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10 Fall Fashion Essentials

We’ve been waking up to chilly mornings here on the east cost and it’s becoming more apparent that Fall is upon us.Yes, like it or not the dreaded cold weather is here. Its not that I don’t like the cold weather, its just I don’t know *sigh* I need to get my head around it quickly and that means embracing all the beautiful things I love about fall – one being the fashion – yes give a few of these 10 fall fashion essentials and I will dance till the cows come home.


 10 fall fashion essentials for women

  1. Trench Coat – I love trench coat for fall and they come in so many great colors you can certainly have fun with it. If money isn’t an issue, I recommend splurging on a great piece, this is a classic item and will always be in style.
  2. Knee High Boots – Seriously, who doesn’t like knee high boots. No, don’t tell me. I refuse to believe someone out there detest the comfort and stylish element of knee high boots.  If you don’t like heels then opt for flat riding boots in brown or black. Best part, if you get a really good and comfortable one it can be your go-to shoe for fall through winter.
  3. Black Dress – Another item that isn’t just for fall. Every woman no matter what size, age or creed should own a basic black dress. We all know the many miracles black dress can do.
  4. Pullover Sweater or Sweatshirt – Sweatshirts has come a long way, they’ve become super stylish that even the trendiest celebs are sporting them. I got some really cute ones by Mango on sale at JCPenny.
  5. White Shirt – This isn’t just for fall every woman should have a crisp classic white button down shirt, make sure its fitted and isn’t too loose. If its loose it will look sloppy and that isn’t sexy.
  6. Blazer – Blazers have been a huge trend the past couple of seasons. Why? Well its very easy to wear, its versatile – you can wear it to work or every day for a casual look. If you don’t have one, well this is the season to get on board.
  7. Leather Skirt – Leather was very popular on the runway this year – its one of the top trends for fall. If you want to try out the trend then this is a good option, personally I wouldn’t start out with a leather dress, I need to ease myself into it first, so for now I am opting for a leather skirt and if all goes well I might upgrade and try the whole leather dress trend.
  8. Scarf – I say this a lot, Scarves are a wonderful way to bring in colors and add accent to your wardrobe.
  9. Ankle Booties – If you can’t fully commit to a knee high boot just yet, then an ankle booties, will be a great option, at least for the month of September and Oct at a minimum.
  10. Super Chic Fall Handbag – Nothing says, you’re ready for fall more than a nice carry all bag in one of these fall colors – burnt orange, taupe, mustard or grey.


Kira is the founder of award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. Prior to launching The Afropolitan Mom, she was a marketing executive in the technology industry. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two kids. When she's not on carpool duty or scrolling through Insta, she spends time adding items to her shopping cart while binge-watching shows on Netflix!



  1. robyn

    September 20, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Those boots are so cute! I love my boots!
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  2. HilLesha

    September 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I love everything, especially that skirt!

  3. Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom

    September 21, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Great picks! I love those knee height boots!

  4. Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving

    September 21, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    I love those suede heels. I wish I was more comfortable in them though, lol.
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  5. Anne

    September 22, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Love those boots, very cute. I refuse to admit it is fall yet, I am holding out for another week or so!
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  6. Dianna @ oyveyaday

    September 22, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Great pieces. I am looking forward to getting some nice new sweaters and a blazer. I wish I could get new boots, but I will be wearing an air cast through the fall season, so no new boots for me. 🙁
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  7. Meghan @JaMonkey

    September 22, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Boots are a must! I need to break mine out!
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  8. Sandra (at) Coasahmom (dot) com

    September 22, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I love boots! They are perfect for the season!
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  9. Rachel

    September 22, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I agree with the white shirt and leather skirt. And boots. I love the time of year when I can wear boots.
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  10. Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins

    September 23, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Those boots are super cute!

  11. Shell Feis

    September 23, 2013 at 2:02 am

    I already have a grey bag but I love the one you featured!
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  12. Jennifer @ MySweetSanity

    September 23, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Great picks and I absolutely love that black dress.
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  13. Sharon

    September 23, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I love fall! Why? I get to wear boots soon. I’m great with the weather as longs as I have boots and scarves; my two favorite essentials.
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  14. Angela

    September 24, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I really like the color of that blazer. Perfect for cooler weather.
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  15. eleni

    September 24, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Great picks! LBD + Knee high boots Fabulous.
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  16. Sara Phillips

    September 24, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I love the trench coat and blazer! But I live in South Texas and we really have no need for ‘fall’ clothes. I need great fall clothes that don’t make me warm.
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  17. Anne - Mommy Has to Work

    September 26, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I would like to get some dark jeans and a couple new long sleeved shirts.
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  18. Jenn- The Rebel Chick

    September 26, 2013 at 10:11 am

    It doesn’t get all that chilly here but that doesn’t stop me from loving fall clothes like that trench coat and boots!
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  19. Lisa @ Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy

    September 27, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    I love all these items but the sweater is my favorite
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  20. Mum's the word

    September 28, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    That leather skirt!! so so chic!
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  21. Jennifer H

    September 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    ooh I am loving it all! Some items I have, and some I need to make a shopping trip to get. 🙂

  22. Rosie

    September 28, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    I love this. Maybe I will see if I can pick out most of these as similiar items from Value Village. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  23. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?

    September 29, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Those boots are awesome! Love the color, too!
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  24. Kait

    September 29, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I love those boots — obviously I’m a shoe addict 🙂
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