When it comes to Fall fashion, the art of layering is an essential concept for all fashionistas to grasp. While the laid-back look may seem effortless to the eye, there’s definitely a method to the madness. Rock your layers in ways that are funky, not chunky, by following the rules below!
1. Whether you’re layering above the waist or below, never pile on more than three layers at a time. Exceeding three layers will not only add bulk to your frame, but it could give the illusion that your frame lacks shape – a lose/lose situation, right ladies?
2. As a general rule of thumb, always put your longest layer on first. The medium-length layer comes secondary, followed by the shortest layer. For example, a tunic can be layered with a cardigan, which can then be completed with a scarf. Capeesh?
3. To prevent the look from becoming too bulky, stray from piling on multiple thick materials at once. If you want to layer a heavier fabric, just be sure to keep it on the outermost layer of your outfit. Let’s save the sweatshirt on sweatshirt look for the slopes, shall we?
4. For a subtle layered looked below the waist, simply pair leggings with knee-high socks and riding boots. The idea is to allow the knee-highs to peek out of the boots, adding a pop of color and a bit of sass. For something a bit more universal, throw a pair of tights or leggings under a skirt or dress
5. If you want your layers to flow with ease, stick to neutral colors. Simply put – bright-colored garments will take the focus off of the rest of your layers. To diversify the layers, mix and match neutral colors and play with various textures.
Layering your clothing is not only the perfect way to stay warm, but it’s the best way to extend your wardrobe into different seasons! Have a summer dress you can’t seem to get enough of? Take it into fall by pairing it with tights, booties and a blazer. The possibilities are endless, so get creative and show the world what you are made of!