Fall Fashion Essentials for Female College Students

Fall is right around the corner which means colorful leaves, comfy outfits, pumpkin everything, bonfires, and Halloween. Fall is one of my favorite seasons for all of these reasons. Even if you don’t love fall as much as me, maybe I can make you at least fall in love with the trends. 

The color palette for Fall

If these colors don’t make you think of fall I don’t know what else will! All of these neutral colors compliment each other perfectly making it incredibly easy to choose a top and bottom to create the perfect fall outfit. The fall color palette consists of warm toned colors representing the leaves changing and the chiller weather ahead of us.

Fall Color Palette Inspo

Tops: It’s sweater weather!

The cozy but cute look: Grab a few neutral colored sweaters and mix and match with any bottom.

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Crewneck Sweatshirts: Dress them up or dress them down. Go with an oversized look to be cute, comfy, and casual all day long.

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Simple Long Sleeves: Layer with any T-shirt, jacket, or puffer vest to add an element any outfit


Leggings: Pair with your oversized sweater or crewneck for the active but cozy everyday look

Jeans: You can’t go wrong with your favorite pair of denim jeans to mix and match with any top. *Helpful tip: Straight leg, mom, and boyfriend jeans are the hot styles*

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The perfect Fall shoes

A Classic White Pair of Sneakers: Perfectly pairs with any outfit (for my short girlies, GO PLATFORM!)

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A Neutral or Fall Color Pair of Booties: You won’t believe the use will get out of this. I haven’t any outfit to dress it up for a casual day OR a night out in town

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Ugg Slippers/ Birkenstock Clogs: I saved the best for last… Throw them on when you’re going to class or planning your next fall activity

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  • Matching Sets: The easiest, but most put together look. A sweatshirt and sweatpants doesn’t sound nice, but I’m going to classes, to coffee dates, to running errands, you’ll be staying stylish all day long.

Recommended Brands: WhiteFoxAerieZARA 

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  • Puffer Vest/ Jacket: A staple piece that can be added to any full outfit. Whether you were going for an athletic look for the cute and comfy look, this piece will never let you down.

Recommended Brands: AmazonH&MArtizia 

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  • Flare Leggings: Wear with any fall top (sweater, sweatshirt, long sleeve) and get the cozy feeling of leggings with a higher end appearance. Pair with those classy white sneaks or your favorite pair of slippers and feel amazing while doing it!

Recommended Brands: AerieArtizia

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For the Football Lovers

Fall means FOOTBALL! From tailgates, bar trips, or just hanging out on your couch to watch the game, you must always be in style while supporting your favorite team (and I hope its the Eagles)! Some items you may have already added to your cart becasue they are a part of the essentials listed above but here is some insight about how to style each look:

Outfit Inspo

Outfit 1: The classic- Leggings, plain hoodie, layered with your favorite players jersey. Add some white sneaks or even a hat and you’re all set! 

Outfit 2: Leggings, a crewneck from your favorite team, uggs or white sneakers

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Outfit 3: Plain long sleeve, puffer vest (could be your team colors), white sneakers. Choose any bottoms you feel comfortable in, this outfit is the best for mixing.

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Outfit 4: Leggings, team t-shirt, layer with plain long sleeve, add a vest or dont- up to you! 

Outfit 5: Leggings, a Baby-Tee/ cropped t-shirt with your teams logo, shacket, white sneakers 

Outfit 6: Swap out the leggings in ANY outfit above for your fav pair of demin jeans and dress it up a bit

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Outfit 7: For the chilly days- Take any combo from above, throw on some sweats, a little jacket, and stay warm but looking cute all game

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The Chic Accessories

The smallest and most simple statement piece can spruce up any outfit! Play around with any of these elements and watch your outfit come together.

  • Neutral baseball hat
  • Chunky hoops
  • Scarves
  • Over the shoulder purse
  • Claw clips
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Fall is the season to experiment with your outfits. There are so many different options to choose from and you can find what works best for you. Staring with these basics, you will be able to figure out your favorite styles while keeping up with the latest trends. Happy fall and happy shopping!