11 Layering Tricks to Try When It's 50 Degrees Out

Hilary George-Parkin

Hope your linen dresses and denim shorts are packed away because fall is here, and you’re going to need some space in your closet for the oversize jackets and cozy sweaters the season has in store. If you’re still clinging on to summer and wondering what to wear in the 50-degree weather that’s fast approaching, however, we have a few ideas.

Take a cue from Farfetch Fashion Director Yasmin Sewell and layer a bell-sleeve top under a short-sleeve dress to avoid bare arms and add a bit of drama in one fell swoop. Crib MyTheresa Buyer Tiffany Hsu’s unconventional evening look for your next night out by pairing a knit turtleneck and denim jacket with your girliest, flounciest skirt (Prada’s pink marabou feathers optional but never a bad idea). Or try Tank CEO Caroline Issa’s easy, sophisticated combo of an olive-green sweater and jeans under a tailored plaid coat. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

Click through the gallery below to see 11 foolproof outfits to wear for a brisk autumn day, plus shop velvet dresses, quilted scarves, and cropped cardigans that make layering a cinch.

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