25 Casual Fall Outfits for 2023

Fall is finally here in the northeast, and I’m having fun making new outfit combinations and updating old favorites. Today I’ve rounded up 25 of my favorite casual fall outfits for your style inspiration!

Most of these looks are easy to copy or adapt with items you already own, and of course, you can always add elements or swap out pieces to make these simple looks suit your personal style.

My lifestyle is pretty casual, so that’s reflected in these outfits, but most of these looks can be adapted for the work place or dressed up for date night by swapping the jeans for pants and wearing a dressier shoe.

I did my best to link similar styles for the items that have sold out, but the idea here is to shop your closet, so hopefully it’s not too frustrating when you can’t purchase the exact pieces.

25 Fall Outfits to Copy Right Now

#1. This is basically my fall date night uniform: A great pair of jeans, upscale blouse or sweater, heels, and an edgy jacket. I love this leather bomber; I feel like it’s a little more fresh than the leather moto jackets I’ve always gravitated to.

cowl neck blouse (option) // bootcut blue jeans (option) // black ankle boots // black leather jacket // black belt

#2. For a more casual vibe that’s still elevated, a luxe fisherman sweater with bootcut blue jeans and lug sole booties is topped off with a preppy green quilted vest. To bring it down a notch, swap out the bootcut jeans and lug sole boots for straight leg jeans and Chelsea boots or sneakers.

green puffer vest (option) // ivory fisherman sweater (option) // bootcut jeans (option) // brown lug sole boots (option) // brown belt // brown handbag

#3. This is a variation on the outfit above. This time I wore a brown vest over the same sweater with ankle-length flares, and clogs.

brown quilted vest (option) // ivory fisherman sweater (option) // ankle flares (option) // brown clogs // brown belt // brown sunnies

#4. And then to bring it down to a more casual level, I swapped out the cashmere sweater for a waffle tee, and I wore straight leg jeans with field sneakers. I like how this vest has a more casual, rugged vibe to complement the thermal tee and sneakers.

plum puffer vest // grey thermal // straight leg blue jeans // field sneakers

#5. It doesn’t get more basic than a cozy sweater, jeans, and sneakers, but I like the proportions of this outfit and the overall minimalistic vibe. It’s simple, but it works. I love the monochrome color palette, but you can also do this with a bold or bright color sweater, and of course any color denim.

cozy grey sweater // black straight ankle jeans (option) // street sneakers

#6. Stripes are trending big time this fall, and I am absolutely in LOVE with this Rails cardigan. It pairs perfectly with black denim. I also found a similar version for less at Gap Factory, so I’m showing both looks below.

black & camel stripe cardigan left & right // black straight ankle jeans left & right // black boots left & right // black tote left & right

#7. This is my go-to edgy-chic date night uniform. I wore this to a Phil Phillips concert a few weeks ago. Black leather jacket, black top or sweater, a great pair of jeans in a current style, and boots. It could use bolder jewelry, depending on the venue.

black bomber jacket (option) // wide leg blue jeans (option) // black v-neck sweater // black heeled ankle boots // black belt

#8. This is one of those casual, yet elevated looks that I love. I combined light wash straight leg jeans with several shades of brown. This outfit (minus the boots and bag) is all from Gap Factory, so it’s very affordable. Use code GFFRIEND for an additional 10% off these already amazing prices!

camel sweater // coordinating puffer jacket // straight leg blue jeans // brown lug sole boots (option) // brown handbag

#9. Here’s another classic yet modern look from Gap Factory, with a pair of  brown corduroy flares.

cream sweater // camel topcoat // brown cords // brown clogs // camel coat // brown handbag

#10. I love the mix of dressy and casual elements in this neutral outfit. I combined an ivory silk blouse with bootcut bluejeans, and then I added neutral heels and a statement necklace to level up the look. The beige trench is the perfect topper for this classy look, and I love the addition of the olive leather handbag.

beige trench // ivory blouse (option) // bootcut blue jeans (option) // taupe booties // mixed stone necklace // gold hoops // brown sunnies (option)

#11. We’re bringing it down a notch or two here. I love the way the wide leg jeans and clogs update the classic utility jacket outfit, and I made sure to add a brown belt and bag to match my shoes.

army green utility jacket // white tee (option) // wide leg light wash blue jeans (option) // brown clogs // brown belt // brown handbag

#12. And for a more casual alternative to the utility jacket outfit, this time I wore a black tee with straight ankle jeans and court sneakers.

olive green utility jacket (option) // black tee // straight ankle jeans // white & black leather sneakers // layer necklace

#13. While a third piece always elevates your look, I often keep it simple. This waffle blend henley top has enough style points to stand alone. (The v-neck and button placket is a lot more interesting than a waffle-knit crewneck tee, for example, which I almost always wear under a puffer vest or lightweight jacket.)

I paired it with straight ankle jeans and field sneakers, and I added a belt to make it look more complete.

waffle henley tee // straight ankle jeans (option) // field sneakers // similar belt

#14. This is another simple two-piece outfit that I wear a lot in different configurations: a luxe oatmeal sweater with light wash jeans in a current silhouette, and taupe clogs or booties.

oatmeal sweater (option) // wide leg light wash blue jeans (option) // taupe suede clogs // taupe crossbody

#15. When in doubt, I love to put together an all-black outfit. The key is to mix different textures to keep it from looking too flat, and then be sure to accessorize appropriately for the occasion. The luxe knit, coated denim, and suede booties all work together beautifully in this edgy-luxe look.

Plus, the oversized black sunglasses, chain link hoop earrings, and layered necklace add essential style points to make it look even more intentional.

luxe black sweater (option) // black coated bootcut jeans // black suede ankle boots // black leather handbag // black sunnies

#16. I didn’t include many dresses in this roundup because I don’t wear casual dresses all that often, but this is a look I’d like to explore more, and this dress is fully stocked and available in black and olive green. It is featured in this post with black ankle boots, and I also like it with sneakers for a weekend-ready look.

black sweater dress // white street sneakers (option) // black bag // gold necklace

#17. This outfit is from last fall, but it is one that I repeat often, in various iterations. Sometimes I wear my black leather bomber rather than the coated denim jacket, but this is more comfortable for travel. The black belt and black and white leather sneakers pull it all together.

black coated denim jacket // white tee (option) // straight ankle jeans // white & black leather sneakers // black belt (option)

#18. This is another look from last fall, and one of the only non-denim outfits in this post. I love the juxtaposition of the luxe cashmere and the edgy leather moto. The black pants and booties keep it classy, but you could also do black or dark wash blue jeans, for a more casual vibe.

My exact jacket is no longer available in this oxblood color, but Quince has a biker jacket that comes in burgundy as well as three other colors, and it’s an excellent price for leather.

burgundy leather jacket (my exact jacket) // grey turtleneck sweater // black pants (option) // black pointy toe booties // black shoulder bag // silver hoops

#19. These are the same pants, dressed down with a denim jacket and sneakers. The camel scarf adds another fun detail to the look, but you really don’t need it. In fact, if it’s cold enough for a cashmere scarf, I will probably be wearing boots and a coat, not sneakers and a denim jacket.

denim jacket // camel sweater // black pants (option) // white & black leather sneakers // camel scarf (option) // black crossbody

#20. A brown denim jacket is a nice addition to a fall wardrobe, and it pairs well with black or blue jeans. Here are two ways I styled mine last fall. You can swap the chunky wood platform sandals for clogs or booties, or even sneakers.

brown jacket (option) (option) // graphic t-shirts // beige tank // black straight jeans // black ankle flares (option) // sneakers // brown platform sandals (clog option) // brown belt // brown handbag

#21. It’s very much on trend at the moment to wear an oversized v-neck cardigan as more of a pullover. I gave this one a front-tuck into bootcut bluejeans, for a casual date night look, but I wish I’d added a belt for a more complete outfit.

oatmeal cardigan (option) (option) // bootcut blue jeans // clogs // brown handbag // gold layer necklace

#22. This is one of my favorite outfits from last spring, but you could totally wear it in the fall. The stripe tee with blue jeans and beige trench is giving off those enviable French girl vibes… an expression that I realize is painfully cliché and should never be uttered again, but I could not resist!

SIDE NOTE: These jeans are too long. I do not recommend this length; I didn’t have time to shorten them before this photo shoot.

beige trench (option) // stripe tee (option) // bootcut blue jeans (option) // black pointy toe booties // black woven tote (option)

#23. The fair isle sweater is a classic style that’s having a major moment right now, and this was one of my most popular looks last fall. You could totally dress it down with straight leg jeans and more of a wintry boot, but for some reason, I like it with the bootcut jeans and Western-inspired booties.

fair isle sweater (option) (option) // bootcut jeans (option) // brown belt // brown boots (option) // brown handbag

#24. This is another variation on the leather jacket, luxe sweater, bluejeans and boots outfit formula that I love.

Unfortunately, I can’t link this exact bag, which is such a nice addition to this neutral outfit, but my friend Lindsey just launched a new line of handbags and accessories called Capital Z, and her You Can Have It All Tote would be perfect with this.

black leather moto (option) // camel sweater // straight leg jeans (option) // similar boots (option) // statement tote

#25. This is the oldest outfit in this post, hearkening all the way back to the fall of 2020… but I still love it and would wear it right now. I might opt for my leather bomber for more of a modern, oversized fit, and I’d wear straight ankle jeans rather than the skinnies, but otherwise, I would put this on and wear it today.

black leather jacket (option) // grey turtleneck sweater // black straight ankle jeans // white leather sneakers // black handbag

And that’s a wrap! I hope these fall outfit ideas help you expand your closet and get more wear out of what you already have.

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18 thoughts on “25 Casual Fall Outfits for 2023

  1. Hi JoLynne!
    GREAT post today😊 love every outfit!
    Adapting what I have to a few current pieces I have purchased is what makes getting styled -up so much fun!

  2. Thank you for the timely article, just changed my wardrobe to cooler weather, and nothing was working or fit, thanks to being post menopausal. Good thing about this is weight can fluctuate down in addition to up. Have a blessed week.

  3. That last outfit is my very favorite. It’s really first class.I agree with the suggested updates. Thank you Jo-Lynne!

  4. I like all the outfits except the puffer vests. I like puffer jackets but my arms get too cold for a vest. That puffer camel jacket is so cute. Thanks for all the ideas. I’m shopping from my closet right now.

  5. What a great post! Thank you for all of the inspiration on looks that I can create with items in my closet. I’m so glad that your family in Maine are safe. I pray they capture the man quickly.

  6. Love love love this post. I’ve already copied outfit #8 (the one from your salted caramel post) — I wore it this past Sunday to brunch, a manicure, and later on to dinner and Killers of the Flower Moon. I felt great in it. Can’t wait to copy some of these others… I will TRY to use this post to shop my closet and not to buy more new things, lol!

  7. Thank you for this! I love these types of posts so when I’m staring at my closet and feeling unmotivated I can use this as a cheat sheet to put together an outfit. My default is always to start with my grey cropped Levi’s and end up into head to black/grey which always works but get repetitive. Lately, I’ve been pulling my bootcut medium blue and just grabbing a long sleeve sweater. This post specifically has me inspired to style my Ralph Lauren black/white strip silk blouse that I’ve had for at least 10 years. (I won’t part with it as long as it’s in good condition and still fits)

  8. Wow lots of ideas. Thanks! We just got cold weather today. I love having 4 seasons. And am currently excited to wear sweaters and layer up. I will be trying some of these ideas for sure.

  9. Lots of ideas for neutral combos. In contrast to another poster, I loved the vest looks! I did unpack my vests from last year and I must have 10 of them! They add such a great touch to jeans and a plain T or light sweater. My favorite right now is a caramel color, hits at the waist and isn’t TOO puffy. Today is almost 80 degrees, no need for a vest! Praying for the town in Maine and that they capture the killer very soon. Heartbreaking.

  10. Love this post! Lots of ideas and outfits I can recreate with existing pieces! Praying for those affected by the recent tragedy in Maine! We head there next week 🙏

  11. Love ALL these. Many of the older ones you showed here were my favorites back then too. Assuming you changed your mind about puffer vest? I purged all mine last year, but one. I really like them on you.
    I too am tired of the bad news. It’s getting too much. Each night when I get into bed, I pray for it all and spend time thanking God for what I have and even my trials are small in comparison to what so many in our world are going through. I’m glad Paul will be home for you tonight.

    1. I don’t see them as the most fashion forward piece, but they’re so practical, and I do like the more oversized styles at the moment. It’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind, as they say! 🙂

      1. I thought I was done with puffer vests for a good while (I had quite a collection 4-5 years ago, gave them all away) but I really like that Roasted Cocoa color in the excursion vest. The core of my personal style will always be preppy because that’s how I grew up. I would fold down the corners of the J. Crew catalog when it came to tell my mom which things I liked… sometimes it would have darn near every page folded down LOL. So anyway, I think I could probably pull this off even if it’s not the most trendy look at the moment.

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