Layers on Layers!
Shrek: "...orges are like onions." ... Donkey: "Oh, you leave 'em out in the sun, they get all brown, start sproutin' little white hairs..." Shrek: "NO! Layers. Onions have layers. Ogres have layers... You get it? We both have layers." Donkey: "Oh, you both have LAYERS. Oh. You know, not everybody like onions. CAKE! Everybody loves cake! Cakes have layers!"
One of the best scenes in cinematic history (my opinion, but it's true...)
You know what else has layers? Fall fashion. Fall is a weird and unpredictable time for people across the nation, in the Northeast, you have chilly days where the leaves turn brilliant shades of yellows, reds, and oranges. In the middwest, temps can be moderate and nice for the fall festivals. In the northern Rockies, the first snow flurries of the season are starting. However, in the South, it will feel like summer time until Thanksgiving (sometimes later). No matter where you live, the perfect way to dress for the unknown weather is to pack on the layers.
Layers make it easy for when it's cool and crisp in the morning, but by the time 3 pm comes around, your sweating like a chicken within 5 miles of Chick-fil-a. You can add and take away the layers as the day goes on. I usually go for a long sleeve T-shirt. It's light enough to be the base layer for any outfit, and can go from a day out to a night with friends. You can roll up the sleeves when it gets hot, or throw on a button down shirt or jacket over it when you're heading to a dinner date downtown at night.
Speaking of a button down shirt, go for a flannel or plaid shirt with some jeans or khakis. Like the t-shirt, you can role up the sleeves if you want to add some dimension. Put a graphic t-shirt under it to break up the monotony of just another flannel shirt.
Fall is my favorite season (although living in the South, the fall weather usually doesn't begin until around December), the weather is nice, there's a sense of change in the air, and it has the best fashion choices. To be prepared for the unexpected weather, be like an onion (or a cake), add layers to your outfit.