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10 Style Updates Best for Showing Up Chic in October 2021

what to buy and wear in fall fashion trends in October 2021 for work, off-duty or vacation, including knits, coats, boots and more

Are you staring into your closet and wondering what to wear in October 2021? We’ve got ideas and style inspiration on what to wear in October 2021 whether you’re working from home, back at the office, working out, hanging out, or even taking a vacation. October is a time of spectacular natural beauty in many parts of the world. From New York to Tokyo to London, russet and golden leaves crunch underfoot. The countryside is ablaze with red, orange and yellow foliage.  So we’re thinking that our October wardrobe updates should honor the season, with an autumnal color palette the governing thought. Here are some of the most beautiful, richly colored and eminently wearable new looks to consider this month – what to buy and wear in fall fashion trends in October 2021 for work, off-duty or vacation, including knits, coats, boots and more.

what to wear in October 2021?

New month, new opportunities to play around in the world of fashion. Yay! This October, we’re feeling autumnal colors. You know, rust, chocolate brown, orange, yellow, red and even forest green.

what to buy and wear in fall fashion trends in October 2021 for work, off-duty or vacation, including knits, coats, boots and more

What to buy and wear in fall fashion trends in October 2021 for work, off-duty or vacation, including knits, coats, boots and more.

We want to spend a lot of time outdoors – and when we’re boxed up inside, we still want to wear our love the fall on our sleeves.

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easy style updates to show up chic in October 2021

From classic wardrobe essentials to of-the-moment accessories, here’s what to wear this month to stay cozy and chic all October long.

1. The Midi Dress.

We begin our list of what to wear in October 2021 with a striking knit. This Staud two-tone sweater dress is a perfect way to wave the fall flag at the office or off-duty.

what to buy and wear in fall fashion trends in October 2021 for work, off-duty or vacation, including knits, coats, boots and more

BUY NOW: $195.

2. The mini dress.

For glamorous nights out, we love this caramel-colored satin dress from Significant Other.  It features a cape-like bodice that drapes over one shoulder. Toss on some gold jewelry and go.

BUY NOW: $255.

3. The transitional knit top.

This ribbed-knit top from DoDo Bar Or is a perfect transition piece to wear in October 2021 as we transition from summer to fall.

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BUY NOW: $475.

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4. the patchwork sweater.

One great answer to the pressing matter of what to wear in October 2021 is a cool sweater with a twist. Versace’s orange and red sweater is crafted from wool knitted into smooth, ribbed and checked panels for a punk-inspired patchwork effect.

BUY NOW: $1,195.

5. the wide-leg trousers.

One of the biggest fashion trends of the fall is wide-legged pants. Like this chic brown leather pair from Joseph.

what to buy and wear in fall fashion trends in October 2021 for work, off-duty or vacation, including knits, coats, boots and more

BUY NOW: $1,645.

6. the luxe loungewear.

This loungewear set from LA-based brand Leset channels the leaves of autumn, shimmering in the sun. It’s made of extra-fine lamb’s wool and cashmere.

what to buy and wear in fall fashion trends in October 2021 for work, off-duty or vacation, including knits, coats, boots and more

 

BUY NOW: Top – $300. Bottom – $280.

7. the knit sweater and skirt set.

Another one of the major fall fashion trends that we’ve already reported on this fall is the chic, sexy knitwear set. Like this three-piece knit red gingham cropped cardigan, bra top and pencil skirt from Altuzarra.

what to buy and wear in fall fashion trends in October 2021 for work, off-duty or vacation, including knits, coats, boots and more

what to buy and wear in fall fashion trends in October 2021 for work, off-duty or vacation, including knits, coats, boots and more

BUY NOW: Cardigan – $695. Bra Top – $395. Skirt – $795.

8. the shearling coat

It-girl brand Lili Notan nails the relaxed, adventurous spirit of October with this knee-length shearling coat.

BUY NOW: $3,195.

9.  The shoulder bag.

A hot trend from summer 2021 that is definitely going to continue into one of the significant fall fashion trends is the return of the baguette bag and its cousin, the slim shoulder bag. Like this rich burgundy one from A.P.C.

what to buy and wear in fall fashion trends in October 2021 for work, off-duty or vacation, including knits, coats, boots and more

BUY NOW: $395.

10. the boots.

Nothing says fall like a pair of chocolate brown suede ankle boots. This pair from Diemme reflects hiking boots from the brand’s archives.

what to buy and wear in fall fashion trends in October 2021 for work, off-duty or vacation, including knits, coats, boots and more

BUY NOW: $459.

what to wear to be autumn chic in October 2021

That’s our take on what to wear in fall fashion in October 2021 for work, off-duty or vacation, including knits, coats and boots. Plus accessories that will refresh your wardrobe (and your mood) as autumn hits its peak colors. What do you think, dear reader? Are you ready for October?

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