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6 Chic (and Angeleno-Approved) Alternatives to a Coat

In the West Coast fashion playbook, a heavy winter garment isn’t exactly on regular rotation. Instead, we turn to versatile layering pieces to keep us warm when the temp dips below (gasp) 60 degrees. Bonus: These on-trend toppers are way more stylish than a puffer.

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Club Monaco

Cashmere Pullover

It’s big, it’s cozy and it’ll keep you warm without a lot of bulk.

Club Monaco ($429)

Lululemon

The Poncho

Perfect for when you’re far too relaxed after yoga to actually slip your arms into sleeves.

Lululemon ($128)

Net-A-Porter

Embellished Hoodie

While we can’t promise the more conservative dressers in the Modern Chic Industrial Complex will “get” it, nothing looks more right than an oversize designer hoodie worn over a torn pair of leggings as you’re mumbling your way to coffee on Abbott Kinney.

Gucci ($1,985)

Naked Cashmere

A Throw Blanket

You don’t want to turn up at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with a twin comforter girding you against the fall chill—instead, opt for a woolen throw artfully draped over your shoulders and across your chest, over a blazer, a fancy blouse or both. (Note to self: Remember put on eyes and lips so as not to look like you forgot to roll out of bed.)

Naked Cashmere ($400)

Mother Denim

Jean Jacket

Whether you go for an oversize silhouette, a zip-out faux-fur lining, custom embroidery of your Instagram name or all of the above, you can’t go wrong with this style’s versatility, comfort and classic good looks.

Mother ($485)

Barneys

Kimono

Tie-dye cotton or chunky knit, the silky summer standby transforms into an outdoors-appropriate fall outfit when worn over a tissue turtleneck and crewneck sweater. Layering, people.

The Elder Statesman ($575)

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