10 Anything-But-Basic Statement Pieces for Fall

Summer fashion

Although it’s still scorching hot, I’m already dreaming about the sleek ankle boots and faux fur jackets I’ll be getting in fall. Looking to add a little panache to seasonal staples, I scoured for these stunners to instantly uplift any fall/winter look. I’m sure they’ll serve me well into the colder months.

1. V-Neck Cold Shoulder Top from TOM & RABBIT

The cold shoulder seemed like a passing trend, but has proven to be anything but! This elbow-sleeved style is the perfect going-out top that combines coziness and sexiness. It wields major styling potential, just like the great button-down it is born from. I’d team it with cutoffs until the temps drop further.

2. Belted Faux Leather Skirt from Cherryville

The sleek mini skirt is a versatile piece that works year round. I totally love the pared-down palette of this leather edition. Just think about how it can be taken from the office, out to dinner and through the night. It matches so well with heels, boots and even sneakers!

3. Side-Slit Pants from DABAGIRL

I can’t think of a reason to exclude this slit pair from my list. The sultry incision and contrasting trims result in a more polished hem. Add a loose-fit sweater for a cozy office look.

4. Patterned Playsuit from DISCOSALON

Do you love the pajama trend too? This cute onesie is the look for when you want to look chic and feel comfortable (all while achieving party-ready status). For those balmy evenings, add a denim jacket.

5. Striped Cropped Knit Top from DABAGIRL

For an instant outfit refresh, this short knit top might be my next hero. It’s perfect for layering under any fall pieces. Give this candy-colored top the street style statement by teaming it with tight pants and a trench coat.

6. Frilled Jacket from DABAGIRL

With a sweet pastel palette and tiered ruffles throughout, this jacket is an inherently girly piece. But in its sharp, boxy cut, the fussy factor sharply drops. Wear it with bare legs now, and with leather skinnies come fall.

7. Spaghetti Strap Lace Midi Dress from WITH IPUN

Effortless to wear, the simplest pieces sometimes have the most transformational power, like this vintage-inspired lace midi dress in of-the-moment millennial pink. The lacy number serves up the perfect mix of feminine and flirty. Pair it with a boxy denim jacket and trainers for chillier days.

8. Pleated Velvet Midi Skirt from Sugar Town

What could be more cool-weather-worthy than velvet? A clean-lined midi skirt like this navy-blue darling is a stress-free way to add a little bit of fall to any look. Thanks to its longer hemline and full shape, this style creates just enough dazzle while maintaining a daytime-friendly vibe.

9. Two-Tone Top-Handle Bag from DABAGIRL

How to cope with end-of-summer sadness when it’s time to shelf those beach bags? Shopping for a new fall bag might be the silver lining. Enjoy the dainty, ladylike feeling you get toting this top-handle satchel around. It’s the perfect accompaniment to polish pretty much any outfit.

10. Skin-Tight Patent Boots from chuu

Get in on the skin-tight ankle boot trend this season! The slick patent and minimalist design lends dressed-up looks that modern edge one won’t get from heels or sandals, and the chunky heels make it a smart choice for girls who’re always on the go. Nothing says fall quite like a perfect pair of boots.