If there's one thing that can't be said about New York, it's that the seasons are boring. Each season comes and goes in full force, and dressing for that transition from summer to fall is quite the challenge. As a result of this, New York girls are hands down the best at layering.
We thought we'd consult a real-life New Yorker, our resident stylist Marissa Webb, to gather her top tips for layering like a pro. Unsurprisingly, the designer had plenty of wisdom to dole out on the matter—including tips we probably never would have considered otherwise.
Keep scrolling to learn Marissa Webb's top tips for layering like a New York girl!
Personally, I gravitate towards monochrome layers. For example, I have three gray layers on top today (see the photo above!). It's an easy way to stay warm, look polished, and not invest too much time or effort into getting dressed.
My trick for wearing dresses in colder weather (when your legs aren't necessarily in the best of shape to be out in the open) is to layer a dress or long skirt over skinny pants.
J.Brand Vivia High-Rise Stretch Leather Pants ($1280)
C/MEO Collective Warm Winter Sweater Dress ($202)
I love a long sleeveless vest because it has so many options. Try layering one over just about anything (even consider layering over a long sleeved blazer!), or consider layering it under a long-sleeved jacket.
Brunello Cucinelli Double-Breasted Long Vest ($2475)
C/MEO Collective Narrow Lapel Long Gilet ($170)
Because your outerwear doesn't have to be as heavy, fall is a perfect time to find transitional pieces that have interesting details. Pieces that are cozy enough to wear outdoors while still being able to convert into an indoor piece are worth the investment. These are perfect to layer over a chunky sweater or just a classic T-shirt.
The Arrivals Andersson Shearling de Nimes Jacket ($285)
A great way to layer for a party look is to pair jumpsuits and strappy dresses over classic button-ups, perhaps with a chunky statement necklace.
Victoria Beckham Sleeveless Neon Tweed Dress ($579)