15 Affordable Basics That Can Easily Be Layered This Fall

Liz Doupnik
15 Affordable Basics That Can Easily Be Layered This Fall
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The weather has been throwing us some curveballs, leaving us overheated or frigid on just about any given day this fickle fall. From cardigans to Henley’s, we tracked down 15 seasonal basics that are perfect for layering.

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Drapey, long-sleeved tunics look effortlessly awesome when worn underneath a motorcycle jacket.

Eveleigh Tunic, $125; at LnA Clothing

We'd layer this breton stripe tee under a chunky knit cardigan or fisherman's sweater.

Painter Boatneck Tee in Stripe, $29.99; at J.Crew

Flannels continue to be great for layering, especially when casually thrown over a vintage T-shirt or worn under a sweater.

Studded Check Shirt, $79.90; at Zara

Layering options are endless with a perfect knit sweater: Wear it over a button-down or under a vest.

Unisex Fisherman's Sweater, $78; at American Apparel

Scoop up an oversized shirt that can be worn under anything from a blazer to a shrunken sweater.

Whetherly Cohen Tee, $78.99; at Piperlime

Just because you're heading to the gym doesn't mean you can't look cute. Throw a short-sleeve hoodie over your workout gear for a bit of extra warmth and style.

Hooded Top, $39.95; at H&M

When it comes to being cozy, nothing beats a slouchy cardigan with plenty of room for tees and tanks underneath.

Kassi Sweater, $128; at Joie

A relaxed sweater is the perfect option for work, play and travel, and can be worn over a tee or tank.
Herringbone Boxy Crew Neck Sweater, $295; at James Perse

Layer a cashmere sweater over a long-sleeve tee for extra warmth on a chilly day.

Autumn Cashmere Pumpkin Spice Cashmere Boxy Cropped Crewneck Sweater, $132; at Bluefly

Henleys work with pretty much everything: Try them under an open flannel, a sweater or a vest. 

Ecote Washed Split Neck Henley Tee, $39; at Urban Outfitters

Layer a scoop-neck tee under a fitted blazer or a colorful cardigan. 

Slubby Steamed Tee, $58; at Anthropologie

A simple shrunken cardigan looks chic over a basic blouse, with a statement necklace thrown in for good measure.

Pulse Cardigan, $137.50; at Surface to Air

While you may be regretting the crop tops you bought this summer, experiment with wearing them underneath oversized cardigans (with high-waist jeans), or even over a long-sleeved shirt or turtleneck.

Flared Crop Top, $30; at Nasty Gal

Basic updates like zippers spruce up even the most simple of sweaters, so show up them off by pairing this number with a cool leather vest.

Zipper Sleeve Sweater, $135; at Oak NYC

Cascading hems were huge for summer —and still work for fall. We love dropped-hem cardigans, especially with chunky sweaters and booties.

Free People Bonita Ribbed Up Cardigan Dress, $78; at Shopbop

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