You have your list of morning rituals: hitting snooze a few too many times, scrolling through emails while brushing your teeth. For me, it's a requirement to check the weather app before I pick out what to wear. This morning, I popped it open to find the day's projected forecast to be sunny and 65. But, as I tried to figure out what that I realized that with the changing seasons, I was stumped on exactly how to dress for the new cooler temperatures. I'm not ready to put away my favorite summer staples, and it's not quite cold enough to embrace my heaviest coats, so what exactly do I wear?
If you too are feeling a bit confused about how to dress for these crisp fall days, don't stress, I'm here to help. Below, I've found 20 outfits that are currently inspiring my seasonal dressing, and I'm guessing they'll pique your interest too. From polished suiting for the office to a cold-weather way to wear my denim cutoffs, there's a look that will fit every occasion. So stow your favorite ensembles away for the perfect blustery day. And if you're feeling inclined to add to your October wardrobe, there's a little weather-appropriate shopping too.
Check it all out below.
Make a dress feel more fall appropriate by layering an oversize jacket on top. Finish with tall boots in a bold red hue.
When you're headed to the office, try mixing prints in a similar color story. A plaid skirt with a polka-dot top and shoes feels especially fresh.
Dress down high-waisted trousers by styling them with a casual-cool T-shirt. Finish with a sweater over your shoulders (just in case things get chilly).
Don't put away your favorite summer dresses just yet. Unbutton the bottom half of a maxi and let a pair of skinny jeans peek out from underneath.
Give a boxy, masculine coat an unexpected partner by styling it with a ruffled high-neck blouse.
This season, suiting is majorly in. Since wearing a matching set can feel a bit fussy, make sure to keep things casual by adding a plain white T-shirt.
One key to mastering transitional weather is layering. Mix and match classic staples to prep for chilly days without breaking out those heavy coats.
While this trio may seem simple, try incorporating unexpected pieces like an eye-catching statement boot and splashes of print.
Going head-to-toe taupe doesn't have to be boring. Mixing textures keeps one-color ensembles feeling fresh. Finish off with a bright shoe to offset the rest of the look.
For a reimagined take on workwear, swap your standard button-down for one that's extra long. Half-tuck it into trousers and you're good to go.
Pairing knee-high boots with a long skirt may not be an intuitive choice, but the duo feels so right for fall. If you pick a bold skirt, try styling with a simple long-sleeve top or a sweater.
Every outfit needs to achieve a sense of balance. Offset a pair of larger bottoms with a sleek, fitted leather jacket on top.
For another cool way to take your favorite summer styles into fall, make the most of layering. A striped long-sleeve tee under a slip dress feels fashion-forward without trying too hard.
A cozy sweater makes for the ideal partner to a cool miniskirt.
Tights are a must-own when it comes to making the most of your wardrobe. Wear them under your high-waisted shorts to give them a new seasonal spin.
Cut the bulk of a trench or long fall coat by adding a belt at the waist. Style with ankle boots and you're good to go.
Embrace the back-to-school energy and opt for a collegiate miniskirt. Style with over-the-knee boots for a crisp fall look.
A fitted sweater can come off as a bit preppy, but the addition of a leather miniskirt adds just the right amount of edge.
A lightweight slip doesn't have to feel too fancy. Just add a low-key cardigan and you have the ideal day-to-night ensemble.
An LBD looks great no matter the season. To make it feel just right for fall, add tall boots and a cropped jacket.