Yes, you read it correct! Many of the Fall 2022 trends may actually be hanging in your closet because they are all basic wardrobe staples!
The good news is, you do not have to spend a lot of money on something new to dress fashion forward this autumn. It's all about wearing the basics, aka, the simple everyday pieces that you already have hanging in your closet!
The bad news is, you have to invest time putting your looks together in new, fresh and exciting ways so that you are on point for fall. But don't stress. I'm here to help you spice up your basics and help you create fashion forward looks for fall.
So if you want to learn more about how to reinvent those staples that have been hanging in your closet, read my list of trends and style hacks below!
THE CLASSIC BLAZER
I'm so excited this wardrobe staple is considered an "It" item for Fall 2022! Guess what, your blazer can look anything but corporate, if you wear it in a casual-sort-of-way. By all means, feel free to pair it with your suit for the office, but when you are off-duty try pairing it with a pair of wide-leg jeans, a white tank top and your favorite sneakers …trust me, your style will be on point for Fall 2022.
Style Hack: When in doubt layer whatever you are wearing with a blazer! If your wallet will allow, purchase a blazer in a leather or faux leather texture for a fashion forward look this fall. What's more, this piece will become the workhorse of your closet for years to come!
2. White Tank Tops
White tank tops, were spotted all over the Fall 2022 runways. Pair this wardrobe staple with everything from fancy bottoms to basic jeans. If you don't already have a quality tank in your closet, run out and get one today. Wear your white tank top with everything, from your leather pencil skirt, to your wide-leg jeans or trousers.
Style hack: My favorite tank top can be found at H&M for just $7.99! That's right, you can find this fall 2022 trend for under $10!
3. Black Trousers
Hooray, your work pants can be worn to more then just the office! Sign me up for any piece of clothing that does double duty in my wardrobe rotation. Black trousers have a refined look that can be styled many ways, from corporate looks to relaxed weekend attire.
Style Hack: Instead of reaching for your jeans this weekend, try wearing your black trousers with a white tank, comfy cardigan and your favorite pair of sneakers. If you are in the market for a new pair of black trousers, try a wide-leg tailored trouser this season.
4. Ballet Flats
A fall trend that's actually about comfort and style! The ballet flat blends comfort and fashion like no other shoe out there. Ballet flats have been in style since Audrey Hepburn wore them and they have remained in style, but are particularly on trend this fall and were everywhere at New York Fashion Week. Pair your ballet flats with anything in your wardrobe and you will feel polished and pulled together no matter where you are headed this season.
Style Hack: If you are in the market for a new pair of ballet flats, find one in a texture or pattern that will add umph to any look!
5. The Trench Coat
Everyone should own a classic trench! Not only is it a versatile layer that you can wear all year long, it will also protect you from the elements. More importantly, it will elevate the look of any outfit because it's timeless. Pair it with your jeans when you are running out the door for an of the moment fall look with little effort.
Style Hack: If you don't already have one, purchase your trench in an interesting color or pattern for a nice change from the typical tan trench coat.
6. The Cozy Cardigan
There is a reason that this piece is a closet work-horse. A cozy sweater can go a long way. It's a classic that can be look updated with the slightest effort. Wear it as is, or throw it over your shoulders or wear it tied around your waist. It's a key piece that can instantly change-up your look. Pair it with anything from your Little Black Dress (LBD) to your jeans and you will look on point for Fall 2022.
Style Hack: If you are in the market for replenishing this wardrobe basic, go for a cardigan in a pop of color (such as cobalt blue) or of the moment pattern (such as houndstooth) and get even more bang for your buck!
7. Knee High Boots
Ankle boots (aka booties) are great, but my true love has always been knee-high boots. They keep you warm in the fall and winter and can be paired with anything from dresses and skirts to skinny pants and jeans for a more sophisticated look.
Style Hack: Go for a pointy toe knee-high boot to help your legs look elongated!
8. The White Button Down
The white button down shirt is so versatile, it can be worn open over a dress, under a blazer, or loosely tucked into jeans during the fall season. The options are endless. It remains a way to blend business and casual in the most chic way.
Style Hack: If you are in the market for a new white button down shirt, choose one in a fabric that is not see through!
9. Edgy Leather (or faux leather) Pieces
No matter what year it is, leather instantly adds a cool factor to any outfit. Whether it is a leather moto jacket, blazer, pants, skirt or dress, leather is always in style.
Style Hack: Yes you can wear leather to the office if paired with a blazer for a fashion forward corporate look (I'm here if you need help styling your leather pieces for work).
10. Shoulder Bags
This bag is a classic that is particularly on trend for fall. Of course, I love a statement bag as much as the next person; however, this season I'll be reaching for my tried-and-true shoulder bag to sling over my shoulder.
Style Hack: Your classic shoulder bag can be worn for years to come so, I promise, the investment will pay for itself over time.
Now that you know your wardrobe basics are fully on trend for Fall 2022, make sure that you put these items together in new and exciting ways so that you feel like your most confident self this season.
Send me a message if you need help getting your look in line for Fall 2022.
If you don't have the basics or want to freshen-up you wardrobe, I'm hosting a free shopping event at The Mall at Short Hills so sign up now while spots are available. Here is the link to shop with me https://calendly.com/styling-program-short-hills/lisa-emelo-two-2-hour-style-appt?back=1&month=2022-10
Have a fun and stylish fall season!