Fall layers for OHS

November 14, 2016

Fall is arguably the best season for clothing. The opportunity to break out your favorite pair of pants or flannel has come. In the winter, you are bundled up in your winter coats and clothes made to keep you warm. Spring is all about breaking out the shorts, and summer is hot, so the focus on clothing is to make sure you keep cool.

The fall weather this year has been colder in the morning, freezing at school in the plazas, and toasty in the science wing. This means it feels like a frozen tundra walking into school, and the sahara desert walking out. Layering is one popular trend that will help you be able to dress for the weather and look great through the climate change.

*Trends based off of GQ magazine, Pinterest, and Tumblr


Start with the first layer that you would like to wear. The first layer will include your pants, t-shirt, and socks. Next step is your second layer, something like an oxford shirt, flannel or sweatshirt. If you began with a basic shirt, then you can go for a cardigan, pullover, etc. Move on to the pants you want to wear. The color of the pants should complement the shirt you wear. If you wear a light shirt, then it is good to wear a dark pair of pants, and vice versa. Once your shirt and pants are decided, adding an outer layer like a bomber jacket, pea coat or casual blazer is a suitable final touch to your outfit. Jackets like these are nice during the fall because of the constant temperature change.

What’s in:

  • Do wear flannels
  • Do wear chukka boots
  • Do wear army green jackets
  • Do wear chinos
  • Do attempt swimming in the snow
  • Do go out of your comfort zone
  • Do wear what makes you feel confident
  • Do wear a casual long sleeve t-shirt with a pocket on it

What’s not:

  • Don’t wear shorts
  • Don’t wear white pants
  • Don’t wear sandals
  • Don’t worry about how others think you look
  • Don’t be afraid to dress up a little
  • Don’t break the dress code


Start with the obvious basics: jeans or leggings, and either a plain shirt or patterned shirt. With jeans or leggings and a plain shirt, you could layer a flannel or a cardigan and add a scarf if you would like. If you choose a patterned shirt, you could wear a bomber jacket or a wind breaker. If you choose leggings or a dark pair of jeans, you could wear a chambray shirt with a plain or patterned shirt underneath. For shoes, you will want to wear something that will keep your feet warm. Boots are obviously great for this. Converse, Vans or sandals with fuzzy socks are also an easy way to keep your toes warm.

What’s in:

  • Do wear flannels (for added warmth, wear a zip up jacket as another layer under the flannel).
  • Do wear sweaters.
  • Do wear leather and jean jackets as well as vests
  • Do wear peacoats
  • Do wear boots, converse, vans, strappy sandals (with fuzzy socks, of course).
  • Do wear scarfs.
  • Do wear beanies or knit hats.
  • Do wear leg warmers.
  • Do wear grey, gold, maroon, black, army green, rusty red and dark purple. (Basically, dark colors, these are just a few that are associated with fall.)
  • Do find what you like to wear and then rock it. 
  • Do try on clothes you would not normally wear. 

What’s not:

  • Don’t wear shorts.
  • Don’t wear neon colors.
  • Don’t wear tank tops or crop tops by themselves.
  • Don’t worry what others think about you.
  • Don’t wear things that are not suited for the cold weather.
  • Don’t wear something you do not want to or do not feel comfortable in.

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