So It's 40 Degrees Outside? Here's What to Wear

The in-between season is filled with apple-picking, an influx of pumpkin spice, and an undeniable amount of wardrobe woes. As the weather inches closer to the cold temperatures of winter and our summer linens find a new home in storage, an internal monologue oftentimes runs in our minds: A light jacket? Definitely. A coat? Strong maybe. 

As the cold weather also rings in the holiday season, the last thing we want to worry about is sitting in front of our closets wondering what's weather appropriate and what's not. Luckily, we can look to the few that seem to have mastered the art of the in-between and shop pieces that'll easily solve this seemingly constant fashion mystery. 

1. Statement Coats
What to wear in 40 degree weather

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@leasy_inparis

Of course, the statement coat is still in the picture. Layer on top with your favorite boots.

2. Leather Pants
What to wear in 40 degree weather: leather pants

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@amagodson_a

Who said only sweatpants can take on cold weather? Get a pair of leather leggings that will not only keep you warm but also channel your inner cool girl. 

3. Houndstooth Print
What to wear in 40 degree weather: houndstooth print

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@analapizzaro

A houndstooth jacket is a great top layer for the in-between season. 

4. Berets
What to wear in 40 degree weather: berets

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@annabelrosendahl

 
 

Why just settle for a beanie? A warm beret is just as chic. 

5. Blanket Scarves
What to wear in 40 degree weather: blanket scarves

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A light coat paired with a large scarf is an adjustable solution for in-between season woes.

6. Leather Trench
What to wear in 40 degree weather: leather trench

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@xbibigul

Need something that's not as heavy as a puffer but warmer than a light coat? A leather trench is never a bad idea. 

7. Light-Wash Denim

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@carodaur

There's no outfit that a pair of light-wash jeans can't fix. 

8. Foldover Boots
What to wear in 40 degree weather: fold over boots

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@louloudesaison

Nothing says colder weather more than fold-over boots.

9. Orange Outerwear
What to wear in 40 degree weather:  orange outerwear

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@ciaracherise

Fall dressing isn't limited to neutral colors. Why not get festive with orange?

10. Turtlenecks
What to wear in 40 degree weather: turtlenecks

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@dolcecurvy

The turtleneck is a go-to cold weather remedy. They do the job of keeping you warm with ease and keep you looking sophisticated. 

11. Denim Skirt
What to wear in 40 degree weather: denim skirt

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@slipintostyle

As the days get colder, soak in every moment you have left with your favorite denim skirt layered under your favorite trench. 

12. Puffer Jackets
What to wear in 40 degree weather:  puffer jackets

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@eggcanvas

On the days the weather does turn harsh, put on your favorite puffer jacket. 

13. Statement Dress
What to wear in 40 degree weather:  statement dress

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@erica_davies

Though winter calls for more outerwear, never forget about what's under! Break out your favorite statement dress for exciting layering. 

14. Matching Tracksuit
What to wear in 40 degree weather:  matching tracksuit

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@estellechemouny

Get out your favorite tracksuit for comfort. 

15. Animal Print
What to wear in 40 degree weather:  animal print

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@greceghanem

And animal print is never out of season. 

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