Autumn and early winter are always difficult to dress for as you can leave the house whilst it is freezing cold, so wrap up warm in your winter coats but by time you hit lunchtime the temperature has shot up and you can feel yourself roasting under that heavy coat. One way to combat this is layering, with a mid layer meaning that you can still remain warm but not unseasonably warm! We have picked out 5 of our favourite mid-layers for the AW18 season for you to check out below,

 Fred Perry Parade Green Bomber Shirt


Designed in lightweight cotton twill, this genre-bending piece fuses the streetwear good-looks of the classic bomber jacket with the lightweight fabric of an overhshirt. It has chunky ribbing and tipping at the collar and cuffs, matte-finish buttons and tape at the inner placket. The customary Laurel Wreath at the chest rounds things off.
This is an ideal piece to use as a mid-layer and ticks all the boxes. The olive green colour is a seasonal staple and with the button down nature of the shirt it can be worn open under a bigger coat and then closed as you remove layers.

Albam Indigo Denim Press Shirt


A regular in recent seasons, the Press Shirt from Albam is based on a military cameraman shirt and is a really versatile piece – it can be worn as a lightweight jacket or an overshirt. This particular one retains the shape of previous versions but is cut from a high-quality, chunky denim, giving it a workwear look.
A denim overshirt is a really versatile option in the winter, giving you a way to break up your outfit. The garment is also a thicker option than most mid-layers allowing you to wear something slightly more lightweight on top of that.

Polo Ralph Lauren Hybrid Hooded Black Down Vest


This contemporary hybrid vest from Polo Ralph Lauren mixes the casual vibe of a hoodie with the winter-ready look of a gilet. A natural choice for weekends outdoors or nights out in town, it it has a full-zip, a drawstring cotton hood and a ribbed hem. Layer over an overshirt or with a chunky winter sweat.
A gilet is another safe option for a winter mid-layer, the beauty of this one is that it also includes a hood. The down filling will keep you warm and the is a solid option.

BOSS Athleisure Saggy Black & Gold Zip Hoodie

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This sporty hooded sweat from BOSS Athleisure is cut to a straight fit from a durable cotton-rich blend. Featuring atonal placket piping, a waffle knit panel at the shoulders and the iconic BOSS logo at the chest.
A slightly more lightweight option as a mid-layer but still effective. You can wear this under a heavier bomber style jacket and with the hood it gives you a little more protection against the elements.

 Lacoste Burgundy Wool Quarter Zip Knit


A wool knit pullover from notable French label Lacoste. Crafted from pure new wool, the sweater comprises a high funnel neck and a quarter placket zip fastening. Featuring a regular fit and a brushed cotton lining. Complete with the iconic crocodile emblem to the chest.
Another seasonal colour that can be ticked off, this Lacoste piece is doing all the right things to be classed as a must have mid-layer. The wool composition makes this the option for lightweight and warmth.