The 7 Items You Need to Master the Art of Layering
Hands up if dressing for the in-between seasons isn’t exactly your forte. You’re not alone. This time of year, predicting the weather is a full-time job. One day you’re shvitzing in 80-degree heat, the next you’re shivering in a subarctic climate. Who can keep up? To avoid a morning meltdown, you need a trans-seasonal wardrobe stocked with layering pieces that can handle anything Mother Nature throws your way. Because let’s get real: There’s more to layering than slapping on a cardigan and calling it a day.
This is the only jacket you need in a transitional wardrobe. It's versatile, lightweight, and always pulls your look together.
Free People Songbird Coat, $228
Jumpsuits are weatherproof. If you invest in a design that's made in a light to medium fabric (like silk or cotton), they'll go the extra mile for you. When the chill sets in, you can dress them up with a blazer and oxfords for the office or a leather jacket and a pair of high heels for nights out.
Kariella Dani Jumpsuit, 82
A flannel shirt is the perfect weight for those in-between days. If it's warmer outside, push up your sleeves and knot the front. For colder days, layer under a blazer or lightweight sweater.
Kariella Brigette Top, $54
A cozy knit is crucial to the equation. Since we're dealing with fluctuating weather, skip turtlenecks and cashmere. Instead, go for an ultra-long, paper-thin cardigan that will pair well with beach shorts, a pencil skirt, boyfriend jeans, you name it.
Kersh Sally Cardigan, $168
A silk blouse will give you a little more coverage than your basic T-shirt, but is still light enough to layer under jackets and oversized cardigans. You only need one to get the job done, but if you're looking to build out your wardrobe, invest in a light color, a dark option, and something fun, like a bold hue or a print.
Kariella Stevie Top, $54
THE CROPPED TROUSERS
When the weather is playing games, opt for cropped trousers or jeans. They'll keep you cool in November and comfortable in December. Wear a slinky camisole and open-toe sandals for hotter days or pair with a long-sleeve blouse and ankle boots when the temperatures drop.
Mavi Niki Ripped Vint, $118
A silk dress will get you through any season, no matter what's trending. You can pair it with summer sandals in July, pointy flats and a leather jacket in November, or ankle boots, tights, and a statement coat in the middle of winter. Easy, right?
Kariella Larissa Dress, $64