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 Pinterest to find the most fashionable fall ladies and now we’re sharing their best tips with you.
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.
Try a Slick Leather Skirt
Ah-ha, so this is how you wear high-shine leather for day. Shout-out to Coterie member Karlee Andrews for demonstrating how a cozy, colorful sweater and bright flat mules perfectly tone down a leather skirt.
Give Overalls a Shot
You don’t need to be a farmer or under the age of ten to get away with wearing 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.
Pair Snakeprint with Camouflage
Snakeskin is one of the trendiest prints 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.
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.
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.
Tie a Large Scarf at Your Waist
You might have thought to tie a bandanna or neckerchief through your belt loops before, but what about a full-size silk version? This is one of the easiest ways to add a layer of interest to basic jeans and a turtleneck. (Plus, you should see how cool this looks on the move.)
Wear Boots and Shorts
Think less go-go dancer and more cowgirl chic for this ensemble. Shorts in a looser, longer cut and very classic dark brown boots are your best options for pulling off this western-inspired look.
Give Your Accessories Their Big Moment
An oversize sweater and flouncy skirt are certainly cute on their own, but they’re also an excellent backdrop for showcasing your most exciting accessories. Bring on the yellow snakeskin boots and colorblocked geometric bag!
Wear the Color of the Season
This stunning burnt orange shade is actually super flattering on every single skin tone. It doesn’t hurt that it invokes visions of fall leaves and pumpkin spice lattes, either.
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.)
Go Hands-Free With a Fanny Pack
Yes, the style usually favored by tourists has officially made its way into the high fashion scene. To avoid looking like a lost visitor, opt for a leather or suede version and style it with beautifully chic pieces like sock boots and a cashmere sweater dress.
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 military-inspired, bomber or blazer version for a fresh new vibe.
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.
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.
Let Your Hems Down
We've been told time and time again that boyfriend jeans are most flattering when you roll the hems up to show a little ankle. But we say, why not embrace the full, unrolled, uninhibited dad-jean?
Feel Groovy in Tie-Dye
This is not your mom's hippie Woodstock print. The 2018 version is much more subtle and looks best on tailored pieces like a classic button-down, shift dress or crisp trousers.
Go All In for Velvet Season
Gingham and white denim is to summer as cozy velvet is to fall 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.
Style Your Cardigan as a Shirt
We’re definitely on board with any trick that instantly doubles our wardrobe. If closing the bottom buttons over your hips 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.
Give One Statement Piece All the Glory
You loved your cropped, wide-leg pants in a gorgeous vintage print so why hide them under an attention-grabbing sweater or tucked into boots? Keep all other parts of your look simple and monochromatic to give your beloved showstopper its moment to shine.
Take All the Guesswork Out of Dressing
Dresses and jumpsuits might be the easiest one-and-done outfit-makers, but matching sets are definitely a close second. Keep the rest of your outfit super simple, like a white tee and sneakers, for a look that's minimal effort with maximum style.