15 Simple Fall Outfits to Make Getting Ready a Breeze

November is no doubt a busy time in the life of a college student. Homecoming and Halloween just finished, and Thanksgiving and countless other fun events are just around the corner. Unfortunately, it’s all overshadowed by one looming storm cloud: midterms. With all of this going on, getting dressed in the morning can seem like an impossible task, making it easy to resort to a uniform of sweatpants and T-shirts (which, don’t get me wrong, you can find me in 80% of the time). However, it’s still possible to put together a variety of effortless and cute simple fall outfits.

What I love about fall fashion is that it doesn’t take much to put together a killer look. I for one am a sucker for a nice sweater paired with leggings and boots. If your November to-do list has your head spinning, here are some simple fall outfits to make your routine a little less complicated.

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Pair a Bright Sweater with a Statement Bag

Choosing a sweater in a bright hue amps up the classic sweater-jeans-boots combo. Add a sleek crossbody bag for a casual, but chic look.

Get this look: Asos Design Fluffy Sweater in Rib ($28), Madewell The Chain Cross Body Bag ($98)

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Throw a Classic Coat over Your Basics

There’s nothing like a beautiful, structured coat to pull together a simple fall outfit. Try layering one over neutral basics for a practical and Insta-worthy outfit.

Get this look: Helene Berman College Coat in Wool Blend ($198), Asos Warehouse Double-breasted Coat in Camel ($141), 

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Choose a Sweater with an Interesting Neckline

A fun neckline, like a choker style, can jazz up the simplest of outfits. Throw on your favorite jeans and go-to sneakers and you’re out the door!

Get this look: Zaful Loose High Neck Choker Sweater ($25), Asos Design Lisbon Skinny Mid Rise Jeans ($45)

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Combine Overalls with a Cozy Turtleneck

Who said overalls were just for summer? Transition your favorite pair into fall by layering them over a turtleneck.

Get this look: Lulus Over It Black Woven Overalls ($66), Asos Weekday Roll Neck Sweater in Yellow ($72)

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Dress up a Simple Sweater with a Leather Skirt

For a look that’s nothing short of fierce, pair a leather skirt with a simple sweater. Studded boots complete the outfit for major tough-girl vibes.

Get this look: Topshop Penelope Faux Leather Miniskirt ($48), Forever 21 Sweater-Knit Crop Top ($38)

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Forget Trying to Coordinate Colors—Make It Monochrome

Feeling especially pressed for time? Make picking out your outfit even easier by choosing pieces in the same color.

Get this look: Weekday Ribbed Velvet High Neck Top ($40), Forever 21 Faux Leather Brim Cabby Hat ($15)

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Slip on Some Statement Shoes

Put your best foot forward with a bright, bold, or bedazzled shoe. Pair them with simple jeans and a sweater for a stand-out look that takes zero effort.

Get this look: Target Women’s Knotted Satin Mules A New Day in Blush ($23), STS Blue Emma Ankle Skinny Jeans ($55), 

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Accessorize with a Chic Hat

Short on time to do your hair? Grab a hat. It’ll conceal your bedhead, keep you warm, and give off those chic french-girl vibes.

Get this look: Pieces Beret ($19), Dr Denim Edie High Waisted Slim Mom Jean ($79)

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Try a Sweater with Fun Sleeves

Statement sleeves have been super trendy since last season, and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. Amp up your basic sweater and jeans look by choosing a sweater with fun sleeves!

Get this look: Farm Ruffle Sleeve Top ($69), Asos Design Sculpt Me High Waisted Premium Jeans ($56)

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Add a Pop of Color to an All-Black Outfit

Add color to an otherwise monochrome outfit by throwing on a jacket in a different color. Yes, it’s that easy.

Get this look: Asos Suede Biker Jacket ($143), Madewell Whisper Cotton Turtleneck ($32)

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Choose Pieces That Feel like Your Favorite Sweats

Not quite ready to ditch the sweatshirt and leggings uniform? I feel you. Luckily, you can look cute and still be comfy by choosing soft, cozy pieces like a teddy sweatshirt.

Get this look: Fila + UO Teddy Hoodie Sweatshirt ($75), Asos Design Alas Pointed Studded Buckle Ankle Boots ($60)

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Never Underestimate the Power of a Great Blazer

Blazers are the ultimate power piece; they’re classic, sophisticated, and super versatile. Pair a bright blazer with a pair of jeans for the perfect casual Friday look.

Get this look: L’Academie The Fleur Blazer ($158), Asos Design Farleigh High Waist Slim Mom Jeans ($56)

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Tuck a Turtleneck into a Simple Skirt

Turtlenecks are the ultimate multi-purpose piece for fall. Try tucking one into a simple belted skirt for a classic look.

Get this look: Forever 21 Ribbed Turtleneck Top ($16), Vero Moda Petite Paperbag Waist Mini Skirt ($45)

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Throw on a Statement Sweater

The simplest way to achieve an exciting outfit is by wearing a sweater with a unique pattern. Pair one with simple jeans for a look that’s sure to turn heads.

Get this look: Forever 21 Multi-Patterned Sweater ($43), Free People Mom Jean ($78)

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Pair Printed Pants with a Plain Top

Printed pants are super chic, not to mention probably more comfortable than jeans. Pair them with a simple top and shoes for a low-maintenance outfit.

Get this look: Stelen Eisa Plaid Pant ($64), Simon Miller Solano Cotton Top ($70)

What are your favorite no-stress, simple fall outfits? Show us on social media! Don’t forget to tag @cfashionista.

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