There are a few things we can count on every fall: the leaves will turn, pumpkin spice lattes will proliferate, and someone—a friend, a co-worker, a Tinder match—will suggest apple picking as a weekend activity. Go the denim-and-flannel route, but with a twist: instead of jeans and a button-down, try a fringed dress and an oversize denim jacket—and keep your hands free with a whipstitched leather backpack. Even if you regret taking home four pounds of apples, you won't regret your outfit.
Salem Road Trip
Grab your coven (or, you know, your "best friends"), layer every filmy, lacy, black thing in your closet, and road-trip it to your spookiest local town. Pamela Love's silver eagle claw pendant telegraphs, "I may be able to cast spells," while this shimmery, midi-length dress by & Other Stories is giving us major disco-witch vibes.
We love a super-literal game-day outfit (baseball caps! sneakers!), but we love it even more when said sporty pieces are done up in unexpected fabrics (tweed! patent leather!). Bundle up with an update on the varsity jacket, like Rebecca Minkoff's all-black version, and, if you're feeling extra ambitious, sneak some glitter into your look (hello, striped lurex & Other Stories top).
Somewhere between going all-in on an actual dirndl and showing up to Oktoberfest in jeans and a sweater (both valid choices, we might add!) is Bavarian-casual—a thing we just made up. The lacing on this Marissa Webb skirt, and the silhouette of Pixie Market's off-the-shoulder blouse echo traditional Oktoberfest dress, but are modern enough to look totally at home with slip-on sneakers.
There's nothing quite so pie-accommodating as a loosely cut dress, which is why that's all we want to wear on Friendsgiving. Top off this embroidered Zara version with a denim robe coat, and continue the relaxed vibe with flat black mules and a punchy pink suede bag.
Bonfire dressing is all about cozy layers, like oversize flannel shirts and blanket coats. Try skinny jeans to balance out the boxiness of the top-and-jacket combo, and finish off the look with studded suede moccasins.