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.
Go Print Crazy
This is the most fun way to get dressed in the morning. The reason these patterns don’t look overwhelming is because they all stay within the same color family and are generally the same (medium) size.
Go Back to THE ’70S
Take a note from Krystal Bick and go back in time. A voluminous pussy-bow blouse and suede jumper play to the decade’s style strengths while sleek sock boots and a mini box bag bring everything back to the 21st century.
Wear All One Color (Sort Of)
Give monochrome dressing a new twist by choosing multiple shades that vary ever so slightly. It’ll nod to the trend while creating much more depth.
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 are more of a girly-girl like Sommar Theodore, 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 Only White After Labor Day
Throw caution to the wind and go all out with head-to-toe white. 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.
Break Up an All-Black Look
You don’t need super-bright accessories to add depth to dark shades. A large belt buckle, patterned scarf and mirrored sunnies are just as effective as their colorful counterparts.
Replace Your Beanie with a Beret
Yes, you love your cozy pom-pommed topper, but this chic French style is just as warm and way more stylish.
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? Word on the street is that citrus shades will soon be replacing the ubiquitous blush tone as a must-have color. Bonus: Orange, mustard and gold hues are just as universally flattering.
Pick Just One Print to Love
Is plaid your favorite fall pattern? Well then, we say the more the merrier. Wear all the plaid pieces you have at once for a fun, cheeky twist on print mixing.