5 dark academia pieces you *need* for your fall wardrobe


Fall is *finally* here, and the cooler temperatures are perfect for clothing pieces fitting the dark academia aesthetic. The muted colors and classy coats paired with the aesthetic will make your autumn outfits extra stylish. Put away your floral sundresses and check out these dark academia closet staples. 

Pleated skirt


The dark academia aesthetic is all about romanticizing education. A super cute pleated skirt never fails to give off prestigious boarding school vibes. Pair a plaid patterned skirt with a turtleneck and some knee-high socks for the perfect scholarly look. 

Plaid pants 


Channel your inner literature professor with a pair of stylish plaid pants. These pants are already a statement piece, so you can easily pair them with a solid color top. Accessorize with a cute belt and purse and you'll be ready to analyze classic novels and write beautiful poetry.  

Comfy sweater


Celebrate the return of sweater weather with a neutral-colored sweater. A soft sweater is comfortable *and* cute, and looks amazing pulled over a collared button-up. 

Long Coat


Gear up for low temperatures with a knee-length overcoat. These coats are warm, elegant and super versatile. Throw a black or tan colored coat over any outfit and you would fit right in on the set of dark academia classic Gilmore Girls.

Lace-up boots


Nothing says fall like the *perfect* pair of boots. Complete your look with Victorian era inspiration with some lace up combat boots. You won't be able to resist taking a walk through the fall leaves with this adorable addition to your outfit. 

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by Abigail Adams | 10/5/2020