The holidays are approaching, the leaves are changing colors, and the fashion world is transitioning from fall to winter styles. While the fluctuating temperatures might have you donning a light sweater one day and a full winter jacket the next, there are a few staple pieces that you can incorporate into your wardrobe in the coming months that will have you well–equipped to face any weather.

First up are overcoats. These are the ultimate versatile look for the shifting seasons because, as the name suggests, you can wear them over any outfit–whether it be over jeans and a sweater for a busy day or a dress for a night out on the town. For the fashion risk–takers out there, you can even throw this classic item over a casual sweatsuit (à la Jennifer Aniston) to totally transform your look.

Looking to dress it up during this fall/winter fashion limbo? Since the start of 2020, matching and monochrome suits have been a prominent fashion trend. Seen on the runway in several different patterns and styles, suits are a chic outfit choice for nearly any occasion. Prominent designers have launched lines featuring pastel suits, patterned suits, and even sets with skirts and shorts. Let's be honest, there's really nothing you can't do in a power suit. 

As the world shut down, the suit trend slowly transitioned into the rise of fashionable sweatsuits. Matching sweatshirt (or hoodie) and sweat–pant sets are all the rage. Regardless of how you feel about the casual–wear movement, one thing is for certain: it’s remarkably comfortable. Perfect for a work from home day with no Zoom meetings on the schedule, a matching sweatsuit eradicates the need to plan an outfit. Besides, we could all use more leisurely mornings right about now. 

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Leather pants have trended up and down for decades, but they're a must–have in your wardrobe this season. While leather pants can be a more difficult look to perfect, they have been around for long enough that there is sure to be a pair out there that fits the look you're going for. Many colors, cuts, and prices are out there, so take the time to find the perfect pair for your closet.

Moving on, turtlenecks are another great attire option for both the fall and winter months. You can work these tops into almost any outfit: you can go for the sexy and form–flattering look or a more conservative and professional one. But the best thing about them? The added warmth they can provide as the weather dips into freezing temperatures.

While this might be an unpredictable time weather–wise, with the right wardrobe, you'll be prepared to take on anything. From overcoats to sweatsuits to leather pants, these items are a must–have, trust us.