30 Outfit Ideas to Try in November, Including Quite a Few Not-to-Be-Missed Sweaters
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’Tis the season for chunky sweaters, blanket scarves, booties and all things cozy. And while we’ve definitely fallen into the habit of wearing leggings and sweaters every day in years past, that no longer feels quite so novel after sporting nothing but sweatsuits and sweatshorts for the past few years. So, we rounded up 30 autumnal outfits ideas for November that will spice up your look better than a pumpkin latte.
1. Toss a Blazer Over a Maxi
Yes, you absolutely can continue to wear your beloved summer maxi dress through the month of November, under two conditions: One, it should feature a darker or moodier print. And two, you should pair it with obvious cold-weather staples like a structured blazer and ankle boots.
2. Swap Your Bag Strap for a Silky Scarf
Unclip the leather or canvas strap your handbag came with and instead weave a long silky scarf through the loops for a interesting twist. Even if you simply leave them hanging loose and carry your bag as a clutch, the draped fabric will add a welcome pop to your ensemble.
3. Keep On Rocking Barbie-Approved Pink
Barbiecore was one of the biggest trends of the summer, and we don’t see it slowing down all that much even as temperatures continue to drop. Have some fun mixing and matching different shades of pink in more cold weather-ready pieces to transition this summer trend into fall.
5. Or Try Shades of Calming Blue
6. Wear (Off) White After Labor Day
If you haven’t already, it’s time to toss this fashion rule out the window. Winter whites, creams and pale beige hues look gorgeous paired with darker neutral hues or even a bold pattern, like cow spots.
7. Opt for Simple Basics in Luxe Materials
A crewneck sweater and flared pants doesn’t seem all that novel a pairing, but if you upgrade to a cashmere knit and velvet or corduroy trousers it suddenly looks much more luxe. This is doubly true if you opt for interesting hues like cherry red or chocolate brown over basic black, white or gray.
8. Try a Bold New Color Combo
Don’t fall into the trap of wearing only dark or neutral hues this fall. Instead, try a mix of gem tones and vibrant brights, like the cherry red, hot pink and dark teal above. Stick to solid hues and keep accessories minimal to really allow your outfit to shine.
9. Switch Up Your Denim-on-Denim Look
There’s nothing wrong with sporting a classic chambray button-up shirt and jeans, but we kind of love this new twist on the Canadian tuxedo—layering a denim blouse under a denim vest. It gives the whole look a more feminine flare, especially if you add some cute ballet flats.
Shop similar styles: Citizens of Humanity Iris Chambray Blouse ($278); The Great Denim Quilted Vest ($425); Everlane The Way-High Jeans ($98); Cuyana Top Handle Crossbody Bag ($248); Lauren Ralph Lauren Jayna Flats ($115)
10. Swap Your Sweatsuit for a Knit Set
The appeal of wearing nothing but sweats all day may have worn off, but our addiction to comfort most certainly has not. The solution? Try a knit skirt and cardigan in place of baggy pants and a crewneck pullover. Even better if you opt for one in a bold color or pattern.
11. Rethink Patent Leather Pants
If the thought of wearing leather pants has you immediately dreading a Ross Geller-esque disaster situation, look for a pair in a looser, more trouser-like cut. Rich seasonal shades like burgundy or forest green can also help this rockstar fabric feel more accessible.
12. Try a New Layering Technique
First you’re cold, then you’re hot, then you’re making bad jokes about Katy Perry songs. Instead of choosing between wearing too much or too little, try adding an extra layer in an unexpected way—drape a sweater over your shoulders and let the sleeves hang down like a scarf. Now if you get chilly you can just slip it on under your blazer.
13. Mix and Match Shades Of Brown
Brown can sometimes get a bad rap as a “boring” color. But if you mix together latte beige with deep chocolate and soft caramel, suddenly you’ve got a gorgeous ensemble that looks incredibly luxe (and also sounds delicious). Even better if you choose expensive-looking materials like faux-leather, cashmere and silk.
Shop similar styles: J.Crew Rollneck Sweater ($90); Alex Mill Betty Turtleneck Sweater ($165); Bagatelle Faux-Leather Blazer ($99); Good American Good Icon Faux-Leather Pants ($175); Sam Edelman Hazel Heels ($140)
14. Go West for Inspiration
No need to invest in a whole new pair of cowboy boots just to get in on the Western trend. Simply layer a chambray shirt over high-waist jeans, cinch a wide-buckle belt around your waist and pull on your favorite tall black boots to finish.
15. Rock a Graphic Knit the Grown-Up Way
Much like graphic tees, cutesy graphic sweaters are tough to make look mature. But choosing a funky fair isle print is a great way to have some fun without looking too juvenile. Layer one over a button-up shirt and some tailored trousers to complete your cute and chic ensemble.
Shop similar styles: Lulus Bomber Jacket ($64); Ganni Multicolor Graphic Cardigan Sweater ($345); Citizens of Humanity Brinkley Button-Up Shirt (
$228; $137); Eileen Fisher Wide-Leg Pants ( $168; $99); Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers ($60)
16. Combine Cozy and Sexy in a Sweater Dress
Sweater dresses are perhaps our favorite cold-weather staple for days when we want to look polished—maybe a little sexy—and yet still want to prioritize comfort. Fitted styles that hug your curves without clinging to your silhouette are best (rather than oversize sweatshirts) and look particularly fabulous paired with some pointy-toe, knee-high boots.
17. Pair a Ladylike Jacket with Distressed Denim
Proof that opposites really do attract—instead of feeling random, layering a cropped tweed jacket over loose, distressed denim gives off “French woman living in L.A.” vibes, in all the best ways. Finish with some ballet flats and a ladylike bag to really amp up the Parisian styling.
18. Wear Fleece the Fashion Way
Yes, fleece is excellent for keeping you warm while camping, but when worn with cropped trousers, an animal print heel and cat-eye sunglasses, it becomes on-trend outerwear for a fashion editor-approved ensemble.
19. Bring Back the Oversize Tote
Micro mini bags are officially out and Mary Poppins totes are back in for fall 2022. Use unexpected colors, like baby pink, to make this comeback style feel fresh and modern.
20. Pair an Oversize Cardigan With Wide Leg Jeans
Down to test out *all* the volume in one outfit? The trick to avoiding looking like a shapeless bag is to choose a thinner knit and cropped denim. The result is both comfy and chic, our favorite combination.
21. Give Your Shacket a Sleek Twist
How does one make woodsy outerwear and basic denim look polished? Just add some chic knee-high boots (preferably with a pointed toe and thin heel) and a posh top-handle bag and voilà! Now this is how city gals do cabincore.
22. Upgrade Your Rain Boots
Time to swap those basic black Wellies for a more stylish design. This year in particular there are a ton of super cute, waterproof boots that won’t look nearly as out of place as yellow, knee-high rain boots should the sun decide to come out in the afternoon.
23. Wear 2022’s Version of Tie-Dye
Remember in summer of 2022 when we wore basically nothing but tie-dyed sweatsuits seven days a week? It unsurprisingly led to some serious tie-dye fatigue in 2021. But now we feel ready to embrace the hippie print once again, albeit with a 2022 twist—patterns that incorporate just two shades of the same color have a more modern feel than the rainbow swirls of the early pandemic. And they’re much easier to pair with other posh monochrome basics.
24. Get Cozy for Thanksgiving Dinner
Introducing the most stylish way to hide your post-turkey bloat. Layer an oversize knit atop a flowy midi skirt (and don’t forget the minimalist heels) for a look that’s both comfy and cool.
25. Pair Trendy Hiking Boots With Cozy Classics
How do you make outdoorsy footwear look city chic? Try a pair in a lighter hue, like cream or white, to shake things up. Then top them off with some straight-leg trousers and a cashmere knit that’s loose but not too slouchy.
Shop similar styles: EvolveTogether Face Mask ($15 for set of five); Lulus Harriet Long Wool Coat ($79); Alex Mill Cashmere Alice Sweater ($285); Lands’ End Cropped Chino Pants (from $22); Billabong Wander Out Canvas Boots ($90)
26. Add Some Bright Spots to a All-Black Ensemble
We love a good NYC-style all-black ensemble, but adding just one or two smaller pops of vibrant color can do a lot to jazz things up.
Shop similar styles: Marcella Elizbaeth Coat ($295); Abercrombie & Fitch Faux-Leather Pants (
$110; $77); H&M Oversize Sweatshirt ($21); Ego Chain Strap Bag ($40); Anthropologie Leather Gloves ($128); Franco Sarto Amina Slingback Heels ($80)
27. Wear Two Jackets at Once
For chilly days when a denim topper or trench just won’t cut it, try wearing two lighter jackets on top of each other for an easy, layered look.
Shop similar styles: Ba&sh Fauve Trench Coat ($595; $178); Levi’s ‘90s Trucker Jacket ($98); Treasure & Bond Rib Long-Sleeve Shirt ($29); Citizens of Humanity Olivia High Rise Slim Jeans ($198); Reformation Aliah Tubular Sandals ($228)