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While we’re all dreaming of the chunky sweaters and blanket scarves and all plaid everything that we cannot wait to wear in the colder weather, November loves to be fickle mistress when it comes to the temperature. Days will start off in the 40s and then as the sun comes, but that number climbs into the high 60s and by the end of the day you’re regretting wearing that mock turtleneck (I can tell you this by personal experience).

But, the best part of this awkward, annoying in-between weather is that you get to still wear some of the clothes that you loved in the warmer months. A short dress can easily be Fall-ified by throwing on a good pair of thigh-high boots or tights. Jumpsuits don’t have to be sleeveless. You can make this work. I believe in you!

Here are a few pieces that will help you make it through this awkward and annoying weather pattern.

(Related: How to Style an Oversized Sweater the Right Way for Fall)

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Take a flouncy swing dress or loose shirtdress that has sleeves that you may have worn to go out at night with a pair of strappy sandals, and pair it with some knee-high boots and a leather jacket or tights and booties.

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Midi dresses are great when it comes to the weather that’s chilly in the morning and warms up throughout the day. Throw on a heavier jacket in the morning and stow a button down in your bag that you can throw on when the temperature rises a bit or choose a heavier fabric in an interesting and looser shape.

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Another way to combat the weirdness is to go with a flowy maxi dress that can easily be paired with a heavier jacket like the leather one seen above, or even a chunky sweater that can be easily taken off.

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In my opinion, jumpsuits that have some sort of sleeve are your best bet. Go for lighter fabric like a silk or breathable cotton with long sleeves to help you look like you’re actually ready for Fall, but not sweating halfway through your work day or try a heavier suede in a looser style and shorter sleeve.

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