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The O.N.S Guide to Lightweight Layering

You already know that fall’s when the weather changes, but what you may not know is how to dress for those fluctuations. When it’s 50 degrees on your commute, but 80 by lunchtime, things get tricky. Fortunately, there’s a solution—layering. And though that may seem obvious, it can be difficult to pull off. So, in the name of service, here’s the O.N.S guide to lightweight fall layering.

Option 1: City Sophisticate

To successfully pull off proper layering, you need to start with a good base. And for that, you can’t go wrong with a classic cotton Oxford shirt and slim chinos. From here, you easily create functional, stylish layers by adding our shawl collar Cable Knit Cardigan and a nylon trench. The cardigan does double duty, framing your shirt and face with its distinctive collar, while letting you unbutton things if you need to cool down. The nylon trench is similarly versatile, adding a sleek, water-resistant shell to your look, while being light enough to pack up and stow in case things heat up.

Option 2: Country Gent

Even if you live in a city, you can take the best elements of a country gentlemen’s layered style and make it work for you. Here, we’ve upgraded your standard denim trucker, producing our Luke Jacket in fine, sturdy cotton moleskin, which pairs perfectly with olive chinos. Since this is a slimmer jacket, you’re going to need a thinner sweater, and our Ivy crewneck fits the bill. At the same time, the earthy tan of the jacket and olive in the chinos helps warm up your look, while popping off the cool white and grey base of this shirt and sweater combo.

Option 3: Creative Connection

When you really get good at layering, you can start playing with colors. Here in this ensemble, we’ve thrown together a few options that actually work well together. Our black Rider Chinos are the key to this whole outfit, providing an understated base that won’t clash with anything else in your outfit. Indeed, they look great with this burgundy Village Crew T-shirt, but also work when you add your next layer, our rosen-colored Adrian Garment Dyed Shirt (which also happens to make that tee pop). On the outer layer, the blue version of our Parker Jacket adds another hint of color, while being just dark and dignified enough to tie things together from the pants on up.

 


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