Boston — The temptation to buy a whole new wardrobe as the fall season makes its mark is real.
However, there are numerous ways to transform items already in your closet into fall favorites, or to be strategic and stylish if you do decide to hit the stores for something new.
Since the weather is changing and your wardrobe should as well.
During this time of year, different areas have different climates, but the warmth of apple cinnamon tea and pumpkin spice lattes is in the air, so that same warmth should be reflected in your fashion. Here are some styling tips to help you achieve a cozy look this season.
Try experimenting with oversized outfits
An oversized sweatshirt or hoodie can look extremely cute and fashionable if styled right. Pair it with some cute accessories, baggy jeans or joggers and a cute pair of boots.
Checking in for clothes in larger sizes than what you wear can really expand your selection and it can introduce a new look you could add to your closet.
Shackets, flannels and jackets are fit for fall
Organized patterns often become popular when it gets chilly outside. Most shackets, flannels and jackets have trendy looks and colors that are reminiscent of the season. The appeal of these items is their flexibility – you can wear them around your clothes or have them be the spotlight of your outfit.
Layer your clothes for a vintage vibe
Layering is the most experimental way to be both stylish and warm for the fall season. Channeling Y2K fashion vibes, taking lighter pieces to layer like long-sleeve T-shirts, thermals and vests will give you a vintage edge that doesn’t take much effort at all.
Pairing different pieces together is an affordable way to shop with full creativity and utilize complete innovation to style your favorite clothes that already exist in your closet. Layering is a great way to add more depth to your look.
Overalls are forever classic
Aside from being an easy-to-wear outfit, overalls allow you to throw anything underneath to fit your perf cozy aesthetic. They’re classic, and you can pair them with a crew neck sweater or a turtleneck for a warm traditional feel.
Blazers add some flair to fall
A blazer is an easy way to dress up jeans and a graphic tee. Plus, it's a super cute piece to pair with skirts and boots for more special occasions.
Fun ways to style for blazers are looking for bold colors or larger sizes as they tend to make fashionable statements.
Knitted sweaters feel like a hug
Knitted sweaters are probably the coziest item on the list and feel like a hug to the person wearing them.
These pieces are available in a variety of colors and cuts, with unique detailing around the neck, fun buttons and/or leather accents to offer something special for anyone and everyone to feel their best this season.
Trinity Alicia (she/her/hers) is a Boston-based journalist. Follow her on X: @trinityaliciaa
Edited by NaTyshca Pickett