by Kopper Boyd
Summer has passed, and now that September is here, we’re starting to get a feel for the nippier season on the way.
You’ve bought a bunch of cute summer pieces because that was pretty much all there was to do with the onset of COVID, and now there’s a need to dress appropriately for the temperature adjustment.
If you’re not quite sure what to do, have no fear. In this article, we’ll show you a few stylish ways to layer your pieces for some cute looks that’ll take you into the fall and keep you nice and cozy, even if you’ll just be sitting in front of your laptop.
- Throw on a chic blazer.
Most of us live for a cute summer dress or that fun, printed button down when that time of year rolls around, but then struggle to find ways to transition it into the colder months.
One of the easiest ways to do it is to throw a blazer on top. Blazers are a great way to add sophistication to any outfit, while also adding a layer to stay warm. They can come in a variety of lengths, cuts, styles, and materials, so you can find one that’ll work for whatever look you’re going for or whatever weather you’re dealing with.
For the summer and early fall, a linen blazer will work perfectly, and there are wool, velvet, and heavy cotton blazers for when the weather turns much colder. They can also be paired with your summer shorts and skirts for a colorful, yet polished look.
- Have a cardi party.
Cardigans are the office counterpart to the blazer and can function in much the same fashion depending on the cut, length, and material that you choose. For those who want to look sleek while still layering up, a great option is a sleeveless cardigan. These cardigans also come in a variety of lengths, materials, cuts, and styles.
You can style one on top of a cute A-Line dress with a belt or with a long sleeve blouse or light sweater and slacks for the early fall, and for winter, you can throw it on top of a blazer or waffle knit sweater for extra warmth. To look dapper and dashing, layer it on top of a long-sleeved button down with your favorite print slacks and some chucks or Sperries for the fall, or throw a chunky sweater on top and switch out the other shoes for boots for the winter.
When it’s colder, sleeved cardigans are a great option as well if you prefer a more relaxed look, or if you’d prefer something with sleeves to top off your sleeveless pieces. Either way, cardigans are a great go-to piece to use for layering up.
Kopper Boyd is a staff writer for The Sting who writes a bi-weekly fashion column.