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How To Layer Clothes For Fall

how to layer clothes for fall

How To Layer clothes for fall. For many of us, fall is their favourite time of year. There is a crispness to the air and the leaves are turning beautiful shades of red, yellow and orange. For me, there is nothing better than the scent of a crackling fire accompanied by hot tea. This time of year there are lots of great excuses to meet and reconnect with family and friends. Of course, this is also one of the best seasons for fabulous clothing and because the weather changes from one moment to the next, this is the best time to play with layering. The exciting part about layering is that you can mix textures to give your outfit more depth and interest. The tough part about layering are the proportions, as you want to keep your look sleek and streamlined, instead of frumpy and bulky.

how to layer clothes for fall


In collaboration with ModCloth, I’ve put together three different layering options for you.

For the office. If you have a creative job, you can opt for a part cardigan, part jacket topper that has the same structured benefits of a blazer, but is more more fun with softer lines. Since black can sometimes be harsh, why not soften the overall look by choosing grays and combining them with jewel tones, such as bright turquoise, which perfectly reflect the season. A sliver of shimmery silver adds the necessary pop of holiday spirit. Finish the look off with a floppy hat and stylish work bag. Remember, when choosing a looser top, pair it with a pair of slim pants or a pencil skirt to balance out the look.

Casual lunch with friends. This is the time to have some fun with your look. A striped dress and moto jacket with a faux fur vest layered over top will keeps you cozy. Pair this with a mustard scarf and red booties which are the perfect autumnal colours and will really standout against neutrals.  The red ankle boots paired with a flirty dress will draw attention to your legs, making them look lean and long.

Saturday shopping day. Saturdays are meant for running errands, catching up on weekday chores and of course, window shopping! Comfortable shoes are a must, as are easy versatile pieces, just in case you have to try something on! So how about a stylish and chic plaid dress, paired with a knee high boots and over the knee socks peeking out? This is such a great on trend look for the season. Of course, no outfit is complete without a belted cardigan in a rich burgundy which is both beautiful and flattering on all skin tones. Top this look off with a beret and your look is infused with that Parisian style we all love.

how to layer clothes for fall

Fall is the season when I go back to  grays and blacks. I lean toward them whenever the days get shorter and colder, as they are a great base for any outfit, but this is also the time that I start to crave oranges and mustards and deep reds. They mirror the colours of the season and are a great reminder of the warmth of the sun. When the first flurries appear in the sky, I like to reach for jewel tones, such as navy’s and rich emerald greens as they really pop against chic crisp whites. As with all great style, when layering, remember the fit of the clothing.  Chunky sweaters look best of over thinner fabrics and proportions matter. So get out there, enjoy the season and look fabulous!


What are your favourite layering techniques?

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  1. Layering lots of thin layers keeps you warmer than one thick layer xx

    1. Agreed! Thank you.

    1. Thanks so much!

  2. One of the reasons fall and winter are my favorite seasons for fashion. Lovely post!

    1. Agreed. Thanks so much!

  3. Wow you’re so stylish Caroline! I’d just stick the the simple shirt and jumper combo with skinny jeans and boots… I’m so boring haha


    1. Awe thanks so much! I really just went for the items that I love.

  4. You’ve given me so much inspiration in those pictures alone! Absolutely loving the colour schemes. A real autumn essence. x

    1. Wow thanks for that amazing comment, much appreciated!

  5. Andrea @ Sublime Finds

    Love these looks Caroline! Modcloth never fails to deliver, right!? I’m a big fan of a chunky/loose knit belted at the waist… an easy way to make a comfy outfit chic! x

  6. Stunning!!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    1. Thank you!

  7. I really love the second and third look. I would wear all of those! Great inspiration!
    Healthy Snacks: One of a KIND

    1. Oh I’m so glad to hear that, thank you!

  8. Amazing sets… I love them all!!!!
    Kisses, love Paola.


    My Facebook

    1. Thank so much!

  9. I hate to be cold so I’m all about layering! Love the first look, I tend to veer towards a lot of greys & black during the fall. Great looks!

    xo, jackie

    1. Thanks so much! I definitely tend to reach for a lot of gray this time of year too.

  10. Great looks! It’s gotten a little bit too cold out my way (Calgary, Canada) to leave the house without my giant winter coat layer which I always find its so uncomfortable to layer under. Still trying to navigate style after moving back the “the great white north” lol.

    1. I know what you mean! After leaving Vancouver I have to figure out the whole layering thing in Winter again.

  11. Great style tips! I’ll look forward to trying them out next Autumn as we are heading into summer here in New Zealand 🙂

    1. Yes of course I always forget you are starting summer now.

  12. Love… beautiful layered looks and tips!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thanks so much!

  13. Linda Manns Linneman

    Fall is my favorite time of year. These are some great suggestions. Thank you so much for sharing these tips

    1. Me too! I love when I start seeing cozy sweaters on everyone.

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