There's something so sexy about a cropped jacket of any kind, and we're loving this tweed trend for the season ahead. Try this tweed jacket, $169 at bebe, and keep your look sleek by pairing the jacket with dark, slim jeans and heels for a chic, wear-anywhere outfit.
Puffy vests have their charm, but your cold-weather wardrobe deserves better. Take the biker trend for a spin with this moto vest, $25 at Forever 21. The knit texture softens the look and makes it a cinch to pull off. Try a long-sleeve t-shirt or button-down layered underneath, and polish off the look with jeans tucked into tall boots.
Pick a cardi with your favorite extra -- ruffles, sequins, floral appliqués or jewels -- and use it to add oomph to a simple dress or a T-shirt and jeans. Adding embellished pieces to your wardrobe can be intimidating. So, if you want to ease into the trend, try this sequin cardi from Calvin Klein, $50. It has just enough details to catch eyes, but not enough to overwhelm.
A warm, textured cardigan is perfect for crisp fall days when you'd rather layer than cover up your outfit with a coat. One in gray or camel with a shawl collar is a must. These hues come off as cozy-chic (picture yourself in a Ralph Lauren ad), and they happen to be popular seasonal shades. Choose one that hits mid-thigh --the longer length balances out a thick texture -- and layer it over everything from a floral dress and tights to jeans and ballet flats.
This wrap cardigan, $55 at Old Navy, hits every stylish mark and is in a chic Southwestern shade that's very hot this fall.
Make room in your closet for one more blazer. This season's hot option is a knit blazer, and you'll love how this comfy, versatile piece meshes with your wardrobe. It has the polished look of a blazer, but it moves like a cardigan, and it's the perfect finishing touch for a feminine blouse or a basic tank and an eye-catching necklace. Try one in grey, like this blazer, $35 at Gap.
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