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    37 Pieces Of Clothing That Are Basically Just Meant To Be Layered

    Somebody call me an onion, 'cause I got layers.

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    1. A pair of super opaque high-waisted leggings to wear under your favorite boots, with an oversized sweater, or anything else your heart desires.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Wow! I was extremely skeptical of these leggings considering they’re a 'one size fits all' type of deal. I am 5'5" and curvier. I was worried they were going to be too tight or see-through. However, that’s not the case! They are not see-through even after three washes so far. They are extremely soft and comfortable. The only thing I noticed is they are more of a muted black compared to some of my other leggings but it’s barely noticeable. I liked them so much I ordered a second pair. Def would recommend!" —nichole campton

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes and in 23 colors).

    2. An embroidered chiffon dicky, because as we all know, birds of a feather...will end up on your collar.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Really, really cute under a sweater. I wore this for the first time to work today after buying it months ago in prep for fall. I bought this 'cause I like the look of a collar under a sweater but don’t like how thick two long-sleeved shirts feel or how hot it is. I got lots of compliments and comments. The sides are adjustable so you can loosen or tighten to fit you, which is nice. My only dislike is the thickness of the seams on the sides. Still happy with my purchase though!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    3. A zip-up herringbone puffer vest you can find on Amazon — or in the dictionary next to the definition of "layered-up."

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was cautiously optimistic when I ordered this vest. My sister ordered the same vest a year earlier and loved hers. Soft herringbone material, gold zipper, and black piping on the pockets look nice, not cheap. Great J. Crew knockoff for the price. I ordered a small which is my typical size for a vest or coat. I’m glad I didn’t size down or I wouldn’t have been able to wear a thick sweater and zip it. I would say order your normal size or if you want a roomier fit size up." —AimeeM

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in two colors).

    4. A soft and comfy loose-fitting knit cardigan perfect for that off-the-shoulder casual look.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Perfect oversized layering sweater. This is the fifth color I’ve ordered and I just LOVE this sweater! I have dark green (olive), light tan (golden mustard), red (holiday red), gray (charcoal), and ivory. The colors are more vibrant in person and it’s a pretty soft sweater — not plush soft but very well made especially for the price! I got the small which was the perfect oversized but not drowning look I was going for. For reference, I’m 5’1”, 127 lbs., and normally wear a size 4 or 6. I’ve worn with a T-shirt and jeans as well as over a flouncey dress and boots." —Maria

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 30 colors).

    5. A plunging ruched bodysuit capable of doing the one thing so many other tops can't do, stay in place under your favorite jeans.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love that this is a thicker material, especially in the front where it crosses over, and can keep you a bit warmer. It doesn't fit nearly as low-cut as in the product image, and can easily be worn to work without another shirt underneath it. Since it's not flimsy, you can wear this in 60-ish degree weather with just a light jacket, or indoors with no extra layers (I am usually cold in offices so this is really convenient)." —s_jm_sf

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 32 colors).

    6. A shimmering adjustable strap sequins trimmed tank that'll glam up every oversized blazer and chunky cardigan you wear it under.

    Maurices

    Get it from Maurices for $11.96 (available in sizes 0X–3X).

    7. A gorgeously oversized plaid coat you'll have plenty of space to layer up in.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I really like this coat. I am 5’4”, 147 lbs., and have a curvy/fit body type — the coat fits nicely. It is 'oversized' enough to layer but does not feel too big or boxy. The bottom falls right at my knees. The lining feels luxurious and the outer layer is not over thick but sturdy and well made. Great value if you are looking for a versatile option for a winter coat this season. I feel like I can pull this off with a sweater, jeans, and boots or with a neutral dress and heels." —Bricky

    Get it from Amazon for $65.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and six colors).

    8. A super colorful pair of semi-opaque tights to wear with all your skirts that would otherwise live hidden in your closet until the temps rise.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "After buying two other brands of opaque tights from Amazon and having them both be ridiculously small and thin, I decided to try these. Thank god I did! The fabric is thicker and soft, I didn't have to do any extra pulling or shimmying to get them all the way up (I am only 5'6", 135 lbs., but apparently my legs are longer than average?), and the waistband is the first that I haven't wanted to roll down to my hips immediately. The color is also fantastic! I'll definitely be buying more." —Laura

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in seven colors).

    9. An investment-worthy and absolutely classic Levi's Ex-boyfriend Trucker Jacket that'll go with everything you wear, no matter the season or occasion.

    A model wearing the denim jacket
    Levi's

    Promising review: "Perfect plus size jacket! It has some stretch to it making it super easy to move in. I sized up anticipating it to be stiff and tight but I definitely did not need to. Since I sized up it’s oversized, but I’m keeping it because I don’t mind. Absolutely love it!" —tdratwa

    Get it from Levi's for $98 (available in sizes 1X–4X and XS–XL).

    10. A super cozy flannel button-down perfect for those weekends when the only other things you can think of throwing on are your favorite leggings and a tank.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this tunic-length shirt. I just started wearing leggings and this compliments my attire. I feel 'hip' again! It is long enough to cover my thighs without revealing them. Seems like good quality and has crisp colors. I would recommend this shirt." —cowgirlup1963

    Get it from Amazon for $6.68+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 24 colors).

    11. A spaghetti-strap bodysuit that'll puurrrfectly fit under your favorite denim jacket.

    A customer review photo of them wearing the bodysuit with black jeans
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great bodysuit! It's so soft and smooth, like butter. I love the pattern and it is so great for layering." —Lacy Yarrow

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and nine colors).

    12. An absolutely essential basic cotton sweater — they're light enough to layer, versatile, and come in so many great colors.

    A model wearing the cotton sweater in green
    JCrew Factory

    Promising review: "The perfect basic sweater to wear tucked in with a cardigan for winter, or tucked into high waisted jeans in the spring/fall. Runs a bit small so consider sizing up, especially because they tend to shrink up a bit in the wash." —alezam

    Get it from J.Crew Factory for $34.95 (available in sizes XXS–XXL, 2X–3X and in eight colors).

    13. A simple but super trendy sweater vest to help you add a little more prep to your step.

    A customer review picture of them wearing the vest with many layers
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "It layers on top of things very very well. Over a sweater, a white polo, anything else. It looks very nice and is not tight or restrictive. Very good/soft — durable fabric as well." —McKenna Wilson

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 14 colors).

    14. A velvet cami for when you need something ultra-soft but also totally badass under your favorite leather jacket.

    A customer review photo of them wearing the cami in pink under a leather jacket
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolutely incredible value for this super-soft cami! The velvet stretch is perfect for a looser fit. Surprisingly very well-made, I've seen versions of this camisole at Nordstrom for over $30! Such a good price, I'm stocking up now!" —Ethan B.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 15 colors).

    15. A comfy and totally cozy turtleneck midi dress easily worn alone or layered up...it's a chic dress you'll throw on in a million ways.

    A model wearing the turtleneck dress in black
    Amazon

    Promising review: "As others have mentioned this fabric is soft, stretchy, and lovely. I ended up ordering a second one of these because it was nicer than expected." —P. Bennett

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 24 colors).

    16. A pair of high-waisted faux leather leggings for when you need that stretchy elasticity but also need to look like a total boss.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These leggings are a hit! They are not cheap-looking at all! I originally bought them for a cosplay, but ended up wearing them for fashion purposes and they are a hit! Super comfy and stretchy around the waist." —Rebecca J

    Get them from Amazon for $18.90 (available in sizes S–XXL).

    17. An oversized plaid midi shirt you can wear as a dress or a jacket — or, honestly, as a really cozy blanket.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I ordered both colors in a size large. Very nice material, quality is better than I expected. Comparable to what I saw from some big chain stores. I'm surprised by how fast I received the items — much sooner than the original arrival date. I think the medium would fit me but I like the oversized look in size large too. I'm usually US size 8/M." —Sze

    Get it from Amazon for $68.99 (available in sizes M–L and in two colors).

    18. A pretty standard ribbed mock neck shirt that's embellished with just enough sparkle to take it to the neck level.

    Express

    Promising review: "This top is far better than I expected! It's actually very soft and has a high-quality feel. The embellishments are perfect, I was worried they had the potential to look tacky, but they are extremely subtle. I am 5'4", 140 lbs., and the medium fits great. I like to tuck this sweater into a skirt with black tights, and black booties." —WahiGirl

    Get it from Express for $39.99+ (available in sizes XXS–XL and in two colors).

    19. An oversized thermal top you'll quickly fall in love with and buy in every color — it honestly might be the perfect shirt.

    A customer review picture of them wearing the top with jeans
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love thermals for fall and this is perfect! Super comfy and a bit oversized to wear off the shoulder! Love!" —Life With Cam

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 12 colors).

    20. An adorable little lightweight raincoat to help you battle all those sudden showers.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this raincoat in both small and medium to see which one fit best. I'm 5'9", 125 lbs., and wear a size 2 or 4 in women's when it comes to shirts/coats. Overall, the medium fit best. I was able to wear a hoodie/sweater under the small (and button it up, too!), but my problem was the arm length. The arm length of the medium was great — it goes about an inch past my watch/wrist. I've worn the raincoat out on several rainy days (not heavy/flooding rain) and it worked great, kept me dry." —Linsa

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in nine colors).

    21. A pair of velvet- and fleece-lined leggings that'll keep you warm and comfy through even the most fridgid of temps.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love these!! Wore them in Iceland in 40* F temps, and they kept me toasty, even in the wind. They’re super soft and comfy. Highly recommend!" —ACB

    "I had sort of low expectations but really hoped these would fit and look good. They were a little tight on the way up but they somehow fit my thicc size 18 thighs! Amazing! Also can't feel any cold chill through them. Some seriously warm leggings that really are one-size-fits-all!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in one-size-fits-some and eight colors).

    22. A badass faux-leather moto jacket to channel your inner rock star while you layer up responsibly.

    A customer review photo of them wearing the moto jacket in black
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This leather jacket exceeded my expectations! The quality is amazing! I usually wear an XL and it fits perfectly! Very impressed with the price for this buy!" —Amy S.

    Get it from Amazon for $33.88+ (available in sizes S–XL and in five colors).

    23. An ultra-cozy draped cardigan designed with some roomy pockets to fit your phone, remotes, snacks, and whatever else you need help carrying from one room to the next.

    A model wearing the cardigan in charcoal
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $27.99 (available in sizes 0X–3X and in two colors).

    If you're interested in getting this entire cozy look you can find the cropped tank here and pants here.

    24. A cuddly turtleneck dickie to give you the appearance of the layers without a bunch of the bulk.

    A set of four turtleneck dickies including red, black, cream, and tan
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These give the appearance of wearing layers but without making you too hot. The four basic colors in one package are great for coordinating with multiple outfits. The body is long enough to stuff in your bra to keep it from moving and will not slip out of the collar opening. These may be old school but they work." —Pearldiver1

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in two set options).

    25. A ruched long-sleeve T-shirt dress that'll look amazing dressed up with heels or down with your favorite sneakers.

    A customer review photo of them wearing the dress layered with a denim jacket
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Really cute dress! The one I received is not lined but the material is soft and not very see-through. I wore nude colored undies and you couldn’t see a thing. I’m 5’2”, 125 lbs., and the small fit perfectly — although it does ride up a little when you walk. If you are looking for a slightly looser fit then size up. The ruching on one side does wonders for shaping my waist and the pink color is gorgeous! The price is just right and much cheaper than other versions I’ve seen online. There are other versions from different sellers on Amazon at $20-$22 but the quality on this one is excellent and I’m glad I ordered it." —MizLis

    Get it from Amazon for $18.89+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 16 colors).

    26. A timeless tweed vest because I dunno about you but I really need to be wearing more vests.

    ModCloth

    Promising review: "I'm in love with this vest!!! Great fit and fabric. I have worn this with jeans and skirts to great effect. I am pretty busty and it fit great over the gals. Only drawback is that it doesn't have any detailing in the back, but oh well — it stole my heart anyway :-)" —Jim the Runner

    Get it from ModCloth for $69 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    27. A lightweight knit pullover sweater to replace that pilling piece of fabric you wear with your jacket all the time that you call a sweater.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I just got it recently and I love it so much. It's extremely soft and the fabric is nice feeling. It's sort of see-through but I'm not too worried about that. It goes nicely with my shorts and jeans, and also some of my skirts. The fit is awesome! I ordered medium and it's loose and flows nice. It's also pretty baggy, which I like. Overall I'm very happy with this purchase." —Ghoul

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95 (available in sizes S–XL and in two colors).

    28. A stretchy romper bodysuit that'll be a great layering piece for all your dresses, oversized sweatshirts, or skirts.

    A model wearing the bodysuit in black
    Amazon

    Promising review: "'One size fits all' items NEVER fit me. However, this tiny catsuit fit my big body with ease. Haha! At first, when I opened the package I laughed and said this must be for a child but surprise, surprise, it fit. Slid into it like it was specifically designed for me. I am a size 14/16 with 40DDD breasts and it fit without pinching or squeezing any part of me. Great material, very light, and extremely opaque. I bought this to wear under a sheer shawl and I am very happy with this purchase." —Patrice Morris

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in one size and in five colors).

    29. A simple but always trustworthy crewneck T-shirt — I'm pretty sure I have like 10 of these in my closet and I probably wear them more than anything else.

    A model wearing the crewneck T-shirt in white
    Nautica

    Get it from Nautica for $9.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in nine colors).

    30. A basic but classic lightweight turtleneck that's an essential for any closet — especially yours.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I’m somewhat of a minimalist and I only want quality pieces in my wardrobe. This fits in great. I’ve been wearing it a lot. It’s thin enough to layer, and the fabric has yet to pill. If you need a black turtleneck to move forward in your life but you’re poor, get this one — it will bring you joy." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 23 colors).

    31. A button-up, scoop neck henley bodysuit that's gonna look so great with your favorite mom jeans or flowy skirt.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Obsessed with this bodysuit!! It’s so comfortable and not see-through at all. Perfect for layering or with shorts in the summer! Definitely going to buy more colors!" —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in long and short sleeve styles, sizes S–XXL, and 17 colors).

    32. A pair of perfectly printed full-length leggings you're gonna be able to rock with your favorite boots or your favorite sneakers.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love, love, love these leggings. I actually own the Lululemon camo Aligns, and I think these are a great, more affordable option. The fabric is definitely not the same as Align fabric, but I don't mind at all. These are still comfy, and feel a lot more durable. I would absolutely recommend these leggings and I am definitely considering ordering the splinter camo too!" —Anonymous

    "These are literally the softest leggings in the entire world. I now own three pairs and I don't plan on stopping any time soon. Also, they are STUPID strong. I fell off a motorized scooter and gashed a hole in my knee while wearing these and they didn't even tear ONE bit. THAT...is amazing. Buy them and I guarantee you'll end up buying more." —K. Duggan

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 19 prints).

    33. A lace-trimmed, adjustable racerback tank for a delicate touch under all your favorite tops.

    A model wearing the cami in white
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Getting one in every color! Love the lace trim. Fits great. Super cute to layer with a sweater, cardigan, or jean jacket. Love the versatility of it!" —Colie Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 24 colors).

    34. A pair of super soft control leggings you can use to work out, stretch out, sleep off...honestly, whatever.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "The picture I shared is an actual Snapchat I sent to the girls I work with and a couple of friends the first day I wore these leggings! They are literally the best ever!!! I’m going to be purchasing more soon in different colors! They are not see-through and they do not fit awkward. If you are like me it is hard to find the perfect pair of leggings and I actually heard about these through a girl in one of my college classes who I don’t know. She was just talking out loud about how great her leggings were and I had to ask!!! You can not go wrong with these!!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 31 color combinations).

    35. A pullover hoodie dress, because what's better than a sweatshirt you can pass off as a dress?

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Very happy with this purchase! I'm 5'7", 140 lbs., and I got a size medium. Fits perfect. Nice material. Very comfortable." —Cindy Casimir

    Get it from Amazon for $15.88+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and in 29 colors).

    36. A pack of adjustable strap stretchy undershirts so you always have a comfy, fresh layering piece available.

    A set of the camis in gray, white, and black
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about these camisoles. I wear camis under my shirts every day and usually go for the more spandex-style ones. I am so glad I gave these a try. They are completely different than camis I normally buy. They’re more cotton than spandex and don’t cling to your body the same way. However, I’ve found that I love this model. They’re so soft and comfortable. I have fibromyalgia and have problems with uncomfortable clothes so these ended up being amazing. They’re the right length to wear under shirts and they’re not too loose so they don’t get all bunched up. And having them be cotton-based, I actually find fewer problems with my shirts riding up over them. I highly recommend these. I hope to purchase more colors of these in the future." —Nicole D

    Get them in packs of two and four from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 14 set options).

    37. An airy chiffon layering blouse, because some days are T-shirt-and-slacks days that just need a little help.

    A model wearing the blouse with jeans and a T-shirt
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this! Hands down my favorite item for the summer. The fabric is lightweight, so it doesn't feel like you are adding another layer to your attire but rather adding an element of drama and fun. This will elevate the simplest outfit and makes for a great transition from day to night. I purchased a 3X, but could def go down a size (as echoed by other reviews). This is def a must-have." —Miami4Life

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–5X and in 33 prints).

    Layer up, folks!

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

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