Get Your Layer On

Sunnies, Skull Ring & Skirt: Downtown Threads, Scarf: Gift Shop, Blazer: Goodwill, Denim Button-up: Walmart, Boots: Gifted“Feels like negative 4 out there!” How can forecasters be so peppy about air cold enough to make your eyes water and nose hairs freeze?

I know I talk a lot about layering but as the temperatures continue to drop staying warm and cozy while looking somewhat pulled together becomes more of a challenge. Bundling up doesn’t have to mean bulking up! Here are a few tips for making layering work for you:

  • wear your thinnest garment closest to your skin;  this will help you avoid looking bulky or lumpy. Above I used a tank top as my base layer, added a denim button up and finally a black blazer.
  • three strikes, you’re out; three layers or less (under your outerwear) is usually best for showing off your silhouette while avoiding looking like a bag lady
  • the long and short of it; show off each layer and your figure by layering your longest piece first i.e., a long maxi dress topped with a classic cut jean jacket and a cropped faux fur vest. The
  • mix it up; have fun with your layers and try mixing different patterns, textures and styles together. Add a pop of color to an otherwise neutral look with a bold colored scarf or sequin cardigan or mix unexpected fabrics like lace, denim and wool.

What layering tips do you have?

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11 responses to “Get Your Layer On

  1. Alright, silly question……I want a scarf tying lesson! Loving this little knot. How’d you do it?

    • What a great idea Dana! I’ll have to brush up on my scarf skills a bit but a scarf tying post is in the works for you!

  2. But what if I like looking like a bag lady? 😉

  3. I like how you tied that scarf, and your wool scarf looks super warm.

    • Thanks Rebecca! This plaid maxi skirt is one of the warmest pieces in my wardrobe. I never thought I would like wearing long skirts in the winter but they’re perfect for staying warm and hiding clunky snow boots.

  4. So great! And I second all those who love how you tied your scarf! Winter is such a hard time to feel cute, but you have done it!

    • Thank you Betsy. I was surprised with how many people commented about how I tied my scarf. I guess I never really thought about how I did it before, I just throw it on.

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