You masterfully assembled the perfect outfit—flouncy top, skinny jeans and kicky boots—but just as you step outside, a little chill runs up your arms. Goose pimples. You march on, hunched against the chilly morning, refusing to acknowledge that it might suddenly be Jacket Weather. This is your outfit, your look. You will not hide it!
Admit it, you’ve been that girl.
To dress for fickle temperatures, employ this foolproof styling trick: Slip a jacket over your shoulders. That’s all. The simplest and chicest of fashion moves, shrugging a jacket over your shoulders can help transition summery separates into chillier temps. The right jacket may even elevate what you’re wearing underneath.
To warm you up to this cool-weather style technique, we picked five of our favorite pre-fall outfits from the street-style pros.
To transition summery white denim into the new season, Mary Orton of Memorandum tosses a leather jacket over her shoulders.
Kate Ogata of The Fancy Pants Report contrasts the geometric lines of her windowpane-patterned blouse with a camo-print printed jacket.
For a cool night out, stylist Katie Goldsmith drapes Vince Camuto longline wool coat over a slinky tank top and sexy leather leggings.
The View From 5 Ft. 2’s Christine Petric’s throw-it-on-before-running-out-the-door suede and leather jacket seals her outfit’s cool kid downtown vibe.
Style blogger Melanee Shale plays with proportions, pairing her moto jacket with a long belted tunic and skinny jeans.