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Can we talk fall outfits and fall looks? I'm sharing my top pieces that are must owns for anyone with a pear shaped body who wants to put together cute outfits for autumn!
(don't forget to pin your favorite fall outfit to your pinterest boards for future reference!)
Remember at the beginning of summer when I wrote a post about my favorite pieces for a pear shaped body for warmer weather? Well, it was a big hit. Apparently, a lot of us are little in the middle and…..larger in the hips. It makes sense right? A pear shaped body is the most common body type, and it's HARD to find pieces that fit well. For me? It's always things that fit in the waist, but not the hips.
Now that we're gearing up for fall, I wanted to share a few of my favorite pieces for cooler weather and your fall wardrobe. These all flatter a pear shape body, and won't break the bank (you're welcome). Now, bear with me…..because you're going to be seeing each of these in a LOT fall outfits, because….I'm all about pieces that you can wear again and again.
The key here? Cute fall outfits that you can invest in for years to come. I'm a huge fan of slowly building a fall wardrobe with high quality pieces over time. I try to invest in a COUPLE new items each fall season, and then to build on that slowly. You can always add a few items to reflect the latest trends, and that way you'll compliment your favorite fall outfits and classic items without doing a total overhaul of your fall fashion pieces each year.
Fall Looks: Staple for the Fall Season
Let's go over some basic outfit elements. As the weather cools down, it's important to have options that layer easily for the best fall looks. You'll want extra warmth options (like a lightweight jacket), and if you want to take your ability to mix and match to the next level? Stay within a complimentary color scheme so that you know everything can go together.
Stylish Outfits for Fall: Leggings
I have to admit, I go through hot and cold phases with leggings. But in the last couple years? They're a HUGE part of my fall outfits. From these pleather leggings (spoiler they're my new favorites) to classic black leggings…..they're so versatile (I even have a whole blog post filled with leather leggings outfit ideas) and easy to take from early fall to colder winter months. Layering is key here. Try cozy sweaters or a plaid shirt with a graphic tee, sneakers, and over the knee boots. A great pair of leggings is a super basic and important element for great fall looks that work for any casual day.
When it comes to jeans, I'm a tough critic. Let's be honest, finding the best jeans for a pear shaped body? Can be a bit of a challenge. I've done a LOT of research, and my favorite pairs are a HUGE staple for me. Fall looks? Involve jeans most of the time. For me? I love my lighter button fly and higher waisted pair with tees and layers. With oversized sweaters and knee-high boots? I'll wear a darker stretch pair. And for the perfect fit? I even got my own custom jeans made (for about the same price as a pair of high end denim pants!) My biggest suggestion when it comes to fall denim? Be sure to find a pair you love, and they'll be worth every penny.
From bomber jackets to classic trenches, you need something for fall that is a great layering piece. Depending on your climate (it's pretty mild for us here in San Diego) I'd suggest a simple trench coat or denim jacket and then one trendier option (usually a bomber or leather jacket for me).
Now, if we're being honest……when it comes to fall outfits or any other season outfits…..I'm a dress girl through and through. I love that I can wear my favorite sweatshirt dress with sneakers or ankle boots, and that my favorite sweater dress (which I would argue is the number one type of dress to get for fall) can be worn pretty much anywhere. When it comes to fall dresses, I'd invest in a simple tee shirt dress (this dress comes sleeveless and with sleeves and is GREAT for layering) and a sweater dress that you love. Those are both timeless options that you can invest in and wear year after year.
Even the most perfect fall outfits aren't complete without shoes. And for fall? My favorite shoes? Boots and sneakers. Comfort and style all in one. These tan tall boots? I've owned them for 5 years, and gotten SO much use out of them. They're definitely worth every penny! Other than that, each fall I invest a new pair of sneakers or two. I love that I can wear them pretty much anywhere!
Cardigans, sweaters and warmer layering pieces are some of the best parts of fall fashion. I love that we can layer, and add textures. From simple colorblocked cardigans to shawl sweaters……I have a few favs. My suggestion? Invest in one solid colored open sweater (I love this cream colored one), one great colorblocked one (this is the one I own), and one fun pattern plus additionally one sweater vest. That will cover MOST situations and give you some great fall looks options.