6 Stylish Layering Ideas Perfect for Crisp Fall Weather

Cooler mornings, sweater cravings and murmurs of pumpkin spice—fall must be on it’s way, and, spoiler alert, we’re thrilled. Especially when it comes to the fashion; there’s just something about autumn dressing that makes our layering creativity come to life. Here are six cozy-yet-chic layering ideas to get you excited about bidding summer adieu.

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Leather Jacket + Turtleneck Sweater + Tweed Coat

Who says you can only wear one coat at a time? Nix the need for a heavy topper and opt for two lighter weight styles instead. A moto jacket adds instant rebellion to a toasty turtleneck, while a tweed coat takes the edge off during your blustery commute to the office.

denim jacket outfit
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Fitted Tee + Denim Jacket + Pleated Skirt

The versatility of a denim jacket can’t be beat. For autumn, change out your shorts for a longer, heavier midi skirt and pop a jean jacket over a fitted tee. When it’s colder, swap in a chunky sweater.

red pants outfit
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White Button-down + Printed Blouse + Pleated Pants

Get more mileage out of your favorite warm-weather tops by layering them on top of long-sleeves—a thin turtleneck or crisp button down both work. Opt for a pair of full-length pants, and suddenly your summer brights become season-less.

sleeveless trench outfit
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Sleeveless Trench + Long Sleeve Dress + Lace-up Boots

Fall weather can be temperamental—80 and sunny one day, 57 and cloudy the next. Adapt with a long sleeve dress and a sleeveless trench, which has the same idea as a vest in that it’ll keep you warm without overheating. A chic pair of lace-up booties looks temp-appropriate, but can hide a pair of wool socks on those especially chilly days.

bermuda shorts outfit
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Bermuda Shorts + Oversized Cardigan + Mules

Remember that whole “getting more mileage out of summer tops” thing? The same idea applies to Bermuda shorts. If you loved them in the summer with a tank top, simply layer on a boyfriend cardigan to battle crisp mornings. And if it’s suddenly super warm by noon, tie the sweater around your shoulders.

leather shirt outfit
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Leather Shirt + Khaki Trousers + Lace-up Heels

Leather is trending big time for fall, but not just for jackets. We love how a patent shirt lends just enough weight to an otherwise summery outfit. Leave it unbuttoned for a layering effect or fasten the buttons if it gets a bit chilly. That way, you can still wear your trendy lace-up sandals without freezing in the name of fashion.

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