5 Denim Must-Have Pieces for Your Fall Wardrobe

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By Kelly Smith

Summer is still shining but autumn is waiting on the horizon.  It won’t be long until we start to instinctively crave fresh denim looks as the crisp air begins to move in.  Jeans almost always come to mind when September begins but there is more than just jeans when it comes to wearing denim.  Denim is a year round favorite for most of us but each season has its own look, feel, color and texture.  For the transitional fall weather, read on to find inspiration for spicing up your fall wardrobe by adding the right pieces that will work for you!

Denim vests—these are the sleeveless version of the denim jacket of course, so they crave to be layered.  Pair one with a loose, billowy blouse and a modern skinny jean in black or tan then top it off with a cute printed scarf and a pair of mules and you’re flying high in the fashion department this fall!

Shirt dresses— This style is so versatile that practically anyone can wear the look.  The benefit of a shirt dress is that it provides a loose fit without being sloppy looking as long as you tie it at the waist with either a belt or a scarf.  They offer flexibility for any style and can be dressed up by adding tights and a black pair of patent pumps or keep it casual with a pair of leggings underneath complimented with a chic military ankle boot.

Skirts/skorts/shorts— choose your favorite or all three!  Whether you stick with a long classic pencil skirt or the mini for you frisky fashionistas, either way, you’re covered this fall.  Look for button-ups on both lengths this fall.  Buttons and zippers are front and center on skirts this fall.  Keep the look simple by teaming them up with a casual scoop neck tee and cardigan. Ballet flats add a touch of fun to this simple but trendy look.

Jean jacket/ jean shirt-– Denim jackets and tops are perfectly paired with just about everything in a wardrobe.  Try a pair of black denim jeans and crisp white blouse under your favorite color denim jacket and listen to the compliments pour in!  Don’t forget the accessories and a cute pair of wedge heels to finish the look.  A light colored denim shirt layered over an otherwise stale outfit will give an instant urban-chic vibe to be envied.  Slap on some accessories in the hot hues of fall such as crimson or amethyst and you’ve got all the makings of a fashionable fall weekend!

Jeans— Last but not least, let’s talk jeans.  While skinnies are still hanging on strong, some of us still prefer a more classic look.  Thankfully, flared jeans are right back in full force and are seen in lots of colors in addition to the classic blue denim.  Flared jeans are my favorite simply because of their versatility.  They can make a statement with a simple knit top and scarf or provide a more sophisticated look by adding a blouse and a sleek fitted blazer.  Since your shoes will most likely be undercover, you can get away with just a simple flat.

Denim and autumn are synonymous with one another and can be worn so many different ways.  Denim pieces are surely most women’s go-to favorite for the weekends while still providing an option for a more polished evening look.  From dark wash to light wash and everything in-between, denim offers a fashion choice for almost every occasion.  Here’s to making denim feel fresh and new this fall!