If there’s one thing I learned this year, it’s that you need to take joy where you can get it—be it from an episode of your favorite show, your favorite creamer mixed into your coffee in the morning, or dressing in real clothes when you have absolutely nowhere to go.
Fall clothes are the height of fashion; every other season pales in comparison to the rich tones, excess of textures, and variety of options that fall has to offer. And, pandemic or not, that’s something that should be relished.
Whether you’re looking for an outfit to wear to your Thanksgiving at home or just something to spice up your average Tuesday (we feel you), these are seven fool-proof outfits to wear this season, chock-full of camel tones, cozy sweaters, and all the fun boots your cabin-fever-ridden self could dream up. Throw your sweats in the hamper and try out one of these this week:
1. A sweater dress, knee-high boots, and a quilted bag
This is the quintessential Thanksgiving look: you’re ultra-cozy in a sweater dress (and no pants, obviously), but the contrast between the camel sweater and black boots makes the look feel dressed-up and seasonally appropriate.
Here, the accessories have the potential to do all the talking. For something fancier, top it off with cat-eye sunnies and a quilted bag (like we did here). To dress it down, pair it with your favorite shoulder bag and aviators. The options are endless.
2. A camel coat, skinny jeans, and loafers
There are few things a good camel coat can’t fix, and if you’re in search of a new go-to uniform, chances are, a camel coat could be your missing ingredient. This one is ultra-flattering with puffed sleeves and a wrap detail, and the emerald green python loafers give it an unexpected element that screams autumn. A white, top-handle bag serves as the icing on the cake, and gives another layer of dimension by adding another neutral color to the mix.
3. A lace top, leather pants, and heeled boots
Leather and lace is the juxtaposition that we turn to time and time again for the combination of edginess and femininity that it can simultaneously bring. Here, we stuck to shades of tan to give it a monochromatic feel, and topped it off with pops of white.
When searching for a good lace blouse, we’re partial to one with a high neck and detailing that gives it the ability to be paired with anything, from jeans to your work pants.
4. A matching set, sherpa moto jacket, and white sneakers
We’re all trying to figure out ways to look chic while staying cozy this year, and nothing does that more than a monochrome matching set (that can double as going-out wear and loungewear) paired with a cool-girl jacket and sneakers. It’s effortless, relaxed, and gives the appearance that you spent way more thought on it than you did (let’s be real, you probably rolled out of bed in it—but no one would ever know).
5. A puffer, light-wash jeans, and white sneakers
Oversized puffers are one of the top outerwear trends of the season, and it isn’t hard to figure out why: they’re simple, practical, and exude coolness. Pair yours with your favorite sweater and jeans, and top it off with your favorite sneakers and sunglasses for an outfit you can take from errands to an outdoor happy hour with friends.
6. A black turtleneck, black leather pants, and white coat
If there’s one thing 2020 did right, it’s faux leather. Long gone are the days of squeaky, cheap pleather that you had to shimmy around your bedroom to get into. This year is full of soft, comfortable options that look like the real thing—without the cost to your wallet or the environment.
There’s just something about a long, white coat, and paired on top of an all-black look, it pops and serves as the winter white look of our dreams. If you want to go the extra mile, add a statement bag on top—then wear it all everywhere you go this winter.
7. A matching set and cozy sherpa jacket
This jacket is the sherpa of our dreams, and we’ve been wearing ours everywhere from late-night runs to get wine to on the couch all day while we’re working. The leather detailing on it brings it up a notch from your average sherpa jacket and makes it worthy of wear all season long.