If you haven’t figured it out yet, we love fall around here. The crisp morning air, cozy nights in, pumpkin-infused coffee orders—there’s really nothing about this season we don’t love. But the most universally loved part of the season for us? The fall outfits.
After an endlessly hot summer, swapping tanks for cozy knits and sandals for boots feels like coming home after a long day. While the season always seems to go by in the blink of an eye, the weeks of glorious fall weather come with once-a-year activities, and getting dressed for them is half the joy.
Fall is finally, finally, here. And we have a go-to look for whatever your jam-packed schedule has on it (hello, apple picking!) so you can enjoy every single moment of the season—no outfit stress included.
To the pumpkin patch
Going apple picking is an autumnal rite of passage. It isn’t really fall until you do it. You want to hit a casual-but-cute middle ground that you’ll be excited to feature in the inevitable Instagram content—while still maintaining practicality. Jeans, a cozy sweater, and a lightweight coat will ensure you’re comfortable, and water-resistant boots will keep you covered no matter what the weather brings. The finishing touch? A bag that provides a pop but won’t occupy your hands. (They’re reserved for holding a cup of apple cider.)
To a tailgate or football game
Be it a high school, college, or NFL game, odds are your fall will entail at least one tailgate (which may or may not be followed by actually watching the game). The best rule of thumb? Keep it cool and casual. Relaxed jeans, a hoodie with your team’s logo or colors, and a baseball hat will say “I’m a sports girl” even if you’re far from one. Opt for a belt bag that you can wear across your chest to carry your belongings fuss-free.
(Don’t forget: Many stadiums only allow clear bags inside. Make sure to check the rules of wherever you’re headed so you don’t find yourself stuck with a bag you can’t bring into the game.)
For a spooky movie night
There are few things as blissful as cuddling up under a blanket on a Friday night, pouring yourself a drink, lighting a candle, and settling in for a spooky movie night. An ultra-cozy sweater and tonal sweatpants make the perfect duo to wrap yourself in while getting a good scare. May we recommend Silence of the Lambs and a nice Chianti?
To the office
The only thing that has the potential to make a morning commute exciting? Doing it on a crisp, 60-degree day. Take advantage of the short-lived fall weather with a shirt dress and knee-high boots combo that deserves to stand all on its own—no jacket required.
On a date
Date nights are notoriously difficult to dress for, but this season’s trends make choosing an outfit easy. Take advantage of the corset trend by pairing a corset top with leather pants. Make sure you’re prepared for the weather by layering a blazer on top, which you can take on and off depending on the setting. Complete the look with a clutch bag and heeled boots for a vibe that’s both sophisticated and sexy.
For a fall foliage road trip
Depending on where you live, a weekend trip away to relish the fall foliage—or leaf peep, as they say—is a mainstay of the season. The goal is to be cozy but quintessentially fall, which a shacket and waffle-knit top will help you accomplish. Snatch up a pair of the ever-so-popular Ultra Mini Uggs when you still have a chance (they’re currently fully in stock!) for a comfortable shoe option you’ll turn to all fall and winter long.
This post contains a sponsored inclusion of Nordstrom, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.