Every Single Fall Basic You Need to Have in Your Closet

Fall Street Style


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With fall’s arrival swiftly approaching, it’s time to take a look at your wardrobe and make sure that it’s as ready for the new season as you are. What exactly does that mean? Well, beyond the regular basics you should have year-round, there are certain pieces, such as a turtleneck or chunky knit, that you need when transitioning into cooler temperatures. These items will ensure that all those trendy pieces you're buying on Who What Wear will look as good when it comes time to put an outfit together as they did when you saw them online.

As such, today we’ve brought you the only checklist you need to cover all your sartorial bases for the season ahead. Scroll down to see and save our handy checklist, take note of what you already have, and shop our picks for what you don’t!


A leather jacket is a must-have layering piece that can be added to almost any fall outfit.

A wool coat can instantly make you look like the most sophisticated person in the room.

Trench coats are always going to be in style.


Who said it has to be boring?

Whether you pair it with a blazer for a more office-ready look or tie the top over your favorite slip dress—this is a versatile piece you need to own.

This sweater comes in six different colors, so stock up.

This will be a layering wonder.

Chunky sweaters will always look good when paired with your go-to jeans.


You can't go wrong with an affordable pair of Levi's.

Either paired with strappy sandals or a pair of white sneakers, plaid trousers will always look sleek. 

Fashion girls are low-key obsessed with Vince's slip skirts.


Bucket hats may be more on-trend, but felt hats are a classic that won't go out of style. 

Acne Studios makes the best scarves every fall.

The perfect way to wear your miniskirts and dresses as the temperatures start to drop.

Tackle two fall trends in one with this mock croc, lace-up pair.

A pair you'll keep for years to come.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

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