6 Great Autumn (Fall) Outfit Ideas, Over 40 Style

Look Amazing this Autumn

Here it is: Our simple, definitive guide to six great autumn/fall outfit ideas for some over 40 style (or older, or younger) inspiration!

1. On casual days swap your jeans for track pants and add a denim jacket and classic sneakers

A patterned sweatshirt (in this case we would chose polka dots) under a denim jacket always works – add a few great accessories that are practical, too, like a bright scarf and mirrored sunglasses.

2. Wear your printed summer trousers with knitwear, heeled loafers and a felt hat

Before you put your cropped patterned trousers away for the winter, think how they can be styled for autumn. We would add a chunky v-neck sweater (and layered with a t-shirt for extra warmth) and heeled loafers. Bare ankles are tolerable when it gets a little cooler, but freezing cold toes are not…!

3. Toughen up a preppy look by contrasting Breton stripes with distressed denim

We love this look and often recommend different variations of it to the buyers we work with: We work everything round a long line blazer, top and jeans. This is preppy-style here but you can add a sweater instead for more warmth, and the jeans can be any style (and don’t have to be distressed). Take your pick with footwear – ankle boots, loafers/flats or heels all work with these three basic pieces.

4. Dress up boyfriend jeans with smart ankle boots, knitwear and a bold blazer

Another variation on the previous outfit, but this time the blazer is the stand out item. Jeans (We would go for boyfriend jeans but straight leg, cropped or flares work just as well) can always be dressed up with a jacket or blazer. A funky piece of jewellery and a brightly coloured tote are all the accessories you need.

5. Go for pastels in autumn and add interest with texture and layering

We love pastel colours in autumn! Grey and tan are good neutrals to wear with them as they make the colour connection to autumn more than white does. Shades of peach work beautifully with pastel grey, and now’s the time to start wearing the knee high boots again (hooray!)

6. Mix an A-line midi skirt with suede boots and a roll neck for a 70s look. Plaid is a must this season

A true 1970s look is one of our favourites, and all those warm shades of brown, orange and tan were made for the autumn. Plaid is the print that dominated the catwalks this season so try to incorporate it into your wardrobe. A still-on-trend roll neck really gives this look that 70s vibe. And if you’re not fond of showing off your legs, then this combination of knee high/OTK boots with an A-line midi is your BFF (Best Fall Friend).