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It’s Fall Y’all! Southern Fall Style Must-Haves

It’s Fall Y’all! Southern Fall Style Must-Haves

There is no doubt that fall has finally arrived, and if you’re like me you’re probably excited about all the wonderful autumn fashion that comes with the season. The best part about fall fashion is that even though many styles and looks are classic, there are always new designs that come off the runways that add a new flair to our tried-and-true favorites. With a mix of new and old styles, my autumn wardrobe is never exactly the same, but it always feels familiar and is a perfect representation of my personal Southern style.

Today I’d like to go over some of those timeless pieces that are always must-haves when it comes to creating the perfect autumn wardrobe. Of course, there are lots of garments that complete a fabulous fall closet, but I’ll just go over a few of my favorites. Ready to see which pieces are must-haves for Southern fall fashion?


There are few items in your closet that are as versatile and fun to wear as a vest. Perhaps it’s because vests come in so many different styles and materials. If you are looking for something super chic, a fur vest is a great addition, but if you want something more classic, a cool puffer vest in the color of your choice is always a great way to preserve your body heat.


Will riding boots ever go out of style? I hope not! Riding boots are great to pair with jeans, and they are oh-so-easy to wear. Of course, my love for boots does not stop there. Enter heeled booties, ankle boots, duck boots—you name it—there is no such thing as too many pairs of boots. Luckily, articles like this one give some fresh ideas on how to wear your variety of boot styles.


Fall is one of the best seasons because it offers endless opportunities to wear scarves. A scarf is a great way to add color or a fun print to your outfit while still providing some functionality with your fashion. I really like this guide outlining all the different ways to tie scarves, giving all kinds of options for fun new looks.


One last way to pay homage to fall with your style is to choose a great seasonally-colored handbag. A beautiful burnt orange or candy apple red are two fashionable options that add extra flair your look. You can find plenty of ideas at this page for fall-colored handbags with some bold and quirky styles while others are classic and timeless.

When it comes to fall style, what are some of your essentials that you can’t go without? I love that some of the most basic items can be made into statement-makers simply by wearing them in bold colors or fun prints. It’s an easy way to keep your look fresh while sticking to your tried-and-true favorites.


By Maria Backus

Molly McWilliams Wilkins

Molly McWilliams Wilkins

Molly McWilliams Wilkins is a Southern culture commentator, web producer, and social media marketing maven. She is also a freelance writer who has worked with a variety of publications and online magazines including Bourbon & Boots, Paste Magazine, Macon Magazine, the 11th Hour, Macon Food & Culture Magazine, and as the Digital Content Editor for The Southern Weekend. Mommy first, fashionista, social media maven, writer, artist, dreamer and poet. Hangs on to her Oxford Commas by force. Addicted to shoes and purses- and lots of coffee. Coffee coffee coffee.

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