How to Dress Like an It Girl in 30 Seconds or Less
There’s a strong chance you have a go-to uniform — perhaps it’s a classic jeans-tee-sneaker look, or maybe a skirt-sweater-booties ensemble. We’re totally on board for sticking with what makes you feel comfortable, but variety is the spice of life, right? Switching up your outfit game may be just what you need to refresh your style this season. Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you go out and buy an entire new wardrobe (that’s insane!). All you need are a few simple styling tricks to keep in your back pocket. To help you out, we've uncovered 12 quick fall outfit ideas you can easily pull together (seriously, 30 seconds or less!) using many items already in your closet. Go on and get inspired — you may just find your new go-to look ahead.
Working Girl: Need a sleek 9-to-5 getup? Turn to style superstar and writer extraordinaire Elaine Welteroth for primo inspo. Give your go-to pencil skirt and blouse combo a fresh twist by pairing it with a sophisticated longline jacket and the most eye-catching boots you own. (Photo via Daniel Zuchnik/Getty)
Bold and Beautiful: Sometimes all you need is a vibrant jacket to complete your outfit. Right, Aimee Song? The beauty of a statement coat is you can wear basically anything underneath (even a simple sweater and jeans) and you’ll still look like one of the most fashionable style setters around. (Photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
Dress It Up: Blogger Jenny Cipoletti’s fall ensemble may look high-concept, but it actually only requires three pieces: a dress, blazer, and booties. What makes this look feel especially forward is the attention to detail. Instead of opting for a basic dress or pair of shoes, go for your most statement-making style. (Photo via Daniel Zuchnik/Getty)
Good 'Jeans': Your new off-duty uniform, found. Reinvigorate your favorite distressed skinnies by pairing them with a black sweater, on-trend suede duster, and slim ankle boots like the gorgeous Joan Smalls here. Adding layered gold chains and square sunnies will complete the effortless look. (Photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
Jump On It: If you literally have 10 seconds in the morning to get dressed (we’ve all been there!), don’t underestimate the power of a jumpsuit. One and done. We’re loving the colorful iterations this year (like this vibrant yellow style) paired with ankle boots or your favorite pair of heels. (Photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
Skirt Around: If you want to go for a skirt but the temps are just too brisk, pair your knee-length style with black tights and a stunning pair of knee-high boots. A denim coat and mock-neck sweater brings the entire look to the next level. (Photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
Top Notch: Sometimes, it’s all about the accessories. If you want to give your favorite fall coat a refresh, add a belt to make it feel new again. Plus, it’s an incredibly flattering silhouette with the cinched-in waist. Pair with a colorful knit, flared pants, and boots, and you’re ready to leave a stylish lasting impression. (Photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
Close Knit: This is basically the look we want to live in this fall: a colorful sweater, wide-leg jeans, cool leather jacket, and of-the-moment white booties. The style trick here is to actually tuck the knit into your jeans for a flattering and fashion-forward vibe. (Photo via Edward Berthelot/Getty)
In the Trenches: When in doubt, just turn to influencer Danielle Bernstein for inspiration. Here, she transforms a lightweight trench into a dress by closing it up with a belt. The sneakers and plaid pants tone down the look, making it comfortable enough for running around on the weekend, but still dressed-up enough for an impromptu Saturday afternoon catch-up with your girlfriends. (Photo via Matthew Sperzel/Getty)
Suit Up: Not sure what to wear to work? Keep a few printed suits on your rack and you’ll never have to think, “What should I wear today?” again. The beauty of a suit is that you can literally toss it on and be done — no need to coordinate a full look. Plus, the fashion elite won’t stop wearing them in a variety of iterations, dressing them up (with a blouse and stilettos) or down (with a tee and sneakers) depending on your office culture. (Photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
True Blue: Looking for an easy yet cool outfit to wear with your leggings? Pair those stretchy pants with an oversized denim jacket and hoodie. To elevate the overall vibe, go for a dressed-up pair of shoes like heels or ankle boots. If you want to keep it casual for Saturday brunch, sneakers can totally work too. (Photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
To a Tee: Is your uniform the classic jeans and tee look? Upgrade your go-to outfit with inspiration from Helena Bordon. Here, she spiced up her white T-shirt by adding an embellished jacket and coordinating heels. A colorful red bag is the perfect finishing touch to this stylish fall look. (Photo via Edward Berthelot/Getty)
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