Guys, it’s happening. Leaves are falling, sweaters are returning, the sun is setting earlier… all signs point to colder weather. Here in San Francisco (AKA Brit + Co’s HQ) we can kind of get away with rocking a denim jacket all year round, but we know that’s not the case for everybody. We remember looking at those #snowmageddon photos in our Instagram feed. We were looking at them while sunbathing in the park, but we remember. If you’re not planning on spending this winter on the west coast, chances are you’re going to need to layer up to stay warm. If you want to do that and not end up looking like the kid from A Christmas Story, we recommend you look to Lupita Nyong’o for a little bit of style inspiration.

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The actress and style icon was recently spotted rocking not one, but two jackets while roaming the chilly streets of NYC. At first that sounds like it could be kind of suffocating, but here’s the trick: wear one slim fitting jacket and one that’s slightly oversized. In Nyong’o’s case she was seen sporting a sleek leather jacket with a suede trench thrown on top. We’re major fans of this combo, but if you’re at a loss on how to wear this trend with other pairings here are two more dual jacket options to try when winter officially rears its chilly head.


1. Denim Jacket ($150) + Utilitarian Jacket ($108): What’s better than wearing two of our favorite jacket styles separately? Wearing them together of course.


2. Bomber Jacket ($25) + Duster Coat ($116): Dusters are about to be one of the biggest winter coat trends, but the problem is that they’re usually not very thick. Pop a shorter bomber jacket on underneath to add some extra warmth and a sporty touch all at once.

Are you a two coat kind of gal? What’s your go-to pairing? Share with us in the comments below.

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