Everything You Need to Look Good This Fall

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Fall is the most magical time of the year: the air is crisper, the trees are changing colors and the promise of the holiday season is right around the corner. It’s also time to start drinking hot coffee again, running the heater and — most importantly — pulling all of your sweaters, boots and jackets out from the closet. As you begin to organize your cool-weather wardrobe, read up on styling tricks and make a few DIY accessory projects. Here are 10 ways to get your fall look ready.

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For Getting Organized

First things first: A transition in seasons is the perfect time to reassess your wardrobe. Donate clothes you didn’t wear over the summer, send out your dry-cleaning pile and pack away what you won’t throw on in the winter. When you’ve assembled your final pieces, you’ll need somewhere to keep it all organized. That’s where this copper clothing rack comes in. It’s an easy weekend project to tackle, and you can swing by the hardware store for all of your supplies.

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For Keeping Your Looks Fresh

To get the most out of your clothes, you need to take care of them! Make a to-do list of any alterations to make to your beloved pieces, and then put this washing soda at the top of your DIYs to try. Your clothes will look and smell wonderful throughout the season, and you won’t have to spend extra money on detergent.

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For Doing Double-Duty

Even if the weather where you live has already started to change, you can still wear your favorite summer outfits. Read up on the transitional tricks you can use to make your beachy vibes look autumnal. The key is layering.

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For Running Around Town

One of the chicest items to have in a wardrobe is a gorgeous ankle boot: you can wear them out to a swanky dinner, or just throw them on to get groceries. If you don’t have a pair, make it the top priority on your fall wish list. If you need some inspo, check out this ankle boot guide. The possibilities are endless: black or brown, suede or calf hair, flat or heeled — there's a pair for every occasion.

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For the Chillier Weather

Before the rain and snow come to town, you need to prep by buying a coat that’s both functional and stylish. Furthermore, you’ll want to make sure you buy one that goes with the overall aesthetic of your wardrobe. Don’t know where to start? Read this list before making your purchase.

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For Helping You Choose Your Go-To Bag

Today’s backpacks aren’t the nylon 2-pocket versions you carried in high school. These days, you can get one in a gorgeous leather or a chic print. Backpacks are having a big style moment, so if you want a new bag for running weekend errands and carrying essentials to the office, then take your pick from this list.

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For the Cooler Days

Fall weather means the return of pumpkin spice lattes. For your next Starbucks run, throw on a long-sleeved tee and bring out this DIY tassel purse. All you need is a basic crossbody bag, some crafting supplies and Sunday afternoon time to work on this accessory project. This purse + your PSL = the perfect Instagram.

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For Back-to-School Vibes

Anyone who has ever been a student knows that looking good in the fall means having a whole new set of school supplies. You can still get in on the fun post-graduation by giving a few notebooks a makeover with cute contact paper and fun duct tape. After you’re done, run to the store to stock up on gel pens, sticky notes and washi tape for equally adorable interior pages.

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For the Holiday Party Prep

Take advantage of the free time you have before holiday parties swallow it all up by experimenting with your makeup look and pampering your skin: come December, everyone will want to know who’s on your glam squad. In the meantime, read up on beauty tools that actually get the job done.

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For a Fun Beauty Look

Don’t forget about your manicure! It’s time to break out all of your inky nail polishes to use through winter. If you’re looking for nail art ideas, take a look at this galaxy tutorial. For the perfect coordinating outfit, put on a white sweater and a pair of skinny jeans. With just a little preparation and a lot of personal style, feeling incredible will come so easy this fall.

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