30 Outfit Ideas to Try in November, Including Quite a Few Not-to-Be-Missed Sweaters
’Tis the season for chunky sweaters, blanket scarves, booties and all things cozy. And while we’ve definitely fallen into the habit of wearing leggings and sweaters every day in years past, that no longer feels quite so novel after sporting nothing but sweatsuits and sweatshorts the past few months. So, we rounded up 30 autumnal outfits ideas for November (with the help of some Coterie members) that will spice up your look better than a pumpkin latte.
1. Bring on the Layers
If you’re still in seasonal denial, try layering a cozy turtleneck under your favorite overalls to stay nice and warm, just like Coterie member Ijeoma Kola.
2. Try Some New Neutral HUes
Update your selection of neutrals from black, white and gray to include shades of pale pink and light brown, à la Jessie Loeffler Randall. These colorful shades also pair well with animal prints—including leopard spots—they just offer a softer feel that we can’t get enough of.
3. Wear Your Heart on your Sleeve
Whether you decide to vote early, vote via mail or vote on election election day, the important thing is that you vote by or on November 3. And sporting some voter merch (especially pieces that give back) isn’t such a bad plan either—although be sure to double check the electioneering laws in your state. In many places sporting something as simple as a button with your preferred candidate’s name on it to a polling place is illegal.
6. Invest in a Vibrant Rain Coat
It’s super easy to sport drab or dark hues on a rainy day, but a bright orange or cherry red rain jacket can be a major mood booster when there’s dreary weather.
7. Toss a Blazer On Over a Maxi
Yes, you absolutely can continue to wear your beloved summer maxi dress through the month of November, under two conditions: One, it should feature a darker or moodier print. And two, you should pair it with obvious cold-weather staples like a structured blazer and fresh kicks, just as Shanna Battle does here.
8. Swap Your Bag Strap for a Silky Scarf
Unclip the leather or canvas strap your handbag came with and instead weave a long silky scarf through the loops for a interesting twist. Even if you simple leave them hanging loose and carry your bag as a clutch, the draped fabric will add a welcome pop to your ensemble.
9. Pair an Oversize Cardigan with Wide Leg Jeans
Down to test out *all* the volume in one outfit? The trick to avoiding looking like a shapeless bag is to choose a thinner knit and cropped denim, like Monroe Steele with her (unfortunately sold out) Alexa Chung cardigan and Rachel Comey jeans. The result is both comfy and chic, our favorite combination.
10. Wear Flowers Long Past Summer
Yes, you can wear spring and summer’s best blooms in late fall. Just remember to choose a darker print and stick to more autumnal silhouettes, like a full-length dress or high-neck blouse.
11. Give Your Shacket a Sleek Twist
How does one make woodsy outerwear and loose denim look polished? Just take a cue from Coterie member Natalia Levsina and add a pair of cream-colored square-toe boots and some glam sunnies and you’re good to go.
12. Combine Two Outerwear Trends Into One
If the usual shacket (i.e., plaid flannel) is a bit too cabincore for your taste, swap it for a more unexpected fabric, like teddy faux fur. Stick to sleek black pieces for the rest of your look and you’ll end up with more of a rocker vibe than a lumberjack aesthetic.
13. Swap Your Sweatsuit for a Knit Set
The appeal of wearing nothing but sweats all day is starting to wear off, but our addiction to comfort most certainly is not. The solution? Try a knit skirt and cardigan in place of baggy pants and a crewneck pullover. Even better if you opt for one in a bold color or pattern.
14. Head West for Inspiration
No need to invest in a whole new pair of cowboy boots just to get in on the Western trend. Simply layer a chambray shirt over high-waisted jeans, cinch a wide-buckle belt around your waist and pull on your favorite tall black boots to finish.
15. Get Cozy in a Sweater Dress
Knit dresses are shaping up to be one of the biggest trends for fall/winter 2020 and it’s easy to see why—they’re incredibly comfortable and, when paired with the right accessories, like Karlee Andrews’ western hat and slick boots, can look wonderfully chic. Thanks for the inspo, Karlee.
16. Make Your Weekend Wardrobe Pop
Just because you're sporting a puffy vest and basic long-sleeve tee doesn't mean you'll look boring. Just look at Coterie member Jasmine Crockett. One peek at her peppy yellow vest and rainbow stripe tee and we can't help but smile.
17. Wear Fleece the Fashion Way
Yes, fleece is excellent for keeping you warm while camping, but when worn with cropped trousers, an animal print heel and cat-eye sunglasses, it becomes on-trend outerwear for a fashion editor-approved ensemble.
18. Jazz Up Your Basics
Swap your blue-wash denim jacket for one in a bold color or even tie dye, like Coterie member Tyla-Lauren Gilmore. Then update your go-to jeans or black trousers for some forest green chinos and your plain white kicks for an equally neutral beige hue and you’ve got an unexpected pairing that’s surprisingly easy to wear.
19. Wear Two Jackets at Once
For chilly days when a denim topper or trench just won't cut it, try wearing two lighter jackets on top of each other for an easy, layered look.
20. Add a Few Small Bright Spots
Even if you’re already rocking an animal print and a few different muted colors, adding even a tiny pop of bright orange or sunshine yellow can suddenly give your outfit a whole new vibe.
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21. Wear (Off) White After Labor Day
If you haven’t already, it’s time to toss this fashion rule out the window. Winter whites, creams and pale beige hues look gorgeous paired with darker neutral hues or even a bold pattern, like cow spots.
23. Return to an Old Favorite
In a completely unsurprising turn of events for 2020, jeggings are back. But rather than whip out your ballet flats and a cropped blazer to pair with them, follow Coco Bassey’s lead and stick to more modern pieces like snakeskin or lace-up boots and a French-tucked oversize knit.
24. Pair Trendy Hiking Boots with Cozy Classics
How do you make outdoorsy footwear look city chic? Try a pair in a lighter hue, like cream or white, to shake things up. Then top them off with some straight-leg trousers and a cashmere knit that’s loose but not too slouchy.
26. Get Cozy for Thanksgiving Dinner
Introducing the most stylish way to hide your post-turkey bloat. Layer an oversize knit over a loose slip skirt (and don't forget the pointy-toe heels) for a look that's both comfy and cool.
27. Rethink Patent Leather Pants
If the thought of wearing leather pants has you immediately dreading a Ross Geller-esque disaster situation, look for a pair in a looser, more trouser-like cut. Rich seasonal shades like burgundy or forest green can also help this rockstar fabric feel more accessible.
28. Mix Flirty Frills with Practical Accessories
We love how Katie Sturino paired tough cowboy boots and a sporty baseball cap with a ruffled knit knit and light-wash pants. It’s the kind of easy outfit formula we know we'll come back to time and time again.
29. Try a Statement Coat
A bold statement piece, like Coterie member Olivia Jeantte’s houndstooth coat, can give a major style boost to even the most basic ensemble.
30. Swap Your Beanie for a Rancher
Even better if your new wide-brim topper comes in a vibrant hue to rival any neon cap or faux-fur pom you pass.