As the weather cools, we're hoping to extend the time when we can socialize outdoors as long as possible. Bringing a little style to your backyard/front porch look while maintaining warmth and comfort is all about investing in the right layers. Below, Jen put together outfits using a few favorite (super wearable and versatile) pieces available this season.


Rag & Bone blazer; Rag & Bone wrap; G. Label sweater. Rag & Bone boot; RE/DONE jean.



The Rag & Bone "Slade" blazer (shown above and below) is an essential piece to have in your closet. Whether you work in an office or think of yourself as a "blazer person" or not, trust that this one will become a favorite. The knit material is soft and comfortable. You can scrunch up the sleeves. You can layer it (see look above). You can wear it buttoned up as a shirt/sweater (see look below). And it comes in beautiful colors like loden green and black in addition to the navy shown here.


Rag & Bone blazer. Isabel Marant cap; Mother denim; Nordstrom scarf.



Rag & Bone dress; Isabel Marant coat; Rag & Bone wrap.


Wearing a dress to an outdoor event in the fall might not come immediately to mind, but this dress by Rag & Bone is as comfortable and warm as it gets. Made of wool, it still feels soft and you can add tights as an extra layer. We like it with the oversized Isabel Marant coat above and a boot, or just throw on a wrap like this cozy one from Rag & Bone.




Sacai vest; Herno vest; Sacai top; Rag & Bone hoodie; Nili Lotan sweatshirt; J. Crew sweater (on sale for $54, reduced from $95); RE/DONE denim; Mother denim; Rag & Bone boot.


A great puffer vest is a key addition to your outdoor look this season. It leans toward winter without going too far. The Sacai vest at top left is cut beautifully and gets all of the little details right. At top right, the three-quarter sleeve vest by Herno is light as a feather but very warm. Herno's quality is always top-notch. Either of these is an upgrade to your standard sporty vest.


We like a vest over any of the tops pictured - ideal for layering. From left, the Sacai piece has a knit front and shirting back, a great piece for three seasons and so special. The Rag & Bone hoodie is a super warm sweater (in cashmere) with a nod toward activewear. It can be worn under ANY coat or blazer for extra warmth and style. The Nili Lotan sweatshirt is a great basic with a twist - the boat neck and distressed sleeve give it a little something. And last, we love this very soft turtleneck by J. Crew. A great price and perfect to throw on with jeans for the weekend.



RE/DONE cardigan; G. Label sweater; Mother denim; Rag & Bone wrap; Sacai vest; Nordstrom scarf.


Here's a great base outfit built around an oversized cardigan by RE/DONE. It has a subtle 90s vibe that is back in style. It's a handy piece to throw over an otherwise neutral outfit like the all-black G. Label sweater and Mother jean above. You can wear the sweater with a little belt by itself or throw a layer on top.




Isabel Marant jacket; J. Crew sweater; Nili Lotan sweatshirt; Rag & Bone hoodie; RE/DONE denim; Mother denim; Rag & Bone boot.


This jacket by Isabel Marant is an oversized piece with a hint of lumberjack. To pull this off, you have to be comfortable with the oversized look. If you are, it's perfect for being outdoors since it's really thick and warm. Roll the sleeves, pop the collar and throw it over the simple layers above.


A quick word on these boots by Rag & Bone, shown with all of today's outfits - these are absolutely perfect for this time of year. The mix of suede and leather and the dark charcoal and black is very chic. And the rubber soles will keep your feet warm and comfortable, even if you're standing around outside.


After five seasons at the helm, the latest designer (Susana Clayton) at Joseph has truly hit her stride. It doesn't get better than this fall collection. You will be enthralled by the colorways - rich, beautiful and sophisticated tones of teal, burgundy intermixed with gorgeous neutrals. And the fabrics are tactile and luxurious too - soft leather, thick cabled sweaters, lightweight wools. These are investment pieces for sure, but well priced given the quality and design.


The teal color in this outfit is so sophisticated and subtle. We love the whole outfit. First, the cut of these lightweight wool pants has to be discussed. They are super wearable with their wide leg and ankle length. Wear the teal with all of your neutrals - white, black, grey, burgundy, navy. But paired with the teal top, the monochromatic look is perfection. The top is a silk shirt that reads as a sweater with its trim and blouse detail at the waist. Boots, brogues or a flat shoe would all fit the bill with this outfit.



You have to trust us when we tell you that the cut of this pant is flattering on all body types. It's become a mini-trend among high-end designers. We love the oversized cuffs in this version. The look is classic and works equally well with a heel or flat.



We've profiled this gabardine stretch legging before. It's not at all a typical legging - it's really a woven, thick gorgeous pant that happens to be cut in a legging style. The fabric is both forgiving and flattering. It's a very chic alternative to a skinny jean and looks especially good with an oversized top. And they are ON SALE - a rare occurrence at this point in the season. BUY THEM!!



Here we have Joseph's classic lightweight wool trouser pant, an essential wardrobe item. It's a little dressier than the gabardine version we've profiled before. Slightly menswear inspired, this is a great basic that belongs in your closet.



We are loving this gorgeous silk dress in orange (it also comes in teal). It's just an easy piece for fall/winter. Tie the tie in a deep V or let it hang loose. It also comes with a self-belt - if you wear it, tie it over the ties. Or just leave it unbelted like in the photo. We like this with a chocolate brown or black boot.



We really can't get enough of this gorgeous teal color and the cut of this skirt happens to be brilliant. It's particularly flattering in how it lays flat against the waist line before the subtle flare begins. The thick wool fabric is a classic and will last forever. Wear it with a boxy knit sweater that ends at the waist or with a tucked in shirt. A high boot creates the best line.



Check out this awesome, modern, leather tunic. It's like a classic leather jacket but more versatile. And it has pockets! Wear it with a good black leather pant for a look that is chic and sleek. Or wear it over jeans or any of the pants above. For a different look, wear it open.



This oversized red, chunky knit sweater is exactly what we want to be wearing this season. The color is right and the oversized cut and high neck make it a little different. We like this half tucked or you can wear it loose over leggings.



Joseph is known for its beautiful, simple, sweaters like this one. This is merino, but not itchy like cheap merino. The V-neck is universally flattering. It's an elevated basic and comes in black or navy.



Jen loves the drama of this shirt - the pleats at the shoulder and cuff, the oversized look - all of it. And the grey silk is beautiful. Wear it half-tucked or loose.



And we're back to the deep teal. This tie shirt is so elegant and done in an elegant medium- weight silk. Tie it loosely and let it hang low or tie it to one side in a knot. It goes with literally any pant bottom. And how amazing would it be with the teal pants above?




If you find yourself getting tired of the traditional ballet flat that's been a staple for the past 10 years, check out this updated flat. A little more substantial, these offer the perfect amount of coverage. They avoid toe cleavage, but they aren't trying to be a boot either. Perfect for today's weather and amazing with all of the pants above in fall and spring.


Here are the white sneakers that you buy and save for dressing up. Make this the pair that you keep crisp and clean and wear all year round with stepped-up pants or dresses. They would be so cute with the cuffed pant above. They also come in white on white.


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Fall clothes are in stores now and there's a lot to be excited about. Today, we've picked some of our favorite items for the transition season. Each piece is something you can wear for months (and years) to come.


Here we have the boot of the season (and it's comfortable!): the lug sole Chelsea boot. This version by See by Chloe happens to be well priced and the brown accents at the heel and sole are good differentiators.


Sacai is a brand we re-introduced on our post on dresses last week. The white shirt on the left is another great example of the brand's aesthetic - the high-low hem, the grosgrain ribbon placket, the sharp shoulder and collar and the thick cotton fabric.There's really no one who doesn't need this in her closet. We think it's a slam dunk. It also comes in a short-sleeved version here.


On the right is a classic black shirt by Nili Lotan, the master of shirting. In lightweight cotton, this shirt is a little more cropped, which makes it cute half-tucked. It's really a great example of a stepped up basic.


Loulou Studio makes this beautiful cream cable knit sweater. This modern, well-cut and well-priced version of the classic Irish Aran represents quintessential fall coziness. Try it with a white button down or denim shirt underneath and a boot cut jean or trouser pant.


Jen just got this Joseph sweater in deep navy and is obsessed. It's an interesting piece over anything - even your workout clothes. It's a that-much-better version of a poncho. Wear it with a monochrome look underneath - all denim, navy or black. You want to offset the fluid shape of the sweater with a slimmer silhouette underneath. Note: it runs big, so size down one whole size.



Cos makes this interesting accessory piece - they call it a cardigan, but it's just sleeves and a back, sort of like a shrug. It's the type of piece you don't think you need, but will wear all the time. Throw it on over a T shirt or a tank dress and go.



It's not fall if we're not thinking about denim. We've rounded up three favorites in some silhouettes you may not already have in your arsenal. From left to right. 1. The G. Label high-waisted painter pant. This would be perfect with the See by Chloe boot above. Most likely different from the other 99 pairs of jeans in your closet. 2. The G. Label boot cut. The boot cut is back and better than ever. It's a great, sophisticated silhouette. Be warned: this version has no stretch. If you have a narrow waist, go for it. 3. The Mother cropped step-fray. This one has the perfect amount of stretch (i.e., a lot) and not too much fade; you can almost size down. This style is a must-own.


Lightweight jackets are the key to fall dressing and here are two good ones. On top, the Sacai vest is super cute and a good price for this brand. It's a modern take on the vest with a pleated back and big zipper. It's great for transition weather as an extra layer. Another perfect piece to throw on over your workout clothes.


The second piece is a hooded parka by Cos. It's cotton, so it's a perfect fall piece, not a winter jacket. And a great shape! This is not for the dead of winter but great for the buffer seasons. The waist tie gives you flexibility to cinch it in if you want.



By now, you know we love a belt bag. They somehow seem even more practical during a pandemic. This version by Cos is very good. The emphasis here is on both the belt and the bag. The bag can be removed and used as a clutch and the belt is chic alone. So versatile! Love this over a trench as shown above. It's a clutch and a belt and only $99.