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    32 Stylish Pieces Of Clothing You Can Layer When It Goes From Freezing To Hot In One Day

    Lots of cardigans, lightweight jackets, sweaters, and graphic tees comin' your way.

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    1. A button-up cardigan made in a lightweight cotton blend so it can easily be slipped under jackets or tied around the waist. / bridgettonelli /

    Promising review: "This is my go-to cardy now! I loved it as a layer when I went to San Francisco, and I have kept wearing it ever since. It's not too long and not too short — on me it doesn't cover my butt all the way, so I wouldn't wear it just with leggings, but it's just short enough that it looks good with jeans. The sleeves are very soft and stretchy so can easily pushed up to my elbows, which I do a lot. I love the snaps, but there are a ton of them, lol, but I usually wear it open anyways." —Julia

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL, two styles, and ten colors).

    2. An embroidered T-shirt that'll look just as good paired with a jacket or cardigan as it will as a stand alone piece.

    Get it from Asos for $35 (available in sizes 00-12; also available in tall, curve, and petite sizes).

    3. A stunning faux-leather jacket with floral appliqués because nothing screams fall like black leather and booties.,

    Get it from Torrid for $128.90 (available in sizes 10-30).

    4. A pullover sweater available in tons of prints and colors so you always have a go-to on the days when you just don't know what the eff to wear.

    Promising review: "This is a great in-between seasons sweater that you can easily layer a jacket with. It fits true to size. A mid-high rise pant is recommended at it rests on hips." —gatito_ninja

    Get it from ModCloth for $45 (available in sizes XXS-4X, and 13 prints and colors), or from Jet for $39 (available in sizes XS-3X and one color).

    5. A long-sleeved shirt dress you can wear on warm days, or even on chillier ones with tights and a scarf. / Amazon Customer /

    Promising review: "I bought this top in the long-sleeve asymmetrical hem in an XL. I'm 5-feet tall, 34DDD, and a curvy 12/14. This top is nice and light so it's great for layering. I love how the hem is longer on one side and I put a small knot on the shorter side. This added a little extra cuteness and showed a lil' more leg. I can come up with about 50 different looks for this just using other pieces with it from my closet! The color is rich and the material is soft/stretchy. This will even be nice in the summer with sandals. I want every color!!!" —Lisa Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and 15 colors).

    6. An oversized denim jacket to give you some extra room for layering underneath. Plus, every closet needs a staple denim jacket!

    Get it from Nordstrom for $90 (available in sizes 2-14 and three colors).

    7. A high-neck tee that'll layer ~seamlessly~ with so many things that are already in your closet.

    Get it from Asos for $16 (available in sizes XXS-XL).

    8. A crochet cardigan you should probably just wear everyday so you can show off the darling design and tassels.

    Get it from Gap for $40.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

    9. A lace mock-neck top with statement-making bell sleeves to go under all your dresses — and overalls, and rompers, and literally everything in your closet.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $44 (available in sizes XS–XL), and get the denim dress for $69 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    10. A crew neck sweater for the days when you don't give a fox, but still want to look cute.

    Get it from Torrid for $48.90 (available in sizes 10-30).

    11. A pink trench coat you can throw on as you walk out the door and know you look stylish as heck.

    Get it from H&M for $39.99 (available in sizes XS-L and three colors).

    12. A tunic shirt with a lace accent at the bottom that'll add a fun pop of detail when worn with vests or jackets.

    Christina / / candacewj /

    Promising review: "This top is too cute!! The quality is actually very nice — it’s a thick material and the lace doesn’t look cheap. A lot of reviews say they wish that the lace went all the way around in the back but I actually prefer the way it doesn’t have lace in the back. This is a perfect fall/winter top that can be paired with leggings and a scarf, and layered many different ways!" —Sue Fritsche

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL, seven colors, and a short-sleeved option).

    13. A corduroy overall dress you can pair with a long-sleeved shirt, or a short-sleeved one, or with tights — or whatever the weather calls for!

    Get it from Forever 21 for $22.90 (available in sizes $22.90).

    14. A fuzzy cardigan in a rainbow confetti knit because there is no better combination than cute and cozy.

    Get it from ModCloth for $59 (available in sizes XXS-4X).

    15. A hooded, cable knit cardigan you'll be able to put underneath heavier coats for extra warmth during the winter — or to just wear with a basic tee, either or.

    Promising review: "I really like this sweater since it is warm enough to wear all winter here in Florida as a coat. When I have traveled to colder climates, it is light enough to wear under my heavier coats for a middle layer. I like that the fleece lining is so soft and that it has both an inner zipper, and buttons. The hood is also a plus! It washes nicely, and is holding up well." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon $27.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL, and 17 style and color combinations).

    16. A graphic tee because T-shirts make the best layering base...and because Halloween is the best time of the year (fact).

    Get it from Pop Brilliant on Etsy for $24.79 (available in sizes S-2XL and three colors).

    17. A classic Oxford-style shirt to wear with crewneck sweaters — or just like this for a polished look.

    Another staple every closet needs!

    Get it from Gap for $49.50 (available in sizes XS-XXL, three colors; also available in tall sizes).

    18. A sleek blazer-style jacket that'll keep you warm in your freezing office (no matter what season it actually is outside).

    Get it from H&M for $34.99 (available in sizes XS-L and two colors).

    19. A long cardigan vest for the days when it's chilly in the morning but blazing hot by the afternoon.

    Promising review: "I love this vest! I don't like to wear things that make me feel too hot inside, so this is the perfect item for a layered outfit! I must add I am wearing it today and I love it. I am not that tall, but it fits perfectly and I feel great in it — that's what matters, after all! Great quality! I am ordering another one!" —E.Z.

    Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in sizes S-XXL and four colors).

    20. An A-line skirt with — yes — POCKETS to style with tights and boots, *or* cute flats on hotter days.

    Promising review: "I absolutely fell in love with this skirt! This fits SO well and makes me feel amazing! Can't wait to pair this with a warm coat and high boots in the fall." —Alexandra

    Get it from ModCloth for $49 (available in sizes XXS-4X), and get the matching blazer for $89 (available in sizes XXS-4X).

    21. A leopard-print turtle neck you can add to so many outfits for extra warmth and style.,

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24 (available in sizes XS-XL and also two other colors), and get the faux-leather dress for $69 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    22. An open front coat with adorable flutter sleeves that'll instantly complete any outfit. There is no form of closure so it's ideal for mildly cold days and of course...layering.

    Get it from Express for $148 (available in sizes XXS-XL).

    23. A sheer print bodysuit because ya can never have too many bodysuits, especially ones with tigers on them.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90 (available in sizes XS-L).

    24. A simple yet cute tee that can be dressed up or down. Just think of how stylish this will look underneath a jean jacket!

    Brooke / /

    Promising review: "This is a great shirt for a fun, casual look. It's good quality and the material is super soft. It washes well and isn’t see-through. I plan to order it in more colors! It's a great length for leggings and a cardigan, or tucking/tying in the front. Very versatile!" —Angela Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and seven colors).

    25. A wide-leg jumpsuit with a tie-strap detailing guaranteed to become your closet's favorite ensemble.

    Get it from Asos for $64 (available in sizes 0-14 and black).

    26. A lightweight draped trench that'll prove to the world that chic secret spy is a style and you're here to rock the heck out of it.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $149 (available in sizes 1X-3X).

    27. A Harry Potter tee because again, graphic T-shirts are a wardrobe's foundation and therefore you should have at least 20 of them. At least.

    Get it from ModCloth for $29 (available in sizes S-XXL).

    28. A fringe-trim cardigan you'll probably want to pair with everything — it's just that cute.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $38 (available in sizes S-L and four colors).

    29. A versatile blanket scarf that'll allow you to quickly style up any outfit. / Lisa / /

    Promising review: "I wear this everywhere! When I first opened it I had no idea it was so big...however, it is called a BLANKET scarf, which is actually very useful! I literally use it as a blanket and a scarf. So, imagine you are wearing a scarf and then all of a sudden it gets cold in a restaurant, outside, or a movie you are in; if you are wearing this just unfold it and wrap it around you and voila! You're no longer cold and it is such a bold fashion statement. You will always be prepared. I want a million more — they are so versatile and beautiful! Beyond amazing product!" —Max

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in 13 prints).

    Watch this YouTube video to learn 10 different ways you can style one of these!

    30. A plaid blazer your work wardrobe will love, and that you should honestly wear 24/7 because being a boss ass bish isn't just a nine to five gig.

    Get it from Torrid for $68.90 (available in sizes 10-30).

    31. A long-sleeve top in a breathable rayon fabric so you can comfortably layer and still have a lil' flair with the ruffle neckline.

    Promising review: "This is super cute and I love the weight of the fabric, which is thin enough to wear in spring or fall. It's form-fitting and true to size. I am 5'4, 124 pounds and the XS fit perfectly. I purchased the cream color, but plan to purchase in the charcoal as well." —tbatt

    Get it from Free People for $48 (available in sizes XS-L and four colors).

    32. And lastly, an off-the-shoulder shirt that'll look UH-MAZING underneath all your new jumpsuits, dresses, and jackets.

    Get it from Asos for $23 (available in sizes 12-26; also available in petite 00-12, 0-12, and tall 0-16 sizes).

    May the only problem you have in life is having too many cute outfits to pick from.

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