As soon as the temperatures begin to drop (and I mean really drop), a dress might be the last thing you reach for when putting together your fall ensembles, especially when you don’t consider yourself a dress person. However, when you have the right accessories to style with your fall dress outfits, you might start to think otherwise. And once you have those looks nailed, you’ll want to wear them every single day of the season.
With all that in mind, styling a dress for fall can be easier said than done. After all, when you have one major piece in your ensemble along with layers to consider, the idea can veer toward the side of overwhelming. Luckily, that’s where we come in. To give you a head start on putting together undeniably chic ensembles, we’ve gathered looks from our favorite fashion girls on how to style a dress for the colder season.
Take a cue from these ladies and scroll down to see each of their outfits below. Trust us, if you weren't a dress person before, you're about to be.
Style Tip: If you have a special occasion coming up, try styling a cream dress with white heels.
Maggie Marilyn Looks Like We Made It Belted Satin Maxi Dress ($525)
Maggie Marilyn is a designer every fashion lover should have on her radar.
Gray Matters Mildred Classica Heel ($495)
For unique heels, wear these.
Style Tip: To give a dress more character, add on a bright belt in a contrasting color.
Jonathan Simkhai Leopard Front Twist Dress ($695)
The subtle leopard print of this dress is so chic.
Rachel Comey Estate Belt ($210)
Add a pop of color to any ensemble with this outfit.
Style Tip: Once the weather cools down, wrap yourself in a sleek knit dress for fall. And if you want to dress it up, throw on a pair of strappy heels.
ASOS Fine Knit Midi Dress ($45)
You'll want to cozy up in this chic knit dress every day this fall.
Zara Heeled Leather Square Toe Sandals ($100)
Zara just keeps making lust-worthy shoes.
Style Tip: Fall is the perfect time to wear a knit dress. Sport it with a woven bag to give it a French twist.
Rouje Come Dress ($125)
Want to nail French girl style? Wear this knit dress.
Faithfull the Brand Natural Vida Bag ($128)
This bag is perfect for the transitional season.
Style Tip: An open-back dress is perfect for any cocktail parties you have in the fall. Accessorize with a metallic or sequin purse for a chic statement.
Lovers + Friends Mollie Mini Dress ($128)
You'll never get tired of this stylish dress.
Paco Rabanne Sparkle Mini 1969 Bag ($600)
No matter what you wear, this bag will instantly dress your outfit up.
Style Tip: A long-sleeve printed dress will look ultra-chic with Western boots.
Hofmann Copenhagen Celia Dress ($360)
This will be one of your go-to dresses for anything, whether it's a day at the office or weekend brunch.
Vagabond Simone Tall Leather Boot ($240)
This is the perfect blend of the Western and knee-high trend.
Style Tip: When in doubt, opt for a classic slip dress. And when you need a foolproof coat to wear over it, a trench coat will never do you wrong.
Madewell Side Slit Silk Slipdress ($158)
You can never go wrong with a simple slip dress.
Topshop Belted Camel Trench Coat ($150)
Every fashion lover needs a streamlined trench coat.
Style Tip: If you can't get enough of the wWstern trend, wear a denim dress with cowboy boots.
The Line by K Jude Stretch-Denim Dress ($275)
If you haven't had the chance to familiarize yourself wit The Line by K, start with this denim dress.
Ganni High Texas Embroidered Boots ($585)
Ganni's cowboy boots keep getting better.
Style Tip: When the temperatures cool down, a knit turtleneck dress with a pair of boots will be one of your go-to ensembles.
See by Chloe Turtleneck Sweater Dress ($480)
Cozy up in this knit turtleneck dress.
Aquazzura Milano Boots ($1195)
Brown suede boots are perfect for fall.
Style Tip: Create a cool contrast by styling pretty a puff-sleeve dress with hiking boots.
Staud Frites Gingham Stretch-Seersucker Mini Dress ($225)
This dress is approved by It girls, including Selena Gomez.
Red Wing 6-Inch Moc Lace-Up Boots ($290)
A unique take on the hiking boot trend.
Style Tip: A button-down dress will look great with classic sock boots.
& Other Stories Belted Workswear Mini Dress ($119)
Style this with a cool blouse underneath and tall boots.
Sam Edelman Hilty Bootie ($160)
Simply put, these are classic.
Style Tip: We'll never get tired of a classic leopard-print dress, and neither will you. Give this look a modern touch with an unexpected handbag.
Who What Wear Casual Fit Sleeveless Collared Midi Dress ($42)
Wear this chic leopard print dress with to the office with a pair of mules.
Staud Stella Bag ($195)
Staud can do no wrong.
Style Tip: If you're wearing a loose tunic or midi dress, add an edge with chunky combat boots.
Violeta Bow Wrap Dress ($100)
Wear this to the office with a pair of tights and heels this fall.
Dr. Martens Jadon 8 Eye Boot ($180)
We love the platform of this style from Dr. Martens.
Style Tip: If you want to dress down a dress for everyday occasions, layer a graphic T-shirt over it.
Urban Outfitters Joy Division Unknown Pleasures T-Shirt Dress ($39)
Whether you wear this with a chic midi skirt or casual jeans, you won't get tired of this classic T-shirt.
Camilla Sleeve Wrap Dress ($900)
Wear this into the fall with a cool pair of Western or combat boots.
Style Tip: A polka-dot dress will feel both playful and classic. Give it a tough edge with square-toe boots.
Violeta Dots Wrap Dress ($80)
Polka dots are alway so classic.
& Other Stories Square Toe Leather Boots ($179)
If you've been loving the square-toe trend, you'll obsess over these boots.
Style Tip: Another cool and unexpected layering idea is to wear a 3/4-zip sweatshirt underneath a long-sleeve dress.
Donni Waffle 1/2 Zip ($234)
Donni's clothes consistently sell out, and this top is no exception.
Self-Portrait Tailored Stripe Dress ($495)
This will be in your closet for years.
Style Tip: Keep your ensemble tonal with your dress and boots.
Farrow Perrine Long Sleeve Dress ($128)
Ditzy florals are one of the easiest ways to wear a floral print for fall.
Manu Atelier Duck Boots ($535)
These boots have been approved by It girls everywhere.
Style Tip: If you have a summer dress you can't stop wearing, just wear a pair of black ankle boots to make it appropriate for fall.
Reformation Marabella Dress ($248)
How good is this dress from Reformation?
Dear Frances Spirit Boot ($575)
Classic black ankle boots will never do you wrong.
Style Tip: Chunky sneakers will instantly add a touch of cool to your fall dress.
Stine Goya Brooklyn Dress ($310)
If you want to give this dress more shape, throw a belt around the waist.
Eytys Angel Canvas Sneakers ($300)
The chunky shoe trend is still going strong for fall.
Style Tip: Yes, you can wear white after labor day. Style a white minidress with white cowboy boots for a cool all-white ensemble.
Doen Wing Dress ($210)
You can always count of Doen to have chic boho dresses.
Mango Leather Cowboy Ankle Boots ($75)
These boots combine two of the biggest footwear trends.
And if you love wide-leg jeans, be sure to save these chic outfits to your inspiration board.
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