5 Everyday Warm Staples You Can Wear With Jeans

Tons of outfit inspiration ahead.

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@alyssainthecity

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wear jeans every day—so much so, I like to think I’ve mastered the art of finding the perfect top or dress to go with any pair of jeans. I’ve scoured Etsy, eBay, and the streets of NYC, looking for jeans to match my mood, closet, and so much more. What started as an idea turned into outfits upon outfits that changed the way I felt about myself when I left the house. One could say I am a little denim obsessed. And with that, obsessed with outfit pairings with said jeans.

Another thing about me: I always run cold. So, I've had to figure out some easy, warm closet staples I can always throw on when the breeze hits. Ahead, find your new favorite layers to pair with denim.

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Tunics

The tunic is the fashion equivalent of saying, "I couldn’t decide if I wanted to wear a dress or pants today." It's also the perfect layering piece to keep you warm. That said, you can pair it with bike shorts, a skirt, or wear it as a mini dress when it's warm out as well.

Simply Be Tunic Top
Asos Simply Be Tunic Top $40
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Softest Touch Cowl-Neck Tunic
Lane Bryant Softest Touch Cowl-Neck Tunic $26
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Starting Waves Tunic
Free People Starting Waves Tunic $50
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Urban Outfitters Tunic
Urban Outfitters Mock Neck Tunic $79
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(Re)sponsible Henley Tunic Shirt
Madewell (Re)sponsible Henley Tunic Shirt $80
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Crop Tops

My mother always says, "It’s better to dress warm than dress cute." She's right, but I can’t help but fall in love with a crop top every time I see one. So, the best of both worlds is to use your crop top as another layering piece (or alone once it's warm enough).

Puff Sleeve Crop Top
Good American Puff Sleeve Crop Top $72
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Circle Bust Knit Tee
Orseund Iris Circle Bust Knit Tee $195
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Plus White Tie Front Ruched Blouse
PrettyLittleThing Plus White Tie Front Ruched Blouse $25
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Plus Knot Front Crop Top
In The Style Plus Knot Front Crop Top $23
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L Space Sunseeker Chenille Crop Top
Anthropologie L Space Sunseeker Chenille Crop Top $99
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Sweaters

Ah, the savior to every wardrobe: the sweater. Dress it up, down, layer it, wear it solo—the possibilities are endless. Because sweaters come in so many varieties, it's fun and easy to switch it up with different, fun styles and textures.

Extra Long Sleeve Cardigan
YanYan Extra Long Sleeve Cardigan $425
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Checkered Cardigan
Calle Del Mar Checkered Cardigan $350
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Elisa Jumper
Shrimps Elisa Jumper $575
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Plus Size Fine Gauge Cotton Crewneck Sweater
Land's End Plus Size Fine Gauge Cotton Crewneck Sweater $38
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Rainbow Stripe Sweater
Torrid Rainbow Stripe Sweater $32
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Long Sleeves

Every fall, we can’t wait to bring out our long sleeves. When you don’t feel like going for a sweater, the long sleeve shirt is the perfect antidote (as well as an effective cold-weather layering piece).

Signature Long Sleeve
Re Ona Signature Long Sleeve $75
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We The Free Arden Tee
Free People We The Free Arden Tee $58
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Rainbow Star Long Sleeve Crew Tee
Torrid Rainbow Star Long Sleeve Crew Tee $25
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El Valle Check Long Sleeve Top
Lisa Says Gah El Valle Check Long Sleeve Top $159
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Capucine Long Sleeve Tee
Rta Capucine Long Sleeve Tee $265
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T-Shirts

T-shirts are the long-sleeve shirt's sexy cousin. Whether it’s graphic or your favorite plain white tee, this piece is a staple for any the wardrobe of any season. (I'm wearing one right now.)

Classic "Snoopy & Woodstock Love" Tee
ReDone Classic "Snoopy & Woodstock Love" Tee $125
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Colorado Springs Baby Tee
UO Colorado Springs Baby Tee $34
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White Kestan T-Shirt
Daily Paper White Kestan T-Shirt $66
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Mr. Larkin Tee
Mr. Larkin Omo Tee $220
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Mock Neck Short-Sleeve Tee
Pyer Moss Mock Neck Short-Sleeve Tee $125
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