Tuesday Ten: October Styling Ideas

I hope you enjoyed my September Style Tips post! Did anyone test out any of the ideas I listed? I hope so! Now that it’s October, I thought I would share 10 simple and chic styling ideas to try this month to keep your look feeling fresh and on-trend:

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Temper sparkly separates with relaxed knits. Pair your favorite metallic mini with a comfy, chunky knit for a daytime-approved look that can take you well into the evening hours.

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Play with texture by mixing together unexpected combinations such as tweed, silk, and wool to give your look depth and intrigue.

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Try an oversize daytime clutch instead of your standard satchel for weekend jaunts and mid-week work meetings.

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Add leather-like hints to your look by pairing them with summery favorites to transition your closet to fall without breaking the bank.

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Mix in sheer, lightweight layers to your look to balance fall’s heavier wares.

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Twist on an oversize, knit scarf (or snood) to add complexity and color to your look. Plus they are warm and cozy—and they instantly add an unexpected pop to an otherwise basic ensemble.

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Wear a swingy skirt (preferably in a bold color) to liven up the season’s characteristically structured and tailored silhouettes (and drab palette).

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Layer chunky knits together to create a cozy and seasonally appropriate look that will keep you feeling snug all day long.

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Add an army inspired parka (in camo green print or solid olive) for an on-trend alternative to your basic fall jacket. For more tips on how to wear this trend, click here.

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Try a sleeveless trench for a high-fashion update to a classic cut. Belt it and pair it with a simple shirt-dress and you have yourself a lovely fall-feeling outfit for the office or your internship.

Which October style tip are you most excited to try?

If you do give any of these ideas a go, be sure to upload a photo of your take on the trend and leave the link below for a chance to be Chic of the Week!

XO Lauren

Photo Credits: From Ainsley with Love, ExPresso-O by Vanessa Jackman, Tall Girl Tales, The Haute Stepper, Tommy Ton by JakandJil.com, The Formula, Lewismirrewtt Street by Lewis Mirrett, Flickr / Hannah & Landon, Hannah & Landon, The Glitter Guide

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  • Ashley Rizzardo

    I will certainly be wrapped in knits! Haha. I’m such a girl when it comes to the cold. It’s already getting cold here!

    http://alittleglitzneverhurts.blogspot.com

  • Liesl

    I love mixing up the textures in an outfit. Keep up with these types of posts, love it!

    Liesl xxx

    http://www.pretty-random-things.com/

  • RareChelly

    I love all these ideas! But I’ll be more trying to mix up the textures and wear a lot of knits when it gets cold at least lol

  • Valeria Alvarez

    they all look amazing!! love the new leather clothes!!

    Kisses

    <3 Val

    http://www.beautyval13.blogspot.com.ar

  • Melissa Panici

    I really want to try the knit scarf! It looks so cozy! I haven’t tried any of the September ideas you listed yet but can’t wait to try next time I shop! Thanks Lauren:)

  • Shannon Dunne

    I really like the first idea with the sparkles and sequins. I love glam looks! Also, the oversized daytime clutch too, very trendy looking.

  • Christine Rosko

    I love the sequin skirt, chunky knits, leather touches and oversize scarf. If you get a sec, I’d love for you to come and check out my blog. Today is my 400th post!

    http://xadayinthelifex.blogspot.com/2012/10/400th-post.html

  • Deanne Castro

    Fall is my favourite time of year! They have the best styles, and it is perfect for layering!!!

    For more fashion and beauty advice, please visit my blog: http://myfashavenue.blogspot.ca/

    Today’s post: Favourite Celebrity Outfit of The Week: Olivia Palermo

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    xo,

    Deanne

  • Brooke Fiorillo

    Love sequined, shimmery pieces paired with something casual! Great ideas!

    justworethis.com

  • Megan R.

    I love and have been trying to find a skirt like the orange one you showed above, but haven’t been able to find one anywhere that I could wear (aka not wool as I am allergic to it). Any suggestions on where to find a skirt like that? Thanks a bunch!!

    Megan

    thepreppyplanner.weebly.com

  • Tiffani Stuart

    I definitely love the sparkly seperates & Knits… and I love mixing textures– and of course the military trend is always a favorite of mine. I find with being a curvy girl, the right military fit is perfect for helping to streamline or hide some of my curves. They’re generally more fitted & that helps us out a lot.

  • Hailey Anderson

    I love posts like these. I’m so going to try them all.

    xo Hailey

    http://haileynicolee.blogspot.com/

  • Amy Breckenridge

    i love the mix of sequins and sweaters! :) i just bought a fun daytime clutch that i am obsessed with – it’s pearl leather and has rose colored sequins and it’s so fun!

    xoamy
    http://www.cupcakesncouture.com/2012/10/style-inspiration-ashley-greene.html

  • Rachel Trampel

    Lots of great styling tips! Definitely going to try some of these out… like the flouncy skirt! I have one in the same color but I’ve never worn it with boots! Also, sequins plus a knit is such a cute idea!

    http://www.rachelslookbook.com

  • Meghan Conard

    I love the leather and military jacket trends! Will definitely try the sequins & chunky knit look!

    Check out my new post http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

    xx-MC

  • Sabrinchen

    Can you post where the sequin skirt is from? I love it!!!

  • Rachael Yanta

    LOVE the sequins and knit together! Wouldn’t have thought to pair that but I love it.

    http://www.rachaelkhawkins.blogspot.com

  • Kelby Peachey

    Today I decided to wear a colorful knit scarf and I’m so glad I did. So I’d definitely pick the oversized knit scarf. ;)

    -Kelby

    http://peachypains.com

  • Deanne Castro

    Fall is my favourite time of year! They have the best styles, and it is perfect for layering!!!

    For more fashion and beauty advice, please visit my blog: http://myfashavenue.blogspot.ca/

    Today’s post: Favourite Celebrity Outfit of The Week: Olivia Palermo

    CHECK OUT MY NEWLY REVAMPED FASHION & BEAUTY BLOG!!!

    Follow My Fash Avenue on:

    Twitter: @myfashavenue

    Bloglovin: http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3874092

    Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/MyFashAvenue/

    xo,

    Deanne

  • fiorela vorpsi

    swingy skirt :)

  • Mel B

    Definitely the sleeveless trench and belt!

  • Susie Leckie

    AAAHHHHHHH!!!! these are beautiful, I love fall and October and the holidays so much! I live for it every year :) But i NEED to know where that skirt and boots are from in the “”Lewismirrewtt Street by Lewis Mirrett”” picture. They are beautiful and just what I have been looking for!! Lauren or anyone can you help me??? I would be forever greatful!

    X x susie


  • GraceyCleo

    Great post, Lauren. LOVE that look from Anna. Just read her interview on I want her job. So excited for the TV show.

  • JennySue Makeup

    That bright swingy skirt is so not me, but I want it to be!! Especially paired with the tall boots, totally going to give this one a try. Great inspirations.

    http://www.jennysuemakeup.com

  • Kellie Norton

    I love the sparkly skirt!! I love adding an extra pop of excitement during this dark and dreary season :-)

    -Kellie

  • Leanne

    Love the first one and the bright skirt with boots! How gorgeous!!!

    Love from South Africa

    http://arumlilea.blogspot.com

  • Carol S

    loving the sweaters – cosy

    http://www.cappuccinoandcream.com

  • Sandra Nicole

    so cute! love the sweaters.

  • Hanny R

    I think I will try all of them :)

  • Dina Karivalis

    I love pretty much all of these! Especially the leather on Anna and the sweater one sweater one! Great ideas.

    xo Dina

    http://www.sweetestsomethings.com

  • Shelby Klukken

    LOVING chunky knits! Especially with the sparkle skirt.

  • Cassidy Short

    LOVE the mixing of sparkle & knit! So great. And love the sleeveless trench, I just saw one I loved at BCBG!

    xoxo

    Cassidy

    http://norebeccaforayear.blogspot.com/

  • Kimberly Reed

    Army inspired parka…is more my style…

  • Breanna Filson

    I love toning down the sequined/metallic skirt! I will def. have to try this one for work!

  • Randi

    I love the idea of mixing leathers with summer staples, so you don’t break the bank come fall. I just bought a pleather red skirt, and it is already becoming a statement piece in my closet. I may be in a bit of denial about fall quickly approaching with the latest look on my blog seen here: http://putafeatheronit.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/sunset-stroll-in-the-gardens/

  • Emilie

    I adore the fashion this season – it is so cute and girly!

    xo Emilie @ http://www.hungrydelights.com/

  • Jade Wright

    So snug! Although South Africa is heading into Summer now!

    For more fashion, great recipes, book / movie reviews, beauty posts please link below! If you leave a comment or like my blog I will gladly return the favor!!!

    http://www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

    Enjoy!!

  • Elle Pearson

    This is a great post, Lauren, really inspiring and helpful! I’ve just done a style post myself.

    http://www.elles-eyes.blogspot.com

  • Lily P.

    I want to try all of these they seem so nice! Have a great day Lauren :)

  • Cesie Alvarez

    I love how cozy every outfit looks! I need a swing skirt asap!!

    http://thebuscas.com/2012/10/03/work-makeup/

  • Claire Coppersmith

    I tried as many as I could and I gave me a lot of new ideas for school! http://www.laurenconrad.com/photos/list/11236/7130/1

  • Kate Noto

    I will be wearing a black leather skirt with a purple top and black flats with a tan sweater this Sunday to a birthday party

  • Alissa Bush

    LOVE all the looks!!! I have some cute items such as sequin skirts and sweaters that are like the ones that you have posted at http://www.thetwirlgirl.com all at lovable prices!!!!

  • Emily k.

    I love the mix of glitter with chunky knits!!! Totally stealing that idea!!!

    xoxo

    Emily

    EmilyAnneStyle.com

  • Jacy Tilton

    I love skirts and dresses with boots, chunky sweaters and scarves, and mixing different textures together!

    ~Jacy

    http://www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

  • Kate Noto

    I would wear jeans with a pair of heels and a green sweater top

    • sissy roberta

      I hate wearing jeans

  • Eliza Denning

    My favorite is the bold colored skirt and the dark boots, great contrast. I find it hard to wear black boots without tights, this was a great way to do it. Any suggestions on where to get some great socks to wear underneath tall boots?

    • sissy roberta

      I love the skirt

  • Ellie

    I love the sprakly skirt and leather skirt, so cute! Definitely something I would wear

  • Kristi Agne

    Love this! I’m about to head over to the thrift store this weekend and see if I can find some amazing chunky sweaters. So far, it’s never failed me.

  • Nathalie Maxey
  • vanessa olmos

    i absolutely love all the knits and boots!

  • Linh Ly

    i love that oversized clutch and sweater together!

    http://befashionfit.blogspot.com

  • katie jones

    I am obsessed with the sleeveless trench, where could we find one at a reasonable price?

  • May Sanchez

    Great Fall Fashion ideas

  • Angela Doherty

    I LOVE this ideas !

  • JoyeuxNoele

    The leather skirt is a must.

  • Ashley Aispuro

    love it!!

  • Rochelle Burton

    love the swingy skirt and the oversized scarf! I’m such a pansy when it comes to cold weather though so I usually stick with jeans and sneakers. I know, it’s so not classy haha

  • mimurmaid

    Loving the sleeveless trench!

  • Isabelle Glass

    LOVE the Belted Trench! Perfect way to express individual style!

    I have a gorgeous Collection of Hand dyed belts with snaps. Yea…that’s right…change out the buckle to coordinate with your outfit.

    At http://www.isabelleglass.com, we create oh so pretty fused glass belt buckles to go with our belts. We have narrow 1″” belts to regular size 1 1/2″” belts that work perfectly with sleeveless trenches, coats, chunky sweaters and colored cords and jeans…

    Made in America…1 buckle at a time…enjoy, isabelle

  • Alyazia k

    love it :) x

  • Amy

    I think the sequin skirt idea with the knits is so cute so I did my own version of it
    http://pinkgoeswitheverything.wordpress.com/2012/10/13/style-saturday-october-styling/

  • Katelyn Duggan

    I love the tip to wear knits with sequin or metallic mini skirts! I have been dying to get a skirt like this for a few seasons now. Now I’ll definitely have to because I’ll have so much to wear it with! Thanks for the tips :)

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