How To Dress For EVERY Fall Temperature

Even though we've been through the fall-to-winter wringer 20 times over, we're still clueless when it comes to translating a numerical temperature into an actual outfit. (Oh, so high-50s doesn't mean pile on every heat-trapping layer in sight?) Despite our efforts, we always seem to not get it quite right, resulting in a commute where we're either sweating or shivering.

To suss out these sartorial gripes — and ensure we leave the house in an ensemble we won't regret — we created looks from the Zappos Style Room that show you exactly what to wear for all of Mother Nature's tricky weather forecasts. Mid-40s and windy? A turtleneck, pullover, and wrap coat offer the perfect layering recipe. High-60s with scattered clouds? Bask in the semi-warm temps with a tee, leather jacket, and boyfriend jeans. From freakishly warm fall days to the season's first snowfall, we've got your fashion weather forecast, right this way.
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The Forecast: '70s & Sunny
For those random days the cold season decides to be summer again, you've got to have a backup outfit to embrace it. Take on the unseasonably warm temps with your fave A-line miniskirt sans tights, a vintage tee, and (gasp!) backless mules. A lined denim jacket will ward off any post-sunset chills.

Front Row Shop T-shirt, New Look skirt.
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The Forecast: 60s & Partly Cloudy
Ah, the 60s — that perfectly brisk sweet spot where layering actually sounds fun and not like a chore. An easy T-shirt and boyfriend jeans create a solid foundation for piling on your recently resurrected fall pieces. Opt for a suede lace-up sneaker to look and feel seasonally appropriate, then add a thicker leather jacket for those moments when the sun dips behind the clouds.

Adidas T-shirt, H&M jeans.
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The Forecast: 50s & Overcast
When the temps drop below 60, the only thing you want exposed is your face — how else will you show off your trademark fall lip color? Start by tucking skinny jeans into calf-height sock boots, and layer a cowl-neck cape over a long-sleeve button-up to keep your neck covered. Top it off with a wide-brim hat to trap in a little more heat (and dabble in that effortlessly badass model-off-duty look).

Whistles shirt, Acne Studios jeans.
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The Forecast: 40s & Windy
Okay, now it's straight-up cold. When fall gets real, so should your outfit. Take on the unpleasant conditions with comfy stretch-denim and a long-sleeve striped turtleneck — letting it peek out of a solid pullover sweater and a long wrap coat for added layers of warmth. Then, slip on a furry backpack and leather block heels to crunch through all of the fallen leaves — cozy socks recommended.

J.Crew shirt, COS sweater, Loeffler Randall backpack.
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The Forecast: 30s & Snowy
Despite your inner fashion girl wanting to prioritize style over survival, when the temps reach the 30s, it's time to whip out that parka. But just because you could wear it in Antarctica doesn't mean it can't look cute. Layer it with a plaid hoodie, puffer vest, and in-again corduroy skinnies. Convertible gloves and lug-sole snow booties are necessary yet fun wintry touches.

Mango vest, TNA shirt, Zadig et Voltaire pants.

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