I'm Not One for Copying Outfits, But These 9 Instagram Looks Are Perfection

I'm not sure if it's the fact I haven't treated myself to anything new in a while or that we're currently navigating that awkward period between seasons where the weather can't seem to make up its mind, but lately, I've been feeling stuck in a style rut. Now, with autumn rapidly approaching, I think it's high time I pull myself out of my self-induced fashion funk and allow myself to get excited about cozy knits, luxurious layers, and, yes, a pumpkin spice latte or two.

Instead of buying a host of new pieces, I first want to shop my own wardrobe. I've been living in floaty dresses and linen shirting for months, so I know digging out my autumnal pieces will help my style feel fresher in a flash. But how do you style them? I've been saving chic influencer autumn outfits on my Instagram for weeks now, and there are nine standout looks that I can't wait to try—most of which I'm pretty sure I can assemble with pieces I already own.

Scroll below to see the autumn outfits fashion people are already wearing, along with current shopping options for each should you find something you want to invest in that you might not already own.

1. Stripe Knit + Tailored Trousers + Loafers

@cocobeautea wears a Breton stripe jumper and black trousers for a chic autumn outfit

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@cocobeautea

Style Notes: Striped knitwear is about as timeless as autumn fashion gets, particularly when it's paired with black trousers and loafers. 

2. Blazer + T-Shirt + Miniskirt 

@astyleedit wears a leather blazer and skirt for a chic autumn outfit

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@astyleedit

Style Notes: Leather is synonymous with autumn, and I love this take, which involves a leather skirt and blazer. Feel free to mix the colors of your leather for a unique outcome. 

Style Notes: Autumn is cold. I hate the cold. The antidote? A cozy and chic padded jacket. Extra points if you blend the rest of your outfit to match its color. 

4. Longline Blazer + Slip Skirt + Mules

@monikh wears a longline red blazer and a cream slip skirt for the perfect autumnal evening look

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@monikh

Style Notes: I live in blazers year-round, but I think they look their chicest in autumn, worn essentially as tops for elevated evening looks. 

5. Long-Sleeve Dress + Knee Boots

Style Notes: Long sleeves on dresses are an autumn no-brainer, as they'll keep you toastier, even when temps drop. Apply that logic to your legs with a pair of knee-high boots. 

@oliviafaeh's autumn outfit consists of a green trench coat, roll-neck knit and straight-leg jeans

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@oliviafaeh

Style Notes: Is there anything more timeless than a trench coat worn with a black roll-neck knit and jeans? I think not. 

7. Knitted Co-Ord + Knee Boots

@thandimaq wears a knitted skirt co-ord with a pair of knee boots

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@thandimaq

Style Notes: Just like dresses, co-ords make getting ready and styling a look so easy, as the hard work of choosing what to pair something with is already done for you. In terms of shoes, you can't go wrong with some knee-highs. 

8. Suit + Trainers

@salome.mory styles a navy suit with classic Converse trainers

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@salome.mory

Style Notes: Get significantly more wear out of more formal suiting by styling it with a basic vest top and kicks for a chic off-duty ensemble you can wear for the entirety of autumn. 

@michellaccc wears a long shirt dress with block heels

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@michellaccc

Style Notes: Shirtdresses are a great investment for autumn, as they look just as good worn over trousers and jeans, unbuttoned at the hem. For after-dark pursuits, just add sleek block heels. 

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