As jealous as you might be of those areas of the country that are able to count a 50-degree winter day as not only normal but also—dare we say—even cold, jumping into cozy fall and winter fashion trends may be a bit daunting to stylish warm weather Americans. After all, wool and shearling aren't exactly "essential" in say, Phoenix, Miami, or Houston. And while one might dabble in some cashmere sweaters here and there, there are some fall and winter fashion trends that seem to beg for a snowflake or two. But alas, we've got solutions for you. In a season saturated with luxe fabrics and thick textures, it takes a bit of extra searching to find the fall trends that work for warm climates. Look for sleeveless sweaters, suede skirts, and sleeveless coats (you certainly won't have to layer them up like your friends up in the Northeast or the Midwest!). The seven trends below are not only among our favorites of the season, but they're also totally wearable in areas for which the word cold is, well, debatable.
A Sleeveless Coat
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Sleeveless coats are a great opportunity to sport your favorite a long coat silhouette without heating up like a furnace. Though women in colder climates may layer them over or under other outerwear, the style is just as chic when casually thrown over a sleeveless dress or T-shirt.
A Suede Skirt
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With a heavy material, like suede, it's best to steer clear of pieces, like coats and jackets, that are super covered up. Skirts (mini or midi!) are a great way to rock the fall trend, especially when paired with a simple blouse or thin knit.
Whether it's burgundy, hunter green, or another rich fall hue, color is the easiest way to feel on trend, no matter what the weather is like where you live. Rock anything from shorts to a winter coat in your favorite autumn tone.
'70s fringe is one of the biggest trends this fall, and accessories are a great way to rock the statement accent. From totes to clutches, seek a bag with a bit of extra flair this season.
A Sleeveless Turtleneck
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If you're craving a chunky knit, like a turtleneck, go sleeveless. Layer it over a thin cotton T-shirt or wear it on its own. What's more? You can style it with everything from denim on the weekends to a pencil skirt for work.
We Wore What
Boots are a fall staple, but grab a pair of the ankle variety for warmer climates. Whether you're donning a pair of tights with your kicks, or going bare-legged, keep those legs free of an extra leather layer and avoid boots with higher shafts.
Luella & June
One of the most quintessential fall patterns, plaid is a fall essential and we don't want the weather to get you down. Grab a plaid shirt in a thin cotton and layer minimally and you'll be good to go, regardless of where you live.
For more fall fashion:
The 6 Sweater Styles Every Woman Should Have in Her Closet
11 Fall Date-Night Outfit Ideas That are Totally Flattering
Statement Earrings Are Back! (And They're the Easiest Way to Dress Up Any Outfit)
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