3 Ways to Wear Fall’s Best Trends

This fall we are loving floral dresses, denim jackets, and vests! See how we styled some of fall’s trendiest and most versatile pieces…

By: Heidi | September 17, 2018

We are believers in making the most of your wardrobe. By investing in versatile pieces that can be layered over or under your closet’s other items, you’ll always be able to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to fall fashion.

We worked with our fall brand reps to style a floral dress, denim jacket, and vest in 3 ways, but the options are pretty much endless when it comes to these must-have items. Plus, with basic styling tips like the 3-piece outfit combination, you can easily turn any trendy fall piece into an item that adapts well to the rest of your closet.

Take a peek at how we styled some of fall’s best trends in 3 ways…

The Floral Dress

Way to Wear #1: With a Leather Jacket

A flirty floral dress pairs with an edgy jacket for this balanced look. The contrasting styles complement each other, and the faux fur on the leather jacket adds an extra touch of interest.

Shop the look  Dress: Dry Goods | Jacket: Francesca’s

Way to Wear #2: Under a Sweater

A sweater warms up a sleeveless dress for a feminine look that is perfect for fall. We love the wrap detail in this sweater, especially since it mimics the ruching in the dress (one of fall’s top trends!).

Shop the look  Dress: Dry Goods | Sweater: Francesca’s

Way to Wear #3: Over a Long Sleeve

We can’t get enough of this 90’s-like style. Throw a solid-colored shirt (or a patterned one for something bold!) under your dress for an easy and unexpected way to layer up.

Shop the look  Dress: Dry Goods | Shirt: Gap

The Denim Jacket

Way to Wear #1: With a Turtleneck

Either a lightweight turtleneck or heavier cowl-neck can pull together this look. Try choosing a patterned turtleneck or including jewelry for added detail.

Shop the look  Jacket: Forever 21 | Turtleneck: Apricot Lane

Way to Wear #2: With a Hoodie

We can’t get enough of this hoodie dress! It’s a dressed up take on the classic hoodie and denim jacket pairing that we’ve always loved.

Shop the look  Jacket: Forever 21 | Hoodie dress: Francesca’s

Way to Wear #3: With a Dress

Throwing a denim jacket on is our go-to trick for making a dress a little more casual. This look is perfect for busy days when you don’t have time to change between the workday and a date night.

Shop the look  Jacket: Forever 21 | Dress: Forever 21

The Vest

Way to Wear #1: With a Sweater Dress

A sweater dress gets even cozier when layered with a vest. We especially love this vest because of its length and adorable camo print!

Shop the look  Vest: Evereve | Sweater dress: Forever 21

Way to Wear #2: With a Basic Sweater

Our favorite accessory for a basic sweater is a patterned vest! We love sticking to neutrals because for colder days, throwing on another layer like a scarf or jacket is super easy.

Shop the look  Vest: Apricot Lane | Sweater: Forever 21

Way to Wear #3: With a Flannel

We can’t think of a better partner for an ultra-cozy vest than an ultra-cozy flannel. We love how this faux fur vest totally transforms a casual look into a chic one.

Shop the look  Vest: Francesca’s| Flannel: Evereve

Feeling inspired to try out some of these looks for yourself? Take a peek at what’s in our stores right now, so you can plan out your next shopping trip!


I have the wonderful role of Social Media Coordinator for the West Acres Marketing, PR and Fashion team. I think that I have the best job in the world! I create content for the West Acres social media accounts and blog, which means that I get to share the latest trends, new arrivals, and all of the incredible happenings at West Acres with the community. When I am not snapping pictures for social media or writing blog content, I love to spend time painting in my art studio, testing out new baking recipes, practicing yoga, relaxing at the lake with family and friends, or playing outside on a pair of skis or my mountain bike.




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