How to Layer Like a Pro
Tessa Johnson | Date posted: March 5th, 2013
Let’s face it you’re not always able to purchase a new wardrobe every season (one can only wish!). Layering is a great way to maximize your wardrobe and there is in fact an art to it. Whether its spring, summer, fall, or winter, here are a few essential tips to keep in mind:
Knits and separates are usually a favourite this time of season; the thickness varies from chunky to lightweight. In the spring, try cardigans, pullovers, or even a blazer. They’re a smart choice for layering. Avoid bulky sweaters, but don’t confuse bulky for oversized. If done right you’ll look stunning in an baggier piece. When selecting colours, tone-on-tone can work, but with variations in pigments (i.e. Berries go with violet). Complementary colours are also great.
Slightly thinner garments (depending on weather) should always be your starting point. In the cooler/colder season you can use more layers but try to keep it four, and do keep in mind your fourth item should be an accessory to complement your layering technique (i.e. scarves, hats or jewellery). Just remember your heaviest garment should be worn on top and if you wish to add a bit of bulk try a fur or faux fur vest – It never goes out style and keeps you warm.
Things to Remember: Balance is always essential. If you choose to wear a skirt, stick with mid-length to longer styles. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns with solids, and if you choose to remove your top layer, make sure your look is still complete!
Tessa is a freelance writer, obsessed with menswear fashion, women’s accessories, a clutch fanatic. She currently writes web and print articles for ANOKHI Magazine, Ramp1885, Menswear Style.co.uk and LoveSewing Magazine....