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The 7 Most Essential Layering Pieces for Fall

By Leah Campano | October 18, 2018 | Style & Beauty

Fall weather in Philadelphia can be fickle. The key to combating its unpredictability? Layers. Here, we help you prepare with a list of our must-haves.

Leather Jacket


Bales Leather Biker Jacket, AllSaints, $498,

Make your look a little rough around the edges with this outwear essential. A tailored leather jacket like this one from AllSaints gives your outfit a flair of spunk, while maintaining a feel of sophistication.

Mock Necks


Meadowbound Pullover, Anthropologie, $118,

While it may not be cold enough for turtlenecks just yet, mock necks are the next best alternative. The ultimate layering piece, these mod sweaters are perfect to throw over a light tee when the day's warmth turns into an evening chill.

Knit Cardigan


Long Open Front Cardi, Topshop, $75,

Slip into serene comfort with an open front cardigan—a staple go-to when in need of a cozy covering. Keep it neutral like this Topshop knit, or find one in a chic pattern that will make your outfit stand out.



Caldwell Plaid Double Breasted Blazer, Madewell, $168,

Forget the notion that blazers are just for the boardroom. In a serious comeback, the smart silhouette adapts to any outfit style, casual or professional. Effortlessly cool vibes are inevitable when you sport this layer over a luxe sweater and pair with your favorite jeans.



Buddy Wool-Blend Scarf, Destin, $265,

Give your look a pop of pattern with a snug scarf, the perfect accessory for an additional layer of warmth. Choose among classic autumnal designs like plaid or tartan, and be set for the season.

Trench Coat


Belted Stripe Trench Coat, Le Superbe, $625,

Take a note from the Brits when it comes to this layering trend and join the new wave of obsession over this belted jacket. Trench coats have completely revitalized street style and are designed in nearly every color and pattern for your choosing.

Thin Sweaters


All My Friends Henley, Free People, $128,

As much as we wish it was time to pull out our adored oversized sweaters, fall weather doesn’t call for that just yet. But from soft knits to comfy cashmeres, thin sweaters are the ideal base layer and your new best friend for the autumn months.

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