By InStyle Staff
Updated Oct 31, 2014 @ 9:39 am
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With the changing of the leaves comes a whole host of cozy activities just as picture-perfect. So get in the frame, and dress accordingly.

Occasion: Girls' Brunch

Why It Works: This elevated play on loungewear will get you noticed but still out the door in 10 minutes. The upgrades: Layer an oxford shirt under a quilted sweatshirt for preppy polish, and skip sneakers in favor of brogues to sharpen casual knit pants. Oversize shades and a baseball cap mean minimal hair and makeup time (and more sleep!).

Shop It: Gentsco cap, $99,; Babaton for Aritzia shirt, $85,; Trademark pullover, $298,; Club Monaco coat, $695,; Massimo Dutti pants, $110,; Kara, $480,; Sermoneta Gloves, $150, at Sermoneta Gloves, 212-319-5946; DKNY sunglasses, $90, at Sunglass Hut, 212-759-3720; Tommy Hilfiger shoes, $79,

Occasion: Tailgating

Prepare for the big game in colorful layers so you'll be toasty and scoring plenty of style points. (Stick to face paint in the same color scheme.)

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Why It Works: Everything about this bright blue quilted jacket says, "Go team!" Keep the sporty spirit popping with a varsity-like striped scarf, but in a sophisticated palette like ocher and gray. Bonus: It can double as a shawl.

Shop It: Saturdays NYC cap, $40,; Ann Taylor sweater, $98,; Equipment shirt, $228,; J.Crew bomber jacket, $275,; Donni Charm scarf, $219,; DL1961 Premium Denim, $178,; Cole Haan oxfords, $268,

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Why It Works: Love sports but don't do parking-lot couture? A crewneck and miniskirt combo is cute but laid- back when tempered with high-tops. Sneak in an extra print (and make new friends) courtesy of a rolled-up blanket.

Shop It: Warby Parker sunglasses, $95,; Verloop touch-screen gloves, $65,; CluToo layered top, $127,; J Brand jacket, $620, for stores; Lacoste skirt, $250,; Time's Arrow handbag, $395, for stores; Pendleton Woolen Mills blanket ($239) and sling ($25);; Adidas Originals sneakers, $75,

Occasion: Holiday Dinner

Match your outfit to the menu: Nothing says Thanksgiving like a rich assortment of fall hues, such as warm squash and deep wine.

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Why It Works: For a more formal gathering, fluid silhouettes—like this season's robe coat over a silky blouse and a midiskirt—offer easy elegance (and room for seconds). A structured tote and pointy-toe pumps amp up the polish.

Shop It: Mango coat, $230,; By Malene Birger blouse, $385, at Edit by LBP, 225-757-5909; Shinola wrap watch, $525, at Shinola, 917-728-3000; Karen Millen bag, $380,; Raoul skirt, $255,; ASOS pumps, $72,

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Why It Works: Let slouchy trousers in graphic black-and-white do the talking and keep the rest of the outfit simple. Add some tonal warmth with a burgundy sweater, then relax about spilling any of that merlot.

Shop It: Everlane shirt, $78,; AYR sweater, $125,; 1. State coat, $288,; Caravelle New York wrap watch, $75,; Apiece Apart trousers, $385,; Tory Burch tote, $385,; Ivanka Trump flats, $130, for stores.

Occasion: Apple Picking

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Why It Works: Want your pick of the bunch? Durable denim was made for climbing, and yellow galoshes will let them know you mean business. Bring a charming wicker tote to hold your spoils—all the better if it matches your topper.

Shop It: Cuyana infinity scarf, $65,; Vince coat, $795,; Ace & Jig sweatshirt, $298,; Wildfox sunglasses, $179,; Buji Baja gloves, $74,; Crippen jeans, $265,; Basketville tote, $25,; Hunter boots, $138,

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Why It Works: A long skirt coupled with ankle boots will (stylishly) protect your legs while you're strolling in the grass. Go heavy on the knits—a chunky cardi over a thick sweater never fails—in case you decide to stay for a hayride at dusk.

Shop It: White + Warren scarf, $298,; Elizabeth and James cardigan, $395, at Flaunt Boutique, 925-831-9923; Nanette Lepore pullover, $298,; Bulova wrap watch, $185,; Warehouse skirt, $63,; French Connection bag, $78,; Dolce Vita ankle boots, $169,

Occasion: Date Night

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Why It Works: Give a nuzzle-worthy turtleneck and kicky ombré jacket some edge with provocative leather. A tasseled cross-body and suede Chelsea boots lend a cheeky touch—perfect for catching that fright-night blockbuster.

Shop It: COS jacket, $225,; Uniqlo turtleneck, $80,; Bebe cuff, $34,; MiH leather skirt, $485,; the Common Knowledge bag, $480,; Pretty Ballerinas boots, $369,

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Why It Works: Cider cocktails on the agenda? Dare to be sleeveless with a little help from a tailored white coat. Drape it over the back of your chair to reveal a girlie LBD, updated in a fiercely feminine floral brocade.

Shop It: Rebecca Taylor dress, $495,; Pink Tartan coat, $795,; Henri Bendel wallet, $228,; A.V. Max bracelets, $35,; Loft pumps, $90,