How to wear layers in Autumn while staying stylish in your waterproof hooded jacket

May 07, 2024


Autumn weather is unpredictable, making autumn dressing incredibly difficult. From warm sunny days to frigid cold winds, autumn weather can change in an instant. Don’t get caught out by investing in three simple clothing staples that work in all autumn weather. Here are the three key pieces to make autumn dressing simple, stylish and practical.

Invest in a waterproof hooded jacket with a removable fleece lining

Waterproof shell jackets are a must-have for autumn, but a shell jacket won’t keep you warm when the wind picks up. Clever brands have created jackets that offer zip-in fleece liners that can be worn separately, or zipped inside the matching shell jacket. 3-in-1 jackets save you from having to buy a fleece and a shell separately, plus they keep you extra warm thanks to the way they zip together. 

Top womens fleece jacket that zips into outer shells: Zeta

Available in the rich winter hues, mahogany and toffee, the Zeta jacket is the ultimate 3-in-1 autumn jacket. The jacket’s flattering long-line style avoids the ‘boxy look’ so common when layering, while also keeping you dry when sitting on wet benches on a damp autumn day.

The Zeta is also a:

  • 50% Recycled Polyester/ 50% Polyester canvas shell jacket
  • 8,000mm Waterproof shell jacket
  • 5,000mvp Breathable shell jacket
  • Windproof shell

Top outdoor jacket for men with zip-in fleece liners: Kuma

Perfect for the changeable autumn weather, the Kuma jacket is the ultimate men’s must-have for autumn. Available in classic forest green and tan-hue ‘buck,’ the Kuma is everything a man needs for fresh fall weather. On warm days, the Kuma can be worn as a simple shell. On cooler days, zip in the blue fleece liner for extra warmth. Want’s warmth without waterproofing? The Kuma’s fleece can be worn by itself as a cozy autumn jumper.

The Kuma and Zeta also have:

  • A fully seam sealed shell jacket
  • Zippered hand pockets on shell jacket
  • Shell jacket is fully lined
  • 50% Recycled Polyester/ 50% Polyester marle fleece

Buy one piece of this-season’s denim to update your autumn style

Balance autumn layers up top with the best of this season’s denim jeans. Whether you love the return of the 90’s silhouette of low-riding baggy jeans, or you’re a stickler for a classic bootcut, the right jeans balance your layered look. Opt for dark denim or black, and look for thick pieces to keep you warm on chilly autumn days. 

Mens and womens boots balance layering in autumn

Balance warm autumn layering by wearing chunky boots.. Not only do chunky boots help balance upper body layering, they’re also practical for autumn. Great leather boots work well in wet weather, keeping your feet warm and dry. Top tip: Ensure you use a leather spray to keep your boots in great condition no matter the weather.

What boot styles work best with your autumn waterproof hooded jacket?

For men; boot styles from the Chelsea (think RM Williams) to dress boots (think lace up boots that can be casual or formal) are perfect for autumn weather, and work well with 3-in-1 jackets. 

For women, autumn boot styles are endless. There are no rules, so try rock and roll studded boots (think Chloe’s famous Susanna boot) right through to timeless knee-high riding boots.

If you’re out exploring the outdoors with your little ones, the classic gumboot is always a good option. If, like many people, your feet get sore in gumboots, pop some pharmacy-bought insoles in them to give your feet some support. 

Autumn is here, and it’s time to layer-up without losing your sense of style. Invest in a versatile 3-in-1 jacket, some current-season denim and great boots and you’ll be ready for any autumn activity.

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