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 satin-finish heels might sound like the oddest outfit, but Monroe Steele proves they actually complement one another beautifully for a perfect fall look.
Let Your Socks Show
Don’t stow your mules 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 (because holes are not chic).
Feel the Breeze
Sure, the temperatures are dropping fast, but don't break out the tights just yet. Sport your miniskirt with a chunky oversize sweater and tall brown boots to get some extra warmth and coverage without resorting to restrictive legwear.
Mix Glam and Tough
Take your favorite luxe faux-fur coat and glittering gold statement clutch for evening and wear them with some chunky combat boots and a bandana scarf for a look that perfectly straddles glam '70s and moto chic.
Go Back to THE ’70S
Take a note from Krystal Bick and pair a voluminous pussy-bow blouse with a retro suede jumper. Sleek sock boots and a mini box bag bring everything back to the 21st century.
Give Neon a Chance
A neon color palette can seem tricky in the fall and winter, but when worn in a simple silhouette (like a classic turtleneck), it doesn't feel quite so intimidating, after all.
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 cool kicks, just as Shanna Battle does here.
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.
Give a Maxi Dress a Whirl
If you’re sick of pants or simply love super feminine-silhouettes, 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.
Rock the Sweater of the Season
Cardigans are back, folks! But rather than looking to Jackie O. or Betty Draper for inspo, we say lean more toward nontraditional styling tricks (i.e., wearing one over a leather skirt or as a top unto itself).
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 coral 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.
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.
Steal Your Eveningwear from the Men
It's likely you still have a solid number of weddings, cocktail parties and holiday soirees to power through before the end of the year, so why not switch things up and give your rotation of formal dresses a break? Rock a perfectly tailored tuxedo and give all the men in attendance a run for their money.
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.
Or Embrace It From Head to Toe
Leather everything is a major trend right now, so once you've gotten over those initial jitters (or if you never really had them in the first place), try wearing a matching leather or faux-leather set. Bonus: You'll be cozy and warm even without the addition of a coat.
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 the perfect on-trend topper for a fashion editor-approved ensemble.
Go Back to the Color Basics
Teal, pistachio, sapphire, oh my! Step back from the elaborately named color variations and return to the primary and secondary basics of your childhood for a bold look that's surprisingly easy to wear.
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.