10 Wardrobe Essentials for a Smooth Transition from Fall to Winter
The in-between season often finds you standing in front of your closet, staring blankly into oblivion, trying to figure out what to wear. With each option, you wonder if you'll be left shivering or peeling off layers in a sweaty panic. It's enough to make a woman — well, late for work at the very least. So how do you ensure an easy progression from fall to winter? With one (or all) of these perfectly practical — and effortlessly chic — fashion finds. Click through the slideshow ahead to make this transitional season your most stylish yet. (Photos via somethingnavy, natalieoffduty, and karenbritchick)
Not quite a trucker jacket, but not a typical shearling either, the J.O.A. Faux-Shearling Denim Coat ($175) bridges the seasonal outerwear gap. It's mid-weight with room for layering as the weather gets colder. And it will.
Not only does this Sanctuary Venus Blouse ($89) look great with black skinnies or a leather mini, but it might just be the perfect holiday blouse too. We're thinking a midi skirt, sparkly drop earrings, and a festive pair of heels.
What's soft, versatile, and pretty all over? This Vila Contrast Knit Coatigan ($87), that's what. Throw it on when it's chilly out, then layer your winter coat on top when temperatures drop to WTF status.
A plush, playful neck adornment is just what you need to start your season off right. The J.Crew Faux Fur Stole in Stripe ($60) will work with everything from your puffy vest to your pea coat.
Try long sleeves and ankle boots with the Topshop Super Soft Cable Skirt ($68) for now, then add tights and an overcoat later. Easy peasy — yes, pleasy.
We felt like furry vests hit their peak a while back, but this A New Day Women's Faux Fur Vest ($35) feels sophisticated and fresh. Maybe it's the refined texture or the versatile shade of cream. Either way, we plan to throw it on for fall and pretty much leave it on 'til March.
Sparkly shoes are everywhere right now. Get in on the trend with Madewell x Tretorn® Nylite Plus Sneakers in Glitter ($85) that are perfect with a skirt, jeans, or party dress.
Never underestimate the power of velvet! The Lulus Hathaway Blush Pink Velvet Pleated Midi Skirt ($48) will bring a luxe touch to your look while it's still mild out — just add OTK boots when the cold weather hits.
Give us all the coatigans! In particular, this Lou & Grey Fringe Texturis Coatigan ($148) that will be our outerwear, officewear, and, well, everywhere staple.
We just love a floaty floral dress with sock boots. The Sam Edelman Calexa Sock Booties ($84) will also play quite nicely with cropped jeans or trousers — and are perfect for extending the life of your favorite warm-weather wardrobe pieces.
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