I Think These 8 Outfits Are Sexy, Elevated, & Chic, so I'll Copy Them This Fall

While summer is known for being the season to wear all of the "sexy" outfits in your closet, don't sleep on fall. A classic case of "more is less" leads to me nominate fall as the sexiest season of the year. Showing a little skin with an unbuttoned cardigan or off-the-shoulder sweater is somehow more intriguing to me than baring it all in the summer heat. 

As I was reviewing my constantly growing collection of outfits I'm dying to copy, I noticed a common theme as my favorite fashion people began their transition into fall: I found all their autumnal outfits to be elevated and sexy. Below, find eight outfits that will show you exactly what I'm talking about.


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Let's start with something easy. By now, most of us likely have a good basic top and cargo pants. Adding a pair of heels and a bit of sass elevates the outfit.

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Making traditionally "bro tanks" our own is one of the best ideas fashion designers have ever given us. Menswear-inspired pieces bring on the ultimate sex appeal.

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One item that's known for making a statement is the power suit. You'll never feel more confident than when you slip a classic set like this on. I'm inspired by just looking at it.

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Who knew a cardigan and pants could look this good? This effortless combo is perfect for a night out when you style it right.

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This story can't go on without giving an honorable mention to the power that a knit maxi dress can hold, especially when there are cutouts involved. At this point, I'm naming it a wardrobe staple.

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If you hate low-rise, hear me out. It's easier said than done, but I've had a fair number of experiences when I was feeling nervous to wear low-rise, but once you have it on, you'll never feel better.

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Every time I put on a leather jacket, my inner villain comes out to play in the best of ways. This is the staple I'm convincing everyone to buy this season, and you're next. It's a must.

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A maxi dress that hugs you in all the right places is something I think everyone needs for fall. Pair any dress that has a leg slit with knee-high boots, and you'll look and feel amazing.

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Up Next: I Asked 7 Fashion Girls Which Wardrobe Staples They're Investing in for Fall

Associate Editor

Sierra Mayhew was always destined to work in fashion, but she didn't know it at first. Growing up with no choice but to wear a rotation of school uniforms and activewear, her love for fashion really blossomed when she moved away for college and was able to finally define her very own personal style. Shortly thereafter, she interned at Elle magazine and instantly knew that editorial was for her. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she worked for ShopBazaar, contributing regularly to Bazaar.com, and finally made her way to Who What Wear, where she is an associate editor. When she’s not working, you can catch her always trying to catch a flight, rollerblading through New York City traffic, or exploring the latest luxury vintage boutique.