If there were ever an occasion to leave it all on the table sartorially, it’d be your birthday, the one day of the year when all eyes are on you. And that applies to both birthday blowouts and casual affairs. Going the low-key route with a quaint dinner? Slip into a sultry LBD. Staying in for takeout and a movie? Toss on your nicest pajama set (feathers not included but always recommended). If you do decide to go all out on your birthday, take your outfit a step above your normal getups, and leave no eye-catching fashion item behind.
But between snagging a reservation for eight or more (or figuring out where to order takeout from) and choosing who you want to invite, it's likely that time for mood-boarding the perfect birthday look—and subsequently shopping for it—is limited. Don't fret. Since it is your birthday, after all, I thought, Why not? and did both tasks for you. Consider it an early present.
Ahead, find all the fall birthday outfit inspiration you need to start your big day off on a high (fashion) note. And while you're at it, shop your favorite looks, too.
You'll Need: Long-Sleeve Sweater + Matching Midi Skirt + Knee-High Boots
Birthdays can sometimes be stressful, but in this outfit, you're destined for smooth sailing.
You'll Need: Strapless Corset + Matching Trousers
Someone knows how to find their light—and a really good corset.
You'll Need: Oversize Blazer + Brightly Colored Pants + Heeled Sandals + Statement Belt
It's time to bring out your statement pants.
You'll Need: Cropped Mock-Neck Sweater + Cow-Print Miniskirt + Cowboy Boots
The grown-up version of every Western-themed birthday party look.
You'll Need: Short-Sleeve T-Shirt + Satin Midi Skirt + Knee-High Boots
When your skirt and boots look like this, all you need on top is a really good basic T-shirt to tie your birthday ensemble together.
You'll Need: Button-Down + Spaghetti-Strap Minidress + Knee-High Boots + Beret
These boots were made for celebrating.
You'll Need: Printed Short-Sleeve Midi Dress + Strappy Heeled Sandals
Dressing up doesn't have to be high-effort, a point proven by this throw-on-and-go dress-and-sandals combo.
You'll Need: Spaghetti-Strap Maxi Slip Dress + Statement Earrings
Is there anything better than discovering the birthday dress of your dreams and then finding out it's actually still available?
You'll Need: Oversize Blazer + Mini Slip Dress + Top-Handle Bag
The oversize blazer and neutral bag bring this otherwise summery slip into fall.
You'll Need: Long-Sleeve Midi Dress + Square-Toe Heels + Pearl Jewelry
The best part about this gorgeous body-con is that by swapping out the heels for sneakers or boots, you could easily wear it for any and all of your birthday weekend activities.
You'll Need: Long-Sleeve Pajama Top + Matching Pajama Pants
Because there's nothing wrong with staying in on your birthday. If you do, though, may I suggest these feather-trimmed pj's?