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Layered Looks for Teens: Next-Level Styles for the Fall

Layered Looks for Teen: Next-Level Styles for the Fall


Are your camis and cutoffs getting stale? Does your maxi dress feel overplayed? Look no further, because layering is a quick and easy way to breathe new life into basics. Just a few key pieces can transform your summer uniform into an of-the-moment outfit. Fast forward to fall, and these items work double duty on your back-to-school wardrobe.

Stumped on where to start? No worries. Transitioning from sunny Saturdays by the beach to chilly Friday nights at the football game is simple with these fab five layering essentials for the fall.

Teen students wearing layers

Jazz it Up with a Jean Jacket

Whether a classic light blue wash or a distressed darker version, the jean jacket never disappoints. Typically a slouchy t-shirt and joggers offer a gym-ready look. But with the addition of a gently fitted denim coat and sport slides you're owning the athleisure game. Sporty and chic, this fashion formula is the ultimate when it comes to lazy day lounging with the girls. And remember that lacy sundress you wore to countless graduation celebrations? Extend its life by dialing down the fancy with a weathered jean jacket. Now you're ready to take in an end-of-summer sunset.

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Juniors' jean jacket

Cream of the Crop

Juniors' crop top

When you can't bear to bare, try a crop top over a solid cami. Remember to keep the color palette similar to avoid an unsightly color-blocking situation around your waist. Boyfriend jeans and wedges bring it-girl status to this layered look. If street style is your jam, keep covered by wearing this midriff-revealing staple under a bomber jacket and adding a midi skirt. For model-off-duty style, perfect for everything from backyard barbecues to weekend study sessions, let this top peek out from beneath your favorite shortalls or overalls. Canvas sneakers add a fun, laid-back finish.

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All Dressed Up

Sleeveless and simply cut, the tank dress will work overtime in your wardrobe. Rock a throwback look for a sunny day meet up with your squad by layering your dress over a fitted white t-shirt. Accessorize with a choker and flatforms, and you'll slay in this 90s-inspired ensemble. Keep casually cool vibes strong when temperatures start to drop by topping your tank dress with a long cardigan. An infinity scarf and booties are the perfect finishing touches for fall. Play with different color combinations and pattern pairings to make this tried-and-true outfit feel fresh.

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Juniors' tank dress

Crush It in a Kimono Top

Juniors' kimono top

The breezy, boho kimono top is everything your summer needs. A pool party ensemble is instantly posh with the addition of this semisheer layer, which serves as a killer cover-up over your one-piece swimsuit. Catch fireworks with friends in a pretty floral-print version. Wear it with a playful graphic tee, frayed denim shorts and flat sandals. Keep it in rotation as the school bells start to ring by pairing it with a short-sleeve tunic, leggings and ankle boots. No matter the season, your kimono combo is total style goals when you accessorize with stacks of bangle bracelets.

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Just Blouse It

The classic button-front shirt packs a serious punch when you choose a pattern that pops, such as floral or plaid. Gingham makes this must-have layer feel ultra-current. Start with a slim tank top and jean shorts then throwing on your button-front, leaving it open and rolling the cuffs to the elbow. Sleek slide sandals complete this carefree ensemble, which will carry you from festival fun to seaside stroll. As fall approaches, button up this basic and wear it under a solid utility vest. Skinny jeans and white sneakers shape an outfit that’s too cool for school.

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Juniors' blouse