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5 Tips for the Perfect Fall Style

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The transition between seasons can be a bit awkward when it comes to clothes–is that sweater too light for the temperature? Or is it time to bring out the chunky sweaters? That’s where Pinterest comes in with photo after photo of outfit inspiration. After hours of diligent research (you’re welcome!), we’ve come up with our five favorite looks to wear this fall:

1. Try a chunky sweater + animal-print pencil skirt.

Although chunky knits are probably one of the best things about cooler temperatures, in these weeks of transition between seasons we recommend layering. For example, wear your favorite tee or a simple silky top like this one by Philip Lim, add a chunky knit like this Alice + Olivia turtleneck sweater, and complete the look with an animal print skirt like this Worthington one on sale for only $23.99. Note that a conservative below-the-knee skirt length offsets the bold animal print and makes it office-appropriate.

2. Wear denim on denim.

Ignore those flashbacks to Britney and Justin in matching denim head-to-toe outfits, and focus on how cute this looks is. We’re huge fans of the chambray shirt here at HOM, and now that the denim skirt is making a comeback (we love this one by Blank NYC and you can’t beat that price!), we’re quite excited. The jean skirt will also transition wonderfully from summer to fall, since you can wear it with bare legs on the rare days that it’s nice outside, or add opaque tights and boots for cooler temperatures. Note that this denim look is probably best left for your days off, unless your office is super casual.

3. Combine a tweed skirt + pearls + yellow cardigan.

Tweed can be difficult to pull off, but we love this look with a simple button-up and a bold cardigan. For example, we’d pair this tweed skirt by Ann Taylor, add our favorite white-button up, and finish with a Lilly Pulitzer cardigan. Oh, and of course, accessorize with layers of various-size pearls!

4. Let the coat do all the talking.

There’s a lot to be said about a beautiful statement coat. You can wear all black, black and white, or pretty much anything in your closet, because as soon you put on a coat like this Argyll Poncho number from Zara, all the attention is on how chic and put-together you look. So, yes, that beautiful coat you’ve been eying is definitely worth the investment!

5. Layer it on.

Autumn is the perfect time for layering–bring on the boots, tights, sweaters, and all your favorite pieces. We love how this look is styled with the long-sleeve striped turtleneck paired with a long loose sweater and the most beautiful boots. But really, the beauty of layering is that you can make it your own, so take the time to play around mixing and matching different items in your wardrobe to see what strikes your fancy–you never know what will work well together.

What looks are inspiring your styling this fall?

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