While it may be true that Seattle’s noted for its sometimes gloomy, frequently cloudy climate, all those clouds have a definite silver lining: they lead to the perfect weather for fall layering. As cooler temps creep into the forecast and extra clothes get thrown on the backs of the fashion savvy everywhere, we turn to the stylish members of our Seattle store team for the latest installment of our From The Floor series.

For Seattle, we zeroed in on women’s sales associate Bilen Beck and men’s selling supervisor Joshua Meacham, asking this dashing duo for their expert guidance on putting together looks that keep you warm this season, while still maintaining that style cred you work so hard to build year-round. To get their layering tips across, we coaxed them into snapping a few stylish selfies throughout the Seattle store. From a standout sweater/dress combo to a pair of leggings with a built-in wrap, our Seattle team selected versatile pieces that put a polish on your autumnal duds.

Scroll on for a closer look at Bilen and Joshua’s favorite pieces, plus their expert tips on artfully putting them together. In the Seattle area? Be sure to head to Barneys to let these two help you practice what they preach—now that they’re relieved of their selfie-taking duties, they’re free to help you find the perfect piece to—ahem—layer into your wardrobe this season.

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SACAI LUCK Coat & Jacket Combo / THE ROW Poplin Shirt / ANN DEMEULEMEESTER Belted Crop Trousers / CÉLINE Origami-Twist Sandal, Available In-Store

“I love everything about this look, and the Sacai jacket in particular. It’s perfect for every day. It’s spectacular in its details, and the fact that it has layering built into it makes it a must-have.”

DRIES VAN NOTEN Oversized Envelope Clutch / ACNE STUDIOS Mohair Sweater / PAS DE CALAIS Swiss Dot Gauze Shirt / RE/DONE Straight Skinny Jeans / MARNI Jeweled Double-Band Sandals

“This is an effortless look, and the Dries Van Noten bag creates a story—I feel ready to run around town and Barneys will be my first stop!”

SAINT LAURENT Striped Open-Knit Sweater / SAINT LAURENT Sleeveless Shift Dress / SAINT LAURENT Anita Small Crossbody Bag / SAINT LAURENT Fetish Lace-Up Boot

“Seriously, I love this Parisian look! Dressed in all Saint Laurent, I can sport this look from day to night, and the sweater/dress combo means it works through a variety of temperatures.”

Bilen wears T BY ALEXANDER WANG Slub Jersey Long-Sleeve T-Shirt / R13 Vedder Drop-Rise Shorts & Leggings / GIVENCHY ANTIGONA Large Tote

Joshua wears HELMUT LANG Stockinette Sweater / BARNEYS NEW YORK Twill Trousers / BARNEYS NEW YORK Chelsea Sneakers

“My favorite casual looks always include a great mix of patterns, but you don’t always have to wear them head to toe.”

 

ZERO + MARIA CORNEJO Issa Dress / ACNE STUDIOS Leather “Mock” Moto Jacket / FRAME DENIM Suede Le Leggings / AURÉLIE BIDERMANN Peaked Collar

“Mix it up! I like to be eclectic, mixing colors and materials. Layers allow you to create an ever-evolving style, like the dress I’ve paired with suede leggings here.”

 

SAINT LAURENT Crop Bomber Jacket / HELMUT LANG Stockinette Sweater / R13 The Ian Crop Jeans / BARNEYS NEW YORK Chelsea Sneakers

“Out of all the bombers this season, this one takes the cake. Saint Laurent always delivers great fit and outstanding quality, and it’s super easy to throw on over a sweater.”

THEORY + “Digitall” Vest / THEORY Wellar HC Two-Button Sportcoat / BARNEYS NEW YORK Gingham Flannel Shirt / YOHJI YAMAMOTO POUR HOMME Pieces Drop-Rise Drawstring Pants / COMME DES GARÇONS Large Zip Pouch / SHOTO Wrinkled Boots

“This outfit is inspired by a fusion of two of my favorite designers: Tom Ford and Yohji Yamamoto. Layering elements reminiscent of each of them creates one cohesive look.”

PAUL SMITH Boucle Scarf / HELMUT LANG Stockinette Sweater / BARNEYS NEW YORK Twill Trousers / BARNEYS NEW YORK Chelsea Sneakers

“Many people these days credit the moto trend to another brand, but Helmut Lang did it first back in the late 90s and executes it to perfection with the detailing on the sleeves of this sweater.”

DRIES VAN NOTEN Reversible Officer’s Jacket / THEORY Sylvain Shirt / PUBLIC SCHOOL Ponte Basketball Shorts / ADIDAS Logo-Stamped Stan Smith Sneakers

“This reversible jacket is the best piece of the season, hands down. Sharp and classic on one side, great texture and color on the other, it can be thrown on over anything in your wardrobe.”

 

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