Mastering Layers for Autumn

Blogger wears Olive Vest

Hello loves.  I am hoping that the end of the week is finding  you well and ready for Friyay! It has been warm here in New York, but finally the cold is due here tomorrow . I get shivers just thinking about it.

Today I feature an olive-green vest and a visual how-to for mastering layers for Autumn and beyond.

You can see my classic turtleneck sweater, spiced up a bit with a row of rhinestones, but the simple look is an olive-green vest, by Rag and Bone, over this navy sweater, and a red bag for a pop of color. The Gucci looking white pumps are from Portugal by Hush Puppies.

Mastering layers for Autumn serves both function and aesthetics. Layers help you adjust to changing temps, indoor and out, and this has been such a changeable Autumn so far!

Olive vest over turtleneck sweater

I know it is hard to believe that the cold weather will arrive. Just a few days ago I was walking and seeing tress in bud, and flowers in bloom. I even went to a penthouse to view the city, and what a sight it was. The warm light and city vistas were a pleasure to see.

flowers in bud in autumn

rooftop viewI did need my pink  Le Fleur  sunglasses that day! The light was warm and cast a romantic and warm glow on the city , and I shall miss it terribly as the days shorten into winter!

I like the pop of color that my red Mark Cross bag added to my outfit. Part of mastering layers is knowing when to add color and texture. I think this red bag was just right,  with the golden links of the chain and envelope structure. Below a shot of my fringed denim jeans, the “Gucci” looking shoes from Portugal , and the wisp of olive-green from my vest.

Mark Cross bag

After going downtown to see friends I went back uptown to where I live. I had lunch at the Upper East Café . The food was delicious and simple . I sat near a sunny window and enjoyed the view of passersby. Later, indoors I thought to add my fish net socks from Aldo US . You can’t see it but they are trimmed with pearls and add texture and attitude. I wear this with block heels, and not stilettos  for a PG look!

fishnet socks


The winter chill will arrive tomorrow. It has been in the 60’s and seventies here, but tonight it drops to near 20! Brrr. I am glad I have so many coats, gloves and scarves to keep me warm. I love to layer, mastering layers for any season is so important for comfort and is such a stylish way to keep your wardrobe fresh.

Are you ready to hibernate ? I am getting ready to be. I am buying gifts, feathering my nest, and thinking happily about the holidays which are so close on the horizon .

Sending warm hugs and thank you to my loyal readers, I know it is so much easier to glance on Instagram,  and  hit the like button!  I do appreciate that you are here !

Stay warm. Stay cool; stay just right!

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50 thoughts on “Mastering Layers for Autumn

  1. Elle, I think it is great that it was warm in NYC for such a long time and I know you are also well equipped for the cold that will come! I love your look with the cool khaki vest and your shoes including the fishnet socks are simply amazing! Enjoy this weekend – despite the cold!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    1. Thanks so much Jess!
      I also when it gets date early, by 4:00 the sun is totally eclipsed my buildings, earlier even… ergh.
      Happy thanksgiving 🍁

  2. I love that vest! 🙂 I have a pink vet and I really struggle with how to wear it sometimes, I’m not such a pro at layering – it’s rarely cold enough here for me to get any layering practice in, haha!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend! We are getting our family Santa photo done tomorrow, gotta get a move on with my Christmas cards, haha! 🙂

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    1. I am certain you will style that pink vest to perfection! Family Christmas card time, how much fun!!
      love to you and your family !
      xoxo, Elle

    1. Yes, I was on Square space for a while.. Back on WordPress, where I think I am more visible. Cat wait o catch up on your blog beautiful !
      xoxo, Elle

  3. love your choices and quirky touches like the fishnet socks <3 Here's hoping for a tolerable winter this year. I hear it gets crazy in NY so my sister usually visits us in the tropics.

    1. Ah, what would life be without sun unexpected choices ! Your sister is smart..maybe I will hide in one of her suitcases this year. Sending hugs.

    1. Thank you so much, I’m very happy to hear that. I was very happy to find this all of vest on sale, and my cool shoes from Portugal. Have a great day.

    1. Thanks Laura,
      I’m so glad that you like the layers that I chose to wear that day. The pink sunglasses were a lot of fun to wear also. Have a great day!

  4. Lovely layers, Elle! I really like the fun little socks with those shoes. It’s still firmly fall here – still glorious colours on the trees, but it’s been getting chillier (and darker!). Stay warm, my dear!

  5. I am ready to hibernate, dear Elle! But instead I still have to solve some things, and due to that, I feel tired lately, so I will go to a beach this week 🙂 But I looove fall and you look so beautiful! The shoes are amazing, and layering was really great – I loved the tights, the bag and the vest! You always look so beautiful and classy! Hope you have a beautiful week!

    1. Well I certainly hope that you get a chance to hibernate and relax soon. Have a great week Denise and I hope it’s a really wonderful time for you.

    1. Thanks Allie,
      This was a fun wan easy lookmtomout ogetjer and wear. The fishnet socks from Aldo have been in heavy rotation, and are the ones with pearl studs that I wore with you at fashion week! Thinking of you,
      Xoxo Elle

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