Tag Archives: Plaid

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?

Fall Fabrics

Suglasses: Zinnia, Camel Blazer: Vintage (from mom), Sweater: Gifted, Belt: Goodwill, Skirt: Downtown Threads, Boots: Florence, Italy I did a triple take of the temperature this morning when I woke up… a whole 42 degrees. Fall is here folks and I couldn’t be happier. I excitedly tore apart the house unpacked my fall clothes and did a happy dance when I came across this plaid wool maxi skirt. I bought it last year when Downtown Threads was having an end of winter sale and packed it away before I got a chance to wear it.

I live in maxi skirts and dresses all summer and I’m excited to have one that I can transition into cooler weather. Even though it was in the 40s when I woke up I knew it was eventually suppose to reach the mid 60’s so I layered a tee under my sweater and finished the look with the camel blazer my mom passed down to me.

I like that this look is a little bit English countryside and a lot bit 70’s, all I’m missing is an off white beret and flipped out ends. This look is entirely practical and over the top comfortable, exactly the mix I’m looking for this time of year.

Have you switched from summer staples to fall fashions yet? What pieces do you rely on during this seasonal transition?

Wore Out’s Look of the Week

I started the week with fireworks, then took a trip to the farmer’s market; midweek I mixed sparkles and yesterday was all about reliving trends.

I am so excited to announce that Wore Out’s Look of the Week is…

AJ from My African Closet!This is one chic chick!

Take a super stylish Brit, add a dash of Fourth of July Americana, a bit of European street style and you’ve got Wore Out’s look of the week! I recently found AJ’s blog and was blown away by her fearless use of colors and patterns and always chic style.

I NEED a pair of pants like this ASAP!

These pants are what dreams are made of. I love how effortlessly sophisticated they look when dressed down. For a chic about town look follow AJ’s lead and pair high-waisted pants with a white tee, statement jewelry and a fun printed bag.

I love the streamlined silhouette that these pants create, they’re a piece you keep in your closet year round. I would love, love, love a pair of pants like this, they would be so fun  to style!

Make sure to stop by My African Closet and see what new pieces AJ’s styling and don’t miss out on her amazing giveaway, there’s only 2 days left to enter!

How would you style these plaid pants? What are you doing this weekend?