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Autumn fashion trends can be fun to check out! The transition from summer to cold weather clothing is shocking but always exciting. Here are a few of my favorite fall fashion trends and how to work them into your travel wardrobe!


Fall Fashion Trends



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Autumn is here! It is the time of year when leaves turn beautiful colors, and you want to slip into a cozy sweater and warm leggings.

Now that summer is in the rearview mirror, colder weather travel is upon us, and it can be confusing on how to dress for an entirely new climate. As things get nippy outside, learn how to adopt the fall 2021 fashion trends to suit you! 



Women’s Fall Fashion Trends for Travel




Rails Hunter Shirt


Plaids and Flannels


Fall fashion must-haves tend to be comfortable and in vibrant colors to set the mood for the changing weather. Nothing says “autumn” quite like a classic flannel and working this print into your wardrobe is a piece of cake. You can wear it as a standard shirt, layer it under a leather jacket, or wear over leggings as a cozy airplane outfit.

The possibilities are vast, making a classic flannel shirt adaptable for fall travel. Pair with a denim skirt, black tights, and a cognac crossbody purse for a perfect, autumn ensemble.


Where to wear: Santa Barbara | Nashville | Lake District

Shop more flannel shirts: Amazon | Nordstrom


You’ll want to look your best when you travel in the fall! Read my travel tips to Pack Light Stylishly!




Shop Spanx Faux Leather Leggings: Amazon | Nordstrom


Leather Leggings


New fall fashion trends can easily be used for traveling, and funky leggings are no exception. Enjoy the comfort of a legging but look sleek in the sheen of faux leather. These versatile Spanx are a personal favorite of TFG’s Editor-in-Chief!


Where to wear: NYC | Stockholm | London

Shop more leather leggings: Amazon | Nordstrom


These are our readers top picks for the best leggings for women that travel!




Blondo Villa Waterproof Boot


Animal Print Boots


Just as essential for any fall look is a fun, ankle boot. These are a reliable classic and can go from day to night with ease.

The color options are endless when it comes to this piece, but we love nothing more than a lively pop of leopard print for the fall time.


Where to wear: Boston | Montreal | Marseille 

Shop more leopard print boots: Nordstrom | Amazon


Read our Blondo Villa waterproof boot review!




Wit & Wisdom ‘Ab’ Solution High Waist Camo Ankle Pants


Camo Pants


Certain fall fashion outfits may seem “out there,” but these stylish-looking, versatile pants can work as a neutral despite the print (really—believe us!). These are from Wit & Wisdom, which is an editor-approved, travel-friendly brand!


Where to wear: London | Chicago | Tokyo

Shop more camo bottoms: Nordstrom | Express


Check out this post for more printed pants ideas!




Steve Madden Troopa 2.0 Combat Boot


Combat Boots


Fall fashion 2021 includes some edgy looks and combat boots are awesome for one of those trips where you pretty much plan to wear one, maybe two pairs of shoes.

While we wouldn’t recommend this for a complicated itinerary if you’re traveling for a weekend or a week, turn up the style factor and rock these boots.


Where to wear: Philadelphia | Amsterdam | Bristol

Shop more combat boots: Amazon | Nordstrom


Here’s our list of best flat boots for travel!



Daily Ritual Terry Cowl Neck Dress, Sizes XS-XXL


Knit Sweater Dress


I love knit sweater dresses for travel because they’re warm, feminine, and can also double up as tops! Wear them over knit tights, leggings, or tuck them into your jeans—grab yourself a thin mid-weight sweater dress and you’re ready to go. As a bonus, makes a great flight travel outfit too! One of my favorite fall fashion trends!


Where to wear: Portland | Copenhagen | Kyoto

Shop more knit dresses: Amazon | Nordstrom




Marc Fisher LTD. ‘Yale’ Chelsea Boot


Animal Textured Boots


They’re classic, flat, and so “now” – grab yourself a comfy pair and rest assured, these will mix and match with everything.

Pack these along with a pair of menswear-inspired styles, and you’ve got your two minimalist travel shoes for this season. These may be part of the latest fall fashion trends, but I love them year-round!


Where to wear: London | NYC | Paris

Shop more snake textured boots: Amazon | Nordstrom


Find out the best ankle boots for fall 2021!




WINK KANGAROO Leather Backpack 


Floral Purse


Crossbody purses are wonderful for travel, but why not update your look with one that follows current fall fashion trends like a backpack? It may not have as many pockets, but they can have lots of space, plus you can purchase one with shoulder straps which equates to a very multi-functional piece!


Where to wear: Barcelona | New Haven | Tel Aviv

Shop more floral backpacks: Nordstrom | Amazon


Choose the best travel purse that’s right for you!



Leith Cozy Long Cardigan, Sizes XXS-4X


Classic Cardigans


A few signs that fall has arrived? Orange leaves, brisk weather, and the beginning of what seems to be a universal obsession with sweaters. One of these is hands-down the classic cardigan.

Cozy enough to stay warm and light enough to layer with, cardigans are excellent add-ons to your fall travel outfits.

They’re also great transitional pieces, making summer pieces wearable in the colder autumn months.

Save room in your luggage and stay warm on a cold airplane by incorporating a cardigan into your travel wardrobe. Or opt for a jersey cardigan made out of rayon. These don’t wrinkle as much and are great for looking polished while traveling!


Where to wear: Toronto | Tuscany | Seville

Shop more cardigans: Amazon | Nordstrom


Take a look at these cardigan outfit ideas!




Achillea Large Pashmina Shawl




Just as essential for any fall look is a toasty scarf. Pashmina scarves are an easy classic and can even make for a quick pillow on the plane (just make sure your makeup is removed!).

The color options are endless when it comes to this piece, but we love nothing more than a beige neutral for the fall time.


Where to wear: Krakow | Istanbul | Copenhagen

Shop more scarves: Amazon | Nordstrom


In this post you’ll learn the unique ways to wear a scarf!



How Editor-In-Chief Alex Rocks Fall Fashion Trends




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Leggings, ladies! As we enter another day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (Day 1 of general public access!) it only makes sense to highlight one of my absolute FAVORITE travel leggings that also happens to be part of the sale this year! ? These faux leather leggings from @spanx have been an absolute game changer for me – with the comfort of a legging mixed with a dressy faux leather sheen, these have easily become one of my favorite bottoms for travel (styled in both pics above) They are now over $30 off for the anniversary sale – act fast if you’d like to snag this amazing deal! SHOP Spanx faux leather leggings (copy & paste or type out link) – Have you scored any fun pieces from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale so far? Let me know in the comments! #TravelFashionGirl #NordstromAnniversarySale

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Watch this video to start learning how to organize with packing cubes!



Compass Rose Packing Cubes


How to Pack Your Fall Travel Outfits


Once you’ve decided on your fall travel wardrobe, then use slim packing cubes to save space. This allows you to travel carry-on only for all the clothes you intend to bring.

We put together a five-part YouTube series showing the different methods to use packing cubes for travel. If you use this specific packing strategy, packing cubes can also compress your belongings. This is the secret to traveling carry-on only!



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