Cute Fall Outfits 2021: 7 Trendy Outfit Ideas We’ll Be Wearing on Repeat

It’s finally time for fall fashion!

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Today I’m sharing some cute fall outfits for 2021 to get your fall wardrobe inspiration going.

Outfit via Princess Polly

Fall is almost here, which means you need to start getting your fall outfits together!

I think fall is my favorite season for trends. I love all the cozy sweaters, baggy jeans, and oversized sweat sets. This year, fall fashion is coming in hot, with some amazing new trends.

It can be tough to rock your favorite fall trends while also dressing for the changing weather conditions, though. Clothes that are meant to keep you warm sometimes can be bulky or you might be struggling to style your summer crop tops without freezing.

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Don’t worry, though, because I’ve done the hard work for you.

This post will show you 7 trendy and cute fall outfits for 2021, so you will look cute on campus and off this semester. These outfits incorporate some of the hottest fall trends into super cute fall college outfits.

Scroll down to check them out!

But first…. the fall basics you need to create cute fall outfits:

1. 90s Throwback

The 90s are making a comeback this fall and I don’t just mean pieces inspired by the decade, but full 90s outfits. This means bringing back maxi-length cardigans, layering dresses, knee-high socks, and grungy boots.

For this cute fall outfit, I paired an oversized graphic band tee under a denim overall dress. I added a brown maxi cardigan and a matching brown mini shoulder bag.

I finished off the look with some black knee-high socks, chunky silver hoops, and some low Doc Martens loafers. (Platforms like these are another big trend for Fall 2021.)

This look is perfect for class, brunch, shopping, and anything in between!

2. Vibrant Shades

Usually, in fall we swap our bright summer colors for neutrals. This fall, the trend is to stick to vibrant shades like jewel tones, magenta, mustard, and other bright colors. (2021 is all about color!) Mix and match colorful options to really nail this trend.

This outfit is one of my favorite go-to fall looks. I styled this amazing magenta textured blazer with some baby blue faux leather shorts. These shorts are high-waisted and pair perfectly with the blazer. Underneath, I added a beige cropped tank to match with all the accessories.

I finished off the look with this mini shoulder bag, some beaded mustard hoops, and some knee-high slouchy heeled boots. Puffy handbags like this one are also a major trend for fall.

This look is so cute for going out and is sure to make a statement!

3. Printed Pants

Printed pants outfit for fall with plaid wide leg pants, cropped beige sweater, chunky boots, brown mini bag, blue light glasses
Products: Pants, Sweater, Boots, Bag, Glasses

Printed pants are transitioning from the summer into the fall as another exciting trend! These plaid pants from Asos scream fall! I paired them with a cropped ribbed cream sweater and some chunky black boots for the perfect cozy fall look.

For accessories, I added this mustard mini shoulder bag to incorporate another popular and trendy fall color into the outfit. Lastly, I added some adorable blue light glasses.

4. Sweater Vests

This is a trend from last fall that I am so happy we are bringing back again! Sweater vests are the perfect preppy look and so comfortable and chic for fall.

In particular, bright colors and sweaters with texture are becoming popular this fall.

The look of wearing a sweater vest on its own is also very trendy. Then you can layer a top underneath when the weather gets colder.

For this outfit, I styled this bright pink cropped sweater vest with some baggy high-waisted jeans. Baggy, oversized jeans are another trend for fall; the bigger the pants, the better this season.

Extras-wise, I added a nude blazer for layering, some gold hoops, and some high-top white sneakers to finish off this look.

This look is appropriate for class, going to a coffee shop to study, or any other fall festivities you may have planned!

5. Lavender for Days

Lavender is back from spring as this year’s color for fall. Try incorporating it into matching sets, pants, blazers, skirts, and accessories!

For this outfit, I styled this amazing dusty lavender pleated skirt. This skirt is amazing and can be dressed up or down.

To dress it up, I paired the skirt with this puff sleeve white cropped blouse. I added these adorable white cowgirl boots that have a small, chunky heel. I finished off the look with some lavender statement earrings and this black crossbody with decorative chain details.

6. Denim Head-to-Toe

Denim is always popular for fall but this year, the trend is to go all out with a full denim outfit. This outfit is a very versatile look to re-create because there are so many ways to wear this set. You could wear the top with denim shorts or a skirt, or a non-denim bottom if you prefer. You can also wear the pants with any other shirt too! That’s why sets are so great — they can be worn in so many different ways.

Since the set is such a statement, I paired it with some simple, plain white platform leather sneakers. For accessories, I love the headband trend that’s coming back so I added this neutral printed headband from Princess Polly.

I finished off the look with this pearl and gold choker necklace and some black cat-eye sunglasses.

7. Chunky Knits

Fall outfit idea: Chunky knit sweater, sheer black tights, green chunky earrings, green mini purse, black combat boots
Products: Dress, Boots, Earrings, Bag, Tights

Chunky knits are back for fall, and this year they’re even comfier than before! Try going for oversized knit sweaters, dresses, and cardigans in staple neutral colors. Then, add in pops of colors with your accessories.

For this fall outfit, I paired this super soft knit dress with some black sheer tights and some classic Dr. Martens. You can always opt-out the tights if the weather is still nice where you are! For accessories, I added some chunky green hoops and a matching mini shoulder bag.

This look is so comfy and feels like you’re wearing your PJs but you’re put together and ready for any fall festivities.

Which fall outfit are you going to try?

What’s your go-to fall college outfit? Which outfit set was your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

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