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5 Fall Outfit Formulas That Look Chic AF


Fall is my favorite season to dress for (lol hot take, but whatever) because even the most basics of all the basics seem elevated when layered on top of each other — chic, sturdy blazers, inky dark wash jeans, crisp button-downs, cozy cable knit sweaters… SIGH FALL IS THE BEST.

Below are my favorite ways to remix fall stapes into chic outfit formulas that win the room every time. Feel free to tag your #ootd selfies with #dressedbykelly, I won’t be mad.


Oversize Plaid Blazer + Ankle Jeans + Chelsea Boots

Source: The Cut

As you probably know, MEGHAN IS QUEEN OF MY HEART AND CAN DO NO WRONG. She is slaying all over her royal tour of Australia and my personal fave is this iconic duo of oversized plaid blazer and white button down. I wear this practically every day of my life which basically means Meghan and I are bffs, right? Right.

Blazer / White Blouse / Black Jeans / Chelsea Boots


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Silk Blouse + Statement Earrings + High-Waisted Jeans

Source: Younger

This is by far my favorite fashion moment from Younger (side note: if you’re not watching Younger, what are you even doing). All I want this season is a silky blouse in a rich jewel tone — think burnished golds, rich forest greens, toasty burgundy. Add interest on interest with bold statement earrings and tuck it all into sleek high-waisted jeans for a fall uniform that is as chic as it is eye-catching.

Silky Blouse / Statement Earrings / High-Waisted Jeans / Suede Boots


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Trench + Striped Top + Oversize Sunnies

Our Editorial Assistant Josie is constantly serving looks in the office — including this chic Parisian-inspired ensemble. The combo of stripes, a trench, big ol’ sunnies, and a statement (yet cozy) shoe is magnifique, n’est-ce pas? We recommend adding a low pony and a liberal dose of attitude.

Trench / Striped Blouse / Black Denim / Oversize Sunnies / Statement Loafers


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Belted Blazer + Leggings + OTK Boots

Source: Who What Wear

This lewk is all about texture — the leather belt popping against the solid black of the blazer, the suede boots contrasting subtly with the black leggings, the slight shimmer of the huge black sunnies. When you go monochrome, play with texture (exactly like this, this is a masterclass) to avoid looking like a big blob of color.

Blazer / Leggings / Leather Belt / Sunnies / Suede Boots / Tote Bag


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Sweater + Statement Pants + Loafers

Source: @daniellemoss_

Cozy Sweater / Suede Pants / Loafers / Gold Hair Clip

My favorite way to shake up my autumnal wardrobe is to swap jeans for snazzier legwear — think suede pants, satin trousers, faux leather leggings — in bright, bold colors. Mix them with anything you’d normally wear with jeans, like neutral cozy sweaters and loafers.


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What are you wearing this season? Tell us in the comments below!