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A Master Class in Transitional Layering

In partnership with our friends at Veronica Beard

We may pack up the halters and break out the sweaters, but hang up the florals and shelve our swishy skirts? Not quite yet. The trick to keeping those hero pieces going strong deep into the ember months is to think of your closet as a lockbox. All you need to do is try out a few clever combinations to unlock a whole world of chicness, without having to start from scratch. Welcome to the layers club.

PRETTY TOUGH

Break up the blooms with heavy metal and a pair of stomp-around combat boots. Go one step further with a classic-with-a-twist trench coat that’s cool and irreverent, in a singularly ’90s kind of way.

  1. start with…

  2. Veronica Beard Dress Veronica Beard Dress
    Veronica Beard
    DRESS
    Veronica Beard, $495
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  3. +
  4. …then add

  5. Adam Lippes Coat Adam Lippes Coat
    Adam Lippes
    COAT
    Net-a-Porter, $1,690
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  6. wear it with

  7. Versani Bracelet Versani Bracelet
    Versani
    BRACELET
    Versani, $4,800
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  8. The Office of Angela Scott Boots The Office of Angela Scott Boots
    The Office of Angela Scott
    BOOTS
    goop, $575
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  9. Electric Sunglasses Electric Sunglasses
    Electric
    SUNGLASSES
    goop, $175
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PERIOD PIECES

Clean lines plus a neutral palette ensure the Victorian vibe errs on the side of modern. You can leave all the romancing to those era-specific details (bow ties, pointy toes…).

  1. start with…

  2. Sea Blouse Sea Blouse
    Sea
    BLOUSE
    goop, $275
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  3. +
  4. …then add

  5. Paco Rabanne Coat Paco Rabanne Coat
    Paco Rabanne
    COAT
    Farfetch, $1,352
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  6. wear it with

  7. Jemma Wynna Huggies Jemma Wynna Huggies
    Jemma Wynne
    HUGGIES
    goop, $3,990
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  8. Veronica Beard Trousers Veronica Beard Trousers
    Veronica Beard
    trousers
    goop, $425
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  9. Marc Jacobs Boots Marc Jacobs Boots
    Marc Jacobs
    BOOTS
    Shopbop, $550
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RUGGED ROMANCE

How’s this for a study in balance: An all-season chambray shirt tames the tweed tailoring, while a structured skirt reins in the rodeo leanings.

  1. start with…

  2. G. Label Elise Denim Shirt G. Label Elise Denim Shirt
    G. Label
    ELISE DENIM SHIRT
    goop, $245
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  3. +
  4. …then add

  5. Veronica Beard Jacket Veronica Beard Jacket
    Veronica Beard
    JACKET
    goop, $650
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  6. wear it with

  7. Bondeye Jewelry Ring Bondeye Jewelry Ring
    Bondeye Jewelry
    RING
    goop, $825
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  8. Dodo Bar Or Skirt Dodo Bar Or Skirt
    Dodo Bar Or
    SKIRT
    MatchesFashion, $1,106
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  9. Tabitha Simmons Boots Tabitha Simmons Boots
    Tabitha Simmons
    BOOTS
    goop, $795
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