Three stylish ways to keep warm this fall

Just because the weather is cooler doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style.
October 13, 2021 9:34 a.m. EST

Just because the weather is cooler doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. Stylist Erica Wark shares three trendy ways to keep warm this fall. 

Textured topper

Whether it's faux leather, faux suede, shearling, boucle or faux fur— texture is everywhere this season, finished in classic and fashion-forward cuts. 

A faux fur coat adds lots of shape, so keep things simple underneath like a clean and classic button down shirt and matching cotton culotte in a classic fall neutral like moss green. Make your coat the statement by pulling in the same colour from the coat into your accessories like Erica did here with a quilted bag and patent ankle boot in taupe. Just be sure that when you're looking to use a lot of the same colours in your look, that you're breaking it up using varying textures.

Shop the Suilyon Double Breasted Faux-Fur Coat, $149 at Vero Moda

Shop the Cotton Work Shirt, $185 at Hilary MacMillan 

Shop the Cotton Culotte, $185 at Hilary MacMillan 

Shop the Square Toe Ankle Boots, $135 at Vero Moda 

Shop the Chain Handled Quilted Leather Bag, $159 at Zara

Oversized topper

The oversized trend isn't going anywhere, anytime soon—the borrowed-from-the-boys look is back in a big way this fall, especially in our outerwear. Dropped shoulders, cocoon style silhouettes and long car coats all are the perfect finishing touch to any cool-girl look this fall. 

Adding a pop of colour to your outerwear is a great way to add some personality to your wardrobe. Style your bold oversized cocoon style coat with more fitted pieces underneath like a classic fitted wool turtleneck and tailored pants to keep things balanced and looking polished. Erica loves to use complementary colours, so why not take inspo from your coat and use a varying shade of that colour family in a monochromatic way to elevate your everyday look. 

Shop the 2150 Wool and Cashmere Coat, $800 at HiSo 

Shop the High Collar Knit Sweater, $39.90 at Zara 

Shop the Full Length Francoise Pants, $59.90 at Zara 

Shop the Liiam Brown Ankle Boot, $135 at ALDO 

Shop the Asienna Red Crossbody Bag, $55 at ALDO 

Plaid toppers

Plaid is a quintessential print for fall, and this season it's done in so many colours, sizes, and silhouettes. Erica's favourite take on this fall favourite? The plaid shacket! Shackets have become a fall staple, especially when the temperatures tend to be all over the place. It's a great layering piece, but can also stand on its own as a statement jacket - particularly if it's done in a fall print like plaid— or a beautiful earthy colour palette like this one. It can easily be dressed up or down, but in this case, I kept things casual by pairing it with a matching sweatsuit, complimentary olive green combat boots and belt bag for an athleisure, street style vibe.

Shop the Plaid Overshirt, $79.90 at Zara 

Shop the One Crew Sweatshirt, $88 at Roots 

Shop the One Sweatpant, $92 at Roots 

Shop the Fari Dark Green Crossbody Bag, $55 at ALDO 

Shop the Reflow Beige Combat Ankle Boot, $140 at ALDO