Layering secrets of the Windy City

Updated: Oct 24, 2019

Fall is a beautiful season in Chicago. The tree lined streets are bursting with color and the local grocery stores have a fresh array of honey crisp apples and and butternut squash to help us forget about sweet corn. Although Chicago can be chilly in the fall, most Chicagoans opt to continue to roam outdoors, since after all, it could be worse. Like many climates, the weather in Chicago can switch on a dime, from sunny, to windy, to chilly, to rain. In fact it's only 1:00 pm as I write this and I have experienced all of these today alone. Any good Chicagoan will tell you that the secret to fall fashion is layering, but I'm going to introduce you to a few Chicago designers that have mastered these layers as a form of art.

The Rattler Top available in cream or black by Anna Brown. Long sleeve top in wool lace is beautiful layered or worn alone. Extra length in torso and sleeves allow for scrunching. Raw edge detail on sleeve and hem; bias trim at neck.

The Foxx Riding Vest in almond by Sophia Reyes. Perfect for laying for warmth and style. With a killer back and side view. The Foxx Riding Vest is cozy- thanks to the textured teddy feel and sueded soft backing.

Grey Cashmere Poncho by Love Knitz. This super soft cashmere poncho is the perfect layering piece to your outfit. Made from 100% Cashmere and Hand Woven in Nepal.

Draped Merino Long Sleeve Top by Vincent James. The drape and swing of this top make it feel feminine and special but it's still a smart staple with any bottom from pencil skirt to leggings. Made from 100% lightweight ultra-soft merino wool knit with just a bit of natural stretch. Cropped front hem with slightly longer back hem

The Oakley Swing Coat by Coat Check Chicago. Full-bodied with fitted shoulders, raglan sleeves, on-seam side pockets and a single magnetic closure make this coat a fantastic topper to any layer. Available in Black, Jade, Admiral, and Caramel. Pictured here on Uncomplicated Spaces.