A Cool Layered Look for Fall

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It’s ironic that I’m sharing this post today because it’s been unseasonably warm here in Pennsylvania this week. However, fall weather is returning this weekend, and I’m ready for all the layering and accessorizing.

There is no accessory more fundamentally fall than a cozy scarf, and with more and more activities happening outside this year, an oversized scarf like this one can serve multiple purposes.

You can wrap it around your neck like a traditional scarf, for a chic cold weather layered look.

Or you can throw it around your shoulders like a blanket, if you get chilly when you’re at a socially distanced outdoor gathering.

If you get overheated, just toss it in your tote, and carry on about your day.

I found this oversized plaid scarf at Nordstrom — it’s by Treasure & Bond, one of the Nordstrom Made Brands.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Nordstrom’s best kept secret is their in-house brands. They’re very well priced for the level of quality, and they make a wide variety of styles for work and weekend.

In fact, this whole look is made up of Nordstrom Made brands.

A moto jacket is another one of my favorite layering pieces for fall. It’s generally more flattering than a cardigan, and it gives that effortless cool-girl vibe to a basic sweater and jeans.

Plus, you get some extra warmth without the bulk of a coat.

Faux leather has come a long way in the last few years, and it’s a great option when buying a piece you may not wear a lot.

This drape collar faux leather jacket by Halogen is priced affordably at under $100. I love this light coffee color for a change, but it also comes in black.

And while we’re talking about Halogen, they have some of the best cashmere sweaters you can find under $100.

This is their cashmere v-neck, and they also have a crewneck and a turtleneck.

All of these styles come in tons of great colors and neutral tones, and they have a fabulous fit and feel. I’ve had several of each over the years.

I love the updates they’ve made to the v-neck. I think the detail around the neckline is so pretty, and the extra long ribbed cuffs are a nice touch.

Croc embossed leather is a hot trend for fall, and I thought these burgundy block heeled booties were fun for a change.

They have that modern chunky heel/pointy toe combo going on, and they run true to size. I have my usual size 8.

I picked up these BP. gradient square sunnies because I’ve been wanting to find a more wallet-friendly pair of sunglasses to recommend, and these have such a great shape and fit. You seriously won’t believe the price.

Finally, I added these brushed drop earrings and bezel station necklace to complete the outfit.

I love this chic layered look for casual outdoor fall events and errands. The dark wash jeans are a classic wardrobe staple, and the raw hem gives them a modern edge.

The cashmere sweater is super luxe and soft, and the faux leather jacket elevates the look and adds a nice contrast of textures.

I can remove the jacket if I want to be more relaxed and comfortable, but it’s not too heavy to keep on as part of my outfit if I want to.

And when it gets chilly, I’ll pull out my cozy plaid blanket scarf and wrap up so I’m toasty warm and stay out as long as I want.

If you’re looking to refresh your fall wardrobe, be sure to check out the Nordstrom made brands. They have just about anything you could possibly need, at a variety of price points to fit almost any budget.

Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for the Nordy Club so you can start earning rewards and get perks like free alternations credit and invitations to special events. And don’t forget about their free shipping and free returns, as well as the contactless curbside pickup option.

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photos: Alison Cornell