20 Stylist-and Editor-Approved Fall Outfit Ideas for 2024

All the inspiration you need to carry you through the season.

Aimee song in a red chanel cardigan during spring/summer 24 fashion week
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If summer is for showing off how great you look without much clothing, fall is for demonstrating what you can do with your wardrobe. It's time to burrow into your oversized fuzzy sweaters and wear the same pair of blue jeans Monday through Friday. Fall fashion means figuring out how to layer without looking like an overstuffed penguin and revisiting your favorite transitional-weather gear, from chunky ankle boots to classic trench coats. Ahead, we'll show you how to easily recreate street-style stars' and stylists' fall outfits with minimal effort.

Entrench It In

We all know and love a great trench coat for fall. For a fresh take in 2023, opt for a leather version paired with low-rise denim. The edgy look is cool-girl-approved by Doja Cat, who wore the outfit in her “Attention” music video, plus celebrity stylist Aisha Rae. “My go-to fall outfit is an oversized leather trench jacket, white ribbed tank, and flare low-rise denim or oversized baggy vintage denim with a leather boot or pointy heel,” she says. 

Diane Batoukina wears black sunglasses, a white ribbed cropped tank-top, a dark brown shiny varnished leather long coat, a black grained leather small Kelly belt from Hermes, blue faded denim large ripped pants, black shiny leather shoes , during a street style fashion photo session, on October 26, 2022 in Paris, France.

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Lavish in Luxury

In 2023, we’ve seen a shift away from trendy, of-the-moment pieces to quality closet staples, or what the fashion world has dubbed “quiet luxury” dressing. While it’s not so much a trend but rather a style aesthetic, the allure of quiet luxury is that it’s steeped in timeless pieces that can be worn year after year. For a fall look, Rae says to think of muted tones, tailored slacks, crisp white button-ups, trench coats, and loafers, and ballet flats.

Jennifer Lawrence is seen in SoHo on June 28, 2023 in New York City.

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Layer It On

Fall weather is notoriously unpredictable. One minute, it’s nice and cool, and the next, it’s hot and stuffy. That’s why the art of layering is essential in your fall outfits, says Stitch Fix stylist Gillian McHattie. “To ensure you’re prepared for unexpected temperature swings, I suggest investing in a light outer layer, like a denim jacket that can be worn for extra warmth over your look,” she says. 

Emy Venturini wears black cat eyes sunglasses, silver large earrings, a black ribbed wool turtleneck pullover from Courreges, a blue denim with white sheep interior jacket from Levis, a black shiny leather varnished slit / split knees skirt, a black shiny varnished leather clutch from Mati Collective, a gold large ring, during a street style fashion photo session, on November 10, 2022 in Paris, France.

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Sweater Dress It Up

A failsafe fall outfit is also the easiest: a sweater dress and knee-high boots. Sweater dresses are warm, stylish, and easy to accessorize. All you need is a neutral pair of knee-high boots and your favorite jewelry for this combo. Knee-high boots also work with a knitted mini dress, but when the temps start to dip, the best practice is usually the lower the hemline, the better.

Fashion week spring/summer 2024 attendee wearing knitted midi dress and knee-high boots

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Suit Up

Find a good pantsuit set, and you're ready for any work event or fancy dinner party. The two-piece look is so easy to wear (I like to layer a crop top or tee underneath), and you can rock it with sneakers, mule pumps, boots, or flats. Best of all, you can wear the coordinates separately or together, like this Fashion Week attendee did.

Fashion week spring/summer 24 attendee wearing grey blazer and trousers

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Polished for the Office

A fall outfit for the office doesn’t need to be complicated. McHattie’s go-to office look is easy to replicate. She recommends, “Reach for your favorite pair of denim, add a lightweight knit sweater in an eye-catching color on top, and finish off the ensemble with an oversized blazer for a complete look that’s perfect for the office.”

A guest wears sunglasses, silver and crystal earrings, a red with white GG monogram print pattern silk scarf from Gucci, a red with black and white striped print pattern shirt, a navy blue with gold buttoned blazer jacket, a camel suede shoulder bag from Gucci, blue faded denim wide legs pants from Gucci, gold shiny leather strappy heels sandals , outside Gucci, during the Milan Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 on September 23, 2022 in Milan, Italy.

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Play With Proportions

A trend Stitch Fix has dubbed Proportion Play is one we anticipate to be huge this fall,” says McHattie. “This trend is all about embracing oversized, voluminous silhouettes that can be paired with more fitted items to balance the proportions.” We recommend taking after style star Emili Sindlev and going with a giant blazer and fitted skirt. On the flip side, a voluminous skirt and teeny tiny top would work just as well.

Fashion week spring/summer 24 attendee wearing grey skirt suit

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Embrace Apple Girl Autumn

Thanks to the runways of fall 2023, we’re seeing the fashion equivalent of TikTok’s “strawberry girl summer” this fall, dubbed “apple girl autumn” by Stitch Fix. Mchattie explains, “Apple girl autumn will be marked with pops of red sprinkled throughout people’s wardrobes in a variety of traditional fall textures.” To embrace the trend, add some candy red to your look in the form of hosiery as this fashion week did, or go with a red handbag or shoes.

A guest wears Celine sunglasses, earrings, a cream color trench coat, a black mini dress, red socks, black patent leather shoes, outside Onitsuka, during the Milan Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 on September 20, 2023 in Milan, Italy.

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Slip On a Slip

Slip dresses are the ultimate seasonless outfit. Wear them alone during the spring and summer, then come fall and winter, go crazy with layering. Opt for a thin turtleneck underneath and a trench coat, or we especially love Pernille Teisbaeck's grungy leather jacket and moto boots combo.

Pernille Teisbaeck wears shearling brown black jacket, black silk dress with lace top, Balenciaga bag outside Miu Miu during Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 : Day Nine on October 04, 2022 in Paris, France.

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Double the Denim

We all thought Britney and JT's denim was a bit too much in 2001, but now an all-denim look is the way to go. It's effortlessly cool and so easy to put together. Just pair your favorite jean jacket or shirt with some slouchy jeans, and you're good to go. You can even throw on a long denim skirt for a look mainly of the moment.

Fashion week spring/summer 2024 attendee wearing denim top and jeans

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Wear a Dress Over Jeans

My favorite fall combination is a dress over jeans because I'm not a fan of tights. (They always rip!) This simple combination ensures you can wear your Free People summer dress and fall jeans without picking favorites. Regarding what kind of denim you should wear underneath, go for a straight or slim fit with a cropped or cuffed hem for extra style points.

A guest wears a navy blue / pink / green / yellow print pattern long sleeves / belted knees dress, a black shiny leather handbag, blue faded denim rolled-up pants, black shiny leather pointed pumps heels shoes , outside Kate Spade, during New York Fashion Week, on February 10, 2023 in New York City.

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Think Wide

Year after year, we’re seeing denim trends move in favor of wider-legged styles. McHattie says Stich Fix sales on wide-leg pants have doubled this year, so now’s as good a time to try the style as any. “My favorite way to style loose denim or trousers is with a fitted bodysuit or a boxy cropped tee,” McHattie adds. 

Tina Haase wears Frankie Shop baggy wide leg jeans, white Zara cropped tshirt, Prada slingback pumps, Jacquemus Bisou Baguette Bag, Jacquemus Logo Hoop earrings, Valentino sunglasses on May 15, 2023 in Berlin, Germany.

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Go Grunge

Remember when we all wore too much eyeliner, Hot Topic was our stomping grounds at the mall, and Avril Lavigne was our style icon? Well, Rae says that aesthetic is making the rounds in the fall outfits of Gen-Zers, and we’re here for it. “Mini plaid tennis skirts, chunky black studded belts with silver chains, oversized wide-leg trousers, and band t-shirts we’ll be seeing trending this fall.“

Model America Gonzalez is seen wearing a knit sweater dress, black boots and black bag outside the Carolina Herrera show during NYFW S/S 2024 on September 12, 2023 in New York City.

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Break Out Your Summer Skirt

Pause! Don't pack away your summer skirts yet. You can rework them for fall in several different ways: 1. Find a sweater thin enough to tuck into your skirt, 2. Wear a pair of tights underneath your skirt, 3. Style with the ankle or knee-high boots of your choice. Top with your favorite transitional jacket, and voilà! Your skirt is now ready for #OOTD photos at the pumpkin patch.

A guest is seen wearing a black sweater, white ruffled Zimmermann skirt and white heels outside the Zimmermann show during the Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 02, 2023 in Paris, France.

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Add a Pop of Barbie Pink

Fall color trends for 2023 point to neutrals like muted grey and caramel brown, but that's not to say Barbiecore hot pink won't be sticking around for the season. "We will be seeing the color pink more this fall after the hit movie "Barbie" with all the Barbie brand deals and partnerships from this summer," says Rae. "Pops of pink will be everywhere!" With an outfit full of neutral tones, add some color with a hot pink bag or shoes.

Gala Gonzalez wears a black low-neck leather jacket, a neon pink Hermes bag, matching pants, outside Hermes, during the Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 as part of Paris Fashion Week on September 30, 2023 in Paris, France.

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Get Matchy Matchy

Matching sets are the holy grail for lazy dressers since they require zero thought. Just throw on the top and matching bottoms, and you're ready. For chillier temps, go with pants and a blazer, or when the weather teeters back to warm (as it often does in the fall), opt for a matching skirt set. It doesn't get easier than a matching set.

Fashion week spring/summer 2024 attendee wearing red chanel skirt and sweater

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Accessorize a Jumpsuit

Just like dresses, jumpsuits are a one-and-done outfit. You just have to throw it on, and you're ready to go out the door. It also couldn't be easier to elevate a jumpsuit—throw on your favorite boots and belts and top it all off with a structured bag, and you've got a trendy outfit with minimal effort. 

Mary Leest wears a turtleneck pullover, a brown jumpsuit, a belt, a white Fendi bag, outside Akris, during the Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 01, 2023 in Paris, France.

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Go All Black

When in doubt, go all black. No matter the season, black is undoubtedly chic (although we may not recommend dressing head-to-toe black on a hot, sunny day). To make your look more attractive, mix up your textures on top and bottom, such as a furry coat worn with subtly-striped trousers.

Fashion week spring/summer 2024 attendee wearing black fur jacket and black striped trousers

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Make It Sporty

Don't be afraid of turning your athleisure into a bonafide style moment. I promise you can be comfy and stylish at the same time. Just throw on your favorite track pants and add a chic blazer. The outfit combo may be unexpected, but it's still so cool.

Fashion week spring/summer 2024 attendee wearing blue track pants and black blazer

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Wear Your Button-Down With a Sequin Skirt

Give your beloved button-down shirt a new life on the weekend with a shimmery skirt like this sequin number. You'll look instantly dressy for whatever going-out plans you have. If your office dress code is more lax, you might even be able to get away with this look come Monday morning.

Fashion week spring/summer 2024 attendee wearing button-down shirt and red sequin skirt

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