Everyone knows that Southerners don't hop on every fashion trend that comes off the runway. We much prefer to stick to the tried and true and make way for new trends only if they suit our ways.
But that doesn't mean that Southern fashion is backward or off-trend! Read on for a list of 10 fashion must haves for this fall season.
1. Colorblock Open Cardigan
The latest fall fashion includes a cashmere wool color block cardigan. It's perfect for layering on while still showing off your outfit underneath.
With nice, deep pockets, this cardigan is as practical as it is comfortable. You'll love the soft cashmere with a trendy, modern color block color scheme.
2. Gingham Print Dress
Nothing says Southern Belle like a brightly colored print dress. This gingham print shift dress is on the list of fashion must haves for fall.
The dress is so versatile that you can wear it in spring, summer, and fall. Just pair it with the right accessories. Tall leather boots and an open cardigan cinched with a wide belt is sure to turn heads this fall.
The gorgeous silhouette of this dress will help you look put together no matter how busy and hectic your day is.
3. Ankle Pants in Fall Hues
The pull-on pant by Krazy Larry in darling shades of taupe or white is as flattering as it is comfortable.
White after Labor Day, you ask? Yes, you can! Read our blog post about the history of the silly "no white after labor day" rule and why you should ignore it.
Back to the pants! Ankle pants pair well with a pair of low or kitten heels and a turtle neck. Or with a pair of ankle booties and an oversized sweater.
They work well for a day at the office or a Saturday lunch with friends.
4. Quilted Jacket
A sturdy, stylish jacket is one of the year's fall fashion must haves. The Shaw Jacket by Dubarry of Ireland is a requirement for any lady's closet.
The jacket is sleek and slim but still filled with a lightweight filler to keep you warm on cooler days.
Who says you have to compromise function for fashion! The Shaw Jacket with the iconic Dubarry quilted look has large outer pockets for your keys and phone. There are even a handy fleece-lined hand warmer pockets below the exterior pockets to keep your fingers toasty warm.
You won't regret adding this quality jacket to your collection.
5. Ankle Boots
We already talked about what you could pair your ankle boots with. Now let's talk about the boots themselves!
Brown ankle boots like the Trask Madison in dark brown is perfect for crunching through piles of fall leaves.
The 2.5-inch heel means these boots are meant for walking all day long!
6. Scarves, Scarves, Scarves!
The arrival of fall means it's time to bring out the scarves! It's a top fall clothing must haves this (and every) season.
Why not choose a preppy game-day scarf for fall football season? Show your team pride and stay warm and stylish all at once.
7. Corduroy Skirt
A crisp breeze, the smell of apple pie and the changing leaves are all signs that fall is in the air!
But that doesn't mean you are forced to wear pants for the next several months! A cute and pretty way to get into the fall spirit in a skirt is by choosing a corduroy skirt in a traditional fall color.
This patch pocket skirt in camel by Lauren James will look divine with boots, a scarf, and a long-sleeve tee-shirt or sweater.
The exposed zipper in the back adds a touch of playfulness to this classic skirt. And again, these handy-dandy pockets make this a practical item to add to your wardrobe.
8. French Knot Dress
A french knot dress is never a bad idea. And this particular classy look never goes out of style either.
Choose this hand-embroidered dress in black for your Thanksgiving dinner with your in-laws. Your mother-in-law won't be able to find a single negative thing to say as you channel Jackie Kennedy in this classic and eye-catching dress.
You're sure to wear it again and again. Trust us!
9. Striped Sweater
Every fall fashion guide has a striped sweater on its list. There's just something so autumny about stripes!
A preppy pullover, like this Sail to Sable sweater, is the perfect item for a chilly fall day. And if the day turns out particularly warm, take it off and wrap it around your shoulders for a classic vintage look.
10. Plaid Flannel Skirt
You know what else screams fall? Plaid! The latest fall fashion this year includes lots of plaid.
To be Southern fashion chic this autumn, add the Lauren James scallop plaid flannel skirt to your collection.
The hemline is flirty and fun while the pattern remains a fall staple. You're sure to reach for this skirt again and again this season.
Final Thoughts on Fall Fashion Must Haves
There you go! A list of the top 5 Southern fall fashion must haves for the discerning lady.
The best thing about the fall items on this list is that you can mix and match so many of them with the other great pieces on this list!
So go ahead and treat yourself to a new wardrobe for fall. Check out our trending products and go on and add them to your cart.