A Definitive Guide to Mastering the Art of Layering This Fall

You've heard it countless times, and you'll hear it countless more—layering is an essential fall styling trick that will help you seamlessly transition some of your most loved summertime pieces into the cooler months. And if you're able to extend your summer fling with, say, that silky slip dress you've basically lived in for the past three months, why wouldn't you? Layering is simple, it's fun, and it's the perfect way to combat those chilly-morning, hot-daytime, cool-evening autumn days.

Now, to give you some ideas on how to shift some warm-weather staples into the new season, we turned to the Instagram accounts of some of our go-to girls-in-the-know to find the best layered outfits for fall. From a fresh take on sporting your satin midi skirt to a cool, eye-catching double-jacket ensemble, these looks master the art of layering (and are super easy to emulate). Ready? Set. Layer!


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Pair your favorite summertime slip dress with a chunky knit sweater and tights.


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Yes, you can wear your satin skirt over a pair of jeans. And we're trying this look ASAP.


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Layer, layer, layer. 


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A fitted turtleneck is the perfect piece to wear underneath a silky slip dress.


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We love all the different textures and colors in this layered outfit.


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How elegant does this maxi-dress-and-pants combo look?


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Wear a dark-hued turtleneck underneath your favorite lightweight summer blouse.


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Why wear one jacket when you can wear two?

Next up, check out the chicest fall kimono outfits to wear now.

Eva Thomas