What To Wear When It’s 50 Degrees Out

The best outfits for in-between weather.

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Too cold for bare arms but too warm for puffers, early autumn’s temperatures can hover around the 50-degree mark (depending on where you’re located), providing a glorious moment in time for getting dressed. Ahead, discover 17 outfit ideas for this seasonal sweet spot.

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Pops Of Color & Print

Jazz up your chilly weather dressing with a pair of printed pants (zebra is a top-notch choice) and colorful accessories, like a silk scarf and booties.Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Strong Suiting

There are few style staples as polished as a bold-shoulder blazer. For fall, wear it with a turtleneck and slacks for a sharp look.Jonathan Paciullo

Elevated Neutrals

Pair an all-black outfit with a chic trench coat for Parisian dressing at its finest.Jonathan Paciullo

Short Shearling

While a long shearling coat may feel too warm for 50-degree weather, a cropped jacket should do the trick.Christian Vierig/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Mix Your Neutrals

Channel ‘70s safari style with a combination of comfy khakis and browns worn with a classic white t-shirt.Jonathan Paciullo

Crafty Croc

There’s no easier way to ensure effortless autumn dressing than with a statement jacket, like a faux croc piece crafted in a burgundy hue. Jonathan Paciullo

Fresh Trench

If you tend to rely on timeless, minimalist staples, consider investing in an updated classic this season, like a reworked trench coat.Melodie Jeng/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Matching Set

Translate your favorite matching set to colder weather with an ankle-length drapey trench.Christian Vierig/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Playful Layers

Cold-weather dressing doesn’t need to feel gloomy, simply reach for cozy layers in bright colors and patterns.Edward Berthelot/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Luxe Touches

Never have a bad outfit day with polished finishing touches, like a structured handbag, sleek gloves, and a unique belt.Christian Vierig/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Blanket Coat

For a playful take on outerwear, skip the peacoat and reach for an iteration that resembles a blanket.Christian Vierig/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

High-Low Mix

Balance out a bold blouse with pieces like khaki pants and lived-in sneakers.Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Sleek Layering

For a professional, weather-appropriate look this fall, wear a turtleneck beneath a structured jacket and team the two with leather trousers.Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Ankle-Length Pleats

Style a tea-length pleated skirt with staples like a boxy blazer, button-down shirt, and leather booties.Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Slightly Sporty

Upgrade your white tee and jeans with a sporty color-block jacket and a pair of embellished pumps.Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Big Proportions

Pair your flares with a boxy car coat for unexpected proportions this autumn.Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Wrap It

If you run hot and 50 degrees doesn’t signal coat weather to you, try a statement scarf to transition to cooler weather.Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

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