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These 7 Photogenic Autumn Outfits Will Get You So Many Compliments

When it comes to putting together a killer outfit, there’s truly no better time of year for getting dressed than autumn. Cold weather is prime time for getting our creative juices flowing and experimenting with layers. It’s not so freezing that we need to be fully bundled up at all times, yet it’s chilly enough to wear our favourite pieces without breaking a sweat.

What makes for a chic autumnal ensemble worth showing off, you ask? All of our go-to outerwear trends such as leather trench coats and oversize blazers; warm, go-with-everything neutrals; a few pops of colour and prints; and plenty of cosy-yet-polished knits.

I scoured my feed and rounded up the most photogenic autumn outfits of 2021 to give you a bit of sartorial inspiration. Keep scrolling to check out my favourite looks and to shop the sleek pieces for yourself.

1. Sweater-Vest + Midi Dress + Combat Boots

Knit dress fall outfit

Photo:

@modestmira_

Shop the look:
COS Cable-Knit Roll-Neck Jumper
COS
Cable-Knit Roll-Neck Jumper
£79
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This open knitted vest allows for plenty of styling versatility.

H&M Knitted Polo Neck Dress
H&M
Knitted Polo Neck Dress
£25
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How cosy does this dress look?

Dr. Martens Vegan Jadon II Mono 8 Eye Boots
Dr. Martens
Vegan Jadon II Mono 8 Eye Boots
£179
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I love a classic pair of Docs, but this platform, all-black version is even cooler.

Mango Flap Cross-Body Bag - Women | Mango United Kingdom
Mango
Flap Cross-Body Bag
£50
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This bag looks a lot more expensive than it is.

2. Kermit-Green Layers

Green fall outfit

Photo:

@jen_wonders

Shop the look:
Baum und Pferdgarten Decka Coat
Baum und Pferdgarten
Decka Coat
£550
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I never thought I needed emerald-green plaid anything—until now.

& Other Stories Smocked Midi Dress
& Other Stories
Smocked Midi Dress
£120
£60
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I’m obsessed with this silhouette.

Vagabond Jillian Chelsea Boot
Vagabond
Jillian Chelsea Boot
£130
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Chelsea boots are classic, but the squared toe on this pair gives the style a fresh, modern feel.

Gucci Avaitor Frame Sunglasses
Gucci
Avaitor Frame Sunglasses
£265
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Oversize aviators flatter practically any face shape.

3. Patchwork Miniskirt + Knee-High Boots

Fall plaid skirt

Photo:

@maria_bernad

Shop the look:
Zara Oxford Shirt
Zara
Oxford Shirt
£20
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A crisp, white button-down is always good to have on hand.

The Ragged Priest Pixel Skirt Pixel Skirt
The Ragged Priest
Pixel Skirt
£80
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A skirt for the plaid enthusiast.

Vagabond Shoemakers Cosmo 2.0 Knee-High Boot
Vagabond Shoemakers
Cosmo 2.0 Knee-High Boot
£165
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Boots with attitude.

JW Pei Gabbi Bag
JW Pei
Gabbi Bag
£79
£51
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Yep, I’ll be buying this bag in every color.

4. Formfitting Knit Dress + White Boots

Brown sweater dress for fall

Photo:

@ali_tate_cutler

Shop the look:
Zara Cut-Out Knit Dress
Zara
Cut-Out Knit Dress
£30
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Expect to see ribbed knits everywhere this season. 

Russell & Bromley Razor Boots
Russell & Bromley
Razor Boots
£325
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These would look amazing with skinny jeans, too.

Stand Studio Leia Checked Faux Fur Tote
Stand Studio
Leia Checked Faux Fur Tote
£329
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Does a cuter tote exist? I think not!

Missoma Baroque Pearl Claw T-Bar Necklace
Missoma
Baroque Pearl Claw T-Bar Necklace
£175
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Not your grandma’s pearl necklace.

5. Faux-Leather Jacket + Oversize-Buckle Sandals 

Leather trench coat for fall

Photo:

@claire_most

Shop the look:
Monki Faux Leather Jacket
Monki
Faux Leather Jacket
£60
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If there’s one coat you buy this season, make it this one.

NastyGal Recycled Rib Collar Detail Midi Dress
NastyGal
Recycled Rib Collar Detail Midi Dress
£39
£24
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The polo-neck collar feels very on-trend. 

The Row 90s Small Grained-Leather Shoulder Bag
The Row
90s Small Grained-Leather Shoulder Bag
£800
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This mini bag is adorable. 

Next Chunky Three Strap Buckle Sandals
Next
Chunky Three Strap Buckle Sandals
£40
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These would look great with some fancy socks, just saying.

6. Checkerboard Vest + Miniskirt

Sweater vest fall outfit

Photo:

@sofiamcoelho

Shop the look:
Storets Cady Grid Pattern Vest
Storets
Cady Grid Pattern Vest
£45
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Did I buy this immediately? You bet I did.

Mango Buttoned Miniskirt
Mango
Buttoned Miniskirt
£36
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Everyone needs a basic black miniskirt in their closet.

Staud Estelle Glossed-Leather Shoulder Bag
Staud
Estelle Glossed-Leather Shoulder Bag
£260
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Okay, I need this bag.

Paris Texas Leather Knee-High Boots
Paris Texas
Leather Knee-High Boots
£490
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These boots could easily be dressed up or dressed down.

7. Oversize Blazer + Matching Skirt + Chunky Loafers

Fall suiting outfit

Photo:

@michellaccc

Shop the look:
ASOS Curve Perfect Blazer in Black
ASOS
Curve Perfect Blazer in Black
£38
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I need more blazers in my life.

Monki Mini Skirt
Monki
Mini Skirt
£20
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And matching skirts.

Gucci Horsebit Penny Loafers
Gucci
Horsebit Penny Loafers
£765
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These chunky loafers are the one. 

Charles & Keith Black Gabine Saddle Bag
Charles & Keith
Black Gabine Saddle Bag
£79
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As is this chic saddlebag.

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