As evening temperatures start to drop, we will be reaching for a light jacket or sweater when heading out the door. Since many of us will be continuing to entertain in our backyards or dine outside regardless of how chilly it might be, this extra layer will become an integral part of our outfit and should not to be overlooked! Consider your outer layer when planning evening outfits so you will look extra put together for all your outside gatherings. No matter what your personal style is, there are many versatile options to choose from. Below is my round-up of ponchos, cardigans, wraps and light jackets for the cooler temps ahead.
This ribbed linen blend poncho has a flattering asymmetric hem and comes in several colors. A timeless and classic addition to your wardrobe from Talbots.
Cuddle up in this shawl-collar cardi knit in a soft yarn. Always a best seller in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (now through August 30) it comes in 7 colors. The pink adobe looks great paired with white and lighter denim, and its longer length is ideal for taller BA50’s.
This is a softer, more casual version of a blazer in a comfy cotton knit with a draped wing color. The back features princess seams for added shape and a peplum bottom. Perfect for petite BA50’s. Available in 7 colors with hundreds of positive reviews and also part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
Caslon Drape Collar Knit Blazer $39.90
This top-rated cardigan by Time and Tru for Walmart is under $14! If you haven’t shopped Walmart online lately, they have really upped their fashion game. With side slits and two patch pockets, you may want to buy more than one. I especially love it in this almond shade, which is also trending for fall. Plus it matches everything.
In an artistic camo print, this cozy wrap is the ideal outfit topper for in-between seasons. If a traditional wrap is not your cup of tea, this one, with more structure, might be a good fit. Will add a nice punch to an all black outfit.
This lightweight cropped jacket from Rails has a pair of cargo pockets to complete the stylish salute to the military trend. The sage green color is very versatile too. Part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
The Kent Cardigan by Madewell is a best-seller year after year due to its super-soft fabric and comfy pockets. The heather fog color will match almost any outfit, but other colors are also available. Included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
Elegant and timeless, this beautifully versatile ruana looks great with both white and black denim. A steal at over 75% off as part of Talbots end-of-summer clearance.
Jenni Kayne is a California lifestyle brand that creates effortless staples without sacrificing style or comfort. Made from Italian fabric, you will reach for this slightly looser boyfriend fit cardigan all the time. Available in oatmeal and black.
I mentioned how much I love this ultra-soft Paige jacket in my article on jean jackets a few weeks ago. It is now available in this great mid-wash denim at 55% off retail at Nordstrom Rack. I can’t recommend this one enough.
This shawl collar open cardigan comes in lots of colors, including this cobalt blue shade which is on-trend for fall. Available in misses, petites and plus from Talbots, it is on final clearance right now.