The basic Fall 2019 pieces for all ages and budgets

The trends for Fall 2019 are very exciting, and we are looking forward to wearing the luxurious fabrics and beautiful colours we saw on the runway. But now is also a time to wear those basic Fall pieces you probably already have in your wardrobe. And from what we’ve seen on Instagram and in the streets during Paris, Milan and London Fashion Weeks, basics are on-trend. From celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston to Instagrammers and fashion editors, fashion-savvy women know that classic pieces are easy-to-wear and never go out of fashion.

Having good basics that you can wear year after year and mix them with new trends is also very sustainable. Plus, classic garments, even the more affordable ones, always look much more expensive because of their refined and atemporal style.

Here are six basic Fall pieces no wardrobe should be without:


fashionistas in the streets of milan fashion week wearing turtleneck, a basic pieces for fall

We’re so happy to see turtlenecks on so many catwalks again because they are the most versatile staple you can have. A turtleneck allows you to keep wearing your summer dresses and shirts during autumn. They look sleek layered under other pieces and give you a polished look when worn by themselves.

Midi Skirt

fashionistas in the streets of milan fashion week wearing midi skirt, a basic pieces for fall

Midi skirts have invaded our Instagram feeds lately. Trendsetters are wearing these chic skirts that are as elegant as pencil skirts but less tight. For a grown-up style, pair your midi skirt with pumps or boots, or wear them with colourful tights and chunky boots for a more fashion-forward look.

Tailored Pants

fashionistas in the streets of milan fashion week wearing tailored pants, a basic pieces for fall

You can never go wrong with tailored pants with wide legs. The classic trousers are flattering and look very chic with a turtleneck or blazer.

Tailored Suit

fashionistas in the streets of milan fashion week wearing tailored suits, a basic pieces for fall

Power suiting is the go-to office look for fall. Pair your outfit with sneakers or platform shoes that are one of the footwear trends for next season, to give your suit a bit of street-style edge. Otherwise, go for an elegant look with heeled pumps or boots.


fashionistas in the streets of milan fashion week wearing trench coat, a basic pieces for fall

If there is one basic piece that will always look oh-so-chic, that is the trenchcoat. The quintessentially British coat brings instant glam to any outfit and is perfect for mid-season.

Classic Coat

fashionistas in the streets of milan fashion week wearing classic coat, a basic pieces for fall

Whether black, beige, light blue or navy, classic coats always make you look refined and polished. When it comes to outwear staples, less is more. A coat with clean lines and a sleek silhouette looks chic and luxurious, and you can find beautiful ones for all budgets.

With this basic Fall pieces, you are ready to welcome the new season!


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By Selma

I am the editor-in-chief of and co-founder of I have also been working as creative director at, a marketing agency headquartered in Vienna, Austria, with offices in Hamburg, Germany, and Madrid, Spain.