Outfit Inspiration: Looks for Early Autumn in Four Parts

With September drawing to a close, it’s time for a crisp wardrobe switch. Grab your favorite jeans and a plaid scarf— here’s four cozy-chic outfits fit for ushering in autumn.

90s CLASSIC

 Anna, sophomore, wears a white TALBOTS shirt with a plaid mini-skirt from H&M. Anna, sophomore, wears a white TALBOTS shirt with a plaid mini-skirt from H&M.

Reel back to the nineties with this monochrome style: a collared linen blouse, black-and-white tartan skirt, and a hint of gold jewelry. Great for classy museum dates or even an evening park stroll— just don’t forget a beige trench coat.

CITY CASUAL

 Yuma, junior, wears a white GOODFELLOW shirt and charcoal-colored LEVIS with a plaid scarf he thrifted. Yuma, junior, wears a white GOODFELLOW shirt and charcoal-colored LEVIS with a plaid scarf he thrifted.

Casual yet classic, this look is fit for a brisk walk downtown to grab a newspaper or cup of coffee. Cooler tones and soft fabric, plus a hint of distress, can add a distinct fall texture to a minimalistic outfit.

RETRO COLORBLOCK

 Indigo, freshman, wears a thrifted striped sweater underneath a colorful suede jacket, also thrifted. His earrings are from RUMORS. Indigo, freshman, wears a thrifted striped sweater underneath a colorful suede jacket, also thrifted. His earrings are from RUMORS.

Colder months don’t always mean a bled out wardrobe. For a retro style, peruse your local thrift store for baggy jackets and colorblock sweaters— this vibrant look is great for CD shopping or a Friday evening kickback.

COZY FLARE

Balancing comfy and sleek, take this look to a fall picnic or morning study session at a cafe. High-waisted mom jeans are a staple for every season, and you can make them cozier with black pieces and a fleece-y tartan shawl.

 Tori, sophomore, wears a black v-neck bodysuit from BRANDY MELVILLE underneath ASOS jeans, paired with a plaid shawl from TJ MAXX. Her black chelsea boots are from FOREVER 21 Tori, sophomore, wears a black v-neck bodysuit from BRANDY MELVILLE underneath ASOS jeans, paired with a plaid shawl from TJ MAXX. Her black chelsea boots are from FOREVER 21

Balancing comfy and sleek, take this look to a fall picnic or morning study session at a cafe. High-waisted mom jeans are a staple for every season, and you can make them cozier with black pieces and a fleece-y tartan shawl.

 Photo: Kate Meadows Photo: Kate Meadows

Credits:

Models: Anna Floyd, Yuma Kobayashi, Indigo Laibida, Tori Seals

Photos: Kate Meadows with Panasonic DMC-G1

Styling: Kate Meadows

Makeup: Done by models

KATE MEADOWS
Kate is a sophomore majoring in English. Driven by a keen interest in Southern literature, she works as an editorial intern at Algonquin Books and has poetry forthcoming in Cellar Door. She also dabbles in film photography and hand embroidery. You can catch her on weekends in Carrboro with a tote bag and a mug of drip coffee.

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Kate is a sophomore majoring in English. Driven by a keen interest in Southern literature, she works as an editorial intern at Algonquin Books and has poetry published in Cellar Door. You can catch her on weekends in Carrboro with a tote bag and a mug of drip coffee.