After spending the last few months scheming how to wear the least amount of clothing without going completely NSFW, we’re fantasizing about our first gulps of crisp fall air. That said, we’re not ready to start hiding under a heavy coat just yet. In this installment of our Trend Takeout series, senior style editor Annie Georgia Greenberg demonstrates how to transition into chillier temps with three creative layering techniques that’ll keep you cozy without covering up your style.

Whether you’re hoofing it to Fashion Week or just making it to work in the morning, you’ll be ready for whatever the forecast slings your way in one of the simple-to-advanced looks above. The clincher? Weather-withstanding boots that bring it in the style department, like the SORELs Annie sports here. Yep, we just found another thing that’s cooler than being cool.

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