30 Outfit Ideas to Try in November
’Tis the season for chunky sweaters, blanket scarves, booties and all things cozy. But just because the weather is getting colder doesn’t mean you should resort to leggings and sweaters every day. So we rounded up 30 autumnal outfit ideas (with the help of some Coterie members) that will spice up your look better than a pumpkin latte.
Mix Unexpected Fabrics
Plaid wool, moss-colored leather and marigold satin might feel like an odd mish-mosh of sorts, but Monroe Steele knows they actually complement one another beautifully for a perfect fall look.
Let Your Socks Show
Don’t stow your mules away for the year just yet. Instead, pair them with thin, chic socks in argyle, bright pink or even shimmery metallic, like fashionista Babba Canales does here. Just make sure they’re always in tip-top condition.
Dress for the Weather You Want
If the weather isn’t quite cooperating with the calendar (or you live in warm-weather L.A., like Caroline Juen), you can still sport fall styles. An open cardigan, leather miniskirt and light ankle boots give an autumnal vibe without making you sweat through the heat.
Dress Up Your Overalls
Who says overalls can't look put together? Wear them with a fitted turtleneck tee in a rich jewel tone, some loafer heels and a chain-strap crossbody for a casually chic ensemble.
Let Your Legs Feel the Breeze
Sure the temperatures are dropping fast, but we're not ready to break out the tights just yet. Sport your miniskirt with a chunky oversize sweater and flat tall boots to get some extra warmth and coverage without resorting to restrictive legwear.
Go Back to THE ’70S
Take a note from Krystal Bick and pair a voluminous pussy-bow blouse with a suede jumper. Sleek sock boots and a mini box bag bring everything back to the 21st century.
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, belt a wide-buckle belt around your waist and pull on your favorite tall black boots to finish.
Fanny packs are trending (we’re just as surprised as you are), but you don’t have to be a tourist to wear one. Swap your regular belt for a black leather pack and you’re good to go.
Give a Maxi Dress a Whirl
If you’re sick of pants or simply love a feminine style like Sommar Theodore does, try wearing a floor-length dress instead. You’ll still be protected from the nip in the air but in a much more flirty way.
Wear White After Labor Day
If you haven’t already, it’s time to toss this fashion rule out the window. Winter whites and warm creams look gorgeous when worn with a festive bright orange and trendy animal print booties.
Then Wear it Head to Toe
Now that you've dipped your toe in the water, go all out. Just remember to keep the fabrics on the heavier side (like cashmere, wool or brocade) to avoid looking like you’re stuck in the summer.
Play With Proportions
Chunky sweaters have a tendency to swallow you up and leave you looking shapeless. That’s why Taye Hansberry’s trick of pairing high-waist jeans with a cropped sweater that hits just above your smallest point is pure style genius.
Get Cozy for Thanksgiving Dinner
Introducing the most stylish way to hide your post-turkey food baby bloat. Layer a printed sweatshirt over a stretchy slip skirt (and don't forget the pointy-toe heels) for a look that's both comfy and cool.
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.
Draw Attention to Your Waist
You know the wool belt your coat comes with? Replace it with something leather to give a stronger visual contrast. That kind of small change has a big impact on your overall look (and shape).
Upgrade to Orange
Sick of millennial pink? Good timing, because citrus shades are replacing the ubiquitous blush tone as a must-have color. Bonus: Orange, mustard and gold hues are just as universally flattering.
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. Just one peep at her peppy yellow vest and rainbow stripe tee and we can't help but smile.
Keep Things Simple
Sometimes all you need for a great outfit is two spot-on pieces and the attitude to match. Follow in Coterie member Courtney Danielle's stylish footsteps and pair a gorgeous cream sweater dress with some fresh metallic kicks and you'll be all set.