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    25 Pieces Of Clothing *Perfect* For Transitional Weather

    The only thing yesterday's heatwave and tomorrow's cold front have in common is how good you look through it all.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women’s.

    1. A blanket shawl you can throw over *literally* anything for those days when it's unclear if it's going to be a hot and sunny 55 degrees or a cold and rainy 55 degrees. One temperature, so many possibilities.


    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "The picture of the product provided by the company doesn't do it justice. It's much more plush knit in person then it looks pictured on Amazon. I received so many compliments when I decided to wear it out on the town instead of my jacket. I love it. I'm ordering another color right now." —Natalie Swift

    Get it from Amazon for $27.90 (one size fits most; available in four styles).

    2. A pair of casual cotton linen overalls to layer over sweaters and T-shirts alike so you can achieve some serious art teacher chic no matter the weather.,

    Promising review: "I just wanted these for kicking around in the garden and they have worked great for I own three pairs now. They're lightweight and good for warmer days." —C. Zittel

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and in four colors).

    3. A plushy, hybrid cardicoat made out of recycled fishing nets because a run-of-the-mill cardigan isn't warm enough, but you're going to overheat in a full-on coat.

    LEZÉ the Label

    LEZÉ the Label is an Asian-owned and women-owned small biz creating comfortable clothes out of recycled and eco-friendly materials like fishnets, coffee grounds, and plastic bottles. Their collections are produced in an ethical Chinese factory that is 80% led by women and their workers are paid 15% higher than the industry standard with benefits and overtime pay.

    Get it from LEZÉ the Label for $140 (available in sizes XS–XXL and also available in the colors Papaya and Bone).

    4. A pair of snuggly fleece-lined faux leather leggings that look and feel so good you'll forget you ever had transitional weather wardrobe woes.,

    Promising review: "I purchased these faux leather leggings during a late-night Amazon shopping spree. They don't look faux at all, are well-made, and I receive compliments on them every time I wear them. They are also extremely comfortable and fit like a second skin. They are super warm so I probably would not wear in warmer weather but are perfect for the fall and winter. They shape well and stay put! There is no rolling or slipping down with these babies. Put them on and they are going to stay where you put them. I love them!" —Kelly C. Albanese

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes XS–4XL, regular and tall lengths, and in six styles).

    5. A pleated knit maxi skirt if you've ever wished for the equivalent of a lightweight sweater for your legs — wish granted.

    Free People

    Promising review: "Skirt has a lot of of stretch. Excellent for winter layering and will take you into spring and even cool summer evenings. Maternity wear also an option as can sit low on the waist if preferred. Impressed my color and quality." —Horvatova

    Get it from Free People for $88 (available in sizes XS–XL and in three colors).

    6. A cozy knee-length cardigan so you can ease in or out of wearing a gigantic puffer coat with a not quite as gigantic sweater coat.


    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "I received this sweater yesterday and was pleasantly surprised at the quality for the price. I have a large collection of sweater coats, most of them far more costly or part cashmere. This sweater is on the thicker side and works for fall. I wore all day and not a wrinkle! Time will tell how long it lasts but I will definitely be purchasing more." —Love shopping

    Get it from Amazon for $35.90 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in six colors).

    7. A soft waffle knit top with a knotted hem for adding a warm but not heavy layer over a favorite springtime dress or a pair of jeans.,

    Promising review: "The shirt is a light waffle-knit fabric, warm but not heavy. The colors are beautiful and it has washed without fading or becoming misshaped. The twist detail in the front is a nice accent to this casual piece. The arms of this shirt are slim and the stitching is not flexible so that may be an issue for larger sizes." —Crissy B

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 19 styles).

    8. A silky printed duster to add a luxurious layer to virtually any look, no matter the season. Shorts? Sure! Dresses? Duh! Light sweater? Most definitely.

    a model wearing jeans, a white t-shirt and a printed silky duster that goes below the knees
    Kin by Kristine

    Kin by Kristine is a Black woman-owned small biz founded by plus-size blogger Kristine Thompson (you've probably seen her blog TrendyCurvy!) who designs plus-size fashion items that balance the line between timeless and trendy.

    Promising review: "I love this kimono so much I have been wearing it almost every day! With shorts, tights, jeans joggers! The material is good quality and the color is lovely. Guess what...I bought another today as a backup🤣!" —Sharon G.

    Get it from Kin by Kristine for $66.95 (available in four sizes).

    9. A lightweight hooded raincoat because sometimes the wishy-washy prediction on your weather app might as well be a shrug emoji and you want rain-or-shine protection that doesn't cramp your style., Amazon

    Promising review: "I liked the weight, which os so light that you hardly know you are wearing it. The rain just rolled off so it dried quickly when you get home. Really happy I bought this." —Reader

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 11 colors).

    10. A stretchy long sleeve knit jumpsuit that takes all the painstaking guesswork out of creating a warm but not too warm outfit on weird weather days.,

    Promising review: "I love this jumper. Super comfy, perfect fit. The waist is a string tie (not elastic!), which I really like. Elastic waistbands can sometimes be too tight even on comfortable clothes so the string is great. The ankles and wrists are stretchy with the perfect amount of "give" so I can get my feet and hands in and out easily. The fabric is lightweight and easy to move, dance, yoga in. Of course, it's a V-neck so I wear a cami, sports top, or halter underneath. And pockets!" —Debbie

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in nine colors).

    11. A pair of Levi's boyfriend jeans if you're on the hunt for the perfect pair of dress-up-or-down jeans to wear whenever and wherever.


    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Reviewers note these run big and have ample stretch, so think about potentially ordering a size down.

    Promising review: "I bought these jeans, and they are so comfortable! I bought two different sizes because they run large. I wear a size 14 and bought a size 32 and 30. The 32 are loose on me and pull off without unbuttoning them. The 30s fit perfect. I will be buying more of these. I typically hate jeans because they never fit right, these have stretch in them, so they stretch and hug your curves perfectly!" —Very Satisfied Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $35.28+ (available in sizes 27–33, Plus sizes 36–46 and in seven styles).

    12. A pair of snag-proof opaque tights so you can actually wear your favorite dress or skirt all year long without freezing your cute tooshie off.

    buzzfeed shopping editor wearing gray tights with a sweatshirt dress
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    Snag is a small woman-owned business based in the UK creating high-quality tights in an inclusive range of sizes and colors.

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Kayla Boyd is a personal fan of these tights:

    "These are honestly the best tights I've ever owned! I'm a size 16/18 and it can be hard to find tights that are actually comfortable, not a struggle to put on, and don't rip before I've even stepped outside. These ones are dream come true!! I have been wearing dresses and skirts way more often this winter because I finally have tights I can feel comfy and confident in."

    Get them from Snag for $12 (available in sizes A/B–G and in 11 colors).

    13. A V-neck button-up blouse with sleeves you can easily roll up or down for a versatile layering piece that can be styled in approximately infinite ways: open, closed, knotted, tucked, untucked...So more like five ways, but you get the picture.,

    Promising review: "I love this shirt. It's light and can be worn [tucked] in or out, or tight in a knot. Dress up or dress down. The material is not see-through. I'm considering buying it in a different color." —Tatiana

    Get it from Amazon for $18.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 18 colors).

    14. A faux leather moto jacket to add surprising warmth (and not-so-surprising attitude) to your fit without looking weirdly bundled-up on this 45-degree April afternoon. The calendar says "spring," but the temperature says "LOL, I do what I want.",

    Be sure to double-check the size chart for your specific measurements! Some reviewers recommend sizing up, especially if you want to layer bulkier clothes underneath.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this jacket! It's very nice quality for the price and is much softer than other pleather jackets I've had in the past. It was also warmer than I was expecting, so that's a definite plus. It does run small. I'm typically a small/medium and the large fits me well with room for a sweater underneath. I would definitely recommend this to someone looking for a more affordable alternative to the leather jacket look." —Maya Shaw

    Get it from Amazon for $28.16+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 22 styles).

    15. A versatile tank maxi dress because flowy dresses shouldn't just be reserved for beach vacations and backyard BBQs. This simple silhouette can accommodate a wide range of fluctuating temperatures with a bit of clever layering. Throw your favorite oversized sweater on top and you've magically made yourself a maxi skirt.,

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "Love this dress alone or layered under a cropped shirt or denim jacket for cooler evenings. It's extremely comfortable, very soft fabric, and has washed well. I've just ordered it in other colors." —Justine F

    Get it from Amazon for $26.90 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 10 styles).

    16. A laidback easy blazer that instantly adds a little warmth and a lot of cool factor to any pant, dress, or skirt combo you can dream up. It was *literally* designed to throw on over anything.


    Reviewers note the blazer is really oversized, so depending on the look you're going for you might want to consider ordering one or even two sizes down.

    Promising review: "This is the blazer I've been searching for! It checks all the boxes: year-round fabric, looser fit, good shoulders, and awesome drape. It can be worn casually or dressy. I have been waiting for this!" —JanBeth

    Get it from Everlane for $128 (available in sizes 00–16 and in three colors).

    17. A casual A-line midi skirt if you're ready to show a little scandalous ankle to the world, but the temperature requires that your knees stay hidden a little longer.,

    Reviewers note the skirt runs small so consider ordering a size up!

    Promising review: "The perfect skirt. It's very light without being see-through or flimsy. I love that it has pockets and the length is perfect. It wrinkles a fair amount in the wash but I kind of like the lived-in look of it. A new favorite, I'll probably buy other colors." —Renee Tilby

    Get it from Amazon for $14.89+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 39 styles).

    18. A tie-waist T-shirt dress so you can capture all the comfort and versatility of your favorite tee in a waist-cinching style that'll likely turn a lot more heads. It's a classic silhouette that will go with all your outerwear should the weather turn chilly.,

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "Love this dress! So cute and so comfy! Size up if you're in doubt. I am typically between a small and medium (most of the time small). I ordered a medium and it fits just right — would've had to send a small back. The belt is attached at the sides and has enough give to wrap around my back and back up to the front, with PLENTY of belt left to hang. Great material, not cheaply made. I will be ordering different colors. Love it!" —customer customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.55+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 16 colors).

    19. An organic cotton tiered midi skirt for a certified flowy wardrobe basic that looks just as great with a crop top and sandals as it does with a cable knit sweater and knee-high boots.


    Sotela is a Latina-owned small fashion brand with an emphasis on body positivity and inclusivity. Each piece is made to order in their Los Angelas studio from eco-friendly materials, with the goal of developing styles that are forgiving and can fluctuate with our fluctuating bodies.

    Get it from Sotela for $179 (available in sizes 1–10 and in six colors; allow three weeks lead time for orders).

    20. A lightweight mock neck sweater to magically make any outfit A) warmer and B) better. Layered under sleeveless dresses or crewneck sweaters, it'll instantly weatherproof most anything in your closet.


    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "This is a great basic for the price...the material is much softer and nicer than I expected. I am normally a small and only sometimes a medium, but I want this as a layering piece do I went for small and it is just right. The cream is a pure cream. I would definitely recommend." —ImpossibleGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $15.27+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 15 colors, and in sizes 1X–6X in five colors).

    21. A button-down skater dress because a cute and casual dress you can wear year-round is one of those holy grail wardrobe items that makes getting dressed easier. You can always fall back on 'ole faithful.,

    Promising review: "LOVE this dress! It’s super stretchy, great for plus-size girls! I am a 14–16 right now and got the XXL and it’s perfect. I have a pretty big chest DDD and it fits there too! The length is longer (knee length) but it’s actually flattering and makes it so you can wear it with boots and a cardigan in fall but also wear it in spring and summer when it gets hot so it’s very versatile! Plan on getting in more colors!" —Kandice

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 43 styles, including both short and long sleeves).

    22. A comfy pullover sweatshirt with ~pockets~ and a shapely, gathered hem that won't have you wondering "Where'd my waist go?" even when you toss it on over a loose dress for a bit of extra warmth.

    Free People

    Some reviewers recommend sizing up if you have a longer torso and don't want the sweatshirt to fit overly cropped.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love the sweatshirt! Definitely makes me want to order it in more colors! Hits me right at my waist which I love. I have a short torso though so if you have a longer torso it might fit more like a crop. The pockets have zipper and it goes all the way through. Love the style and comfort of it!"Tiger2655

    Get it from Free People for $88 (available in sizes XS–XL and in four colors).

    23. High-waisted wide-leg crop pants if you're feeling uninspired by your pile of jeans and your ankles are begging to see the light of day., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these! I wear them all the time in the spring to work. I require comfort since I teach and I'm moving all the time. These are perfect. Comfortable and classy. Win win!" —Karen Music Teacher

    Get it from Amazon for $41.31 (available in sizes XS–3XL and in five colors).

    24. A mid-weight utility jacket that's lightweight yet oversized enough to accommodate your bulkiest sweaters and hoodies for strategic layering. Plus, big pockets for all your stuff!, Amazon

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "I love this oversized jacket. It's well-made and the color is nice. It has a nice heft to it as well. The only improvement I would suggest would be to use a heavier fabric for the internal pockets. I would definitely recommend this midweight jacket. It's perfect for cool evenings in the mountains or fall weather. 👍👍" —AZMA

    Get it from Amazon for $45.90 (available in sizes M–XXL and in three colors).

    25. An Italian satin slip dress you can wear alone, layered under a jacket, or over a sleek mockneck top for a piece that'll keep you looking hot even if things feel a little cold outside.

    Nudian Skin

    Nubian Skin is a small London-based hosiery and lingerie brand founded by Ade Hassan, MBE with the mission of redefining the concept of "nude" and creating skin tone-appropriate basics for women of color.

    Get it from Nubian Skin for $99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in four colors).

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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