September Fashion Finds | Must Have Fall Fashion Essentials

From maxi dresses to must have handbags, here are some of the best fashion picks for September.

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This post is all about September fashion finds and essential looks for early fall.

September marks the official start of fall, and it’s time to think about things like apple pie, warm lattes, and how to deal with sweater weather.

In the meantime, we have a few more weeks to enjoy warm daytime and chilly evening temperatures, the changing colors of leaves, and a casual approach to transitioning our wardrobes from summer to fall clothes and accessories. It’s a fantastic time of year.

September Fashion: What’s In Style?

The “French girl” look is in right now, and so are striped shirts, neutrals, and an effortlessly chic vibe in the outfits that you wear. Casual sneakers, flats, and loafers are the shoes of the moment.

Neutral colors are also having a moment, and it’s a great time to put together your best outfits without too much stress involved (when in doubt, go for a monochromatic look). Basic neutral clothing and accessories are great for carrying you from season to season.

If you’re not ready to let go of your “hot summer” / casual vibes clothing just yet, there’s still time to wear your favorite summer dresses. Longer dress lengths are “in” this fall, so it’s a perfect time to repurpose maxi dresses for summer-to-fall transition outfits. Shorts and long sleeve shirts are a real thing, too.

September Fashion Finds | Fall Style Essentials

Here are some looks to fall in love with this season.

1–Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses are perfect for summer when you want a casual, comfortable, and easy going look. This is also the perfect dress style to transition from summer into fall.

Breezy, with a relaxed silhouette and pockets, this maxi-length t-shirt dress has an updated look that is perfect for fall, plus it comes in the season’s best colors like olive, bright blue, and black.

With bold solids and cute prints, you’ll want to have this dress in every color.

Pair your favorite maxi dress with a cute pair of platform sandals during warm weather. Or style the maxi dress with a denim jacket and cowboy boots—also in style this season—for an added layer of warmth during early fall.

2–Long Sleeved Tees | Breton Stripes

Long sleeved tees help to bridge the transition from late summer to fall seasons. A striped tee gives a look that is very French and very iconic. The Breton striped top is a classic look for summer weekends, autumn adventures, and many things in between.

3–Crescent Handbags

The crescent shaped handbag is a key handbag trend for fall. You’ll find this bag in everything from smooth leather to braided styles this season.

4–White Tank Tops

The ubiquitous white tank top was seen everywhere this year, and the trend is still going strong. It is the perfect top to pair with the dark indigo denim, midi and maxi length skirts, and cargo pants that are trending this year.

If cropped tank tops aren’t your thing, then get the look with a dressy sleeveless tee or casual camisole, instead. Pair it with a statement blazer for a fabulous look that people will think you spent a long time planning.

5–Button Up Shirts

The button up shirt is a great way to give your outfits a put-together, more professional look.

Wear a crisp, button up shirt to provide contrast to your favorite relaxed fit pants or jeans this season. Wear the look with platform loafers or mules for an easy, stylish look.

6–Relaxed Fit Jeans

Slightly lower rise, relaxed fit jeans that give a nod to the 90’s are in this season, helping us to ease into fall after the lull of summer and the temptations of vacation (hello, endless ice cream and s’mores!).

If you find yourself dragging your heels when it comes to returning to school or to the office, then a pair of relaxed fit jeans or cargo pants may help to ease the transition.

Style the look with a statement blazer, a crisp button up shirt, or a corduroy shacket for an instant level up to the outfit.

Lug sole boots are almost always a good match for wide leg jeans. If a look reminds you of the best of 90’s grunge style and fashion, then it will probably fit well with this trend.

7–Canvas Sneakers

Canvas sneakers are a big trend this season, and they are the perfect shoe to add just the right amount of casual cool and whimsical vibes to an outfit. Think: French girl cool.

8–Cute Casual Dresses

This shorter length dress with puff sleeves is fun, flirty, and feminine, and it hits so many points for fall fashion trends this season.

This is a great dress for casual daytime wear, laid back parties , weddings and other occasions when you want to look effortlessly good. Style it with a great pair of sunglasses, a clutch bag, and sandals (summer) or booties (fall).

Or wear the dress with a pair of classic sneakers to keep your look relaxed and super casual.


Retro style sunglasses are in, the bigger the better.

10–Platform Sandals

We’re not ready to let summer go just yet, and a cute pair of sandals is just the thing to finish out the last few weeks of summer.

Neutral platform sandals are great for pairing with everything from breezy summer dresses to low-rise pants and jeans.

11–Lug Sole Booties

Lug sole boots are in this fall, and the elevated heel is the perfect update to a much-loved fall boot style. Taller soles lengthen the silhouette and give the illusion of height.

Many classic styles have been updated with platform heels this season, making it easy to find a look to love and blend into a fall wardrobe.

12–Short Sleeve Tees

Tees are definitely on the list. Tees will probably always be on this list.

It’s because you can never have enough comfortable t-shirts in your closet—especially when they have the type of style that makes it easy to dress them up or down.

This cozy tee features ruching on the sides and a feminine v-neck that gives the shirt a stylish and flattering look. It’s super comfortable, and great for pairing with your favorite shorts and jeans.

Stock up now on great fall colors like blue, teal, brown, yellow, and green. Wear tees with jeans and cargo pants, under your favorite blazer, with a gorgeous skirt, or layered under your favorite cardigan for a fun fall look.

13–Western Style Boots

Western style boots are a big trend this fall, and neutral colors give you a stylish look that is easy to match up with your favorite jeans and fall outfits.

14–The Perfect Sweater

The hunt for the perfect sweater continues (and it will probably never end), but these cozy sweaters, cardigans, and oversized sweatshirts do a great job of being “it” sweaters and cold weather tops to wear during fall.

15–Tote Bag

Extra large tote bags are in this fall, and it’s one of our must have items for an everyday handbag for fall. Sleek designs and neutral colors make this a go-to handbag style for many summer-to-fall transition outfits.

This post was all about September fashion finds and must have looks for fall.

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