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    Just 33 Clothing Pieces For Those Fickle Fall Weather Days That Are Hot, Cold, And Everything In Between

    Unpredictable forecasts call for reliable wardrobes.

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women’s.

    1. A v fall-appropriate pumpkin embroidered sweatshirt, because a cute pullover is just the ticket when you wanna feel cozy without sweating under a thick coat. Oh, and it's the perfect "passing out candy on Halloween top" if you're just not that into full-on costumes. 

    close-up of model wearing the orange embroidered pumpkin sweatshirt
    the orange sweatshirt on top of a paid of jeans, with some jewelry nearby
    Good Scout Supply / Etsy

    Good Scout Supply is a North Carolina-based small biz specializing in super cute monogrammed apparel and accessories using a range of fun typefaces. 

    Promising review: "Super soft and warm without being too heavy — this was the perfect top for a brisk fall day!" —Emma Davidson

    Another promising review: "This sweatshirt is so adorable! The quality is great, it runs true to size and the embroidery is perfection. Can’t wait for fall to come so I can wear it!" —Elizabeth

    Get it from Good Scout Supply on Etsy for $38 (available in sizes S–3XL). 

    2. An adorable wide-leg jumpsuit, which looks like it came straight out of an expensive linen collection rather than good old Amazon dot-com. It's giving "cool art teacher" vibes and would look so cute under a chunky cardigan or paired with a fitted tee when the sun's in full force. 

    reviewer wearing the brown jumpsuit with a black long-sleeve underneath
    reviewer wearing the army green jumpsuit with a black tee underneath

    Promising review: "I got this to be sort of a summer into fall transition item and I’m so surprised by how comfortable it is! If you like things to fit snugly on you, don’t bother getting this because it is loose everywhere unless you tighten it all the way, but it’s super breathable and comfortable! Especially for layering!" —Brie Parry

    Get it from Amazon for $24.98+ (available in sizes XS–5XL and 13 colors). 

    3. An exceptionally pretty barrel pant for anyone who's ready to trade in their summer neons for warm, rich fall hues. The roomier fit will keep you nice and comfy while you're out and about, while the thicker fabric will protect you from unexpectedly breezy weather. And since they're slightly cropped, they're perfect for showing off all of your new boots. 

    model wearing the reddish brown pants with a tank and tennis shoes
    model wearing the gold pants with a white tank and yellow sandals

    I bought these pants in black a few months ago, and they've quickly become one of my go-to pairs. At 5' tall, I find it's hard for me to find pants that aren't too long without going the juniors route, so I was pleasantly surprised to find these hit me just above my ankles — the perfect length for pairing with my chunky Doc Martens (my fall shoe of choice). I recently packed these on a trip to Italy, and paired them with white sneakers during the day for a cute and casual comfy look. They feel SO sturdy, yet lightweight, and while I haven't had them for a super long time, I can tell they're gonna last me for a while. I'm already eyeing other colors now that summer is ending 👀.

    Promising review: "These pants are the comfiest thing you’ll ever put on. I was soooo surprised. I usually don’t wear jeans all that much because they are just uncomfortable to me. So when I stumbled across these in the store I just had to get them. I’ve worn them my entire trip, hiking, a night out, for a cute coffee date with friends — they are A MUST-have piece in everyone's closet. And they just are so versatile, too. You could pull them off with sneakers or heels. I could just go on and on about these pants." —JasminaB

    Get it from Everlane for $98 (available in regular and tall sizes 000–16 and eight colors — not all colors available in all sizes). 

    4. A Levi's faux leather jacket, because if there's one layering piece you need on days when the weather can't make up its mind, it's this bad boy. Throw it over lit-er-al-ly everything in your closet and thank me when you're wondering how you ever got by without it. 

    reviewer wearing the black jacket with black pants
    reviewer wearing the pink jacket

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this jacket! I wear it all the time and it’s perfect for all seasons and most all occasions. It was definitely a splurge on my end but it was so worth it. Yes it’s stiff at first but more use of it makes it mold to your body. Highly recommend this!" —Satine/Kelley

    Get it from Amazon for $50.35+ (available in sizes XS–4X and 49 colors/patterns — not all styles available in all sizes).

    5. Or a faux leather button-down to wear when you want that same sleek look on warmer fall days. It looks SO much more expensive than it actually is, and one reviewer said they wear it as both a shirt and shacket, so you're really getting two pieces in one!

    model wearing the brown top with striped pants and loafers
    model wearing the cream top with matching pants

    Promising review: "Love this blouse. The cream color is perfect, just what I had been asking for. I like the chocolate, too, and might just have to pick one up in that color, too. Works great for layering or pairing with the A New Day faux leather pants. Been waiting all year for some fall faux leather from A New Day and this does not disappoint." —SaraT

    Get it from Target for $28 (available in sizes XS–4X and in cream or brown).

    6. A seriously *stunning* slip dress perfect for layering under your favorite leather jacket or trench coat when the day's forecast is as all over the place as your brain during DST. Wear it with heels and you've got yourself an evening dress, or pair it with ankle boots for an impossibly cool fall look.

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    Promising review: "Effortless, beautiful dress. This dress looks silky and high quality and can pair well with any jacket. It still looks great after machine wash and machine dry." —Kelley Cramson

    Get it from Amazon for $44+ (available in sizes XXS–5X and 23 colors)

    7. A pair of soft joggers, which, yes, FEEL like pjs, but are actually quite cute if you end up wearing them in front of other humans in public. The fabric strikes just the right balance between lightweight and cozy, and when you feel like putting exactly zero effort into your outfit, throw these babies on with some tennis shoes and you're golden. 

    Writer wearing the black joggers
    model wearing the light gray joggers and matching sweatshirt
    Britt Ross / BuzzFeed, ThirdLove

    I recently joined the 21st century and got my first pair of joggers (!), and they're this exact pair. I don't really know what I was thinking by holding off for so long — maybe I figured they would just be glorified sweatpants? — but I'm here to say that they have RUINED all other pants for me from here on out. They're comfy enough to wear as pajamas or around the house when I'm feeling lazy, but cute enough for me to wear out without feeling self-conscious about looking like someone who couldn't be bothered to look presentable. In fact, I even wore them on Thanksgiving last year (a drawstring waist = you can chow down and still be comfortable), and no one was the wiser.

    I love that they're a little looser on top and tapered at the bottom, making them look way more elevated than my baggy college sweats. There's not really much else to say about these pants other than, mark my words, I will be keeping an eye out for other colors. If you're on the fence, hop right on off and get them stat! PS: They come with super-roomy pockets. 🙌

    Promising review: "The most comfortable pants EVER. I adore these pants! I was worried they'd be too long on me (most pants usually are), but they fit just right. Love the stretchy waistband and how I can wear them while being cozy at home or run errands while looking semi-human. :)" —Miriam S.

    Get it from ThirdLove for $55 (available in women's sizes XS–3X and in black or gray).

    8. And a sporty pair of cargo joggers you'll wanna wear on every fall hike, since they really are the best of both worlds: full-length but made from a lightweight, quick-drying fabric. Plus, they're SPF 50+ treated for extra sun shielding!

    reviewer wearing the gray joggers with a white hoodie
    reviewer wearing the gray joggers while hiking near a waterfall

    Promising review: "These joggers fit the bill for me. I needed lightweight pants to wear while working in the yard. We live in the heavily wooded boondocks of Florida, and working in the yard without getting eaten up by mosquitoes and other insects is a challenge. These pants are lightweight and breathable enough to wear when it's warm, and at the same time, help to ward off the bug bites." —Hello

    Get it from Amazon for $32.98+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 12 colors). 

    9. A classic trench coat that'll make you feel just so ~autumnal~ as you stroll around with a spicy chai latte in one hand and a cider donut in the other. Such a timeless look, and the perfect warm/cold go-between. It's even water-resistant!

    model wearing the beige trench coat
    model wearing the tan trench coat
    Old Navy

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this trench! I have been searching for a trench that isn't too long on me (I'm 5'1) and didn't want to break the bank buying one, either. I ordered the light beige and I like it so much I ordered one in black, too. Just size down if you want more of a refined tailored look." —Robyn

    Get it from Old Navy for $84.99 (available in regular sizes XS–4X, tall sizes S–XXL, and three colors — not all colors available in all sizes). 

    10. An ever-so-oversized blazer, because if you don't already have one of these babies in your closet, there's no time like the present. It'll instantly polish up your look with barely any effort, whether you wear it as a light jacket on brisk fall days or drape it over your shoulders when the temps are a bit more forgiving. 

    reviewer wearing the black blazer with jeans
    reviewer wearing the tan blazer with black pants

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    Promising review: "Just fabulous! Looks much more expensive. Good quality and fit! Just the right weight for fall into winter for sure!!!!" —karen Conner

    Get it from Amazon for $69.90 (available in sizes XXS–5X and nine colors). 

    11. A very retro-esque striped top to throw on when the weather calls for long sleeves, but you don't want the heft of a sweater. Those eye-popping colors are even bolder than the changing leaves, and the fitted design will look great with all of your cute high-waisted pants.

    close up of reviewer wearing the striped top
    reviewer wearing the striped top with red pants

    Promising review: "Great striped top with retro flair. I absolutely love this shirt! I've already worn it several times since it arrived in the mail a few weeks ago. It fits true to size, is very comfortable, and easy to style. Definitely a new wardrobe favorite." —Tori Radday

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 11 patterns).

    12. A supremely soft three-piece loungewear set, which comes with a crop top AND duster you can use as an extra layer as the transition from day into night gets progressively cooler. 

    reviewer wearing the light blue three piece set
    reviewer wearing the tan three-piece set

    Promising review: "I. LOVE. THIS. With or without the jacket, it’s incredible. The color is spectacular. You can dress it up or down. Stretchy but true-to-size relaxed. Warm but not hot. Comfortable. I just can’t say enough good things about this incredible set." —Pj

    Get it from Amazon for $35.89+ (available in sizes S–XL and dozens of styles). 

    13. A cozy wrap sweater dress that'll go ~perfectly~ with the ultimate fall accessory — a piping hot PSL. The short length earns it an A+ for versatility, so pair it with tall boots at the start of the season and fleece-lined tights as winter approaches. 

    reviewer wearing the tan dress with knee-high boots and a hat
    reviewer wearing the gray dress with knee-high boots

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    Promising review: "Okay, I am totally in love with this dress. I am always skeptical buying clothes online, especially dresses, when I can’t try them on. But WOW. This dress is so beautiful. It fits like a dream, and the material is such wonderful quality. I have already bought it in two colors. I love the tight fit, and that it’s not too tight, but just tight enough. This dress keeps me incredibly warm as well, so I can totally wear it during wintertime! I love that the tie is a separate piece because you can make it just how you want. It’s a perfect fit! I have nothing bad to say about this dress, and I can’t wait to buy more!! :)" —Katie

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 22 colors). 

    14. A preppy mod pencil dress, because few things say "fall" quite like plaid. The long sleeves will keep you warm on cooler days, and you can wear it with or without tights depending on the weather.

    Reviewer wearing the blue, black, and red plaid dress
    different reviewer wearing the blue, red, black, and tan plaid dress with blue heels

    Promising review: "This dress is great for fall and winter in regards to both the pattern and material. The material isn't terribly thick, but does insulate pretty well (it's polyester). I love that you can wear it with or without leggings, and boots or pumps — hence, great for both fall and winter! I always get compliments when I wear this dress to work. The sleeves are slightly long on me, but I don't mind the excess there as it can be easily pushed up OR useful when I'm trying to keep warm!" —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 13 colors/patterns).

    15. Or a swingy plaid pinafore dress, which would look *so* sharp with black tights and a fitted turtleneck, or some chunky socks and lace-up boots when there's less chill in the air. 

    model wearing the black and red plaid pinafore dress
    back of model wearing the black and red plaid pinafore dress

    Promising review: "This dress makes me feel so cute and confident, and I get soooo many compliments when I wear it. I usually pair it with a black knit sweater or a gold velvet sweater and some ankle boots." —Abigail

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes L–5XL and 10 prints — not all styles available in all sizes).

    16. A romantic puff-sleeve smocked top that'll dress up even your most distressed fall jeans. One reviewer said it was "extremely comfortable and breathable," while another mentioned it being lightweight enough for summer but also appropriate for autumn. TL;DR: Put this on when the forecast is being a little ~inconsistent~. 

    model wearing the rust colored top with white pants
    model wearing the pink top with black pants

    Promising review: "Super cute top for fall! Love the silky material and the color is exactly as pictured. Very comfy and true to size!" —KRamirez52243

    Get it from Target for $28 (available in sizes XS–4X and five colors — not all styles available in all sizes). 

    17. A casual-chic oversized sweatshirt and shorts duo, because I can't be the only one who gets excited about "shorts-and-long-sleeves" weather. This lovely matching set looks like it's from a high-end loungewear brand, but costs less than 50 bucks for the whole shebang. 

    reviewer wearing the tan shorts set
    reviewer wearing the blue shorts set

    Promising review: "Most comfortable outfit everrrrr! Bought for my travel outfit for my bachelorette trip and now wear it alllll the time because it’s so comfy and GREAT quality! Plan to order in other colors!" —Adrianna B.

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 15 colors). 

    18. Or a waffle knit long-sleeve top and shorts set you'll be glad you have on those in-between days when you need something a liiittle bit toasty but would also appreciate some airflow. Oh, and did I mention it's just really friggin' cute?

    close-up of reviewer wearing the pink shorts set to show the waffle knit texture
    reviewer wearing the greenish-blue shorts set

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    Promising review: "I'm new to buying fashion on Amazon. I always worry about 'quality' pieces actually coming from Amazon...but this set defies all of it!! It's a thick, cozy waffle material that you will want to lounge in all day and night! I'm a work-from-home mama, so I don't really get dressed up every day. This is such a great alternative because I still feel cute but am also comfortable! Great set all around. Highly recommend!" —danielle comstock

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 32 colors). 

    19. A super soft button-down that looks like it was just made for pumpkin patches and hayrides. Plus, its breezy fabric is ideal for layering, and it would look just as great under a puffy vest as it does on its own. 

    reviewer wearing the brown and black plaid top
    reviewer wearing the white and black plaid top with jeans

    Promising review: "Love this shirt! Definitely getting in the other colors. I’ve washed it once so far and no complaints." —Jenna Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 36 colors/patterns).

    20. A lovely pair of linen pants you can wear on milder autumn days when you want some breathability, but full coverage, too. And if your fall wardrobe is currently full of black and gray, these will add some much-welcome color.

    model wearing the coral pants with a peach tank and white shoes
    Magic Linen

    Magic Linen is a family-owned small biz based in Lithuania that, in addition to clothing, makes dreamy linens for the kitchen, bath, and home.

    Promising review: "I purchased the Kihei linen pants in green and love them. The color is beautiful and the fit is great. They are extremely stylish and comfortable. I highly recommend Magic Linen." —Vicki B.

    Get it from Magic Linen for $89 (available in sizes XS–XL and 12 colors).