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How to Layer In the Fall

Trying to layer in the fall can be difficult when the mornings are so cold and the afternoons are warm. You don’t want to change your whole outfit, so layering is key. Everyone can throw on a jacket or cardigan, but here are a few ways to CREATIVELY layer in the fall.

 

I don’t know if it’s like this everywhere, but knowing how to layer in the fall in Dallas is tricky. In the morning it’s cool enough for a coat, but by the afternoon you’re too warm. I want to share some creative ways to layer that don’t compromise the look of your outfit, but are able to transition through temperatures throughout the day.

 

How to Creatively Layer in the Fall

 

chelsea boots outfit with sweater dress

Socks with boots and dresses

If you’re wearing a dress and want a little more warm and layering (or the boots look too clunky with the dress), try adding a pair of tall socks to your outfit! Keep them similar in color or tone to your boots, and let them peek out of your boots just an inch or so. It adds an unexpected layer, keeps your feet warm, and adds some interest to your outfit. Try it!

SIMILAR LEATHER JACKET | SIMILAR SWEATER DRESS

|CHELSEA BOOTS | AMAZON SOCKS

 

 

striped shirt outfit

Striped Shirts under sweaters

I love a little hint of stripe sticking out of a sweater during the fall. It adds some extra warmth and also adds a little interest to an otherwise simple outfit. If you’re throwing on a basic sweater and pants, try this little technique to add a pop of print to your outfit.

SIMILAR STRIPED TEE | SIMILAR OLIVE GREEN SWEATER | SIMILAR JEANS | SIMILAR BROWN BOOTS | MADEWELL TOTE BAG

 

 

sweater tucked over dress

Pullover sweater over a dress

This is a quick and easy trick that turns a dress into a skirt! It’s a great tactic to get more out of your closet…make those pieces work for you! I have a video RIGHT HERE with a few ways to do this sweater trick.

SIMILAR DRESS | SIMILAR SWEATER | SIMILAR ANKLE BOOTS

 

 

layers for winter

Lighter jacket under a coat

Layering two jackets together is a fun and expected way to add some warmth. Choose a lighterweight jacket underneath and a heavier coat on top so that you don’t get bulkiness from two heavy pieces paired together. Also, I like that the underneath jacket has a print just peeking out a little bit for some visual interest. Try it out!

AMAZON COAT | SIMILAR BLAZER | DARK GREEN PLAID BUTTON UP SHIRT | GOOD AMERICAN JEANS | SIMILAR MADEWELL BOOTS

 

 

Layering shirts - Striped turtleneck layered under red dress

Turtleneck under a sleeveless dress

If you have a sleeveless dress that you want to wear but it’s too cold, try a turtleneck top layered underneath instead of putting a jacket on top! You could do a basic black or solid colored turtleneck, but with this bold red dress and black tights outfit, I wanted to do something unexpected and fun, so I threw on a striped turtleneck underneath. I love how this look came together.

SIMILAR STRIPED TURTLENECK | SIMILAR RED SLEEVELESS DRESS | BLACK AMAZON TIGHTS |SIMILAR BLACK HEELS

loft layered sweater

Button up shirt under a sweater

The top above is actually one piece, with the sweater and shirt built together, but you could do this with a button up shirt and cropped sweater. Have the collar peek out the neckline and the scoop hem (those work better than straight hem for this kind of layering!) sticking out the bottom of the sweater.

LOFT SWEATER TOP | BLACK JEANS | MADEWELL TOTE | LEATHER MULES

 

Now go creatively layer this fall and have fun with your closet!

 

 

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