Fall Essentials: How to layer outfits this fall?

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These fall essentials will keep you warm this season! Nothing could be easier than wearing a dress and heading out of the door on a rushed morning. But as the winding get colder and leaves begin to fall, your sartorial choices also need to change. You cannot just put on a pair of shorts and a ribbed cotton tee shirt in the month of November. Unless of course you are temperature proof!

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Fall essentials

From a style perspective, fall is the season of layering multiple pieces to form an outfit. It is the season when every cohesive look is dependent on a critical balance of texture, tone, and silhouette. Layering separate pieces requires effort and a lot of thought to assemble an outfit that works well together. It is a skill that needs a little inspiration and a lot of practice to perfect.

We believe that fall is the perfect season for utilizing some of the age-old favorites that have been sitting at the back of the closet. The key to a successful outfit is the distance from complexity. When you ensure that the outfit combination has a greater value than the sum of all parts, you have attained nirvana.

Here is a list of ideas to help you style your favorite pieces as the ideal layered outfits endorsed on social media and Pinterest boards. Get inspired by fall essentials!

Cardigans and coatscardigans are fall essentials

A trend that has grown popular in recent years is the combination of a thin cardigan underneath a coat. The cardigan not only provides an additional layer of warmth but also helps you emulate the style vibes of famous celebrities. This layering combination requires you to be mindful of the texture of the cardigan and the length of the coat. The goal here is to look sophisticated instead of looking like a frumpy character from novels.

 

Bodysuits

The fall may bring the cold but it does not stop you from wearing bodysuits. If you are an enthusiast of skin-fitting garments then you can easily style one of your favorite bodysuits among the layers of clothing you choose.

You can build the outfit with a bold skirt and a leather jacket. In case you feel like your old leather jacket has lost its glamour, then you can visit SkinOutfits to grab a new one!

Chunky sweaters

When it comes to layering a chunky sweater, there are two things you should be careful about. The weather and your activities for the day. Chunky sweaters are warmer and a lot thicker than the average cardigan. This is why you must layer it in a way that allows you to strip a few layers in case of overheating. The safest option is to wear a light cotton tee shirt underneath the sweater, preferably in a natural color. You can pair it with a pair of denims and some running shoes to carry the casual chic vibe that is often seen on holiday films.

Flannels are such fall essentials

Flannels are a staple for October. They are so easy to layer and ways to versatile for their own good. You can take a red, oversized flannel shirt and use it as a top layer for a slightly warm day. This can be worn above a basic outfit such as a camisole and jeans or you can go the extra mile and add it above a little black dress on your evening out. Either way, this classic piece can be worn in any way that suits you!

 

Wide legged trouserslayering for fall wide legged trousers

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Wide legged pants are also a trendy item that tends to stay in style over the years. This clothing item gives you the room to style it up or down according to your plans for the day. You can wear a natural linen pants with a chunky cardigan tucked inside for an official meeting. Add a coat to top it off.

Or instead you can wear wide legged pants with a casual top and linen cape to add a touch of bold colors for your evening out with friends. You can wear this combination to stay at ease. The best part is the option of switching the cape with the coat and vice versa.

If you play your accessories right, you can spend an entire day in this outfit without worrying much of our surroundings.

 

Fall essentials have to include blanket scarvesplaid scarf

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Blanket scarves can be used a prominent accessory to top of the layers of an outfit. It can be worn in multiple styles and knots. The concern with these scarves is to make sure that they don’t take away the focus from you. This accessory can be styled with no hassles as a chunky knot around the neck. You can also drape the scarf on your shoulders to add some color and texture to your monochromatic coats.

Remember that the colors of the scarf make or break the outfit. This is why we suggest that you pick one very carefully when you are layering an outfit for an important day. You can play and experiment with these scarves as much as you want. Because they are technically just a dimensioned piece of warm fabric, you can wrap it around you in any style you like!

Casual hoodiesfall essentials

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A casual hoodie goes a very long way during fall. You can wear it under a flannel or on top of a button-down shirt. Either way, this piece never loses its charm. There are many options available for hoodie. You can casual wear a white hoodie underneath a large coat to emulate the style of Victoria Beckham. The hoodie can also be paired with a cropped denim jacket and even with blazers if you are bold enough!

All you need to do is grab some inspiration and you are all good to go!

FINAL THOUGHTS

Styling a layered outfit for fall becomes a piece of cake when you have an idea about what you truly want to wear. Once you start designing a few combinations, you will come across an order of layers that is best suited to your personal style. Until then, you have the room to experiment and keep trying.

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20 Comments

  1. jodie filogomo
    18th November 2020 / 18:22

    I’m all about layering and even here in AZ, it’s fun to change up outfits this way.
    Xoxo
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • nancy
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      19th November 2020 / 18:22

      It is, I love it!

    • nancy
      Author
      19th November 2020 / 18:22

      I love layering too and would also love to have a bodysuit!

  2. 19th November 2020 / 18:22

    I love wearing layers! It’s essential for me going through the menopause! Thanks for joining the linkup too. Jacqui x

    • nancy
      Author
      20th November 2020 / 18:22

      Haha, yeah I know! Thanks Jacqui!

  3. 19th November 2020 / 18:22

    I’ve been wanting to try a bodysuit AND wide legged trousers! I’ve been seeing both around quite a bit.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • nancy
      Author
      20th November 2020 / 18:22

      Yes indeed, I also want to try a bodysuit!

    • nancy
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      20th November 2020 / 18:22

      I am always cold so layering is something I always do. Thanks Mireille!

  4. 22nd November 2020 / 18:22

    Great layering and fall tips! I love wearing comfy sweaters and cardigans when the temperature drops.

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd November 2020 / 18:22

      Yes me too!

  5. 22nd November 2020 / 18:22

    I need to get some wide legged trousers! Loving all of these ideas!

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd November 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Heather!

  6. 22nd November 2020 / 18:22

    Wonderful list of fall essentials! Cozy sweaters, cardigans, and flannels are always a great thing to have on hand when the weather chills. And I love the look of a bodysuit with wide legged trousers although the combination doesn’t really work for me. But I can admire it on others!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • nancy
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      23rd November 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Shelbee, although I am a huge sun lover I love the fall collections and items!

  7. 23rd November 2020 / 18:22

    I bought some wide leg colored denim but not sure how I feel about them. Have worn them twice. I remember wearing bodysuits as a child. Would like to get a couple this year but worry about having to hurry to the bathroom when wearing one.

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd November 2020 / 18:22

      Yes they are not that handy!

    • nancy
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      30th November 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Michelle!

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