By the time October rolls around, we get all excited about the sleek boots and cozy sweaters we'll finally get to wear once the thermometer drops below 60 degrees (hell, we'll even take 65). To kick off the start of fall fashion, we invited eclectic Kimberly Pesch of Eat.Sleep.Wear, the classically chic Delmy Rivera from Fashion Bananas, boho beauty Sonia Evers of Runway Hippie, quirky-cool Claire Geist from De Lune, and effortlessly elegant Christina Caradona of trop rouge to raid H&M, and create Perfect Outfits for crisp, chilly, leaf-crunching adventures. Curious to see what they came up with? Simply click through the slideshow to see their fall-approved creations, and vote for which outfit you like best. The winner will receive a $500 gift certificate to H&M, but that's not all—we've also got a $500 H&M gift card to give away to one lucky reader, so cast your vote and leave a comment below to be entered to win. Good luck!
"I chose strong earth tone colors and textures for this fall look accessorized with a chunky scarf. The one thing I love about fall and this look is the layering. I'm my most comfortable when I know I have room to throw on a huge scarf and an oversized sweater...this look is perfect 'cause there is always room for more to add on...it's a canvas."
"For my look I wanted to go for something classic with an edgy twist. I started out with this animal print sweater and wanted to add more dimension by layering a crisp button-down shirt underneath. When I found this buttery leather midi skirt, I knew it would add the perfect combination of color and texture. I finished things off with this faux-fur collar for a little extra polish. The result is classic with a playful twist perfect for the office or cocktail hour."
"When I'm styling for fall, I can't help but think of The Graduate with the contrast of Elaine Robinson's tailored, practical collegiate wardrobe and her mother, Mrs. Robinson's, amazing sultry statement pieces. I had so much fun riding those waves of inspiration and taking some tailored choices and styling them with glam accessories! Sometimes finding a coat that is chic AND perfectly warm is really hard to pin down, so of course I went nuts for this gorgeous long coat! I loved how minimal this coat was, it made styling that much more interesting and dynamic when I wore it with balanced colors. And not only was it luxe and awesome, it was so toasty warm I could have lived in it! I added some '70s glam with these awesome black booties and orbicular rings, which added some unexpected cool color."
"Once Fall is here, people immediately think pants and chunky knits. I am not opposed to that look, but I like to wear lots of dresses and skirts with dark hue tights. I think a denim shirt buttoned up to the collar with a statement necklace adds a little something extra to every outfit. I added the cropped sweater on top to show that cropped tops are still wearable in the fall. As for my skirt, I always love a bold print. Never fails when you pair with some good basics. This season I'm big on loafer pumps. I thought these made a perfect fit rather than your ordinary school girl loafer. Bottom line: Add your own twist. Get chunky jewelry and bold color/print pieces! It's the best tip for fall and it will make getting up in the morning so much fun!"
"I'm not usually drawn to light, peachy colors like the ones on this sweater, but something about the zig-zag Charlie Brown design caught my eye. To grunge it up (because that's just how I prefer to roll) I paired it with some badass leather pants, a basic, structured white oxford buttoned all the way to the top, and a versatile menswear-inspired jacket that I purchased immediately. I love that this look could easily transition from day to night and that the little touch of color in the sweater keeps the outfit from looking too black-and-white boring."
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Photographed by Mark Iantosca