Fall and winter may be the chilliest months of the year, but they are also some of the most fun when it comes to experimenting with stylish pieces, both new and old. (Especially for those of us who have to get a little creative when it comes to bundling up while still looking cute!)
In fact, I believe this time of year is the perfect time to test out your layering skills and utilize some of your most beloved items that are already in your closet to create entirely new ensembles. Keep in mind, darlings, it’s not about being complicated. Rather, it’s about outfit combinations that make you look and feel great in your own skin! Plus, should a bit of overheating occur, you can always peel off the garments throughout the day to keep cool and comfortable indoors.
Today, I’ve curated a list of steps for creating a perfectly layered outfit. Plus, I’m sharing some pieces I love to layer in myself. Enjoy!
5 Steps to Creating a Perfectly Layered Outfit
Start with a basic, lightweight top. I suggest a solid, something neutral, or striped, much like this Ruffle Neck Button Down Blouse by Ann Taylor. You can purchase one here for less than $60.
Add another layer such as a soft cardigan or sweater. If you’re into color, this can be a great opportunity to mix in a bold pullover to give your outfit more intrigue and depth. What do you think of this beautiful choice by La Fiorentina? If you love cashmere as much as I do, you can snag your own here.
Finally, sprinkle on your best accessories. This might include bracelets, rings, watches, or even headbands. You can purchase the bangles below, here.
Quick Layering Tips
- Keep the under-layers more fitted if you’re interested in keeping your shape looking more slim.
- If you’re concerned about your waistline, try to top off your look with something belted.
- Length and proportion is key when layering.
- Play with texture. Not only is texture the best way to incorporate a mix of materials when styling a layered look, but it’s also great fun! If you use all of the same fabrics, your look will come off as heavy (which can add the appearance of unwanted weight as well).
What Are Your Favorite Layering Pieces?
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