Layering is all about keeping warm while looking chic, but many of us avoid layers, fearing they’ll make us look bigger than we actually are.
When it comes to layering, make sure to keep the under-layers more fitted to your shape and always let each layer peek through!
Play with prints and/or texture to help give each layer separation and individuality!
If you’re concerned about your waistline, try to top off your look with something belted!
Casual Work Look: Don’t be afraid to mix prints. If you want that “mix print” look, make sure they share the same color story or have a color in common. When you’re layering your tops make sure you keep your bottom super slim for a perfect balanced look.
Blazer: Kohls, $34
Pants: Kohls, $27
Earrings: Charlotte Russe, $5
Plaid Shirt: Old Navy, $17
Sweater: Gao, $37
Shoes: DSW, $34
Winter Weekend Look: Because layers can sometimes be uncomfortable, the goal to looking great and staying comfy this winter is to opt for layers that are light weight and can be worn together easily. Pair your leather leggings with a long sleeve tee that’s lightweight and has a great detail like this one. Add on a sleeveless sweatshirt and chunky knit sweater to stay warm. And to top off your look and stay on trend add a great sleeveless Motorcycle vest like this one for that ultimate layer look!
Leather Leggings: Charlotte Russe
Long Sleeve Knit and Chiffon Shirt: Forever21, $14.80
Sleeveless Studded Sweatshirt: Forever21, $15.80
Bar III Mixed Motorcycle Vest: Macy’s, $89.00
Ugg Boot: $125.00
Lucite Circle Earrings: H&M, $5.95
Dressy Look: Your favorite summer dress doesn’t necessarily have to be packed away. Though it may be short sleeve and lightweight, pair it with a tight fitting turtleneck underneath to keep your arms and chest warm. Opt for a chambray button down and a wool coat with great details for a chic and updated layered look. No matter what spring or summer dress you have still hanging in your closet you can always pull it off with tights!! Tights are a must have when transforming your dress through seasons. Not only do they look great they’ll keep you warm!
Black Fitted Turtleneck: H&M
Silk Printed Short-sleeve Dress: Loehmann’s, $135.98
Chambray Denim Button Down: Old Navy, $16.99
Wool Coat: Macy’s, $160.00
T-Strap Jessica Simpson Heels: Macy’s, $62.30
Multi Stone Necklace: TJMaxx, $32.00
Blue Bullet Necklace: TJMaxx, $19.99
Fun & Flirty Look: Silky and flirty skirts can be somewhat tricky to pull off in colder seasons. Make sure the other items you wear are more ‘season appropriate’ and heavier. You’ll want to make sure your looks are functional and easy to wear. Pair your silky skirt with a soft blouse that has great details around the neckline. We love collars that have embellishments. And to complete your fun and flirty look, choose a utility vest like this one. It gives you that extra layer you need without being “too bulky”.
Sleeveless Peter Pan Collar Blouse: Marshall’s, $14.99
Gold Pleated Skirt: Marshall’s, $15.00
Pink Knitted Sweater: Forever21, $19.80
Utility Vest: Nordstroms, $74.00
Neutral and Printed Sandals: Macy’s, $59.50