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