Tips and Tricks to the Perfect Fall Layered Outfits

Fall Layered Outfits

Layer Like a Fashion Pro

The art of layering is one of the key components to great style. And for Southern California fashion lovers it’s a must have skill for both style, comfort and practicality. Finding the right combination of layers is everything to pulling off great fall layered outfits. But you also want to make sure, as you peel off your layers, that your outfit is still great. And don’t forget, we still want to maintain an effortless quality to our look; which is another key component to great style.

I know it’s a lot to think about. But with a little practice, these basic styling principals become part of your everyday routine. Always remember to stay inspired, try new things, reimagine your current wardrobe, and of course if you need something new, shop local.


Does your favorite summer maxi dress sit in your closet durning the fall and winter months collecting dust? Not any more! All it needs it a chunky sweater, your favorite booties and a trend item like a belt bag worn crossbody style. And just like that, you have a fresh new fall outfit. If you end up with sweater regret, not to worry, just pull off your sweater and wrap it around your waist.

Fall Layered Outfits Oversized Turtleneck Sweater Crossbody Bag Belt Bag Polka Dot Maxi Dress Polka Dot Maki Skirt White Block Heel Booties Mini Cat Eye Sunglasses Minimal Outfit Idea Street Style Winter white outfits style report magazine

Quay Australia Don't @ Me Sunglasses

Quay Australia Don’t @ me Sunglasses $60 via HUXLEY AND HARPER


Iris Fringe Sweater $74 via KINDRED

Vegan Leather Quilted Fanny Pack Belt Bag Trending Accessories Street Style

Puma Fanny Pack $48 via ALRO AND JOY

Polka Dot Dress Stevie Sister

Stevie Sister Scottie Midi Polka Dot Dress $86 by STEVIE SISTER

There’s more than one way to wear your dresses. Make your dress look like a skirt by simply throwing a sweater over it.

Sam Edelman Kinzey Bootie White Bootie Kitten Heel Bootie

Sam Edelman Kinzey Bootie $140 via BLUE EYED GIRL


Layering is not just about clothing, but accessories too. A great coat and hat can instantly up level ones outfit. I love this inspiration look because it shows how to mix texture, layer accessories and clothing, all while proving you can wear neutrals like brown and black together (formally a fashion no no). Neutrals and classic prints always pair well together.

One last thing…. Let chat about coats. I know coats are kind of tricky subject for SoCal women because we don’t really need them. But we do. If you have only one great coat make sure it’s a classic and its neutral. This will give the coat years of wearability. But if you’re looking for something you can wear a bit more often this fall/winter season, check out the coat I picked below. It’s a super lightweight trench, perfect for SoCal women who want the look of a coat.

Fall Layered Outfits Classic Camel Coat Beret Sheer Frame Sunglasses Polka Dot Skirt Gucci Belt Chanel Handbag Mix Textures Street Style Fall Style Style Report Magazine

Lack of Color Beret

Lack of Color Beret $68 via KINDRED

Quay Australia Something Extra Shades Sheer Frame Sunglasses

Quay Australia Something Extra Shades $55 via BLUE EYED GIRL

Stillwater All Roads Trench Coat

Stillwater All Roads Trench Coat $182 via LARGO DRIVE

I have and love this coat. It’s the perfect weight for SoCal weather.

For Love and Lemons Dylan Turtleneck Sweater

For Love and Lemons Knitz Dylan Turtleneck Sweater $211 via RESURRECTIONVegan Leather Acrylic Handle Take me Out Bag Small Square Handbag
Vegan Leather Take Me Out Bag $45 via C by STYLE REPORT

Vanessa Mooney Gold Brown Vandal Belt Lion Hardware Belt

Vanessa Mooney Gold Brown Vandal Belt $114 via KINDRED
High Rise Polka Dot Trousers
City Girl Pant $42 via LUNA B


Two of my favorite wardrobe essentials are white button ups and turtlenecks. These items don’t give off the wow factor at our favorite shopping destinations but the style impact they give is huge. They can be paired together as shown below, or layered separately for endless style opportunities. If you do not have these in your closet you NEED them now; and if you do, try them together.

Fall Layer Outfits Turtleneck Button Up Wide Leg Oversized Belted Trousers Zebra Booties Minimalist Minimal Outfit Street Style

Vince. Lettuce Edge Turtleneck

Vince. Lettuce Edge Turtleneck $295 via BLUE EYED GIRL


Ruffle Cuff Button Up $38 via C by STYLE REPORT

Mara Hoffman Paloma Pant Blue Trousers

Mara Hoffman Paloma Pant $225 via LARGO DRIVE

B LOW THE BELT Phoenix Mini Chain Belt

B-Low the Belt Phoenix Mini $115 via B-LOW THE BELTDOLCE VITE Snake Coltyn Boot
Dolce Vita Snake Coltyn Boot $178 via PRISM


I know I just gushed about how much I love a button up and this look is another reason why basics are essential to ones wardrobe. Instead of layering a tee under a dress try a button down. By layering a button down under a printed tank dress and pairing the look with snake booties, you give this summer dress new life. Plus, you have a instant cool girl look with items you probably already had in your closet.

Fall Layered Outfits White Button Up Button Down Gingham Dress Snakeskin Booties Street Style

Bella Dahl Ribbon Shirt White Button Down White Button up

Bella Dahl Ribbon Shirt $160 via JEANNI CHAMPAGNE

Mes Demoiselles Gambetta Printed Dress Mix Print Dress Silk Slip Dress

Mes Demoiselle Gambetta Printed Dress $318 via BLUE EYED GIRL

AUSTIN B-Low the Belt Chain Detail

B-Low the Belt Austin $128 by B-LOW the BELT


The Black Rock Hydration Backpack $127 by BOTA

Matisse Caty Boot in Snakeskin

Matisse Caty Bootie $198 via LUNA B



If you are going to buy just one item this fall season it should be a basic black turtleneck. And if you have a basic black, get a white or off white one too. A basic black turtleneck can transform any dress, jumper or top into a perfectly layered fall outfit. If you’re a beginner when it comes to layering a black turtleneck try this….. Layer your favorite black silk tank over a simple black turtleneck and pair it with your favorite jeans and booties. This is a great first step to trying a new layering technique.

Fall Layered Outfits Lucy Williams Classic Black Turtleneck Outfits Velvet Slip Dress Velvet Ruffle Dress Red Booties Street Style Lucy Williams

Crescent Crystal Charm Necklace

g2g Designs Crescent Crystal Charm Necklace $85 by G2G DESIGNS

AG Chels Turtleneck Basic Black Turtleneck MUST HAVE Wardrobe Essential

AG Chels Turtleneck $98 via JEANNI CHAMPAGNE

If you don’t have a good quality black fitted turtleneck you NEED one NOW! Black turtlenecks can transform so many of your dresses, jumpsuits and tops.

Velvet Tank Dress Velvet Midi Dress

Crusted Velvet Maxi Dress $48 via REVIVAL

Metallic Chain Mini Bag

Floral Clutch/Chain Mini Bag $55 via ARLO AND JOY

Jeffery Cambell Leona Slip on Mule Lattice Western Inspired Mule

Jeffery Campbell Leona Slip on Bootie $160 via BLUE EYED GIRL
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