4 Foolproof Ways to Layer Clothing Like a Pro

Posted on October 11, 2017 · Posted in Accessories, Fashion, Image Consulting, Personal Shopping, Shoes

In the South, learning to layer is as important as learning to make sweet tea.  Lately, our seasons have blended together and it’s hard to tell day to day what the temps will be.  To help you with the maddening decision of “how to layer”, I devised a plan to give you 4 Foolproof Ways to Layer Clothing Like a Pro.

  • Start with a light-weight sleeveless blouse in transitional colors:  you could wear darker colors or prints from summer leading into fall and lighter colors or prints from winter leading into spring or mix it up and wear the opposite depending on your personal style.  For colder temps, you can start with a light-weight long sleeved Tee.  For this example below, I based my outfits around this gorgeous “Vino” color but you can pick your favorite color and start from there. You can wear a “column of color” if you prefer the monochromatic (all one color) by selecting the long-sleeve tee, skinny cords and long cardigan all in “Vino”.  This look will elongate your shape since you’re wearing all of the same color pallette.

 

  • Decide what type of bottom you want to wear:  jeans, cords, pants or a skirt.  The sleeveless blouse tucked in & worn with the black skirt and military style jacket would be a great work look.  Simply add your trendy booties, tights, and accessories.

Cabi Fall 17′

  • Add your layering pieces, aka toppers.  Depending on how cold the temps are will determine how many layering pieces you add.  In the picture below you, you could start with the long sleeve Tee, add the sleeveless blouse over it, then add the plaid coat and jeans.  Throw on your favorite bootie and your set for a night on the town.

 

 

  • When layering, your base or first light-weight piece can be longer than what you’re adding on top.  Let the bottom layer peek out to show a great print or pop of color.

Have fun designing your look each day.  Don’t be afraid to mix colors, patterns, and prints in the same color story.  If you need help, please contact me!

 

 

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