31 Ways to Shake Up Your Style This October
Deciding to take another slice of cinnamon-apple pie is a no-brainer, but figuring out how to dress stylishly 31 days in a row? A bit more challenging. So we scoured the streets to find the most fashionable fall ladies and now we’re sharing their best tips with you.
Give Your Shorts One Last Run
This works specifically with longer styles, like Bermudas and board shorts, but we love how they look paired with a simple crew-neck sweater and classic strappy sandals for one last transitional ensemble before we go all-in on sweater weather.
Upgrade Your Denim Jacket
Fact: Jean jackets go with literally everything. Another fact: That isn’t just limited to the classic trucker style. Shake things up and choose a motorcycle, bomber or blazer version for a fresh new vibe.
Feel Groovy in Tie-Dye
This is not your mom's hippie Woodstock print. The 2019 version is much more subtle and looks best on tailored pieces like a classic button-down, shift dress or crisp trousers.
Pair Snakeprint with Camouflage
Snakeskin is one of the trendiest patterns for fall, but it can definitely feel a little extra if you’re not used to wearing animal prints. The neutral tones in camouflage make it a great match for the scaly pattern and will keep things looking cool and casual.
Give Overalls a Shot
You don’t need to be a farmer or under the age of ten to get away with overalls. Look for a slim-fit pair in a clean wash and pair it with classic staples like sleek ankle boots and a crisp button-down, just like Coterie member Katie Sturino.
Go Print Crazy
Moody florals and dark gingham are both trending, so why not try wearing them together? As long as everything is in the same color family (i.e., navy, black and maroon), we promise you won’t look like you got dressed in the dark.
Mix Large Prints with Small
This is one cheeky way to play with proportions. Select a pattern, like polka dots or stripes, and commit to it by wearing a supersize version of the print and a miniature iteration.
Layer Your Summer Dresses
A flowy summer dress becomes fall- and work-appropriate when layered over a chic black turtleneck, just like Coterie member Jessie Loeffler-Randall does above. Swap your pumps for ankle boots for a commute that’s just as comfortable as it is chic.
Rock Your PJs All Weekend Long
Bold accessories and clean white kicks are all you need to make the sweater and pajama pants you wore to bed last night totally appropriate for daytime. (Shh, it’ll be our little secret.)
Answer the Call of the Wild
Leopard print has been on the rise and it doesn't look like it's going away any time soon. Follow in the footsteps of Coterie member Babba Canales and dress up a spotted pair of trousers with a cozy caramel blazer and classic black slingbacks.
Make the Cargo Trend Work For You
Cargo pants are in once again, but if you just can't shake the feeling that they'll make you look like a dad on a fishing trip, why not adapt the style to something more your vibe? Try a skirt or silk blouse with tons of pocket instead for a more femme take.
Wear Your Blazer as a Jacket
Yes, you could reach for your trusty black leather jacket or your go-to denim topper yet again, but where's the fun in that? Mix it up and treat your blazer as you would any other piece of outerwear, even if you're rocking a dress instead of pants.
Try the Color of the Season
This stunning burnt orange shade is surprisingly flattering on every single skin tone. It doesn’t hurt that it evokes visions of fall leaves and pumpkin spice lattes, either.
Take Your White Pants Back Out of Storage
Even after Labor Day, white pants look très chic. We love the idea of styling them with a Parisian striped turtleneck, suede tote and bright red cat-eye sunnies.
Style Your Cardigan as a Shirt
We’re definitely on board with any trick that instantly doubles our wardrobe (without taking up any precious space in our closet!). If closing the bottom buttons of your cardi creates an unflattering buckling situation, simply unbutton as high as you need to go to smooth things out, then toss on a high-waisted skirt and a chic belt.
Swap Dark Staples for White Ones
When everyone else reaches for a simple black tee, tortoiseshell sunglasses or deep brown pumps, we say run in the opposite direction. Stark, bright whites (not the creamy shades typically seen in fall and winter) will make you stand out from the pack in the most stylish way.
Add a Single Pop of Color
Just because you'd rather wear neutral tones from head to toe doesn't mean you can't add at least one hint of rainbow shades. Even if it's just with a pair of cheeky socks.
Go All In for Velvet Season
Gingham and white denim is to summer as cozy velvet is to fal,l so go ahead and break out all that plush fabric ASAP. We're obsessing over Coterie member Coco Bassey's cool take on the trend with a goldenrod dress and edgy black accessories.
Wear All White, Almost
Think you need to stow your white jeans away for the rest of the year? Think again. Pair them with an easy white tee and a Southwestern sweater or poncho, boots and a wool hat for a look that perfectly combines that fall feeling and a trendy cowgirl vibe.
Upgrade Your Trench Coat
A classic tan trench will never go out of style, but then again, neither will a gorgeous patent leather one. If you're worried about looking like a lost extra from The Matrix, opt for a non-black version (we're particular fans of this olive-green hue).
Make Some Sunshine of Your Very Own
Days are swiftly getting shorter, and autumn storms are settling in, but a cheery yellow handbag is all the sunshine you need to brighten up a dreary day.