Fall Style Guide: Coats and Layering

Thanks For Shear-ing

Shearling is big this fall—and no, we don’t just mean fluffy. Be it a shearling collar, cuffs, or full-on lined coat, it mixes well with leathers, denim, and suede. It’s hard to go wrong with something that’s comfy, cozy, and stylish.

Kristen Blake, $180, Nordstrom

Make it Work—Again

Much of what’s already in your closet can be repurposed for fall. You just need a bit of savvy mixing, matching, and layering.

Layers of Meaning: “It’s amazing what a layer can do to a look,” says Marsha Ashley, cofounder of Style Edit. Layer a utility jacket over a spring dress; a cropped sweater over a lightweight button up; or a faux-fur jacket over a T-shirt and jeans.

All Mixed Up: Don’t be afraid to mix textures. Wool and chiffon, lace and leather, faux fur and denim: just about everything is fair game. The more contrast in texture, the bigger the statement.

Going Solo: “Sticking with one color creates really sumptuous looks that seem like they take a lot of time to put together—but it’s absolutely effortless,” says Ashley. Try monochromatic shades of pink and oxblood, or even whites and nudes.

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