50 Flattering Fall Tops for Moms
As a southern mama, I’ve been waiting for fall since about mid-June. I’m ready to move on from sweltering days (and nights) right into football season – er, I mean autumn.
Fall means cooler temps, which means switching out our short sleeves for longer ones. While surfing my favorite stores online I found many lovely fall tops for moms that make me even more thrilled to jump into the season – well-dressed, of course.
Three Criteria for the Perfect Fall Tops
I’m the first to admit that I’m a little picky about my clothing. I prefer clothing that meets my standards for modesty, comfort, versatility, and price.
Modesty – I want my cleavage covered by any top I wear. That means no low scoop necks or deep v-necks. I don’t like my tops to be skin-tight, though some moderately fitted tops are fine.
Comfort – Nothing itchy or constricting, please. I like soft materials and favor many relaxed-fit or flowing tops.
Versatility – I’ll be honest – versatility in fashion means to me that I can wear a top with jeans or slacks so I’m comfortable enough for the soccer sideline or presentable enough for webinars. That’s asking a lot for a sweater, blouse, or shirt, I know, but as a work-at-home-soccer-mom, that’s what fits my lifestyle.
Price – If I can’t find new clothing on clearance for less than $10 I ask myself if I really need it. I don’t buy a lot of clothing because I have other priorities for my money. When I do add new pieces to my wardrobe I want quality items that come in under $50.
But wait! I know $50 for a shirt is expensive. That’s why I wait for sales and deals to buy any shirt over $20. I recommend you do the same.
Each fall top that I’m sharing with you meets those qualifications, although you may need to wait for a sale on some of them.
So, let’s get to the goods! Pour yourself a warm cuppa pumpkin spice coffee or chai latte and browse these lovely fall tops for moms in their rich, autumn colors and cozy textures.
Lightweight Fall Tops For Moms – Early Fall Fashion
Here in the south we’re apt to have what’s known as “false fall”. A day in the life during false fall starts with a chilly morning that requires at least a light jacket and has us all daydreaming of pumpkin spice, crimson and yellow leaves, and chili in the slow cooker. Unfortunately, by two o’clock in the afternoon we’re sweating in our boots and cozy flannel because . . . well, False Fall, Y’all!
This is when I pull out my thinner long sleeve and 3/4 sleeve tops to wear under my light jacket. I want to look fall-chic while staying cool all day.
These fall tops for moms create the perfect early fall fashion on days when Mother Nature tries to fit two seasons into one.
This adorable Old Navy Loose 3/4 Length Poet-Sleeve Top comes in three colors and wears perfectly with jeans and comfortable shoes.
A 3/4 sleeve yoke top makes a breezy outfit on a fall day when the afternoon temps soar unexpectedly. This top from Belk transitions easily from day to date night.
When ‘false fall’ strikes you’ll be ready in this lovely fall-colored short sleeve top. It’s comfortable and cool on those warm, early fall afternoons. This flowy top looks great with your dark fall denim.
If you need a break from the typical fall fashion colors of olive, mustard, and marsala this bright tie-front shirt has your back. But don’t worry – if you want this shirt in traditional fall colors it also comes in olive and a pretty fall-esque yellow.
This pretty balloon-sleeve fall top works great from morning meetings to after school activities. It comes in two colors and showcases an adorable bow in front, which makes this slightly-fitted top perfectly comfortable for those days when your tummy feels less than flat.
A soft, lightweight poplin material makes this fall top great for wearing under a light jacket on cool fall mornings. This top transitions easily from work to play with its simple design and easy pull-on fit.
When you need a simple, laid-back top for a relaxing fall day this textured knit top is perfect. It’s available in grey and black. Try it with a pair of white jeans if you dare. If you don’t dare, no worries – you can wear this shirt with denim, too.
This adorable, flowy top comes in four colors and makes a great fashion choice for daily mom life. Since comfort is key when it comes to getting it all done you need a sweet, easy-breezy top like this in your wardrobe.
Here’s another lovely blouse that offers a different color than the usual fall standards. Of course, if you prefer an autumn color this top comes in six colors and designs. Go easily from the work day to date night in this blouse when you’re short on time.
The side ruch on this shirt adds a little something fun to a simple fall top. This one definitely works to keep you comfortable yet stylish as you move through your day. It comes in two colors – the more neutral one shown here or a second one with pops of blue and salmon.
Pretty, comfortable, affordable. This relaxed fit fall top hits the mark. If you don’t like prints, check out the five solid fall colors this top come in. There’s a color here for everyone.
Tops for Cool Weather – Mid Fall Tops for Moms
When the weather finally settles in cooler temperatures I put away my short- and 3/4-length sleeve tops. I love this time of year. Not quite sweater weather (we’ll get to that in a minute) but definitely time for cozy, long sleeve shirts.
Each of these mid fall tops pairs fashion with comfort so you can move through your day-in-the-life-of-a-mom with ease while looking great.
Made from Tencel® Twill, this fall top drapes beautifully to provide a comfortable fit. It’s a longer length tunic that pairs well with jeans or work pants. The split neckline looks stylish but remains modest.
This long sleeve button front peasant top makes for a great everyday casual look. It wears well from the grocery store to the soccer sideline and everywhere in between.
Do you struggle in the cooler months to do housework like dishes, for example, with long sleeves that get in the way? The roll tab long sleeves on this casual button up fall top makes it easy to get things done while looking stylish. Bonus points because it comes in six colors.
This shirt provides a classic L.L. Bean look. It comes in six colors and is made of super-soft terry. Comfy and cozy win the day.
This adorable long sleeve sweater has a pretty ballet neckline and a simple, fun design. It’s hip length which provides comfortable, modest coverage.
A lovely soft knit and cute buttons on the shoulder makes this sweater an adorably comfortable choice for cooler weather. The best part? It comes in twelve different colors!
I love the way this gorgeous waffle weave cardigan can be worn open in the front or buttoned just below the shoulder. It’s such a versatile piece – a fall wardrobe must have, for sure.
This faux-wrap top is simple and elegant. Perfect for a work meeting and comfortable enough for chauffeuring the kiddos to afternoon and evening activities.
Okay, let’s talk about this one, mamas. American Eagle doesn’t exactly provide “mom clothes” but I really liked this waffle-weave cardigan. The length is great for throwing on over jeggings or leggings to provide a little modesty. This cardigan comes in three classic colors that go well with a fall-colored wardrobe.
If you can’t tell, I’m really feeling the classically classic look for tops this fall. This simple, no-iron (thank you very much) button-down top comes in nine pretty colors/designs.
This pretty top comes in six colors and offers a slightly fitted look. It’s soft and comfortable and ready to help you face your busy day with ease.
Made of lightweight rayon, this fall top allows for style and comfort. I love the rounded hem and rounded collar.
Hello, denim! I didn’t include much denim in this giant list of fall tops for moms because, well, we’re probably all wearing jeans most of the time. But, this denim top is a casual must-have.
Here’s another great fall top that can be dressed up or down. The fabric gathering at the front creates a stylish look for a comfortable blouse. This shirt comes in ten different colors and designs.
I love this relaxed fit blouse. It comes in other designs and colors, but you’ll have to click around the recommended items to see more. I think this particular design is perfect for fall.
Here’s another fall top with an easy silhouette. On those days when you prefer a less fitted top and want one that flows around your hips and waist, this pretty blouse does the job.
The chiffon sleeves on this fall blouse dress it up just a little. The casual body of the blouse makes it perfect for wearing with your favorite denim jeans. I found this blouse in two colors/designs by clicking the recommended items at the bottom of the page.
Dress up a pair of dark denim jeans with this gorgeous balloon sleeve peasant top. The gold geometric accents on ivory make this top interesting and elegant.
This shirred, square neck peasant top comes in sixteen different colors and designs. I love the blue striped design, but I think it was close to selling out. Still, I’m sure there is another pretty design you’ll love in this comfortable fall top.
This linen blend tunic comes in three colors and makes a comfortable but stylish fall top. Because linen is breathable and lightweight you’ll want to wear this one under a jacket when you’re outside.
You’ll find a classic, feminine look with this lovely floral fall blouse. Dress it up or make it casual – either way this top becomes a fall wardrobe staple.
When I think of a cozy, lightweight sweater this striped, soft knit, drop shoulder fits the picture in my mind. I imagine feeling warm on a soccer sideline in this casual fall sweater.
This pullover tunic is perfect for a dinner out. It’s comfortable but can be dressed up with the right pair of pants and nice shoes. It comes in two solid colors.
Tie it at the waist or let it hang? You decide how you want to wear this lovely floral embroidered fall shirt.
Sweaters for Cold Weather – Late Fall Tops for Moms
Finally! It’s sweater weather! The weather has gotten cold and there’s no going back until April (or May if you’re north of the Mason-Dixon line). Pull out those sweaters and get cozy, mamas.
These lovely cold weather fall tops will keep you warm as we move into late fall and early winter.
Cozy up in this lovely cable-knit sweater. It comes in eighteen different, solid colors, so you’ll have no problem finding one that fits nicely into your late fall wardrobe.
This sweater was made for layering, so don’t hesitate to pair it with one of the lighter mid fall tops to create a complete cold weather look this fall. It comes in six solid colors.
You know how stuffy the room can get at crowded holiday get-togethers? Well, this beautiful flecked sweater lets you look elegant while staying cool. This sweater is perfect for Thanksgiving at the in-laws – even if things get a little heated.
Easy on, easy off – always warm and cozy. This casual pull-over sweater comes in four pretty colors and meets the definition of comfort.
Here’s another fall top from American Eagle, which we’ve already determined isn’t a typical mom brand. But, y’all! This fleece hoodie is so soft, so warm, so cozy. How could it not make my list? Be sure to check out all five colors.
One of my favorite fall tops for mom includes this soft-brushed crew neck sweater. It comes in six colors and will keep you warm this fall.
This activewear crew neck shirt comes in five colors. Be comfortable, yet stylish in this jersey-knit fall top as you get those errands done, mama.
This adorable, casual fall top comes in four designs and colors of either dots or stripes. You could wear this comfy top with jeans or slacks – or even sweatpants on a cold soccer Saturday morning.
I love the scalloped hem on this lovely fall sweater. It comes in eight different solid colors. Modest, comfortable, and pairs well with jeans? Sign me up!
We all need a comfortable and stylish pull over sweater in our closet. This one comes in three different colors and is perfect for those cool, rainy fall days.
With seven colors to choose from you’re certain to find your perfect match in this textured-stitch, boat-neck sweater. The length is right on for pairing with your favorite thick leggings.
This tunic sweater makes a flowing, modest addition to your fall sweater collection. It comes in seven different colors.
This fun, asymmetrical pullover sweater comes in eight colors and looks great with your favorite jeans or leggings. Throw it in the washing machine to wash for easy care.
Alright, mamas. If you’re going to splurge this fall this gorgeous cashmere sweater from Talbots is a solid decision. It comes in eleven colors, so there’s definitely a perfect color here for you. Just remember to wait for a sale before you purchase. Splurging now and again is fun, but there’s nothing wrong with getting the best price possible on a staple wardrobe piece that you’ll wear for years and year.