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Best Women’s Outerwear to Transition from Fall to Winter

Best Women's Coats to Transition From Fall to Winter

Nothing feels more confusing than deciding what to wear during the awkward transition time between fall and winter. It's too warm for a full-blown down jacket but too cool for a thin, breathable jacket. Don't worry! We're here to help you dress for the moody weather and look good doing it. Let's break down the best women's outerwear pieces to pair together for this delightful, yet fickle season.

Layer up for Flexible Comfort

In a season when the weather seems to change every five minutes, you can stay comfortable by dressing in layers. Pair the perfect women's pea coat with a lightweight blouse layered with a basic women's tank top underneath for added warmth. Or snuggle into a cardigan and pair a long down coat for a casual yet sophisticated look. Don't forget about pairing up a turtleneck with your favorite flannel. Top it all off with a lightweight jacket for a layered look.

Choose Versatile Women's Outerwear

The weather can be vicious between fall and winter. One minute you'll have sunny skies, and the next, the skies will open up and let it rain. Your outerwear for women should be able to handle anything the day throws your way, so opt for a versatile option, such as a rain jacket with a little bit of fluffy insulation or a thinner winter coat to keep you snug in the wind. If you live in a windy, temperamental climate, consider wearing a long coat to keep your legs toasty on brisk days.

Accessorize Your Heart Out

One of our favorite things about fall and winter is the endless array of accessories to layer on any look. For neutral-colored jackets, spice up your getup with a richly patterned scarf. Add a pop of color with bright knit hats. On those more-like-winter days, keep your hands warm with fleece gloves. It's easy to add an accessory (or three) to any look and add some whimsy and warmth for the greyer days.

Cozy Up With Fleece

Is it even fall if you're not wearing fleece? We don't think so. For extra dreary days, you can layer a women's fleece jacket under a raincoat and feel like you're in a cocoon of cozy. A basic fleece layer keeps you toasty and breathes well, too. It's the ideal choice for shifting-weather days out on the town, lounging around the house, or relaxing in nature.

Feel Warm With Bright Colors

Who says winter has to be filled with dreary blacks and browns? Don't get us wrong, there's something to be said for the staple black winter coat that magically makes any outfit look sophisticated. But if the winter blues get you down, brighten your day with a splash of red or bright green. Pair your colorful outerwear with cute slim fit jeans for a warm winter look that will brighten anyone's day. Who's up for jumping in some fallen leaf piles?

Embrace Sweater Weather

As fall turns to winter, the right sweater can make the perfect piece of outerwear on those warmer days. Sweater weather may be a far cry from basking in summer's warmth, but chunky knits and baggy pullovers will keep you warm throughout the chillier seasons. Throw on a cozy sweater with fitted high waisted jeans for a sophisticated yet comfortable look. Dress it up with the ultimate pair of ankle boots or keep it casual with flats or fashionable sneakers.

Keep Your Wardrobe Flexible

The key to transition seasons is picking pieces that do double duty. Use your summery basic tanks to layer under your flannel and sweaters. Use a lightweight jacket to stay warm without adding bulk. Combine wintery items with lighter-weight fall pieces to create a fashionable look that functions just as beautifully as it looks.

Treat Your Feet

Toasty tootsies can keep us feeling warm without wearing hundreds of layers. In fact, we lose a lot of body heat through our feet, especially when treading across cold, wet ground. Unfortunately, most women's outerwear doesn't account for our feet. Don't worry, we have you covered. Slip on a pair of wooly socks to keep your toes warm and dry on cold and wet days. Pull a knee-high pair of chunky boot socks over a pair of skinny jeans. Then, slip on tall rain boots for a look that makes a splash but keeps you high and dry.

Although we're always sad to say goodbye to longer, warmer days, embracing the transition between fall and winter means more layers, accessories, and opportunities to play with your wardrobe. Keep your look fresh this season by pairing natural and bright colors, adding a splash of pattern with fun accessories, and sinking into the perfect sweater.

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