How to Pull Off Fall and Winter Fashion Trends in Warm Climates

Are you jealous of those places that count a 50-degree winter day as normal? And shy shouldn’t you be? Wearing cool winter fashion trends is going to be a bit daunting for all those people who live in less cold regions. 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.

It takes a bit of extra searching to find the trends that work for warmer 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!). Here are a few trends that are totally wearable in areas where the cold is a bit on the lower side.

A Sleeveless Coat

sleeveless coat

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

suede skirt

With a heavy material, like suede, it is best to steer clear of pieces, such as 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. You can rock anything from shorts to a winter coat in your favorite autumn tone.

Fringe Accessories


Did you know that fringe from the 70s is one of the biggest trends this time, 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 to make your style statement.

A Sleeveless Turtleneck

sleeveless turtleneck

You can go sleeveless if you are craving for a chunky knit, such as a turtleneck. Layer it over a thin cotton T-shirt or wear it on its own. You can even style it with everything from denim on the weekends to a pencil skirt for work.

Ankle Boots

ankle boots

Boots are a fall staple, but grab a pair of the ankle boots if it is warmer at your place. Whether you are 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.



One of the most quintessential fall patterns, plaid is a fall essential. Grab a plaid shirt in thin cotton. Layer minimally. You will be good to go, regardless of where you live.