Layering Season

 

If there’s one fall trend that I never tire of, it’s layering. Not only does it add an extra layer of fabulousness (yes, that IS a word in my book) to any outfit, but it keeps you warm or cool depending on the fickle fall temps. Ever since I started blogging, a lot of you have sent me messages asking for tips on how to successfully layer pieces in your wardrobe without feeling like you’re wearing all your clothes at once (think back to that classic episode of Friends where Joey wore all Chandler’s clothes at once to prove a point). Trust me, we’ve all been there. When it’s cold in the morning and mild in the afternoon, layers really are the key to wearing your favorite cooler weather pieces all season.
Whenever I am in the mood to layer (sooooooo…ALL the time), I always try to find pieces that would compliment each other without being too matchy matchy. While I love monochrome looks, too, when you are layering, I try to lean toward pieces that are each interesting on their own. Unless you are a layering Jedi Master, try to stick to one print so that you don’t feel overwhelmed but too many patterns happening at once. For instance, above I styled this Ulla Johnson dress, which has the sweetest rosebud print on it, with a sweater and jacket that are both solid in color. This black and white bomber sweater is one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe that I nabbed at a great deal during Black Friday last year and unfortunately, it’s been sold out for quite away. I find that it’s perfect for layering because it is easy to wear under jackets and also helps the other pieces that I pair it with pop thanks to the graphic black and white. Speaking of popping, this jacket is such a statement piece and I absolutely love it. I really love that the olive green picks up the flecks on the green stems of the rosebuds on the dress but still acts as a neutral.
So, really, when you’re layering, think one pattern and stick to neutrals with everything else. Trust me, everything else will fall into place on it’s own and you’ll feel fabulous!

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