5 Cool Ways to Upgrade Your Look This Fall


We've been too focused on caftans and Birkenstocks this summer to realize that it's actually going to be cold soon. But, with September less than a week away, it's time to get our acts together and begin the daunting task of dressing for fall.

Every year, there's a tendency to get the usual stuff — boots! layers! knits! — but, the change in season doesn't have to keep you in a rut. While you're stocking up, you might as well upgrade your look in little ways. Do you have a tendency to rely on heels too much? There's a cool mod boot for you. Don't like wearing tight, fussy dresses? There's a comfortable one that you can wear with sneakers, no problem. Taking cues from street style, we devised outfits to inspire a new, polished look for fall. Click through our slideshow for five ways to get in gear.