5 Fall Jackets and Layering Pieces That Are Comfortable and Versatile

5 Fall Jackets and Layering Pieces That Are Comfortable

Huge thanks to Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring this post

You know what’s great about fall style? The LAYERING! Now, I know it can be tough to think about layers in the middle of summer, but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the best times to get good quality, SUPER COMFORTABLE jackets and layering pieces at great, great deals. So, I need y’all to push through and take advantage of this time! 😄 I want to highlight five fall jackets and layering pieces that are comfortable that I don’t want you to miss out on, and I’m partnering with Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective to do it.

On top of completely transforming how comfortable my entire wardrobe is, I also love shopping at Nordstrom because of their fantastic customer service! They offer free shipping and free return shipping on all orders which means you can order things and try them with peace of mind. You can also order online and utilize their in-store and curbside pickup. And, you can earn points on your purchases towards Nordstrom Notes, get access to free alterations, and more if you’re part of the Nordy Club. It’s totally free to sign up! Learn all about it HERE.

SIZING: I’m 5’6″ and usually S/M or 6 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.

 

Elevated Casual Fall Outfit: white cami + cream cardigan + blue distressed jeans + tan suede flats + gold pendant necklace + grey crossbody Elevated Casual Fall Outfit: white cami + cream cardigan + blue distressed jeans + tan suede flats + gold pendant necklace + grey crossbody side view Elevated Casual Fall Outfit: white pintucked camisole + cream long cardigan + blue distressed ankle straight leg jeans + gold short initial pendant necklace + gray crossbody purse close upElevated Casual Fall Outfit: white t-shirt + cream cardigan + light wash jeans + white slip on sneakers + white earrings + grey crossbody

1. Long Cardigan – size XS
Long cardigans are totally a fall essential, and in particular, I love how long cardigans give you a relaxed vibe and can be worn with jeans and a t-shirt and sneakers, like I’m doing in the second outfit, or with a blouse and flats, like I’m doing in the first outfit. Easy, comfortable layer!

This has been my favorite cardigan since buying it during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last year because it’s thick and cozy, but it’s not heavy. I wear it pretty much year round, including on cooler summer days and evenings. Being thicker, it holds shape better, too, which keeps your outfits looking more polished. Reviews say it’s itchy, and while it starts out that way, I can tell you that the itch factor has gone away over the course of the year that I’ve had it. I hate itchy clothes, so for a while I only wore this with long sleeves, but now I wear it with t-shirts all the time. It has definitely softened up. This comes in 9 colors that you can check out HERE. I wear size XS as these run very large, and even XS is roomy on me.

BTW, the distressed straight leg jeans are BACK IN STOCK! They are stretchy and pretty comfortable, and they’re only $38.90 right now! I like that they have a slimmer straight leg silhouette, which makes it easier to transition away from skinny jeans. Grab them HERE while they’re still in stock! I wear size 4.

There is also a classic dark wash, non-distressed version that is equally as stretchy and comfortable, HERE. I wear those in size 4 as well.

Shop the Outfit #1:
White Cami: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size S)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size XS)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 4; similar)
Flats: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 9)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar—pricey but genuine leather)

Shop the Outfit #2:
White T-shirt: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size S)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size XS)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 4)
White Slip-on Sneakers: (similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar—pricey but genuine leather)

Comfortable Blazer Navy Caslon Comfy Workwear Super Comfortable Blazer by Caslon Business Casual Work Outfit

2. Blazer – size XS
Blazers polish up your looks instantly, but if you’ve ever written off blazers thinking they are too stuffy for your style, I want to note that there are many different types of blazers that you can try! The blazer I’m wearing here is an alternative to a classic blazer with a corporate feel. This one is a PMT fan favorite because it’s SUPER SOFT and STRETCHY and feels like a sweatshirt but looks way more polished! It’s so easy to move around in, and it also looks great in more relaxed work environments. It pairs well with jeans, but I’ve also paired it with trousers, like in THIS blog post. This comes in 6 colors, which you can see HERE. I wear size XS as this runs large.

Shop the Outfit:
Blazer: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size XS)
Top: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size S; similar; similar, similar)
Pants: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 4)
Tan Heels: (similar)

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Casual Outfit: navy utility jacket + red long sleeve top + skinny ankle jeans + suede flats + gold initial pendant necklace + grey crossbody bagNordstrom Anniversary Sale Casual Outfit: navy utility jacket + red long sleeve top + skinny ankle jeans + suede flats + gold initial pendant necklace + grey crossbody bag side view Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Casual Outfit: navy utility jacket + red long sleeve top + skinny ankle jeans + suede flats + gold initial pendant necklace + grey crossbody bag close up

3. Utility Jacket – size XS
The perfect fall layer that goes with pretty much everything! Throw it on over t-shirts, sweaters, and blouses. This one has good structure to make your outfits look polished and put together, but it’s stretchy and lightweight, so it’s easy and comfortable to wear. It also has an adjustable drawstring at the waist so you can nip it in and define your waist perfectly. This comes in 4 colors, HERE. I wear size XS as this runs very large.

Also, in case you missed this thermal top, it’s such a great fall piece to layer under jackets, cardigans, and vests! It’s very thick and keeps you pretty warm. It comes in 6 colors, and I got it in both Beige and in Rust Spice. I wear size S.

Shop the Outfit:
Top: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size S; similar—I wear size M)
Jacket: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size XS)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 4)
Shoes: Nordstrom (exact—I wear size 9)
Necklace: Nordstrom (exact)

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Elevated Casual Outfit: maroon suede moto jacket + maroon lace sleeve 3/4 puff sleeve top + dark wash bootcut jeans + suede tan flats + gold initial pendant necklaceNordstrom Anniversary Sale Elevated Casual Outfit: burgundy suede moto jacket + burgundy lace sleeve 3/4 puff sleeve top + dark wash bootcut jeans + suede tan flats + gold initial pendant necklace jacket offNordstrom Anniversary Sale Elevated Casual Outfit: maroon suede moto jacket + maroon lace sleeve 3/4 puff sleeve top + dark wash bootcut jeans + suede tan flats + gold initial pendant necklace close upNordstrom Anniversary Sale Elevated Casual Outfit: maroon suede moto jacket + white pintucked cami + pull-on black ankle pants + leopard print pumps + gold initial pendant necklace + black tote side viewNordstrom Anniversary Sale Elevated Casual Outfit: Kut from the Kloth maroon suede moto jacket + 1.State white pintucked cami + Halogen relaxed pullon black ankle pants + Bracha gold initial pendant necklace + black tote bag BP close up

4. Moto Jacket – size S
A moto jacket is my go-to layer for dressing up, and you can wear it with jeans and a blouse for a dressy casual date look or with slacks and a blouse for work. I’m showing both above.

Just like we said with blazers, if you have written off moto jackets because they feel stiff and constricting, you MUST TRY this moto jacket! It is soooo soft, STRETCHY as heck, and lightweight! It is so comfortable and easy to move around in, and it makes you look so chic! It comes in 4 colors, HERE. I wear size S. I’m wearing the color Raisin which looks different in person than in the picture on Nordstrom’s site and is truer to the color in my pics above.

BTW, the purple top that I’m wearing in the first look is VERY comfortable. The material for the torso is really, really stretchy, and it hangs nicely. The sleeves are a bit sheer, which adds a lightness to the look. It comes in 4 colors that you can see HERE. I wear size S.

Shop the Outfit #1:
Burgundy Top: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size S)
Jacket: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size S)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 8; similar)
Tan Heels: (similar)
Necklace: Nordstrom (exact)

Shop the Outfit #2:
White Cami: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size S)
Jacket: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size S)
Pants: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 4)
Leopard Print Heels: (similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar)
Necklace: Nordstrom (exact)

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Casual Athleisure Outfit: grey wrap jacket + red top + black leggings + grey lace up sneakers + gold initial pendant necklace + grey small crossbody bagNordstrom Anniversary Sale Casual Athleisure Outfit: grey wrap jacket zipped up + black leggings + grey lace up sneakers + gold initial pendant necklace + grey small crossbody bagNordstrom Anniversary Sale Casual Athleisure Outfit: grey wrap jacket zipped up + grey small crossbody bag

5. Cozy Wrap Jacket – size XS
Last up is this cozy wrap jacket, and sheesh, is it COZY! First, the overall material feels like a sweatshirt, so it’s soft and easy to move in, but it’s in the form of a jacket. It doesn’t feel heavy to wear. And even better? The inside lining along the torso is SUPER SOFT and FUZZY, which is what makes this thing sooooo awesome and cozy! You feel like you’re wrapped up in a fuzzy blanket! This is currently available in 3 colors, HERE. I wear size XS as this runs large.

Underneath, I’m wearing the Caslon thermal top that I mentioned earlier. You can pair it with leggings for a super casual outfit!

Shop the Outfit:
Top: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size S)
Jacket: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size XS)
Leggings: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size S)
Shoes: (similar, similar)
Necklace: Nordstrom (exact)

Those are 5 jackets and layering pieces that are SO COMFORTABLE and that you should definitely try while they’re on sale! I know you all want a wardrobe that looks good but is comfortable, and again, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the BEST time to get good quality pieces that will completely elevate how comfortable you are in your clothes!

You can check out more of my recommendations on the PMT Nordstrom Anniversary Sale page! There are plenty more good items to try, so head over to see them!


Wardrobe Staples Styler Mix and Match Clothes in WardrobeDo you want to learn how to mix and match these 5 layering pieces flawlessly? The Wardrobe Staples Styler will help you do just that! You’ll learn how to style 16 wardrobe staples (including the long cardigan, utility jacket, moto jacket, and blazer we talked about in today’s post!) in endless ways with plug-and-wear outfit templates, a look book with 330+ outfit ideas, and more!

Learn all about the Wardrobe Staples Styler HERE so that you can style yourself with ease!

(P.S. You can add on the Wardrobe Staples Shopping Guide if you want that extra help shopping for wardrobe staples, too!)

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