As sad as we are to see summer end, our sartorial hearts belong to fall; It’s the season of OTK boots, lush textiles, and undeniable accessories. But there’s no need for succumb to the lazy days of last year—like when you wore the same trench and ankle boots every day for two months. Courtesy of street style legends like Leandra Medine and Tamu McPherson, here are 15 genius ways to rethink your autumn wardrobe.
Fur and Sandals
Sandals need not get squashed at the bottom of your closet just yet. Paired with a cozy fur jacket, satin heels in jeweled tones add a much-need punch of contrast and shine.
We’ve all flirted with the idea of wearing Carrie Bradshaw’s iconic tulle outfit, but this version is somuch cooler. Worn over jeans and a utility jacket, this outfit gives the tutu a newfound (and much-needed) edge.
The Unexpected Bomber Combo
By now, the bomber jacket has likely shimmied into your wardrobe as your go-to outerwear. Switch things up this season and pair it with a floral jumpsuit for an unexpected ’70s touch.
The Return of Statement Tights
Gone are the days of Gossip Girl–era opaque tights, but we’re seeing a resurgence in hosiery with this cool-girl version. As seen on Alexander Wang’s fall 2017 runway, try a black sheer tight with a linguistic twist.
SHOP THE LOOK: Alexander Wang tights
Tweed has a stuffy reputation, but that doesn’t make it off-limits for the 30 and under crowd. By clashing colors, casually pushing back the heel of your flats, and wearing a basic tee underneath, no one will think this fabric is anything but modern.
The Neon OTK
Balenciaga’s neon knife boots are looking to be autumn’s it-shoes. Cop the same look by wearing bright boots with a neutral trench coat to balance out the statement shoe.
The Chic Fannypack
Our defense of the fancy fanny pack knows no bounds. This fall, wear a polished bum bag and style it over an equally prim coat. Then dare someone to make a’90s joke. Just dare them.
Reclaiming Your Sundress
There’s no need to store away your summer florals: Reinvent the look by layering bold botanicals over a thin sweater, then topping it all off with a short faux fur jacket.
Make sweatpants—in Millennial pink, no less—work beyond your Netflix marathons. The simple addition of heeled booties and a color-coordinating bag takes this lazy look to new levels.
Earring Game Strong
As the temperatures drop and all we want to burrow into our puffer jackets and come out in about six months, a bright rhinestone shoulder dangler is an instant outfit fix.
SHOP THE LOOK: Rhinestone earrings
Originally appeared on Elle.com.
Written by Justine Carreon.