By Kate Marin
After months of paring down our everyday looks to only the lightest layers necessary, fall dressing offers a completely new perspective. Not only are more layers an option, but the layers themselves have so much more potential. Denim, corduroy, knits, and fleece — these are the building blocks of our favorite fall looks, and this year we’re getting creative with these timeless cool-weather staples.
For the launch of Free Assembly, a new fashion brand available at Walmart, we teamed up to share our favorite fall pieces for mixing and layering all season long. Whether it’s by pairing a vintage-wash jean with a dark denim jacket or reinventing a slip dress with a chunky knit pullover, the best fall layers can transform and elevate any look. And with sustainability efforts at the forefront of its mission, the brand aims to minimize its environmental footprint while maximizing wearability. Explore a few ways to play with your own layers this fall, and twelve of our favorite pieces you’ll be reaching for again and again.
Take the denim-on-denim trend one shade deeper with a head-to-toe look in varying shades of blue. Mix a vintage-wash jean with a classic denim jacket, and pair it with a button-up blouse for an easy, chic look. For an added layer (and even more dimension), wrap a cozy knit sweater around the shoulders and finish the look with a white sneaker or leather boot.
Plus, these are layers you'll feel great about wearing. Free Assembly's denim lineup is produced in facilities that aim to protect the environment and their workers, and utilize mostly-organic cotton and low-water wash methods.
Silky skirts and slip dresses aren’t just for the warmer months. Layer on an oversized knit crewneck and play with varying prints for a playful ‘90s-inspired look. Paired with boots and sneakers alike, this off-duty look exudes effortlessly-cool style.
One of fall’s best layering pieces, a polished blazer will reinvent itself across all your best fall looks. Play with texture and tone with burnt-orange cords, or opt for a minimalist approach with denim and crisp white. Paired with a plaid, perfectly-oversized blazer, these easy fall combinations take on a whole new life.