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Layering 101: Fall Fashion Tips For Those In-Between Days

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Manhattan chapter.

It’s officially fall in New York, which means it’s 80 degrees one day, 60 degrees the next, and 40 degrees at night. While I can’t wait to get my fall wardrobe officially out, it has been difficult to know what to wear on these in-between fall days. The only proper way we can prepare for this roller coaster of weather is to load on those layers. Here is a list of my favorite ways to layer your most fashionable fall outfits, while preparing for the ever-changing temperatures!

Throw on a denim jacket! Denim jackets are a favorite of mine because they not only keep you warm, but also look good with so many different tops. You can also dress them up or down depending on what you have going on that day and easily take it off without ruining the outfit. Whether you’re going for an all denim look, wearing it with a skirt or dress, or throwing it on with some leggings and a tee, a denim jacket is the perfect top layer to keep you warm!

Wear a flannel! Nothing screams fall like a flannel. However, they are super easy to wear with summer, fall, and winter weather; which is perfect for in-between fall days. You can’t go wrong with the classic flannel and jeans look, but swapping jeans in for biker shorts also works for days that are warmer. You can even tie one around your waist when wearing a dress or a tank top with pants to have an extra layer on hand if it gets colder throughout the day. 

Layer a sweatshirt with a button down underneath! This is one of my favorite new clothing trends and I think it is perfect for the fall. Popping on a button down and rolling the sleeves over an oversized sweatshirt not only gives off the comfy fall vibes, but also gives you an extra layer of warmth. You can pair it with either jeans, a skirt, or even biker shorts depending on the weather for the day. I think this looks so cute and put together!

While it can be tricky to dress for the fall weather in New York, there are ways around it to still look cute while not sweating or freezing. I hope these layering suggestions help and inspire some new ways to make your closet fall ready!

Casey Schellberg

Manhattan '23

Casey is a senior at Manhattan College majoring in Childhood Education with concentrations in math and psychology. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, shopping, and exploring NYC. Casey is also a part of Manhattan’s cheerleading team and serves as an RA on campus. She is loving her home as a Jasper at MC and cannot wait to see what the upcoming years bring!