The leaves are changing, and so should your wardrobe! Fall is the perfect time to experiment with layers and amp up the neutral items in your closet by pairing them with fun patterns. The cozy weather is ideal for boots and sweaters. However, making sure that you set yourself apart with a few stand out pieces and accessories will keep you from getting lost in a sea of UGGs and North Face jackets!

This Fashionista chose to use layers to create a whimsical fall outfit. With a thrifted, denim jumper dress, she makes the look seem effortless and interesting. By putting a simple knitted sweater underneath, the dress stands out. Long thermal socks can be the difference between staying warm or freezing on the way to class! Using her cream socks as an accessory with her Timberland boots keeps her comfortable, and makes the outfit casual and playful.

Backpacks are not only for students anymore. Using a structured backpack as a purse is key in dressing a look down. This Fashionista does this effectively with her brown Dooney & Bourke backpack. Not only does it act as a charming accessory, but the colors go perfectly with the autumn season. The neutral accents tie the look together to make the classic fall outfit.

One Simple Change: Slip off those cozy cream socks and Timberland boots for a sleeker pair of black ankle booties to transform this look from day to night. This simple swap will make the look more appropriate for dinner or for an evening out.