6 Layering Outfits That Are Out of the Ordinary (and Will Earn You Compliments)

I personally think the ideal fall outfit perfectly marries fashion and function. Meaning: Layering is key. Some of the chicest autumn ensembles out there work flawlessly because they feature of-the-moment pieces all layered together in an effort to keep warm. While there are classic and timeless layering outfits—like a tee mixed with a cardigan, and perhaps a coat on top—there are actually a few key outfits I saved on IG that I think are particularly out of the ordinary.

The looks in question are all forward in nature and feel especially relevant. Due to this, I also think said outfits could earn you compliments thanks to their more creative feel. I’m talking about everything from ensembles that feature sweaters tied around blazers to those that highlight trendy pieces like sweater vests. Keep scrolling for a few fall layering outfit ideas, complete with shopping inspiration. Hey, you may just earn a compliment or two after testing out one of the solid looks ahead.

This vibe feels very "right now" with the sweater vest on top of a shirtdress, complete with knee-high boots. Simply toss on a shacket or a blazer for another layer.

H&M Ribbed Sweater Vest ($18)

Schutz Maryana Tall Boots ($238)

Mango Cotton Shirt Dress ($80)

The addition of a cozy sweater tied around the shoulders takes a trendy oversize blazer and boot vibe to the next level.

Wayf Finn Double Breasted Blazer ($128)

& Other Stories Cropped Cable Knit Cardigan ($119)

Good American Sweater Knit Bike Shorts ($75)

Mango Leather Boots With Tall Leg ($230)

A knit dress is perfect for fall—especially teamed with a long-sleeve tee and chunky boots.

Vero Moda Tia Sleeveless Rib Dress ($52)

BP Ribbed Long Sleeve Tee ($19)

Sam Edelman Justina Waterproof Chelsea Boot ($170)

A double button-down shirt vibe feels incredibly fresh for the season.

Frankie Shop Lui Organic Cotton-Poplin Shirt ($185)

H&M Oversized Cotton Shirt ($25)

Madewell High Rise Roadtripper Supersoft Jeans ($55)

Tory Burch Heeled Ankle Boot ($398)

Enhance a jumpsuit look with a turtleneck underneath, and tuck the pants into knee-high boots for a directional silhouette.

Mango Long Denim Jumpsuit ($100)

Madewell Women's Hollyridge Ribbed Button Shoulder Sweater ($70)

Dollger Store Rectangle Sunglasses ($11)

Vince Camuto Afelia Knee High Boot ($240)

Here's another 'fit showcasing a sweater vest. This time worn with a blouse, skirt, and coat. The secret sauce is the loafer and white sock pairing.

Astr the Label Scallop Hem Sweater Vest ($59)

Mango Double Breasted Denim Trench ($100)

H&M Side-Slit Satin Skirt ($25)

Ugg Ribbed Crew Socks ($18)

Sam Edelman Cammi Loafer ($150)

Next, check out more layering outfits.

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