Cold mornings make it even harder to get out of bed — and that much harder to put together a cute look on the fly when you're already running 20 minutes behind schedule. Fortunately, this round of fashion math is all about a no-fail outfit formula that will take the stress out of getting dressed (no matter how many times you hit the snooze button). The answer is a three-piece (well, four when you add your tights) solution that makes use of three seasonal essentials: a great fitted sweater, a feminine full skirt, and a pair of go-with-anything ankle boots. Throwing the three together, no matter what prints and textures you play with, creates a classic Fall look that's both figure-flattering and totally appropriate for a day at the office. Just remember to keep your skirts on the longer side if your workplace is more conservative, and up the cool factor for a night out with a full leather skirt. Truthfully, the options are endless, and the look's even better when you add in cozy textures and cool prints. Get inspired and shop three of our favorite combos. Your foolproof style formula starts here.
Shop looks from left to right: A.P.C. Wool and Alpaca-Blend Sweater ($280), Tibi Emerald/Black Tweed Skirt ($295), River Island Zip Side Ankle Boots ($69); J.Crew Gene Bobbled Wool Sweater ($138), Topshop Check Swoosh Full Skirt ($72), Zara Ankle Boot With Buckles ($129); Iris & Ink Striped Cashmere Sweater ($208), Rebecca Taylor Full Leather Miniskirt ($511), Topshop Leather Hiking Boots by Unique ($240)