31 Perfect Looks To Copy This October

Richard Wright

Hello, it's me," may be the start of Adele's hit song, but it also accurately describes me, sitting here in New York City, asking the weather to please cool down. Though September 21 signified the official start of the fall equinox, outside it's felt like anything but. 85 degrees one week into autumn? We won't get into the whole global warming thing here, but since this collection is meant to help make getting dressed each month easier, well, we've been finding ourselves at a bit of a loss.
Normally, October outfits would be made up of black booties, leather jackets, trench coats, and other transitional pieces that come in-hand on those days when it's brisk on your way to work. But with things being unseasonably warm here, we've added tons of bare-legged and jacket-less looks into the mix. By this time next month we could be preparing for snow. But until it stops feeling like the dead of August, we're going to keep wearing those off-the-shoulder tops and mini skirts for as long as we can. Here's how to give them new life.

Contrasting stripes in coordinated colors make for the ultimate (and most stylish) optical illusion.

Altuzarra dress, Acne Studios shoes, Chanel bag, Celine sunglasses.

Red boots have magical powers, haven't you heard?

W Concept top, AG Jeans bottoms, By Far shoes, High Cheeks bag.
A shiny pleated skirt will never steer you wrong. Wear now bare-legged, wear later with tights.

Violeta by Mango top, Marks and Spencer skirt, Mango bag, Vagabond shoes.

The '70s are trending hard, and there's no better way to channel the decade's style than with a lightweight printed button-up.

Party pants!!!! (Seriously, how much do these silver bottoms make you want to dance?)

A solid ringer tee let's the focus stay on the striped maxi, the ultimate statement-maker.

Okay, so this puffer coat may take things to the extreme, but any variation of the silhouette is a win in our book.

Don't forget, plaid is the gingham of fall and winter.

High-necked, patterned, and ruffled? We just found the dress of our dreams.

Say it with your slogan tee.

That whole bustier-over-a-white-tee thing is still going strong. All you have to do to make it work for fall? Add a trench and some booties.

This is a pure appreciation post, because HOW GOOD IS THIS DRESS?
Cropped pants look great with flats, but they look even cooler with some pointed-toe booties.

A bright sweater that doesn't break the bank? Sign us up.

Monochromatic dressing, for the win. Who knew there were so many ways to wear burnt orange?

From far away, this looks monochromatic too. But up close, you'll see some tan trousers peeking out from underneath the emerald green look.
This time last year we were obsessed with patent leather. One year later, and absolutely nothing has changed.
Now this is how you colorblock.

Play with proportions by layering an extra-large white top under a super-short mini skirt — then layer the whole thing over a pair of cropped pants.

Turtlenecks are the ultimate layering savior. Stick a solid black one under a white blouse or button-up for added dimension.

Talk about a power suit. This look is straight from the Paris Fashion Week street style playbook.

Bring the off-the-shoulder silhouette into cooler weather by ditching the cotton and linen for something knitted.

Underneath the statement coat, this outfit is an easy white T-shirt-khaki pants pairing. See all the different your outerwear can make?

Sky-high platforms may not be the easiest shoes to walk in, but we can't help but love the Spice Girl vibes they give off.

If there's one piece you should invest in this month, it's a plaid blazer.

A crop top can be autumn appropriate, too.

Looking to channel the '70s? Try contrasting and coordinating prints and silky fabrics.

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Want to wear sequins in the daytime but don't know how? Dress it up with heels, or dress it down with a sweatshirt. Or, in this case, do both.

A high-neck floral dress and sneakers — our forever favorite combination.

Remember that one-shoulder top you wore all August long with denim shorts? Style it for fall with a pleated maxi skirt and some knee-high boots.

Crocs: the ugly-cute shoe we just can't see to get rid of (or get over).