This is the perfect blazer for both fall and well into winter. I love blazers that are unique with either a pop of color (like this amazing blue Rag & Bone Lexington Blazer) or fun plaid patterns (like this Veronica Beard Double-Breasted Blazer).

Blue Wool Blazer | Fall Transition Style Guide | The Spectacular Adventurer
Outfit Details: Rag & Bone Lexington Blazer and Halogen Black Modal Shirt

You might also enjoy reading: Summer Style with a Linen Dress and Fresh Spring Style

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  1. Andrea Deutsch
    September 10, 2019 / 10:10 pm

    I absolutely love these looks. After a summer of sun and heat, so nice to get to change it up! Each look above is great for a different venue.. from work to play and everything in-between!

    • Liz
      September 11, 2019 / 9:36 pm

      Completely true!!! So many great options for a perfect transition into fall! 🙂

  2. September 14, 2019 / 12:29 pm

    I live in sweaters during A/W! They are just so cozy and warm! 😊 This is such a great post xx

    • Liz
      September 14, 2019 / 4:02 pm

      They truly are perfect for cooler days! So glad you enjoyed reading 🙂

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