One of the reasons why I love Autumn so much is that I get to experiment with layering. Although it’s tempting to just throw on a jacket and run out the door, there are several ways to create an interesting but chic look through the art of layers. It’s also a great way to reinvent old pieces in your wardrobe. While you can find plenty of “how to layer” articles on the web, I wanted to share some new ways to layer that aren’t often covered. We all know how to throw a turtleneck top under every dress now, but let’s look into more unconventional tips and tricks.
1. Tie a sweater across your chest (or around your shoulder)
April is one of the trickier months to dress for. The mornings and evenings can be a little chilly while the afternoons can be a bit toasty. So, it’s the perfect month to kick off light layers. You can start by tying the sleeves of a sweater together over one shoulder and across your chest. This is a great way to balance out asymmetrical pieces – or to give a classic look a bold twist. You can also add a chunky knit by wrapping the sleeves over your shoulders and tying it at the neck. Although this layering isn’t totally brand new, it’s a trick I haven’t seen many utilising yet.
2. Layer a turtleneck under a wider neck sweater
One of the layering tricks I believe will look good for our colder seasons is doubling up on sweaters. Nothing looks cosier than layering a turtleneck top underneath a crew or funnel neck sweater. This look also works with deep v-neck sweaters. It’s a great way to mix prints and patterns or play with proportions.
3. Layer a turtleneck under a button down shirt
To keep yourself warm with an oversized button down shirt, layer a turtleneck knit top underneath. It isn’t too bulky and looks great with jeans or a maxi skirt. You can then build on the layers with a longline coat and a scarf. Basically, you can wear a turtleneck under anything from shirt dresses to dungaree-like jumpsuits and anything else in between!
4. Layer a skirt or dress over pants
Finally, layer a skirt or a dress over pants for a change. I find that this look works best if you’re wearing skinny jeans, leggings or leather pants. Start with jeans, an ill fitting pair can ruin the look. I say wear skinny pants because you want it to look sleek – not bulky, bundled or lumpy. Then, layer a flowy dress over like a wrap dress with side slits, asymmetrical silhouette, or a shirt dress. I don’t think this look goes too well with bodycon dresses.
I hope I leave you feeling a little inspired!
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