Sad but true: Fall is coming! While we’re not quite ready to put away the sundresses or sandals just yet, it’s officially time to start stashing away chic autumn outfit ideas you can revisit once the weather gets crisp. Here, a dozen we’re loving right now.
A sweater pulled over a shirtdress will make for a smart way to incorporate a lighter piece in the chilly months. Depending on your weather, go thick and wooly or super fine with your pullover pick.
Shop the look: Misha Nonoo sweater, $345, dress, $325
Consider the tailored gilet the puffy down-filled vest of your work wardrobe. Plan on wearing over dresses, with tees and jeans, and atop a silky blouse.
Shop the look: 3.1 Phillip Lim wool vest, $750, top, $450
The long and breezy tunic you lived in during the warmer months can become your new favorite transitional piece. Instead of wearing with bare legs, toss on over jeans.
Shop the look: Equipment tunic, $248, Aquazzura Christy flats, $675
The number one styling rule for autumn dressing is to layer like crazy. A thin-gauge sweater will add a little bit of extra warmth without running the risk of overheating you should the day get sunnier.
Shop the look: Zara sweater, $36, oversize shirt, $50, ankle boots, $139
When it’s too nippy for favorite short-sleeve blouses, remember this outfit. Keep pieces in the rotation by layering over thin long-sleeve tees.
Shop the look: J.Crew denim popover, $88, Martie pants, $90
The practical khaki field jacket is usually tossed on with rugged jeans and boots, but this idea will totally change up how you see it. Give it a chic twist by pairing with a tailored top, pumps, and your sleekest, skinniest jeans.
Shop the look: Banana Republic jacket, $175, tux-collar tunic, $70, pumps, $148
When days have gotten chilly but not cold, add a fluid layer like this draped jacket. It looks sophisticated when knotted at the waist as protection against a brisk breeze but also open around the office.
Shop the look: Club Monaco trench, $329, crop top, $120, culottes, $180
Love your overalls but struggle with wearing them post-August? We’ve found the perfect idea to pin now, rock later. Layer them with a sweater, and should things feel too bulky, unhook one side for some extra room.
Shop the look: Madewell overalls, $158
If your office environment requires buttoned-up combos, play with new silhouettes this fall. Instead of straight-leg slacks, pull on a pair that’s cropped and belled out at the ankle. They can be styled in the exact same way as more traditional pairs but offer up something extra.
Shop the look: Wilfred sweater, $85, pants, $145
Remember this fresh new spin for rocking a basic pencil skirt. Pairing it with an oversize sweater feels cozy but can be office-ready with the addition of sharp stilettos.
Shop the look: Modern Citizen sweater, $98, skirt, $78
Come fall weather, don’t abandon crisp whites. To make your favorite skinnies and blouses work for autumn, layer on a chunky knit in the same monochrome palette.
Shop the look: Apiece Apart sweater, $445, shirt, $310, jeans, $250
Summer’s suede obsession is a seasonal carryover, though minis have been lengthened to calf-length proportions that offer more coverage. To make it work, replace sandals with high boots and a tee with a sweater.