There are exactly 10 days between now and September 1st, and we’ve got a challenge to whip your wardrobe into shape.
From sharpening your layering skills to finding the perfect boot for your lifestyle, scroll down for budget-friendly ways to make sure you’re ready for fall.
Day 1: Try on all the outerwear you own and see which coats and jackets look awesome belted.
Bonus: The trendy styling trick is also ultra-flattering.
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Day 2: Come up with one cool-weather outfit that incorporates unexpected layering.
An open shirtdress layered over a pair of jeans with a blazer on top? Why not!
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H&M Fitted Blazer ($50)
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Oak Asymmetric Stretch-Silk Shirt Dress ($240)
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Zara Jeans With Ripped Knee ($50)
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Day 3: Invest in a vest.
We recommend a duster vest like the one pictured to feel especially on-trend.
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Mango Wool Long Gilet ($130)
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Day 4: Opt for a luxurious textured item.
From quilted leather to shearling, there’s a multitude of ways to add interesting texture to your look for fall.
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Mango Leather Biker Jacket ($200)
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Day 5: Swap out your handbag for a backpack.
Word on the street? Hands-free is the way to be.
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Need Supply Stina Backpack ($88)
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Day 6: Find your perfect boot heel height.
Whether you prefer the comfort of a flat ankle boot or love the look of a heeled version, make it a priority to find the right heel height for your lifestyle. We promise you’ll wear them constantly.
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French Connection Devon Flat Ankle Boots ($150)
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Need Supply Saunders Ankle Boots ($82)
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Dolce Vita Hilary High Heel Booties ($95)
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Day 7: Dust off your felt fedora.
No need to wait for a bad hair day to break out this chic chapeau. Opt for a burgundy color this season, which feels particularly current.
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ASOS Felt Fedora Hat ($39)
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Day 8: Plan three fall outfits around one versatile piece in your closet.
May we suggest the perpetually stylish denim button-down?
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H&M Denim Shirt ($25)
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Day 9: Make sure you have your basics covered.
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J.Crew Vintage Cotton Tee ($30)
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Day 10: Pick your favorite summer staple and transition it for fall.
No need to retire your cutoff shorts simply because summer is over. They’ll look just as good with a pair of tights.
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One Teaspoon Fox Bandits Shorts ($108)
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Merona Control Top Sheer Tights ($10)