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’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 for the past year. 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.

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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.

Shop similar styes: Naadam sweater ($195); Madewell overalls ($158); Staud bag ($210); Banana Republic scarf ($45; $27); Vince Camuto shoes ($110)

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2. Wear Cowboy Booties with Moody Florals

Western boots are back en vogue, but one of our favorite ways to wear them in 2021 is with feminine silhouettes, like a ruched midi dress, and flirty prints, like miniature daisies. Of course, adding in a stunning landscape and a glass of wine à la Coterie member Caroline Juen just sweetens the deal even more.

Shop similar styles: MISA Los Angeles dress ($370); Tecovas boots ($285)

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'Tis the season for sparkles, glitz and glam, but you don't have to wait for an actual holiday to arrive to break out your favorite metallic pieces. Wear a gold blouse with casual jeans and boots or a sequined skirt with a cozy knit to keep things toned down.

Shop similar styles: LilySilk shirt ($125); W.Kleinberg belt ($102); Frame jeans ($258); Chinese Laundry boots ($160)

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4. Brighten Your Day with a Pop of Yellow

Take a cue from the changing leaves and add a flash of marigold yellow via a sweater, jacket or handbag.

Shop similar styles: Monthe sweater ($255); Polo Ralph Lauren skirt ($268); M.Gemi heels ($298)

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5. Or Try Shades of Calming Blue

If you’re more in need of a chill meditation sesh than a bright pop of cheer, try mixing and matching shades of cornflower, robin’s egg and sky blue. (P.S. Both hues were major trends this past fashion month.)

Shop similar styles: J.Crew sweater ($118); Rotate Birger Christiansen pants ($240); Sam Edelman flats ($120)

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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.

Shop similar styles: Honest face mask ($25 for set of two); Rebecca Minkoff scarf ($68); Stutterheim rain jacket ($185); L.L.Bean pants ($50); Meher Kakalia bag ($395); White Mountain boots ($89)

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7. Toss a Blazer 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.

Shop similar styles: Ray-Ban sunglasses ($176); Cuyana blazer ($275); R.Vivimos dress ($30); Veja sneakers ($120)

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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 simply leave them hanging loose and carry your bag as a clutch, the draped fabric will add a welcome pop to your ensemble.

Shop similar styles: Glamorous bag ($33); Michael Kors scarf ($42); ASOS Design trench coat ($79); Vince Camuto turtleneck ($69); J.Crew pants ($90)

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.

Shop similar styles: Garnet Hill cardigan ($299); Mother jeans ($238); Manolo Blahnik heels ($995)

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10. Swap Blue Jeans for Bubblegum Pink

Even the simplest look can feel fun and new with a bold splash of color. Follow Babba Canales’s lead and pair your go-to staples with some colorful jeans or pants instead of basic blue-wash or black.

Shop similar styles: Everlane shirt ($65); Reclaimed Vintage jeans ($51); Sam Edelman heels ($140)

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11. Give Your Shacket a Sleek Twist

How does one make woodsy outerwear and basic denim look polished? Just add some chic knee-high boots (preferably with a pointed toe and thin heel) and a posh top-handle bag and voilà! Now this is how city gals do cabincore.

Shop similar styles: Cotton On shacket ($77); Zella leggings ($59); Kate Spade New York bag ($248); Schutz boots ($238)

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12. Try a Bold New Color Combo

Don’t fall into the trap of wearing only dark or neutral hues this fall. Instead, try a mix of gem tones and vibrant brights, like the cherry red, hot pink and dark teal above. Stick to solid hues and keep accessories minimal to really allow your outfit to shine.

Shop similar styles: Nasty Gal blazer ($110; $50); Nike top ($50); New York & Company pants ($80; $56); MANU Atelier bag ($405; $284); Calvin Klein shoes ($90; $55)

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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.

Shop similar styles: Flat White cardigan and skirt set ($160); Neiman Marcus Cashmere top ($140); Munro shoes ($195)

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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.

Shop similar styles: J.Crew blouse ($98); B-Low the Belt belt ($143); Madewell jeans ($128); Franco Sarto boots ($159)

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15. Try an LWD

Swap your go-to LBD for a little white dress instead to really stand out from the holiday party pack. The trick is to choose a warmer winter white in a heavier fabric, like wool crepe or heavy cotton, like Coterie member Grace Atwood, rather than delicate lace or gauzy linen.

Shop similar styles: Pomander Place dress ($98); Frame bag ($428); Loeffler Randall boots ($695)

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.

Shop similar styles: English Factory top ($70); Lands’ End vest ($50); Citizens of Humanity jeans ($198); Adidas sneakers ($85)

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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.

Shop similar styles: The North Face jacket ($199); Babaton pants ($148); Sam Edelman heels ($160)

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18. Try a New Layering Technique

First you’re cold, then you’re hot, then you’re making bad jokes about Katy Perry songs. Instead of choosing between wearing too much or too little, try adding an extra layer in an unexpected way—drape a sweater over your shoulders and let the sleeves hang down like a scarf. Now if you get chilly you can just slip it on under your blazer.

Shop similar styles: Brooklinen sweatshirt ($80); Ann Taylor blazer ($179); Nordstrom sweater ($119); Agolde jeans ($178); Coach loafers ($150; $99)

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19. 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.

Shop similar styles: Mignonna Gavigan earrings ($250); Amazon face mask ($19 for set of three); Equipment shirt ($280); Collusion coat ($91); 7 For All Mankind jeans ($208); Aimee Kestenberg bag ($148; $89); Vince Camuto boots ($140)

20. Embrace the Aprés Ski Vibe

Who says cold weather dressing has to feel boring or bundled? Go the aprés ski route like Katie Sturino and pair a sporty neon fleece with sleek leggings and bright white boots.

Shop similar styles: Dudley Stephens x Polartec fleece ($188); Spanx leggings ($110); Dr. Martens boots ($150)

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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.

Shop similar styles: Topshop dress ($68); B-Low the Belt belt ($140); Urban Outfitters bag ($69; $30)

RELATED: 7 Ways to Wear White Jeans This Fall

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22. Replace Your Button-Down With a Sweatshirt

Our tip? Stick to crewneck cuts in solid, muted hues to keep things work appropriate.

Shop similar styles: Athleta sweater ($79); Bershka pants ($46); Yuzefi bag ($547)

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23. 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.

Shop similar styles: J.Crew coat ($368; $268); Blank NYC jacket ($68); Treasure & Bond T-shirt ($29); Citizens of Humanity jeans ($198); Reformation shoes ($198)

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We’ll admit, Emily in Paris has its flaws, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still draw some sartorial inspiration from Lily Collins’ over-the-top ensembles.

Get the look: 8 Other Reasons beret ($36); French Connection sweater ($88); Ted Baker London coat ($575; $431)

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25. 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.

Shop similar styles: Everlane sweater ($100); LilySilk skirt ($105); Staud bag ($250); Raid boots ($50)

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26. 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.

Shop similar styles: EvolveTogether face mask ($36 for set of 30); Halogen coat ($228); Polo Ralph Lauren sweater ($298); Everlane pants ($88); Sorel boots ($220)

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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.

Shop similar styles: Ganni blouse ($185); Wilfred pants ($148); Chinese Laundry boots ($80; $56)

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28. Mix and Match Shades of Brown

Brown can sometimes get a bad rap as a “boring” color. But if you mix together latte beige with deep chocolate and soft caramel, suddenly you’ve got a gorgeous ensemble that looks incredibly luxe (and also sounds delicious). Even better if you choose expensive-looking materials like faux-leather, cashmere and silk.

Shop similar styles: Free People sweater ($98); Vince turtleneck ($395); Avec Les Filles jacket ($120; $60); Anine Bing pants ($349); 27 Edit heels ($135)

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29. Try a Statement Coat

A bold statement piece, like Coterie member Tyla Lauren Gilmore’s leopard coat, can give a major style boost to even the most basic ensemble.

Shop similar styles: Alex Mill hat ($98); BB Dakota coat ($169); DL1961 jeans ($189); Dr. Martens boots ($200)

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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.

Shop similar styles: Brixton hat ($85); Babaton coat ($375); Paige jeans ($238); J. Reneé shoes ($90)

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