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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.

tweed coat outfit
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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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