The Item: Trench CoatThe Costume: "Detective"
Although the trench coat never went out of style, it’s definitely having a major moment this fall. If it’s not already on your shopping list, it definitely should be. Take this piece and wear it more as a dress — add a pair of leather riding boots and a magnifying glass and instantly a costume mystery is solved.
Buy It! Uniqlo Coat, $129.90; uniqlo.com
The Items: Black-and-White Striped Turtleneck and Skinny JeansThe Costume: "Painter"
You can never own enough basic turtlenecks, and this striped style is the perfect fall layering piece. Pair the top with skinny jeans from your closet (or the pair we listed below) and add a painting brush (plus, a black beret if you really want to get fancy) and you’re set!
The Item: Red Slip DressThe Costume: "Something About Mary"
Lingerie-inspired pieces are still a huge trend this fall — particularly the slip dress. Layering this slinky piece over a turtleneck is one styling trick you’ll want to try. Plus red is one of the hottest hues of the season. And while the length is a little longer than the one Cameron Diaz wears on the famous VHS cover, the dress definitely still gives off Mary vibes.
Buy It! Forever21 Dress, $22.90; forever21.com
The Items: Navy Blazer and SkirtThe Costume: "Flight Attendant"
The Item: Denim OverallsThe Costume: "Farm Girl"
The Items: Striped Off-The-Shoulder Top and Black TrousersThe Costume: "Where's Waldo"
This shoulder baring silhouette isn’t going anywhere, so no guilt with this purchase because you’ll be wearing it all next spring and summer. Pair it with a black trouser for a very chic Waldo vibe. The classic pant feels very of-the-moment with the cinching high waist. Add a striped beanie for the total “Waldo” look.