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    31 Cozy But Light Things For When It Doesn’t Quite Feel Like Fall Yet

    In-between weather is annoying, but these options are so, so pleasing.

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    1. A classic and soft T-shirt dress to keep ya' warm as the temps start to dip, but like, not too warm (because it's not time for that nonsense yet!). But, pair it with some leggings and boots, and you'll be wearing this number well into winter.

    Alyse Fisse / Via

    Promising review: "I didn’t have very high expectations because of the price, but this dress is AMAZING! It looks like it would cling, but it doesn’t. It’s the perfect weight for fall. I paired it with leggings, boots, and a scarf, and was in love! The hem is asymmetrical and it adds a little extra flair. So many compliments!" —Sparkles

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and 12 colors).

    2. A chic 'n' simple bomber jacket you'll probably find yourself tossing on during the chillier mornings and nights, so much so that it might start feeling like second nature. And during the day in your freezing classrooms and offices, because they apparently exist in their own dimensions. *eyeroll*

    Sara G. / Via, Elisa Wong / Via

    Promising review (for the above photo on the right): "I ordered a size small and it fits very well! Great for summer nights and even for light rain. It's very lightweight and feels like it's made of a thin windbreaker material, so I wouldn't wear it during the winter. In terms of warmth, it would basically substitute something like a cardigan. The jacket is very cute and easy to dress both up and down. The side pocket is also a nice touch, but not something I put to use." —Elisa Wong

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–2X and in 15 colors).

    3. Cropped paper bag waist pants cinched at the waist with a cute tie belt for a loose, stylish fit you really can't go wrong with — and the cropped length means you can still easily show off your summery shoes and heels a few more times.

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    In fact, a lot of reviewers noted that the material is pretty thick and wouldn't be suitable for hot weather, which means perfect for in-between weather!

    Promising review (for the above photo): "I pretty much live in jeans (even to work), so I bought these on a whim to change up my wardrobe a bit. I ended up loving them! They're really comfy and stretchy, the right length, and super cute with a fitted top or bodysuit. I'm 5'7" and wear a US size 12 jeans/pants and got an XL in these, and they fit perfect." —Lauren H.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXXL and 34 colors/combos).

    4. A waist-tie knit dress that'll definitely knot disappoint when it comes to comfort (five stars!), stylishness (five stars!), and just the right amount of coverage for yo-yoing weather (I bet you can predict what I'm about to say — five stars!).

    Fit Mommy In Heels / Via, Gabi / Via

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised with this dress. I am 5'1" tall and about 125 lbs. I ordered the medium and it fit exceptionally well, but I would caution purchasers who are tall as the dress came to about mid-thigh on me. The tie in the front cinched my waist in and looked great. Very happy with this dress. Planning to purchase in more colors as it is a great transitional piece (with tights in winter, without in fall or spring!)." —NikkiPoto

    Get it from Amazon for $16.88+ (available in sizes S–XL and 11 colors).

    5. A striped pullover to level up on your sweatshirts — don't get me wrong, sweatshirts are life, but when you're going about your day, you'll probably want something more lightweight and that moves easily with you. And the colors! Well, they match your own ~colorful~ personality.

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    Promising review: "I love this sweater. It’s oversized and can be worn off the shoulder. The material is super cozy for fall. It’s not heavy, but just the perfect weight for this time of year. You can style this so many ways. I highly recommend this top — it’s great quality, affordable, and trendy." —Brooke Kersten

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes S–XL and 10 patterns).

    6. A statement-making sheer floral duster for adding a punchy finishing touch to any outfit and juuuust a teensy bit of coverage for a breezy day — which is perfect, because then you get the full-blown, wind-sweeping effect!

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    Promising review: "I saw this in my Instagram feed, and although it made me feel like a sucker I bought it. I sure get a lot of compliments. It is very nice-looking and good quality for the price...I love it!" —Couldbe

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in sizes S–5X and 25 colors/patterns).

    7. A chic shift dress with cutout details that'll keep you covered up, but not so covered up that you'll feel like you're suffocating when temperatures randomly spike up again. that you...again? I really hope it's not!

    Atiyah Vasquez / Via

    Promising review: "I'm 5'3", weigh 125 lbs, and I have a small chest and round hips. This tunic in a size small fit me perfectly on top, but was way too loose on the bottom. I tried it with a black belt, and it looked gorgeous! I'm going to wear it with black leggings and I know it'll be a terrific outfit. I love that the style is something that you don't see everywhere — it really stands out and is unique. I'm totally happy with my purchase!" —KofuJill

    Get it from Amazon for $17.59+ (available in sizes S-XL and in four colors).

    8. An oversized, slouchy-fit thermal button-front top you'll live in because it's probably the softest dang thing in your closet. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways: as a cardigan, tied in front, layered with dresses, tucked into denim, or even worn backwards for a chic low-back situation.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: ""This is seriously my favorite top — it’s warm and soft and I’ve washed it a bunch, and it still feels and looks great! It’s really cute and the buttons make it kind of versatile. I got mine a size up because I wanted a loose fit, but it would probably be cute smaller as well! —kayshroom

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $44 (available in sizes XS–XL and 11 colors).

    9. Cute faux-suede ankle booties for a teensy bit of height, but a fit that'll keep you comfy all day, no matter how many miles you clock. And they definitely give other brand names a ~run~ for their money!

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    Promising review: "I love these booties! They're very true to size. They don't look like they only cost $20. I have another pair of booties that I had thought were the most comfortable boots in existence, but these might top them. I know I'll have no problems wearing them for hours on end. I'll probably be purchasing again." —Rachel Sheets

    Get them from Amazon for $16.13+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and in 35 colors/styles).

    10. A pair of classic high-waisted leggings that'll probably get more wear than just about anything in your closet! Think about the endless pairings with all of your tops, sweaters, and boots! Brb, buying 10 colors in one go.

    Yourstruly / Via, Pragati / Via

    Promising review: "I don't know what kind of black magic sorcery they used to make these leggings so damn comfortable and NOT see through. So buttery soft, warm, and flattering. Once I tried on my first pair and realized they're this amazing, I ordered a second pair because 'mom life' and I live in leggings. If you're debating whether or not to order these, do it." —chelleandy 16

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 34 colors, as well as different sets/styles).

    11. Or faux leather leggings for a slightly dressier option that'll definitely up the cool factor of your outfit without compromising comfort.

    Kelsey / Via, Amaze / Via

    Promising review: "I was totally shocked when they arrived. 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 they are perfect for the fall and winter. They shape 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 $23.99+ (available in sizes XS–4X).

    12. A flowy button-up maxi dress you can easily wear with a slip or leggings underneath for a little extra warmth (and opaqueness) while still keeping the garden party vibes going on the outside.

    TheVagabondWayfarer / Via

    Promising review: "This dress is pure rayon and flows like liquid when you walk. Feels really bohemian-elegant. I got mine for nursing (just unbutton one or two at the top). Agree with other reviews that a short slip or leggings underneath is key, given the high slit/transparency of the fabric. Looks cute with sandals in summer or a scarf and booties in fall. Figure-flattering (I'm 5'5" and usually an XS in clothes, which is the size I ordered), especially after baby." —Alexander Rakow

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 24 colors/patterns).

    Check out our full writeup of the Milumia maxi for more deets!

    13. A short-sleeved jumpsuit that'll feel really comfy, breathable, and flowy on your bod, but make you look super put together. Wedding, work, party, and Target run (lol, why not) — this one-and-done outfit will work for them all! *pats self on back*

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    Promising review: "This jumpsuit is extremely comfortable and very flattering. The fabric is stretchy, breathable, and looks more expensive than it is. I wore it to a friend's wedding and got multiple compliments. I can't wait to have an event to wear it to again. Also, it is really easy to get in and out of for bathroom breaks throughout the night, so you aren't doing that awkward jump dance to get yourself out of or back into the garment like with other jumpsuits/rompers." —Katie Menke

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95 (available in sizes XS–XXL and 12 colors).

    14. A simple but versatile ribbed knit top you can wear with all of the pants you're finally bringing out of storage or a skirt and tights combo.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $12.99 (available in sizes S–L and three colors).

    15. A stunning corset back sweater that I personally think should be photographed from the front, the back, and ALL THE ANGLES.

    Yvonne Rachelle / Via

    Promising review: "This is by far one of my favorite sweaters for fall and winter. I love how the back is a corset. Pictures do not do it justice on how nice this is. I can wear this a couple ways: regular, one arm off-the-shoulder, or both arms off-the-shoulder. It's one of those sweaters that fit a little baggy. This shirt looks good with jeans or leggings, and any shoe or boot." —Meg Daehling

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in one size that should work for 0-10).

    16. A patterned calf-length satin skirt to swish and twirl your way into chillier weather, and feel kinda fancy doing it. I mean, I feel like this skirt demands a special audience.


    Get it from H&M for $49 (available in sizes 0–18).

    17. An embroidered dress with sheer sleeves and surprisingly thick material in its body for a lil' warmth, yet the sleeves still provide some breeziness to deal with any leftover summer heat. And if you need some more coverage, pair with sheer tights! Ya' simply can't lose with this gorgeous number.

    Katy Mospanyuk / Via, Ghislaine / Via

    Promising review: "This dress is lovely. The sleeves are beautiful and I like that it's one detail that makes the dress pop, even though the rest is black and simple (black is my favorite color). The dress material is very soft and surprisingly quite thick — I thought it would be thinner, so it was a nice added bonus. I love the length and altogether it's a great and versatile dress." —binch

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 13 colors/styles).

    18. A 3/4-sleeved ruffled dress for a darling option your closet is probably begging you to take up! The polka dots! The flowiness! The pockets! And you can easily pair with high-rise boots to add extra warmth if the weather calls for it.

    Laura Schwartz / Via

    Promising review: "This dress is super comfy and stylish. I wore it with white sneakers while running errands during the day and then switched to wedges and wore it out at night. It's very loose and flowy, but doesn't feel like an oversized bag. Plus, it has pockets!" —Hunter

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and seven colors).

    19. Fitted pants that look and feel like leggings — 'cause they got that elasticized waist and streeeeetch, baby — but give your legs a little more breathing room for a put-together office lewk that'll slay any and all meetings.

    Ann Taylor

    Get it from Ann Taylor for $98 (available in sizes 00–18, regular and petite sizing, and two colors).

    20. A lightweight rain jacket that'll help protect you from the rain (duh), no matter what direction, speed, or intensity it's going at, while also managing to make you look cute as heck — TBH, you might ditch your other jackets for this one.

    Jewels / Via

    Promising review: "I just got this coat a couple of weeks ago, and today I wore it at the beach during the rain and winds from the front edge of a hurricane. The jacket was so perfect; the rain and wind didn’t phase it a bit. It's lightweight so it wouldn’t really be warm enough to wear in a snowstorm — however, I wore it on a day when it was in the 60s (Fahrenheit) and it was perfect! Rain beads up and rolls right off, and the zip-on hood has a nice brim that keeps the rain from rolling down your face. This jacket has so many nice touches. It has a cute striped lining that looks particularly adorable if you roll up your sleeves. The strings in the waist are adjustable so that the jacket can be form-fitting or go straight down. And I just love how long the jacket is; it kept my pants dry in the rain! Oh, and the button has a nice, sturdy zipper and a panel with snaps to cover the zipper as well. And the drawstrings have metal covers which slide down over the knots at the end of the strings. I normally wear a size XL, and I bought an XXL in this jacket so that I could put my fall fleece vest under it." —E. Heyn

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and eight colors).

    21. A contrast piped blouse that'll make "OMG, what do I wear to work" mornings disappear forever. Well, at least for the four mornings per month when you wear this darling number.


    Get it from Eloquii for $59.95 (available in sizes XS–XL and five colors).

    22. A pair of loose-fitting denim overalls for an easy-peasy layering piece with your favorite flannel, knit top, or whatever else needs a fall upgrade. Time for a trip to the apple-picking grounds and/or pumpkin patch, anyone?

    Moe / Via, Colton + Alyssa Lindsey / Via

    Some reviewers pointed out that washing them before wearing helps with any smells you might encounter.

    Promising review (for the above photo on the left): "I love these overalls so much! They’re a staple piece in my closet now. After a few washes the worn areas become quite faded but it honestly just adds some character to the piece. I’d recommend getting your usual size if you’re wanting it slightly baggy. Buttons are gold and pockets are pleasantly deep!" —Moe

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes XXS–XXL and three colors).

    23. Or, a pair of high-waisted Aerie Curvy jeggings for serious 360 Ne(X)t Level streeeetch and a goodbye to annoying waistband gapping, because you deserve the closest fit possible and *not* to worry about sizing up or down all the time.


    They suggest that "if you are in between sizes you may want to size down."

    Promising review: "Being plus size makes it difficult to find jeans that fit in the right places, but I am so glad to have discovered these jeans! They’re soft, stretchy, and there’s no gap in the waist like other pants have." —Amber

    Get them from Aerie for $37.46 (originally $49.95; available in sizes 00–24 in short, regular, and long lengths). Also available in a variety of washes, waist heights, as well as skinny pants.

    24. A darling sheer-ish floral blouse with a cute 'n' comfortable high-neck that'll look brilliant by itself (add a cami underneath for less peekaboo action), layered underneath overalls or a sleeveless dress, or paired with jeans and a leather jacket. Just because the temps are dipping doesn't mean your closet is getting cold. No, it's still ~blossoming~ with possibilities.

    Thomas H. Magee / Via, Jess K. / Via

    Promising review: "It's unexpected how much I love this top! Originally I bought it for work, but I love it more paired with jeans and leather. It's the contrast. The top is subtly sheer, so if you want to wear it to work you'll definitely need a camisole underneath. The high neck isn't uncomfortable at all. Very cute." —C. Butler

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL, one style in sizes XXL–1X, and 10 styles total).

    25. A scoop neck ribbed knit dress that'll feel like wearing PJs, but make it, like, office-party-appropriate fashion — because it's all about finding that balance, folks. And y'all, I'm loving how great it looks paired with colorful boots.


    Get it from Target for $27.99 (available in sizes X–4X and three colors).

    26. A pair of Adidas Lite Racers sneakers designed with a super breathable mesh upper and cloud foam sock liner for comfort and lightweight cushioning so you can trample — I mean, lightly bounce — all over town or a different country altogether. These shoes are tourist-approved and go with just about any outfit.

    Elisa Wong / Via, Gaia / Via

    Promising review (for the above photo on the left): "I have a high arch and have a hard time finding cute, comfortable sneakers — especially with lasting comfort. These, however, are a perfect fit (size as expected) and are very breathable shoes. Great for city walking...and running too. Wore on my vacation to Europe and my feet didn't hurt at all even after being on them all day." —Elisa Wong

    Get it from Amazon for $35.92+ (available in sizes 5–11 and four colors).

    27. A sleeveless plaid cardigan with an asymmetrical, vest-like fit for an oh-so-soft layering piece that'll look *chef's kiss* in all of your fall photos and add an extra flair to any of your basic closet staples.

    Shavelle / Via

    Promising review: "I can’t express enough how satisfied I am with this purchase. The color scheme is perfect for fall and it’s so incredibly flattering. After going back and forth for a few days, I bought this for family pics and it was a hit! I have gotten so many compliments on it. I love seeing the shocked looks people give me when they find out I ordered it off Amazon 😂😂 BUY THIS, you won’t regret it! Oh and did I mention that it’s SO warm!" —Brittany C.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in S–XXL and five styles).

    28. A classic Everlane jumpsuit that'll come in clutch when the weather leaves you scratching your head — its not-too-heavy but not-too-light Japanese GoWeave fabric feels great against skin, allows for breathability, and drapes very nicely. Did we mention it's also wrinkle-resistant? Hello, go-to outfit for any occasion (and as many reviewers mention, it's a great travel outfit)!


    Promising review: "I’m very short but curvy, and this is the first jumpsuit I’ve found that flatters my figure AND didn’t need to be shortened! A bit long in the crotch, but overall super flattering and mostly wrinkle-proof fabric. Looking forward to making this jumpsuit a staple for travel." —jrobwears

    Get it from Everlane for $120 (available in sizes 00–16 and four colors).

    29. A chic 'n simple pullover long-sleeved blouse to help transition you smoothly and swiftly into fall — just pair with your fave jeans and boots, and voila!


    Promising review: "This blouse brings me one step closer to my ultimate goal of wearing pajamas to work. It is comfortable, flowy, and no-fuss, but still manages to look super cute and professional for the office. I am loving the leopard-print trend, so I bought in that print, and have already received lots of compliments. Looks perfect paired with straight-leg or pointe black pants, with the front of the blouse tucked in and the back allowed to flow free. I did not realize when I purchased this blouse online that there are no buttons anywhere — not even on the sleeves. This took me by surprise, but I'm not mad at it. The blouse is a bit shorter in length than I was expecting, but I am only 5'3", so it still fit fine." —ABEddy

    Get it from Nordstrom for $29.40 (originally $49; available in sizes XS–XXL and four colors/styles).

    30. A two-way cardigan sweater dress for when you want to feel like you're bundled up in a blanket, but unfortunately have to leave the apartment for whatever reason — I hate when that happens.


    Get it from Eloquii for $109.95 (available in sizes 14/16–26/28 and two colors).

    31. A front-tie waffle knit shirt in both short and long sleeve versions, so you can tackle weird, in-between weather with total ease — I mean, what's better than a super comfy basic you can quickly toss on and wear a bunch of ways? Not much, m'dear!

    Jennifer Rae Rivera Saldana / Via, Fit Mommy In Heels / Via

    Promising review: "I LOVE this shirt! I got it oversized so that I could wear it as a quick throw-together outfit that's comfy and cute! My expectations were 100% met. I am also due in September with my first and I will be nursing, so this will be perfect for that as well. And once it gets colder I can just throw on an oversized cardigan or a denim jacket!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 25 colors, as well as short and long sleeve versions).

    *takes one look at weather app*

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