The weather may go south from this point on, but that doesn’t mean that your wardrobe should be as dreary. We’ve assembled some of the best layers whether it’s freezing-cold or just a tad nippy.
Model: Georgiy Soltanov
Turn up the chic quotient of any shirt-and-pants combo by putting on a polished shirt jacket, this one made of 100 percent organic cotton moleskin fabric. The clean lines and snap buttons ensure that it will not lose its contemporary appeal for a long time.
Wild Rogue Jacket, Prana, prana.com; Zero Flannel, Poler, poler.com; Eagle Ray Pant, Prana, prana.com
Don’t be fooled: This seemingly thin zip-up jacket has enough recycled fill to keep you toasty at up to 23 degrees fahrenheit. Not bad for something that you can roll up and stash in your backpack or glove compartment.
Otis-P Puffer Jacket, Noize, noize.com; Vaha Straight Pant, Prana, prana.com
Channel a preppy vibe by layering a long-sleeved tee (or a sweater) with a structured vest. Finish the look with a knit scarf if you require an extra level of warmth.
Bishop Sleeveless Jacket, Poler, poler.com; Watchtower Long Sleeve, Prana, prana.com
Trucker jackets walk a fine line between rugged and refined, and they do so with bravura. This handsome fleece-lined number is best worn while enjoying hot chocolate and marshmallows by the campfire—whether that’s in your backyard or at an actual camp.
Burntside Trucker Jacket, Toad&Co, toadandco.com; Convoy Long Sleeved Tee, Olivers, oliversapparel.com; Wingman Denim Lean, Toad&Co, toadandco.com
If a parka is good enough for Indigenous Inuits fending off the frigid arctic, it should just as easily protect you from the elements for the next four months. This bomber-parka hybrid is equipped with a vegan plush lined collar, a storm placket, and a detachable hood.
Nixon Parka, Noize, noize.com; Vaha Straight Pant, Prana, prana.com; Cayman Shirt, Prana, prana.com
Layered sportswear pieces—a knit tee, a pair of joggers, and a thin overshirt—should be your uniform on lazy Sundays or whenever you feel like taking it easy.
Foraker Button-Down, Corbeaux, corbeauxclothing.com; Jackpot Jogger, Corbeaux, corbeauxclothing.com; Rufus Knit, Poler, poler.com; Oxford Crew Light Socks, Darn Tough Vermont, darntough.com
Waxed jackets are as utilitarian now as they were during the 15th century, when it’s said that mariners would smear grease on fabric to make them weatherproof. A historically rural piece of outerwear—they’re a staple with outdoor pursuits like fishing and hunting—the waxed jackets of today also feel right at home with a polo and a pair of dark denims.
McWay Trucker Jacket, Follow Through Long Sleeve Shirt, Wingman Denim Lean, all Toad&Co, toadandco.com
When the day doesn’t forecast snow, instead threatening a downpour, reach for this ultralight waterproof anorak made of 100 percent recycled nylon ripstop.
Precip Eco Anorak, Marmot, marmot.com; Shoutout Core Sunglasses, Smith Optics, smithoptics.com