7 Sustainable Fall Outfit Ideas That Are More Festive Than Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Fall Outfit Inspo
From Our Favorite Ethical Fashion Bloggers

Even though it may be a bit sad to pack away our favorite swimsuits and sandals, we’re comforted by the fact that fall is here! Arguably the best season no matter where you live, the cooler temps and cozy coffees never fail to put a pep in our step.

As we plan out our capsule wardrobes this fall, we’re taking careful inventory of our closet: do we love each piece? Are we being thoughtful about what we’re adding to our closet, and where we’re buying it from? We’re also seeking out our favorite sustainable fashion bloggers for curation inspiration before the season is in full swing so we can see how they style some of our favorite ethical fashion pieces!

Our love of secondhand and upcycled clothing knows no bounds, so consider this a moodboard for your thrifting adventures—or, if you something catches your eye, we have suggestions of where to find similar sustainably-made pieces below each outfit!


  1. Monochrome Chic

This minimalist getup is the perfect outfit for running errands around town or grabbing a cup of coffee with a friend—add a dash of your favorite color with a matching lip to elevate the look! Kathleen from Conscious N Chic shows us how monochrome can be the perfect blend of elegant and casual.


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2. Pumpkin Spice Vibes

We love how Andrea from Seasons + Salt plays around in the same color family with rusts, reds and browns—making us think all things fall. A long skirt in a heavy fabric makes a perfect transitional piece and pairs well with both cozy knits and simple tees.


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3. Trail-Blazer

If you’re a jeans-and-a-t-shirt kind of gal, consider adding a casual blazer into the mix for an instantly polished look. Tennille from The Tennille Life upgrades this everyday look with high-polish shoes, a statement bag and eye-catching earrings. Don’t forget a red lip and a little cuff on the pants—those details make a difference!


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4. Layering Love

One of the most difficult challenges most of us face when it comes to fall dressing is how to layer just right for the season. Chloé from Conscious By Chloé shows us how essential a good jacket is—and that cropped pants are a perfect transitional piece. On colder days, swap out the mules for low booties or oxfords and pop on a scarf for extra coziness.


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5. Bright Feels Right

Ditch the old rule of not wearing white after Labor Day—white pants are perfect for fall when you pair them with a muted jewel-toned shirt. Kim Goes Eko nails it with this salmon-colored boxy blouse and tones down the chinos with a pair of cool and casual sneakers.


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6. Autumn Drama

Turn up the drama on simple, natural-fiber pieces by mixing and matching garments with different silhouettes. Big sleeves, wide legs, or both! Dominique Drakeford, founder of Melanin & Sustainable Style plays with volume and texture while staying rooted with timeless wardrobe staples.


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7. Mustard Is A Must-Have

When fall hits, all of our mustard and rust-colored pieces hit center stage in our closets—they’re warm, festive, and complement our fading summer tans. Karin from Truncation is giving us cozy vibes in this classic denim and mustard yellow combo, topped off with natural accessories like clogs and a woven bag.


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Emily Torres is an Editor at The Good Trade and the writer behind Ennaree, a blog dedicated to intentional, colorful living. She’s a Los Angeles transplant who was born and raised in Indiana, where she studied Creative Writing and Business at Indiana University. You can usually find her reading or writing, caring for her rabbits, or practicing at the hot yoga studio.