Now that Labor Day Weekend has come and gone, the unofficial start to Fall has begun. I can’t wait for the Charleston weather to cool down, but with my upcoming frequent travels to NYC it looks like I’ll be dressing for both Northern and Southern temps. I’ve learned that, like San Francisco, NYC weather can be a bit unpredictable so some of my lightweight coats for the chillier days have been essential for my travels. They’re not too bulky for packing and are easy to layer underneath as we get further into the Fall season. I love the idea of wearing a soft short sleeve t-shirt underneath my transitional options now and pairing the same coat over a lightweight cashmere sweater later.
Keep reading to see some of my go-to ways to layer and style Fall coats…
My biggest tip when packing coats for travel is to stick to neutral colors so you can pair and layer them with almost anything you bring on the trip. There are lots of ways to make the same neutral coat look different when throwing it over a new outfit – try cuffing the sleeves to show a peek of your blouse underneath, add a printed scarf around the neck, or pin a fun brooch on the collar for a little character.
I also try to buy coats that can be dressed up or down, which is important for when I’m heading to a full afternoon of business meetings or when I want to wear that same third piece for a weekend of fall festivities with friends. I’d love to know, what are some of your favorite coat styles for this time of year?