The 5 Quintessentially Fall Clothing Items That Will Never Go Out of Style

A carefully curated list of our favorite classic fall garments.
Taylor Swift, Emily Ratajkowski, Alix Earle and Gigi Hadid walk down the streets of New York in their best fall fashion.

Taylor Swift, Emily Ratajkowski, Alix Earle and Gigi Hadid.

Fall fashion is upon us. Whether your closet is in desperate need of an upgrade or you want to treat yourself with one or two new pieces for the season, we have you covered. We’ve spent some time cultivating our list of the seasonal styles that are worth your time and attention.

There are a handful of fall- and winter-specific styles that just keep coming back year after year. Among them are tweed sets, turtleneck sweaters, corduroy pants, knit dresses and wool coats. No matter the year—or the overarching style that has claimed or reclaimed the streets—these pieces just keep reappearing. Various versions of the garments have been donned—this season and in past—by the likes of Taylor Swift, Emily Ratajkowski, Alix Earle and Gigi Hadid, among others. And, you know what they say: If you can’t beat them, join them.

These are the quintessentially fall classics. Get your hands on a few pieces ahead of the colder days to come.

Tweed set

Much like the rest of these pieces, tweed clothing never really goes out of style. But following the Chanel New York Fashion Week party in September—and because of the business-meets-streetwear fashion in vogue right now—it’s having a bit of a moment.

Tweed sets come in many forms—long- or short-sleeved blazer and skirts, pant suits, and dresses, for example—all poised to make a statement this season. Here are a few of our favorite styles to snag for the fall and winter.

Amanda Uprichard Braswell Top, $189 (

Amanda Uprichard’s tweed top comes in a sweet short-sleeved and colorblock style. Pair with the

Braswell Skort

($189) for the complete set.

Aqua Tweed Bustier Dress, $78.40 (

Featuring short sleeves, a square neckline and a classic black-and-white design, this mini is the perfect dress to pair with a complementary tweed coat and a pair of boots.

Aqua Tweed Pleated Mini Dress, $118 (

Aqua’s tweed dress features the sweetest pleated hemline. The long sleeves make it the perfect choice for cooler nights out.

Turtleneck sweaters

What’s more cozy than a classic turtleneck? The season calls for a comfortable, warm sweater to get you through the coolest nights. Whether you’re looking for an oversized pick or something with a little more intrigue, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorites.

Everlane The Cloud Oversized Turtleneck, $168 (

This slightly oversized wool sweater comes in four chic, muted tones—including this fabulous light blush—making for a good versatile neutral this season and next.

Urban Outfitters East West Cropped Roll Neck Sweater, $65 (

Sometimes a night out in fall and winter calls for a cropped version of your favorite warm sweater. For those occasions, opt for this light gray turtleneck.

525 Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater, $118 (

Much like the cropped sweater above, this short-sleeved knit top offers a slightly different look than your typical turtleneck sweater. Pair this cream-colored top with a jacket for any occasion this season.

Corduroy pants

Cozy corduroys are ideal for cool nights this season. While there isn’t a huge variety of styles, like jeans, for example, they come in a handful of different fits. Whether you’re into a straight-leg style or a flared pant, there are several versions on the market for you to choose from, including those listed below.

Mid Rise Loose Corduroy Pants with Washwell, $47 (

A classic pair of straight-leg corduroy pants. These come in four different shades as well as regular, tall and petite fits.

Free People We The Free Jayde Cord Flare Jeans, $98 (

For a more fitted style, opt for these Free People flared corduroys. With over a dozen colors to choose from, finding one to fit your fall aesthetic is easy.

Knit dresses

Like sweater tops, knit dresses come in various styles. Whether you’re into a baggy style or a more fitted version, a knit dress is a must-have in fall and winter. Here are some of our favorite styles for your convenience.

Abercrombie & Fitch Long Sleeve Easy Mini Sweater Dress, $80 (

Featuring a loose A-line fit and a V-neck, this mini is the ideal pick for a cold weather night out. Pair with boots and a jacket to complete the seasonal look.

Wilfred Cutout Knit Mini Dress, $88 (

Like a good short-sleeved sweater, a short-sleeved dress in fall and winter is an ideal night out staple. Just warm enough to don on a cool night, but chic and showy enough for a high-fashion evening.

Line & Dot Alta Sweater Dress, $141 (

With a defined waistline and a front slit, this knit midi is a glamorous, yet cozy, option. The slight off-the-shoulder neckline adds a little more intrigue to the already chic dress.

Wool coats

A wool coat is an absolute must. Whether you’re in need of a full-length version for the coldest nights of the season, or a short style for a more casual—and less cool—night, the below styles are sure to elevate your outfit.

Banana Republic Tie-Waist Wrap Coat, $138 (

This tan wool coat is a classic pick for colder weather. Snag this or the gray plaid version to get through the season in style.

Madewell Brushed Crop Shirt Jacket, $208 (

For those nights that you don’t need a full-length jacket, opt for a shorter wool coat instead. This Madewell style features oversized front pockets and the sweetest pale blue coloring.

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Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.