13 Outfits to Wear On Those Weird, In-Between, 60-Degree Days

When it's not too hot and not too cold, these easy ideas will solve your styling dilemma in a flash.

It's not often that we get perfect weather, but 60-degree days come pretty close. It's that temperature sweet spot that has us feeling not too hot but not too cold either — as long as we dress accordingly, that is. And truth be told, it's not always easy. Fortunately, we've got a few styling tricks and outfit formulas up our sleeve that make dressing for in-between temperatures a breeze. We're talking lighter trench coats instead of super warm puffers, breezy blanket dresses styled with boots, and playing around with layers that you can easily add on or take off depending on how you feel. Honestly, it's a balancing act but one that you can master. 

Ahead, we've rounded up our favorite 60-degree outfit ideas so you can tackle this tricky temperature with ease.

Oversized Blazer + Mini Skirt + Boots

Blue Oversized Blazer, Mini Skirt, and Blue Crocodile Boots
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An oversized blazer makes almost any outfit better, and due to the contrast, there's something especially eye-catching about styling one with a mini skirt. If you're someone who can't stand those occasional gusts of wind, add tall boots or tights to make this pairing better suited for cooler temps.

Mid-Length, Long-Sleeved Dress + Tall Boots

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Whether you go for cowboy boots or a sleek over-the-knee alternative, tall boots can instantly transform all dresses — summer styles included — into fall-ready outfits. A trusty black or brown pair will come in handy year-round.

Lightweight Turtleneck + Trousers + Vest

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Combine a thin turtleneck with loose trousers for a foolproof day-to-night combination. Should you be looking for something more office-ready, add a button-down or blazer over top, or work in a puffer vest for a more casual twist.

Denim + More Denim

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This statement-making combo is still a fashion favorite, not to mention it's easy to execute with your favorite jeans and denim jacket. Our tip? Give the look a personal touch with accessories of your choice, like layered necklaces, a scrunchie, or even a playful scarf.

Cozy Sweatsuit + Duster Jacket

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Sweatsuits have definitely become a staple in our closets, and while they're perfect for relaxing, they can still be elevated, too. A solid, neutral color helps to make this laid-back look feel sleek and intentional, while a structured jacket or leather blazer pulls it all together. As for footwear, classic sneakers are an easy, more casual choice, but we're also partial to toughening things up with a pair of chunky boots.

Sweater Dress + Emergency Top Layer

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Sweater dresses will keep you warm during transitional periods without feeling too heavy, and they can also be dressed up or down. Reach for booties or sneakers to wear during the daytime, or go with strappy sandals or mules for your next formal affair.

Leather Jacket + Crop Top + Jeans

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Crop tops aren't strictly for warm weather. In fact, long-sleeved versions styled with high-waisted jeans can keep the summer vibes going well into the chillier months. For extra warmth, bring along a cardigan or leather jacket to layer over your look.

Oversized Suit + T-Shirt + Hat

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Over the years, suits have gone from work to play, and adding a slightly baggy version to your closet will ensure you're on-trend outside the office, too. If a dark or neutral design feels a bit too bland for you, opt for jewel tones, neons, or printed pieces to brighten up those chilly days.

Long Coat + Leather Pants + Statement Footwear

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Nothing says fall quite like your trusty leather jacket. But, let's not forget about leather trousers or a '90s-inspired leather blazer, which can amp up your basics and make even the simplest all-black ensemble a little more interesting.

Basics + Trench Coat + Sneakers

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Allow us to make a case for adding a trench to your closet. On top of being timeless and light enough for not-too-hot, not-too-cold days, it's also versatile, pairing well with both casual and formal pieces. Just throw it on and go — no thinking required.

Leggings + Shacket + Chunky Loafers

Tan Wool Shacket, Brown Leather Bag, Prada Loafers, Black Leggings
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Whenever the temperature enters 'kinda-cold' territory, we're tempted to break out our comfiest clothes — leggings included. While this basic bottom has a reputation for being lazy, it's possible to make them feel fashion-forward with the addition of a shacket and preppy loafers.

Midi Skirt + Blazer + Slouchy Boots

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A midi skirt is a year-round essential, so it's not surprising that it's part of our 60-degree outfit solution. Styling one with slouchy boots and a blazer is an easy way to look pulled together, even on your busiest morning.

T-Shirt + Jumpsuit + Oxford Heels

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Jumpsuits are the ideal lazy-girl outfit, and layered a long-sleeved option over a long-sleeved tee, light sweater, or turtleneck will provide just enough warmth for you to skip an additional jacket or coat. Plus, these one-and-done pieces take under a minute to slip on, and can seamlessly take you from the office to happy hour (or from the house to running errands).

Updated by
Samantha Sutton
Samantha is InStyle's senior fashion editor. She joined the brand in 2019 and oversees the site's fashion coverage, including trend reporting, fashion exclusives, celebrity style interviews, and Fashion Week coverage.
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