9 Perfect Outfits to Wear in 15-Degree Weather

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.

1. KEY BUY: TRENCH COAT

What to Wear in 15-Degree Weather: @frannfyne wears a trench coat with jeans

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@frannfyne

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. 

2. KEY BUY: KNITTED CO-ORD

What to Wear in 15-Degree Weather: @greceghanem wears an orange co-ord

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@greceghanem

Style Notes: We honestly believe this is the easiest way to get dressed during this odd weather time. It's super polished and warm. 

3. KEY BUY: CHUNKY VEST

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. 

4. KEY BUY: SHEARLING JACKET

Style Notes: Look to jackets rather than coats for a good cover-up. Shearling versions are on our radar right now. 

5. KEY BUY: DENIM ALL-IN-ONE

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. 

6. KEY BUY: HEAVY BLAZER

Style Notes: Sure, it's 15°, but it still feels too soon to wear your winter coat. Instead, look for woollen blazers, which will keep you toasty but won't look out of place at this point in the year. 

7. KEY BUY: KNITTED DRESS

What to Wear in 15-Degree Weather: @femmeblk wears a knitted dress paired with a tan clutch

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@femmeblk

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.

8. KEY BUY: KNEE-HIGH 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. 

9. KEY BUY: CARDIGAN

What to Wear in 15-Degree Weather: @lenafarl wears a cardigan with a midi skirt and suede boots

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@lenafarl

Style Notes: As much as we love cardigans, admittedly, we've been overlooking them of late. But as soon as it dips to 15°, you can bet we'll be donning ours with pretty midi skirts and suede boots. 

This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next up, these are the biggest autumn/winter 2021 fashion trends to know. 

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