Guest Editor Rachel Roy explains how to layer for cool weather: 

The cooler weather to me is all about layering and the cape and sweater coat are favorites. A cape acts as a replacement to the blouse and I love how the cape part gives you a bit of coverage on your arms yet defines your figure. The sweater coat is one of the most versatile pieces in your closet – it even can take the place of a typical outerwear coat. Pair your sweater coat with a slinky dress for evening, trousers and a blouse for the office or jeans for the weekend and always pick one with color and print! 

I am a New Yorker with a West Coast heart so my style reflects both places - effortless with an edge. The New York side of me is confident in taking risks and the Cali side always wants to be cool and comfortable.

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