Transitional Fall Fashion + Layering 101

Fall is near and that means cooler temps, PSL’s (basic, I know!) and layering, layering, layering. This time of year can get a little tricky in the fashion department, so I’m here breaking down all the transitional fall fashions to make your life a little easier.

Of all the new trends and styles, this season’s absolute best thing to conquer is definitely layering. Since fall days can start a little on the warmer side and end in lower temps, you need items that are easy to put on as the temperature drops — we’re talking cardigans, scarfs and the occasional heavy-duty coat.

Houston Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger Maria Munoz

Transitional Fall Fashion

How To Layer For Fall

Layering is exactly as it sounds — adding on layers of clothing to keep warm. The best part about layering for fall is that you can incorporate some items from your existing summer wardrobe — camisoles and lightweight blazers are all game. Let’s start with the first layer, shall we?

First Layer: Lightweight & Sleeveless

I love to start with a cami or sleeveless top because the lack of sleeves means I don’t have to worry about them bunching up inside my next layer’s sleeves.

Also, when you try to fit a sleeve through your next layer, it can get a little tight and uncomfortable.

Second, you want to go with lightweight outerwear; this is probably the most used transitional fall fashion piece.

Next Layer: Medium-weight Cardigans, Sweaters or Jackets

I like to follow up with a cardigan or thin sweater because there are so many options and they’re so comfortable. You can also dress it up or down and they are easy to carry around.

Cardigans are also lifesavers when you’re working in a cold office (trust me!) Stick it in your purse, tie them around your waist and go.

Henley’s are also a great item to put over a thin cami.

I purchased this thermal henley last year and it’s been a lifesaver — keeps me warm but also goes with just about anything.

Last Layer: Heavy-Duty Coat, Jacket, Poncho/Cape

Next, is heavier outerwear. This is obviously for weather around 60 degrees and below — at least for me because I get cold around 70!! This is where the pea-coats, trench-coats, and faux-fur come in.

Reminder: when shopping for outerwear, keep in mind that you will probably have a couple of layers underneath so you may need to size up so you’re not feeling so constricted.

Also, keep in mind the length of the your coats and heavy jackets. I personally wouldn’t wear a long, thigh skimming cardigan underneath a coat or jacket that hits right at waist length. The difference in length can throw off your outfit.

Transitional Fall Fashion

Added Bonus: Accessories

Finally, it’s time to accessorize. One of my favorite fall accessories is a heavy scarf.

There are so many ways to wrap a scarf around your neck to not only keep you extra warm, but also extra chic. And if having a thick scarf around your neck makes you feel suffocated — just wrap it around your shoulders for extra warmth or you can just let it drape around your neck instead of tying it in a knot.

You can also top off your look with a felt hat and warm gloves. I absolutely love a good hat and gloves combo — it looks so elegant and kind of takes me back in time.

Transitional Fall Fashion

Houston Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger Maria Munoz
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When I think fall, there are a few items that come to mind. One is definitely a chic loafer. I received these Marc Fisher loafers as a gift during the TBS Conference (you can read more about it here)and love them because they are comfortable to wear and come in a ton of colors and even snake print.

I’m also super happy about this 1.State plaid blazer (gifted). Plaid is synonymous with fall and the brown and tan colors with red stitching make this blazer fall-ready.

Pair it with a skinny jean and these 1.State heels (also gifted in black) for a sophisticated look. A blazer can really pull a look together. I also just purchased this Lush crepe blazer because it’s lightweight and breathable. It’s great transitional item because of the material but the color makes it fall-ready!

I hope you found this outline to layering helpful and inspiring. Just remember — let your style reflect you! Put your own spin on it and have fun with it. Give it a try and send me a snapshot — I’d love to see it. Plus, don’t forget to read this post on 5 fall accessories you’ll want to try this season. Plus, see this post for a copper-eye that you should rock this fall!

xo, Maria

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