13 Fashion Person–Approved Outfits That Are Perfect for 50-Degree Weather

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Cold weather is on the horizon, and we’re more than ready to pull out the oversize jackets and cozy sweaters. The days ahead promise plenty of transitional weather that can make dressing while staying comfortable tricky. (How many layers is too many?!) If you’re also scratching your head over what to wear in 50-degree weather, we have a few ideas.

My Instagram saved folder is chock-full of fashion inspiration, so when it came time to gear up for the colder months, I knew I had to take notes from my favorite fashion girls on how to dress for the confusing weather ahead. Below are 13 foolproof outfits to wear for a fall or winter day that’s a bit brisk but not full-on freezing. You'll find plenty of classic coats, trendy puffers, and cool sweaters amongst the mix of outfits. Plus, shop cool pieces that make layering a cinch. 

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Printed puffers are trending high this season, and I love our Target collection's houndstooth version.

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It's no secret that when the colder months start, plaid is a trend you can't avoid. I love how Kellie paired hers with a classic pair of white sneakers for a casual yet forward look.

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When in doubt, go tonal. Aimee does an all-over neutral look so well by pairing a camel sweater with coordinating coat and trousers.

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I love leather blazers, but I'm leaning towards adding a leather coat into my wardrobe next. Pair it with your favorite pair of jeans or take notes from Alyssa with funky printed pants.

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Leave it to Ganni to make a denim jacket that also provides optimal warmth. Go oversized on your denim jacket to pair with your favorite sweater to keep warm. 

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When I found out that leather puffers exist, I instantly became obsessed. They add a cooler vibe to the puffers you need to keep warm.

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A wool coat paired with trousers and sneakers is a classic outfit that will never go out of style.

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I love a good statement coat, as it's an easy way to add a trend-forward piece over your jeans. Plus, it'll undoubtedly keep you warm. 

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How to leave your bed without feeling like leaving your bed? Add a blanket scarf to your look.

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Once you find the right black coat, it makes any outfit look sleek—even if it's your favorite casual jeans.

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Layer a sweater and collared shirt under your coat to give your outfit more dimension, and of course, warmth.

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Can you really ever go wrong with a camel coat? It's a piece that I think you'll keep for years. 

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If you're not one for puffer jackets, a puffer vest is an easy alternative to layer over your favorite sweaters.

Assistant Market Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.