Tuesday Ten: October Style Ideas

In my opinion, dressing for the month of October means a lot of layering. That doesn’t mean you have to pull out your heaviest fall clothes—think jackets, floppy hats, and cable knit sweaters. Fall is about dressing to look cozy without overdoing it. Save your peacoats and heavy scarves for winter, and instead incorporate short booties and leather items. Or, just take a hint from my early fall style ideas for this month…
Tuesday Ten: October Style Ideas
1. Practice black magic.
October is the spookiest month of the year, so pull out your black clothes and rock an all-black ensemble. There’s nothing more chic or versatile than channeling a “black magic” look.
Tuesday Ten: October Style Ideas
2. Create a printed monochromatic look.
This blush and black outfit is one of the most perfect autumn looks I’ve come across. It has me inspired to pair a printed maxi with a cozy sweater, both in a rosy hue.
Tuesday Ten: October Style Ideas
3. Think pink.
If you have been following the street style from fashion week, you have probably noticed that pink blazers and coats are all the rage right now. I love the look of a pastel pink coat for the fall months because it’s such an unexpected change from earthy fall tones. Think of it as a (fashionable) breathe of fresh air.
Tuesday Ten: October Style Ideas
4. Wear feathers with sweaters.
I love the idea of mixing elements in an outfit, like wearing a wool sweater with a feathered skirt. If you don’t have a feathered skirt (most people don’t!) wear a pleated or ruffled one to achieve a similar look.
Tuesday Ten: October Style Ideas
5. Top it off with a hat.
This fall I predict that everyone will be wearing felt, floppy hats. I love the look of them, and they add instantly add a bohemian element to any outfit, even if it’s your basic jeans and sweater. (Note: A berry lip makes it extra chic.) Stay tuned for my fall hat guide coming soon!
Tuesday Ten: October Style Ideas
6. Texturize.
The most interesting outfits always play with mixing textures, in my opinion. Which is why I adore the look above. Try wearing an embellished, lace evening dress with a velvet schoolboy blazer, lace up boots and a wide brimmed hat. This look is edgy, cool, and cosmopolitan all in one.
Tuesday Ten: October Style Ideas
7. Crop and go.
While flared printed pants have been having a big moment lately, I am partial to the idea of wearing a cropped, cigarette-leg style this month. Wear your cropped pants with smoking slippers and—again!—a fall hat.
Tuesday Ten: October Style Ideas
8. Elongate your leather.
Leather mini skirts hold a special place in my heart, but I also think trying a leather midi or maxi skirt is an interesting idea for fall. Choose a length that looks best on you (take a peek at my skirt guide for help) and wear a lightweight blouse on top to balance out the heavy leather on bottom.
Tuesday Ten: October Style Ideas
9. Put a vest on it.
Last week, my team talked about how wearing a vest is a great way to layer for fall…and I couldn’t agree more! Vests come in all different styles—from leather, to denim to fur. I personally love the look of pairing a faux fur vest over a pretty fall dress or blouse.
Tuesday Ten: October Style Ideas
10. Add a touch of plaid.
I predicted plaid to be a big trend in my September Style Tips post last month. So, when I came across this all black outfit that has a pop of plaid in the scarf, I knew I had to make it a style tip for this month too. Go ahead and pull out your plaid scarves, flannels, and plaid skirts for the entire month of October.

I hope you all liked these October style tips. If you give any of them a try, make sure to snap a photo of your outfit and upload it to our photo gallery for a chance to be featured as a Chic of the Week.

Which of these October style ideas is your favorite?

XO Lauren

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  • Emily k.

    I’m loving plaid, too! And cigarette pants. Always so chic! I prefer that silhouette to skinnies with my jeans, too.

    I posted about another fall trend I’m loving on my blog — check it out!


  • Ashley

    These are great fall looks, and so inspiring! My three faves: The first one, very black, the one featuring a hat with a eyelet sweater and then the one with the furry vest and lacy top! SOOO cute!:)
    Thanks for the ideas!

  • Ana Sofia

    Love almost all looks!! Mine favorite piece is the long skirt from the second photo.


  • Erinmarie83

    In love! Thanks for the great inspiration! Now for shopping!

  • Rachel Trampel

    Oh my goodness, why does Miroslava Duma always look so perfect?! LOVE her outfit. The rest of these are amazing ideas as well!


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  • Isabel Cloutier

    I love October for its fashion!!
    love this!

  • Katelin Absher

    I love the all black!! I always go for black when in doubt for an outfit! Love all the looks actually!! :)


  • nicole Smith

    I love wearing plaid and black during fall. It’s cozy and cute!

  • Rachel

    Hmmm, it’s hard to pick a favorite because I’m loving all of them but I really like the idea of wearing a nighttime dress with boots and a schoolboy blazer. Also I’m definitely on the hunt for a longer leather skirt.

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  • Rachel

    Hmmm, it’s hard to pick a fave because I’m loving all of them but I’m definitely partial to pairing a nighttime dress with a schoolboy blazer and combat boots. Also, I’m on the hunt for a longer leather skirt and ASOS has some really good ones.


  • Keanna Williams

    I love them all but I would have to go with the sweater with feathers!

  • Diamenrose

    I really really love the idea of the faux fur vest. Somehow i have the feeling this trend didn’t last long last year although it is so pretty! Also I love the midi leather skirt. I haven’t seen it yet worn like this!

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  • Amanda Arington

    I can always count on Lauren to help me with my monthly style! So many great ideas. LOVE LOVE LOVE

  • Jacqueline Jax

    Terrific post of ideas. I’ve seen some of these photos last month on different blogs that I fanned and yes I’m a fan of the hats, the vests and the all black ensembles… Thanks for the inspiration. Come check out my looks on Fall Florals for this months Style Diaries. http://Www.BlondiBeach.com

  • Pearl

    Interesting…maxi leather skirts

  • Mia Boyd
  • Ashley burke

    Cute furry vest and camel maxi! Great looks! Thanks for the inspiration! xoxo

  • Harmony

    The fur vest is not only ugly but nauseating. I love the jeans and oversize sweater , they are the only regular looks I could wear.

  • Flamboyance10

    Where can I find the black top in the first photo?

  • Carleigh Lewis

    I agree, I like all of the outfits but the only one I could pull off – without looking weird and out of place (I live in Ontario) is the oversize sweater…and probably the short skirt and sweater look!

  • stephaniesstyle

    I’ll definitely wear black and plaid this month! And i need a vest :)
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

  • Michelle Piedrahita

    I live in Ontario too, and I agree with you!

    but I do wish I could pull of the other styles!

  • Tia

    You should show more casual,not as dressed up,fashion for teen girls to wear to school.

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  • hoopsandheels

    I love the first black look, the leather midi is amazing, and the lace/fur vest number is gorgeous. Excellent post!!


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