22 Autumn Outfit Ideas That’ll Have You Ready For The Best Fashion Season

Ever stand in front of your jam-packed wardrobe, staring at more than enough clothing options, and think: I have nothing to wear? Same. But perhaps the issue isn’t that you’re out of viable outfit choices. You just need a fresh dose of inspiration — say: autumn-ready outfits — to help you see your wardrobe in a new way. That’s where Outfit Dump comes in. We supply you with enough ideas to fuel your style until the next drop comes along.

The heat — and summer fashion — hasn’t left us yet, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t already looking ahead to the autumn style and trends that will soon be taking over city streets. In fact, if you’ve been paying close enough attention, the transition has already started, as we can see with the onslaught of business-core looks, chunky layers, and stylish outfits that also prioritise staying cozy. 

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to autumn fashion, but thankfully outfit inspo is easy to find courtesy of our Instagram feeds. Will you stick to tried-and-true classics like knitwear sets and sleek leather looks? Or will you get a bit more adventurous and try straight-off-the-runway trends like coloured tights and bedazzled everything? Ahead, find 22 autumn outfits that will help you decide. 

Autumn Outfit Idea: Business-Core 

If the autumn runways were any indication, business-core style (transitional blazers included) is about to be everywhere, which makes the wide-leg pinstripe trousers and blue collared shirt seen here IG-ready. Make sure your French-tuck skills are up to par.

Autumn Outfit Idea: Business-Core  

This two-tone blazer-and-pant combo feels perfectly on-trend with the business-core set, while its oversized silhouette still feels fresh enough to make an impact.

Autumn Outfit Idea: Business-Core 

And if you really want to switch the business-core vibes while still partaking in the trend, may we suggest a cropped blazer?

Autumn Outfit Idea: Y2K Vibes 

If the business-core trend feels a bit too formal for you, add a little Y2K-era pop-grunge to your tie and white button-up with cargo pants and a cropped denim jacket.

Autumn Outfit Idea: Puffy Bag 

Accessories can make or break an outfit, and while this head-to-toe utilitarian look is autumn-worthy on its own, it gets even more dimension thanks to the quilted tote, one of this season’s must-try handbag trends.

Autumn Outfit Idea: Denim Jacket + Bold Colours 

A denim jacket is an autumn staple, and here, worn with a neon green polo shirt and bright blue pointed-toe shoes, it brings an element of breezy casualness to a preppier look.

Autumn Outfit Idea: Neutral Layers 

Take a style cue from the autumn ’23 runways by dressing in matching neutral layers for an outfit that feels both minimalistic and sophisticated, even when what you’re wearing is super cozy. We love the play on creamy browns here, but you can also opt for all whites, blacks, greys, or dark greens.

Autumn Outfit Idea: Neutral Layers 

Take the neutral-all-over trend and dress it up with an oversized jacket and a tailored matching set — though you might want to save the shorts for those unexpectedly warm autumn days.

Autumn Outfit Idea: Athleisure 

The easiest way to make your comfiest athleisure sets look like an intentional style choice? By tossing a neutral-tone puffy vest overtop and completing the look with a cute bag.

Autumn Outfit Idea: Graphic Jumpers 

Autumn is arguably the best fashion season because of the abundance of cozy and luxe knitwear. Add a dose of personality to your jumper of choice with a playful graphic — that you can match to an always-chic beret.

Autumn Outfit Idea: Matching Knits 

Up your knitwear game by going for a cozy matching knit set. We love the checkerboard pattern and the blue-and-brown colour combo of the cardigan and skirt set seen here.

Autumn Outfit Idea: Wide-Leg Jeans 

Cooler weather means it’s time to pack away your jean shorts in favor of autumn-ready denim. Ultra-wide-leg jeans have been dominating 2023, and we don’t see that changing in the last few months of the year.

Autumn Outfit Idea: Barbiecore 

Yes, Barbiecore may finally be waning after the movie of the year hit theaters this summer, but Barbiecore pinks and blues haven’t disappeared just yet. We love the blend of the two hues here, especially with the pointed-toe shoes. Bonus points for the bedazzled bag.

Autumn Outfit Idea: Barbiecore + Business-core 

Of course, if you’re still in full think-pink mode, why not blend Barbiecore and business-core styles to get the best of both worlds?

Autumn Outfit Idea: Cowboy Boots 

Is there ever a bad time for cowboy boots? Not if you ask us.

Autumn Outfit Idea: Fluffy Layers 

Part of the magic of autumn fashion is coming up with outfits that are every bit as cozy as they are stylish. When in doubt? Opt for a fluffy or fuzzy layer that you’ll want to keep running your hands over.

Autumn Outfit Idea: Fluffy Layers 

If you want some fuzz without going full-out furball, try going with smaller shearling- or faux-fur-adorned accessories, like a handbag or colourful hat.

Autumn Outfit Idea: Leather Coat 

If dressing like Neo and Trinity from The Matrix — i.e., wearing as much leather as possible — ever falls out of fashion, please don’t tell us.

Autumn Outfit Idea: Leather Skirt 

Or opt for a more subtle leather option, with something like a leather maxi skirt.

Autumn Outfit Idea: Celestial Sparkles 

Another buzzy trend of the season? Whimsical, celestial-inspired outfits that shine bright. As far as we’re concerned, the more sparkle, the better.

Autumn Outfit Idea: Shirt Dress 

Dressing for autumn can be tricky because of wild temperature swings that take place throughout the day. On transitional days like these, a cute long-sleeved shirt dress is the ideal solution.

Autumn Outfit Idea: Colourful Tights 

Brightly coloured tights are one of the trends we have a close eye on this season. And, to be honest, even if you’re not one to typically wear hosiery, this is a style that may be too fun to resist.

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