There comes a time in the fall where your fashion takes a beating. The weather has made its way out of the summer, but most of your clothes are too warm for the current temperature. You’re stuck dressing for cold mornings that lead to warm days and end in even colder nights.
Mastering your wardrobe in 50-degree weather is all about the layers. Fall fashion is predominantly made up of layering clothes, and this is the key to success for dressing in colder times.
If you’re opting to show off your legs, you can compensate by making sure your top is covered and vice versa. Not only will this help keep you warm or cool when you need to be, but this method will also have your style looking deliberate and fashionable.
For the key to making it through the transitioning fall weather, check out our fashion combinations below.
Light jacket & scarf
In this first outfit, we have the perfect layered look. With distressed jeans and ankle boots, we are already setting ourselves up for a great fall outfit. The blue utility jacket and tartan scarf are perfect for colder mornings, but if you find yourself sweating as the sun rises in the sky, you can shed those layers as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Another great look for the warmer spectrum of 50-degree weather, you can still make your dresses work in your wardrobe. If the weather is starting to cool, but you’re still hoping to show off your legs, you can do so in a dress. The denim jacket and scarf are a great way of keeping warm up top while you flaunt those legs while you still can.
Mini dress & duster
A great way of wearing a mini dress but still keeping your legs warm is with a duster. In this first outfit, we see a white mini dress that is paired with a deep lavender duster. While you would still get to show off your legs in this outfit, you can still wrap the duster around for some semblance of warmth.
For more outfit inspiration for wearing a mini dress and duster, we have a black mini dress paired with a gray button down duster. While the previous outfit could be used for a bit of warmth, this is simply for style. This outfit would work perfectly on the warmer 50 degree days and will help you show off your legs while the sun is still shining.
Mini skirt & over the knee boots
There are levels of fashion, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley shows us that she knows these levels very well. In another perfect fall combination, Huntington-Whiteley wears a chic all-black outfit. To create her weather-appropriate ensemble, she pairs a black suede mini skirt with over the knee boots and a long sleeve top.
In our second mini skirt and over the knee boots combination, we see a sexy tan leather skirt paired with gray over the knee boots. This look is paired with a ribbed crop top and trench coat.
The reason this combination works so seamlessly is because although the skirt might be shorter than what you’d normally wear, the over the knee boots not only help to keep the legs warm but balance out the length of the skirt.
Sweaters & vests
Another great layering technique is with sweaters and vests. Since the sweater should be thick enough to keep you warm on the colder days, the vest will give you a bit more warmth and a lot more style.
In our first fall outfit, we have distressed jeans and brown heeled booties that are paired with a pink and gray patterned sweater. This outfit is completed with a maroon quilted vest that in this case would add more warmth and style to your outfit.
This second sweater and vest combination is perfect for a casual day in the fall. Better for the warmer side of 50-degree weather, the sweater will keep you warm while this light denim vest is catered more towards style than warmth.
Turtlenecks & ponchos
One of fall 2016’s must-have items, you’re going to want to invest in a poncho. This combination is perfect for the colder side of 50 degree days, especially when the nighttime chill creeps into the 40s. Another great layering effect, the poncho can be added for extra warmth or removed when the heat starts to sneak up on you.
For our first turtleneck/poncho combination, we have the perfect blend of fall colors. This outfit features a green turtleneck that is paired with dark denim jeans and camel over the knee boots. Another popular print for fall 2016, the poncho is in a red tartan pattern.
In an outfit that perfectly showcases the combination as well as a great way to incorporate white into your post-Labor Day wardrobe, we have a predominantly monochromatic look.
This second outfit features black jeans alongside black over the knee boots. We also see this particular combination take form in a black turtleneck and a white and gray printed poncho.
Sometimes dressing for the weather is harder than we’d like it to be. We look at the weather app on our smartphones and try to plot what would work for the temperatures outside. Now when you see that the fall weather will be in the 50s, you’ll know exactly where to look for inspiration!
In the comments below, let us know which combination you love for 50-degree weather!