While the temps keep up their circus act—summer warm one weekend and crisp ‘n’ cool the next—every girls’ saving grace is, The Layered Outfit.  This wardrobe workhorse consists of functional yet flattering pieces that can top off almost any classic look, and add that extra layer of warmth, comfort and cool to your style. Read on to see 3 of our favorites



A quilted vest is the perfect start. Add in harmonious, contrast colors and a cheerful, faux-fur hood and you’ve got a piece that looks as good paired with a knit sweater dress at the office, as it does atop a plaid shirt for the weekend football game.



Would you consider yourself a poncho person? You should be. This figure-forgiving sweater is essentially a blanket, (shhh, it will be our secret), but once you add in great texture and details it becomes so much more. We’re dreaming of wearing this grey, fringe version with skinny jeans and booties for every fall outing on the calendar. Not to mention how cute it would look over a solid pencil skirt with knee-high boots!


This mixed-media vest feels so chic, (and costs so little!) with faux-leather flap-pockets and gold hardware accents. Zip it up over a long tunic and black ponte pants for an edgy look that is sure to get noticed!