According to our calendars, autumn is officially here. That means it’s time to switch our wardrobes from summer to fall. Swap those denim shorts for tapered pants, trench coats and cute knit sweaters.
While we all have our year-round staples and our absolute fall favorites, here are new items to add to your dream wardrobe this fall, which is full of faux leather, hiking boots, and cocktail dresses that are cute and are comfortable .
And many of the independent women-owned brands below are ethically sourced, sustainable and zero-waste. Check them out below.
The new Tek Gear collection is themed, comfortable athletic wear that’s fun and flirty from Kohl’s. According to Barbara Clarke Ruiz, design director and consultant at Kohl’s, which runs BCswirl Inc., “Tek Gear aims to fuse fashion and fitness with your friends going to yoga class,” she said. “We needed more inks and patterns.”
INTEMPO is also a womenswear line for style-conscious fashionistas from Kohl’s. The new collection is for “women who are confident in their style and aren’t afraid to stand out,” said Katherine Finder, SVP of Product Design and Brand Management at Kohl. “It’s about being expressive.”
Key fall items include emerald green, cobalt blue and hot fuchsia tanks, shirts and dresses, along with signature prints, animal prints and florals. The Christmas collection will be launched soon this November with black sequined skirts, fur jackets and blazers, shirts and wrap dresses in stretchy velvet. “It’s more of a brand that you wear than that you wear,” Finder explained. The items are available on the Kohl’s website and will be available in 600 stores across the country in sizes 2 to 20 (hot tip: this versatile blazer is a must-have).
An irresistible cocktail dress
The California-based brand has tons of stylish finds to add to your fall wardrobe. The Oakley Jumpsuit from Hutch is a long sleeve jumpsuit with color block cut outs whilst the Elaine Dress is the perfect mini dress for a cocktail party, this design is based on butterfly wings. It features a square neckline and chiffon sleeves with a crepe body and long cuffs with a center back zip fastening. It’s stylish, light and comfortable. get it here Her earth toned Oakley jumpsuit is also a standout find.
This graphic ruana poncho from Echo Design takes the spirit of the check and blasts it with exciting, graphic results. Wear it for a walk in the woods, an evening out on the porch, or cozying up by the fire.
A practical wallet
Ekster is a new wallet brand that is stylish, minimal and lightweight. It was designed by Olivier Momma, a Forbes 30 under 30 recipient who aims to reinvent the traditional black leather wallet for today. Their aluminum card holder is the fastest, most practical wallet for the fast-paced New Yorker. They fit in any handbag or trouser pocket and present all your plastic cards at the push of a button – without them falling on the floor. They also have smart wallets with a solar powered wallet tracker compatible with Google Assistant, Alexa or Siri that pairs with your phone to find your wallet anywhere.
A faux leather jacket
Gap is all about layering with fall, from hoodies to jackets to t-shirts. Their fall collection includes a faux leather motorcycle jacket, a stylish zip-up jacket perfect for a night out as this head-to-toe faux leather look rules all fall fashion trends.
For a more comfortable look, try their chic bomber jacket in black, which also comes in women’s small, regular and plus sizes. Try pairing one of these jackets with the men’s rugby polo shirt in green and blue stripes for a preppy look, or with your old favorite hoodie.
Aam makes comfortable pants for real women – especially hourglass and pear shaped women. Founded by Neha Samdaria, the company says that Aam is the “first and only fashion brand aimed exclusively at women with hourglass shapes”. As Samdaria says, “Being a pear-shaped woman myself, I’ve struggled my entire life to find clothes, especially pants, that fit – so this is a brand that comes from the heart.”
The Aam Flex Waist Trousers are an ideal pair for your winter wardrobe as they are comfortable, flattering and flattering to show off your waistline. Pair it with a cute crop top or a mohair sweater. Or try crop pants as a simple black staple for your wardrobe.
All of their designs have been tested on real women of various heights and sizes, so they are suitable for people with real hips. And they also have a hidden stretchy elastic waistband located at each hip.
“As a South Asian woman with curvy hips and thighs, I intuitively understand how to design and speak to my clients,” said Samdaria. “This is a woman who is not used to being recognized. Believing that the fit problem is hers and not the industry’s, she applies band-aid solutions to make her closet work. I look forward to changing the conversation.”
Comfortable winter boots
These Kuru quest boots have excellent arch support. They look like walking shoes, but they really are a great way to climb the subway stairs to catch the train on time. Suitable for both the city sidewalk and the mountain trail, they go well with jeans and sweaters, for casual evening or regular everyday wear. Their iconic soles are the best, they conform to your arch and have moccasin stitching at the top, giving you outdoor style wherever you go.
Kraft Mac and Cheese Hoodie
Who knew macaroni and cheese could become a clothing line? The home cooking translates well into a homey style. Her Just Cheesin’ hoodie is like snuggling up on the couch with a warm bowl of pasta. They also have a macaroni necklace and tons of other pasta-infused items. who knew
A roomy bag
A new leather goods and accessories brand called Ivy Cove, based in Montecito, California, brings a delicate West Coast vibe to all of their stylish bags. Check out the cobalt blue waterfront tote, perfect for taking your laptop to the office. Her striped east-west tote is ideal for a look that can easily go from day to night. Their backpack, which they call La Quinta, is inspired by the mountains of the Coachella Valley, but is also super practical and easy to wear with almost anything.
Pants for working from home
The Zoe Everyday Sustainable Culottes by Everyday Phenomenal in black go with literally everything. When you need something comfy to work from your home office, these are your pajama bottoms for the day. Or if you need something simple and stylish to wear, that’s your pants too. Versatile and lightweight, they have a high waist and are made from organic fabric.
“I believe that wellness is a huge opportunity that goes untapped in the UK when paired with clothing,” said Everyday Phenomenal founder Ayesha Mustafa. “I’m so passionate about creating a brand that empowers consumers and helps them live better lives. I’ve always been passionate about creating joy in women’s lives, which is why I founded Everyday Phenomenal.”
A stylish blazer
New York brand Zaffori makes dresses for goddesses. This new luxury apparel platform founded by women represents a variety of couture and luxury designers specializing in bespoke and bespoke garments – ones you probably wouldn’t find on your own. It is a new multinational luxury e-commerce platform offering exclusive styles from international fashion designers not present in the American market, such as Blikvanger, a high fashion brand based in Tbilisi, Georgia, whose two-layer blazer shirt with Belt is a truly unique fall find. Also, Zaffori is a pioneer in slow fashion that allows zero waste, so that’s there too.
Knee high boots
Rag & Co has a pair of black suede calf boots that are perfect to combine with an elegant skirt or dress in winter. They’re warm, elegant, and have a structured silhouette that even goes over a pair of jeggings. Worth adding to your shoe closet as a pair that will last for years.
A flirty skirt
Israeli-American fashion designer Gita Omri’s slogan is pretty much “Not plus, not minus…just womenswear.” A body positive fashion designer, her latest luxury collection showcased women’s sizes from size 0 to 30. Above is this fun, flirty skirt as part from her Spring/Summer 2023 Resilience collection with a colorful crop top. Fashion knows no size and size knows no style boundaries,” says Omri. “We don’t separate according to size groups. We have a collection that goes from size 0 to 30.”
“I find inspiration in the resilience of women,” she adds. “We all have our own journey, our own story. Fashion and clothing help tell our story to the world. Our bodies are an important part of our evolution; That’s why inclusive sizing is so important.”