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5 cardigans and jackets that are perfect for layering

Fall is here...is it? September and early October are part of that weird time of year. Depending on where you live, it might be pretty chilly in the morning while you're waiting for the bus to come, wishing you brought something to keep warm. But by the time lunch rolls around, you are dripping with sweat.

Ugh, we've been there. During times like these, layering is your new bestie. These cardigans and jackets will keep you warm in the morning—and are just as easy to wear around your waist in the afternoon.

1. Long cardigans


Target, $28

For those extra chilly mornings, a long and chunky cardigan is the way to go. Bonus points for pockets! Pair it with high wasted shorts and a cropped tee to achieve that effortlessly cool and comfy look.

2. Jean jackets


H&M, $30

There's nothing more classic than a good ol' jean jacket. With plenty of colors and washes, jean jackets are timeless and adaptable to *any* outfit option. Feeling bold? You can go for the Canadian tuxedo look by pairing it with your favorite jeans (or jean shorts).

3. Cropped cardigans

Amazon, $31

Cropped cardigans are probably the lightest option here, so they're perfect for warmer days when you might be in a cold classroom. The small size makes it's perf for wearing around your waist or stuffing it in your backpack if you aren't feeling the vibe. Pair it with a cropped tank top, ripped jeans and black Converse for a classic look.

4. Leather jackets


Lulu's, $52

Embrace the cold and the cool-girl aesthetic with a too-cool-for school leather jacket. These are amazing for when you want to look good without putting too much effort. Pair it with all black clothes and accessories, or use it to bring your comfiest t-shirt and leggings to another level.

5. Corduroy jackets


Forever 21, $23

Corduroy is super underrated because it's sturdy enough to keep you warm but perfect to tie around your waist. Plus, it's v. cute and comes in so many fall colors, like green, brown or red. Pair it with a cute tank, your fav chinos and loafers to slay the preppy chic look.

Share your layering looks with us on Instagram @girlslifemag for a chance to get featured! 

Want more fashion tips? Check out these other articles:
🧥 5 way-too-early fall outfit ideas
🧥 Your guide to the pink pilates princess aesthetic
🧥 The GL girl's guide to dressing for a wedding

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by Rory Durso | 9/29/2022
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