It's official: Autumn is here. Leaves are turning delightful colours, and there's pumpkin carving and even talk of party season approaching. However, there's another important matter we have to address. Now that it's colder, with temps always hitting the low-to-mid teens, what do you wear in 15-degree weather? Luckily, we've sorted through some key pieces to have on standby to help answer that major question.
Fifteen degrees might seem chilly, but it's actually a pretty comfortable temperature—not too hot but not too cold. Still, this indeterminate forecast is difficult to dress for. Wear too thick a knit and you'll feel flushed, but breezy, lightweight textures like linen might feel too cool on their own. To help you assemble outfits to suit a temperature drop, we've rounded up nine foolproof suggestions from some of our favourite influencers, who seem to have the art of transseasonal dressing down.
With everything from an alternative to bulky winter coats to the layering hero piece you'll consistently reach for over the next six months, scroll on to see nine impressive outfits that perfectly demonstrate what to wear in 15-degree weather. Then, should they not already feature in your wardrobe, proceed to shop the key pieces you need to re-create them.
Style Notes: Trench coats are considered a year-round staple for most fashion types, but they loan themselves particularly well to middle-of-the-road temperatures, too. Often lightweight but roomy enough to layer knitwear underneath, they're the perfect addition to any pre-fall capsule. Plus, they come in handy in the rain.
Style Notes: If you invested in a chunky knitted vest last winter, then you'll be pleased to hear that they're sticking around for autumn/winter 2021. Wear the impressive layering item over a shirt dress and finish with boots for added warmth for a look you can wear until autumn really kicks in.
Style Notes: What we love about jumpsuits is that, much like dresses, they provide an easy outfit solution that works for just about every occasion you can think of. However, an added extra is that they also keep more heat in—perfect for when it's 15° out.
Style Notes: Comfortable but chic in equal measure, knitted dresses have become a firm favourite of ours over the last year and double up as the ultimate 15-degree-weather throw-on. Add whatever footwear you feel comfortable with; though, it doesn't come much sleeker than leather boots.
Style Notes: Speaking of boots, 15° marks the perfect temperature for digging yours out again. Wear them without tights to avoid feeling too hot—they'll make all of your dresses instantly feel more appropriate for the temperature, too. If you feel a little chilly, simply layer a long-sleeve top underneath.