There are so many things we love about fall — crisp air, colorful foliage and, of course, the opportunity to test drive a slew of new-season essentials (we’re looking at you, chunky heeled shoes, bomber jackets and ankle boots!). A quick scroll through Insta will provide you with enough style inspo to get you through the next few months in flawless fashion, but having an arsenal of foolproof outfit formulas that you can call upon at a moment’s notice is undoubtedly the easiest way to slay that #OOTD without exerting a lot of time and effort — and as a bonafide girlboss, this is so key. From statement sweaters to luxe loafers, we’ve put together six effortless outfit formulas you can rock for the rest of the season, along with a few shoppable pieces to help you pull them off. Brace yourselves: These getups are straight-up street style bait.
Billowy Maxi Dress + Leather Jacket + Sneakers
One and done is your go-to approach to everyday dressing, making throw-on-and-go pieces absolutely essential. A floaty maxi dress is just what the doctor ordered, with its free-spirited feel and sophisticated silhouette that will keep those cool autumn breezes at bay. A serious dose of cool-girl factor comes into play with the addition of a classic leather biker jacket and high-top sneakers. The only thing missing? A statement belt and cross-body bag that’ll add that little extra personality and polish.
Relaxed-Fit Jeans + Trench + Fancy Flats
It’s officially time to pull that tried-and-true trench out of storage. With fall’s official topper on hand, a pulled-together look is only seconds away. Team it with relaxed-fit denim, a fitted turtleneck sweater and lace-up flats for a getup perfect for running errands or catching up with the girls over tapas. When the temps take an unexpected dip, simply throw an oversized scarf and wool fedora into the mix.
Sweater Dress + Ankle Boots + Bomber Jacket
A sweater dress is your sartorial soulmate when cooler weather rolls around, killing it at the office and off-duty like it ain’t no thing. Balance out the snuggly vibes by styling it alongside add-ons with major RN appeal, like modern suede ankle boots and a metallic bomber jacket with a futuristic edge. Bonus points for asymmetric earrings and embellished camera bags.
V-Neck Dress + Button Down + Sleek Slides
Introducing your new work-week go-to — an anytime-appropriate v-neck dress and chic button-down shirt. Perfectly polished and It-girl-approved, this flawless combo nails it every single time with its combination of down-to-business ‘tude and street-style chic. Round out the look with statement slip-on loafers — fall’s extremely fashionable answer to summer’s pool slides — plus a sleek cuff and belt for an on-duty ensemble that hits it out of the park.
Statement Sweater + Trousers + Oxfords
Off-duty cool is what this show-stopping ensemble is all about. Start by trading out everyday denim for personality-packed trousers, then proceed to pair with a chic sweatshirt or sweater and menswear-inspired steppers. Tack on a glitzy ear cuff and a metallic mini bag for an easy outfit that will take you from day to night like that, or team with a boyfriend blazer and silk scarf for working-girl vibes.
T-Shirt + Oversized Cardigan + Midi Skirt
Three closet basics, one killer look. Whether you’re sippin’ on espresso or hitting up a local craft market, this laid-back #OOTD will never disappoint. Keep the look feeling fresh with eye-catching prints, intriguing embellishments and modern takes on traditional silhouettes. Play it cool with combat boots or dress things up with a pair of modern Mary Janes.
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