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    39 Dressy Pieces Of Fall Clothing For When A Sweater Isn't An Option

    Your college sweater = perhaps not appropriate for a dinner in which the phrase "prix fixe menu" is tossed around a lot.

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    1. A velvet bodysuit that is the definition of chic. That lace trim! That sweetheart neckline! That cutout! Just slip this on whenever you feel like getting an infinity amount of compliments.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $19.99 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

    2. A high-neck lantern blouse sure to be the ~light~ of both your life and your wardrobe. This snazzy top can make even the most basic pair of blue jeans look high fash-un.


    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in four colors).

    3. A snakeskin bomber jacket you can throw on over a wrinkled black tee and et voila! Your look is suddenly très trendy and totally suitable for the hippest restaurant in town. The power of a good layer, am I right?

    Promising review: "I love the snake print! The material is also perfect: heavy but not too heavy, which makes it perfect for fall. If you are between sizes, I suggest you size up for a more comfortable look." —Tiana

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in eight colors).

    4. A high-waisted plaid mini skirt basically begging to be worn with over-the-knee boots and a black turtleneck top, with the result being something you'd see splashed across your favorite ~fall fashion inspo~ Pinterest board.


    Reviewers suggest ordering a size up for the perfect fit.

    Promising review: "I was honestly surprised by the quality of this skirt when I opened it! It's a fairly thick material that sits well when on. There's no clasp at the top of the zipper, but I didn't notice it sliding down so that's not really an issue. It's also not too short...I'm 5'10" and all legs, and this skirt was still work-appropriate on me." —elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in four colors).

    5. A seemingly one shoulder top that thankfully has a thin spaghetti strap on the other shoulder. This is very important because it means that — surprise — your breast friends will actually get some support.


    Get it from Asos for $19 (available in sizes 12-26).

    6. A high-waisted satin midi available in the only pattern my eyes have had the pleasure of seeing this past month: LEOPARD. I truly don't care if everyone and their mother owns something similar to the below. I love it.,

    Promising review: "Beautiful skirt! Looks just like the picture, fits like a dream, and is nearly identical to a certain three-figure version. You won’t be disappointed with this purchase!" —c_lee

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes S-XL).

    7. An ASTR floral blouse with a button-up design complimented by a smocked back AKA this top will feel like it's absolutely tailored for your body (and more specifically, your waist).


    Get it from Nordstrom for $35.40 (originally $59, available in sizes XS-XL).

    8. An off-shoulder ruffled jumpsuit to banish all digs through closet —> finds nothing to wear —> cancels plans scenarios. Long gone will be the days of the "I'm actually not going to make it..." texts on account of not loving your outfit.

    Promising review: "This jumpsuit was the perfect outfit for my anniversary and the perfect fit! When you take it out of the bag, it looks shapeless, but once you put it on? So form fitting." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 10 colors).

    9. A Scoop off-shoulder maxi dress that, despite the misleading camo print, isn't meant for anyone trying ~blend in~. This will get you a ton of attention, mostly from random admirers who will want to know where oh WHERE your dress is from.


    Get it from Walmart for $42.95 (available in sizes XS-XXXL).

    10. A striped t-shirt capable of being worn with anything. Pair with jeans for a casual movie date, under a blazer for the meeting that could have been an email, with a black leather skirt for the birthday dinner you've sadly agreed to attend, and etcetera.

    Reviewers suggest ordering a size up for the perfect fit.

    Promising review: "Very cute and comfortable! I like the ribbed fabric and the shirt is long enough to tuck in, but not long enough to bunch up under the waistline of your bottoms." —Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 15 colors).

    11. A fishtail bandage dress that your best friend, your sibling, your next door neighbor, and so on will be begging to borrow. Consider this the non-denim star of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.


    Promising review: "This dress is FABULOUS. A complete show stopper! My best friend loved it so much that she ordered herself the same dress yesterday. I got so many compliments on it!" —naeemah

    Get it from Amazon for $69+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in five colors).

    12. A crushed velvet blazer available in a toasted marshmallow color that basically oozes with regality. Oh, and it's also available in sour cherry red, midnight blue, and black if the below isn't really your color. / Via @bananarepublic

    Get it from Banana Republic for $169 (available in sizes 0-20 and in four colors and regular, tall, and petite lengths).

    13. A dotted mesh cold shoulder jumpsuit about to become the pride of your closet. Good luck explaining to the rest of your wardrobe why you favor this piece so much...

    Get it from Amazon for $23.89+ (available in sizes 1X-4X and in three colors).

    14. A velvet knit dress that will cost *nearly* as much as the vodka soda you just ordered at that NYC club (the one you didn't want to go to, but at least you got to wear the swanky dress pictured below).

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $17.99 (available in sizes S-L and in three colors).

    15. High-rise straight jeans in a snazzy leopard print that will give your black ensemble an instant upgrade. These look slightly more dressy than your faded blue denim and gives you an instant air of "I actually took some time to get ready before running out of the house".


    Get them from Boohoo for $20 (originally $60, available in sizes 2-10).

    16. A Levi's motorcycle jacket available in nine different colors and finishes. Charcoal suede? Green croc-inspired faux leather? How does one CHOOSE!


    Promising review: "I love the quality of this cruelty-free leather! Awesome fit. I can’t wait until the weather gets colder so I can wear this baby around campus. Such a versatile piece." —Joy Eccleston

    Get it from Amazon for $59.97+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in nine colors).

    17. A cowl neck satin dress that I hereby dub my next birthday outfit. I don't care if I'm just blowing out candles at home...THIS is what I'll be wearing while I do it.

    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $30 (originally $60, available in sizes 12-20 and in two colors).

    18. A lightweight bomber jacket you'll want to throw on over whatever outfit you've decided is worthy enough for that apple picking day trip. Warmth + style = this lovely layer.


    Promising review: "This jacket is super cute! I love the rich and unique color of the red. This will be great for the fall weather because it is not too warm or stuffy." —Krista Dudley

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in sizes 16-24 and in three colors).

    19. A strapless wide leg jumpsuit about to become the "I sent a Facebook RSVP but really don't want to go" outfit. At least you'll get a fabulous #ootd shot out your attendance.


    Promising review: "This is by far my favorite spring purchase. I love it! the top is a little thinner than I expected, but it's not see-through at all and it has a ton of stretch. GET IT." —Emma

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors).

    20. A criss-cross popover top you will get an unimaginable amount of use out of. From work meetings to happy hour drinks, this pretty chiffon top is the perfect thing to wear anywhere you go.


    Get it from Amazon for $14.05+ (available in sizes XS-3X and in six colors).

    21. A tie-waist midi dress that will be slithering into your shopping cart faster than you can say “AT WHAT POINT did snakeskin become so popular???!” I’m not sure of the answer, but hiss hiss because I am allllll for the trend.


    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in three colors).

    22. A wrap top available in the only hue you want in your closet: black. This ultra versatile piece is plain enough to be worn casually but can easily be dressed up by a pair of heels, good denim, and the statement earrings you purchased on clearance but have yet to wear.


    Get it from Asos for $26 (available in sizes 12-24).

    23. A splurge-worthy mockneck midi dress made from an amazing cashmere: the fabric is really ridiculously soft, meaning you'll feel like you're being swaddled by clouds and kittens combined whenever you slip this thing on.


    Get it from Madewell for $165 (available in sizes XXS-2X and in petite sizes).

    24. A yellow button-down to replace all the sunshine you won't be getting for the next few months. Hello, chilly weather. Back so soon?


    Get it from Nordstrom for $29.40 (originally $49, available in sizes 1X-4X).

    25. A faux leather skirt for whenever you're running late, which is pretty much always. Just slip this on with a plain blouse, throw your hair into a chic messy bun (emphasis on the messy), and that's it! You're ready. No one will notice that you were *ahem* 45 minutes late.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $25 (available in sizes 1X-3x and in two colors).

    26. A velvet blazer dress you'll want to re-wear twice in one month. Facebook pictures be damned, because you'll be wearing this to every single party you have coming up in the foreseeable future.


    Get it from Boohoo for $12 (originally $30, available in sizes 2-12 and in two colors).

    27. Wide leg pants that look significantly more put-together than your favorite pair of leggings, but these palazzo bottoms have a secret...they're actually made from a soft knit material comfy enough to sleep in. Feel free to wear these with both your highest heels and bunny-shaped house slippers.


    Get them from Amazon for $21.83+ (available in sizes S-XL and in petite lengths).

    28. A cropped cami featuring some fun feather trim that may actually inspire you to *le gasp* follow through on your going out plans.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $49 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    29. A lace-top evening dress perfect for any fancy occasion ranging from birthday champagne toast celebrations to galas that serve caviar (both of which sound very glamorous and HAHA someone please invite me to one).

    Promising review: "After fruitlessly browsing Rent the Runway for an upcoming black tie wedding, I took a chance and ordered this dress instead. The material feels much more high quality than a $50 dress, and the fabric has some 'heft' to it that moves really nicely when you walk. If you're on the fence about this dress, please go for it — especially for this price, it was a great deal!" —Betsy

    Get it from Amazon for $55.99+ (available in sizes S-3X and in four colors).

    30. A plaid blazer that is here to save your life on multiple occasions. Snoozed through your alarm (again) and have a meeting like, right now? No worries. Throw this on over a black tank and some denim for a look that is trendy, professional, and won't give away the fact that you overslept this morning.


    Get it from Nordstrom for $83.40 (originally $139, available in sizes 14-24).

    31. A half-slip skirt available in seven luxe colors, including copper rose, cobalt, smokey lilac, and bright fuchsia. Pair this with a sweater and boots for casual dates, dress it up with heels and a blouse for fancier affairs.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $50 (available in sizes XS-XL and in seven colors).

    32. A peplum top with a sweetheart neckline and slightly puffed sleeves guaranteed to become IT. And by IT, I mean this is your new official ~I'm going out~ top — the kind of gorgeous thing that pulls through when you have five minutes to get ready and no patience to dig through your wardrobe.


    Get it from Reformation for $128 (available in sizes 0-12 and in two colors).

    33. High-waisted bell bottom jeans for anyone ready to stray from the skinny denim trend they've been wearing for the past decade. These form-fitting pants are a slightly dressier affair — pair with some heels and a blouse for best ~dressed up~ results.


    Promising review: "Oh. My. Gosh. These jeans are incredibly, incredibly amazing. I have a very hourglass shape and I've looked, and looked, and looked for high-waisted bellbottoms or flares that would fit me for about two months and had no success.... until I found these. Not only did these jeans button with absolutely zero fuss, they slid up my legs and over my thighs like they were tailored for me. I have every intention of buying several pairs the next time I get paid!" —Kami

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes 1-15 and in 17 colors).

    34. A V-neck wrap dress for that "I BARELY EVEN KNOW THIS COUSIN" wedding you have coming up next month. Do you have any desire to see your seventh cousin twice-removed get married? No. But cocktail hour (and this dress) will get you through the unbearable discomfort.


    Get it from Aritzia for $128 (available in sizes XXS-L and in two colors).

    35. A velvet wrap dress that will leave you drooling upon first glance. This is undeniable proof that love at first sight EXISTS, and suddenly I find myself being empathetic to the case of Romeo and Juliet.,

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful dress! It fits great, looks gorgeous, feels quality, and is just the right length." —Elizabeth Emery

    Get it from Amazon for $31.98 (available in sizes XXS-XL and in six colors).

    36. A black blouse complete with sheer sleeves and subtle pearl detailing that looks like it was plucked off the racks of some high-end boutique (but shh because it definitely wasn't).


    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes XS-L and in two colors).

    37. A cropped ruffle top you can wear with any bottom, whether a pair of high-waisted shorts or a trendy set of culottes that you're not entirely sure about, but hey — they were on sale.,

    Psst, reviewers suggest ordering a size up!

    Promising review: "I love this top. It's really cute on! You can dress it up or down with jeans and heels, plus it fits great and it's made from a good material." —SMoore

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    38. An A-line dress because (and I cannot stress this enough) EVERYONE NEEDS AN LBD. They're timeless, you can wear them anywhere, and you can pair them with any shoe. Truly a dream.


    Get it from H&M for $49.99 (available in sizes 0-14 and in two colors).

    39. A belted one-shoulder blouse so trendy, it's practically a requirement to have a photo shoot whilst wearing it. *proceeds to post #ootd on the 'gram* *immediately gets 50k new followers*

    Promising review: "I'm so happy with this top! It looks so stylish and def more expensive than the price. The fabric is very comfortable (although you will have to iron or steam it after arrival), plus the sleeve is a great fit for my arm size and left me enough space to move around. It looks so chic and classy with blue jeans!! Just love this piece." —Eduardo Muniz

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes XS-L and in 12 colors).

    Me, attempting to conjure up a larger savings account as to buy everything listed above:

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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