Published on October 16, 2014 — Leave a comment

Four Essential Pieces For Foolproof Fall Layering

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thredUP is based in San Francisco, where the temperature can shift 15 degrees from neighborhood to neighborhood, and layering is less a technique than a lifestyle. So you can trust us when we say that when it comes to transitioning to cooler weather, we know exactly what to do. We’ve chosen four pieces that are absolute essentials when it comes to dressing up (and down, and up, and down again), all of which will take you straight through the fall and become winter closet staples.
A feminine blouse: When it comes to base layers, a silky blouse is hard to beat. It’s light enough that you can pile on the sweaters and jackets, but not so insubstantial that you’ll shiver– and it looks great regardless of whether it’s peeking over the top of a crewneck sweater or rolling solo on a warmer day. This pink Patterson J. Kincaid blouse and red Topshop blouse update a classic silhouette with warm, feminine colors, while this Calvin Klein blouse has a vibrant pattern but neutral colors, making it work with all kinds of top layers.
A killer skirt: Skirts are having a moment right now, and the most popular shapes– pencils and A-lines– are the ones that flatter the widest range of bodies. When you’re seeking a fall skirt, avoid light and floaty and go for richly textured, like the brocade print in this Maeve pencil skirt or the funky homespun of this Ace & Jig A-line skirt. Even if you’re sticking with basic black, don’t be afraid to add a little embellishment, like the chain on this White House Black Market skirt.
A cozy scarf: You will rarely see a San Francisco woman without a scarf, and for good reason. They’re the perfect transition accessory for when the wind gets chilly, but a coat seems a bit too heavy. The thicker and cozier the knit, the better. This J. Crew scarf will wrap tight and comes in a go-with-everything neutral, while a thick ASOS snood will transition nicely from topping a fall jacket to warming up a winter coat.
A chic ankle bootie: Fall and boots are like peanut butter and jelly– made for each other. (A great new boot is pretty much the only thing that can snap us out of our sadness while we pack away our summer sandals.) This season, a classic ankle bootie is the hottest shape going, whether it’s a flat Chelsea-style boot like this pair from H&M, or a sexy wedge bootie from Dolce Vita. Don’t be afraid to splurge: this is a mainstay shape you’ll be wearing for years to come.
What piece are you most looking forward to putting on this fall? Let us know in the comments.