Autumn Layering Guide: How To Layer In Autumn

Monday, 18 September 2023
Autumn Layering Guide: How To Layer In Autumn

As daylight dwindles, rain showers greet us and temperatures begin to dip, striking the right balance between fabrics and layers becomes paramount for conquering the capricious autumn weather. At Cordings, we’re renowned for our country clothing expertise and autumn holds a special place in our hearts. Our extensive collection offers a diverse array of garments ideally suited for this ever-changing and vibrant season. Let our style guide be your compass to curate the ideal autumn wardrobe.


When the British weather is unpredictable, knitwear comes to the rescue as the ultimate layering . Our smart cable crew neck is made from a luxurious cashmere and lambswool blend knitted in Scotland in a 3ply cable knit, these crew neck jumpers are perfect for adding a layer of warmth during the cooler evenings or under one of our tweed Jackets in the colder months. The Schoffel cashmere cable ¼ zip jumpers are also extremely popular in Autumn. Some days and evenings will call for extra warmth as autumn unfolds, especially in the Scottish Highlands! Enter lambswool, the finest wool sourced from a lamb’s very first shearing. Our Lambswool V-Neck jumper, available in 18 shades from classics to brighter hues is an excellent choice for cooler days. Instead of a jacket, wear it over one of our gingham Shirts for the ultimate cosiness when the temperature drops. Top the outfit off with a pair of Moleskin Jeans which are both comfortable and stylish.

Cordings model wearing a green cable jumper

Tweed Jackets

Cordings tweed jackets hold a cherished place in the wardrobes of many discerning individuals. Our medium-weight tweeds are ideal during this transitional season, offering the perfect balance of warmth without any cumbersome weight, especially when the sun occasionally graces the skies with its presence. With an array of patterns and colours, you can easily find one that harmonises with autumn’s rich palette. For an early autumn ensemble, consider one of our linen shirts as a comfortable base layer. When the weekends turn chilly, Cordings own 1/4 zip lambswool jumpers stand ready to provide that extra layer of cosy warmth.

I can resist everything except temptation… and a well-tailored tweed jacket.”– Oscar Wilde

Cordings model wearing a brown tweed jacket and yellow shirt.

The Conrad Herringbone Tweed Car Coat

Later in the year, when temperatures start to drop the Conrad Herringbone Tweed Car Coat, exclusively handcrafted in England is perfect. This classic double-breasted coat features bellow pockets, real horn buttons, an action back and laid on half belt, tailored to a traditional car coat length. Tailored in a Scottish woven 20oz tweed herringbone, this exceptional piece seamlessly combines classic style with modern sensibility; practical, stylish and built to last. Team with the submariner roll neck which has long been synonymous with sea farers, becoming a staple piece of uniform for the Navy during their Artic Convoys. Finish the ensemble with a pair of moleskins or our beautiful cavalry twill trousers.

Cordings model wearing a conrad herringbone tweed car coat

At Cordings, we understand the essence of autumn and its unique sartorial requirements. Our collection embodies timeless elegance and practicality, ensuring you stay warm and stylish throughout the season. As you prepare your autumn wardrobe explore our selection and embrace the spirit of autumn with Cordings. If you have any questions or queries about our range, our customer service team would be more than happy to assist you when shopping online, or in store.