The Ultimate Fashionista's Guide to Layering

The Ultimate Fashionista's Guide to Layering

When it comes to fashion, one of the most simple and easy things we can do to turn an outfit from ordinary to extraordinary is to layer. There’s something about layering that adds a touch of sophistication and class to an outfit instantly. When layering your clothes there are a few things to always keep in mind to ensure that your outfit doesn’t end up bulky or mismatched. Here’s the best advice we can give you for layering your clothes.

1) Don’t layer two bulky pieces

This is a mistake that a lot of people make especially in the winter time. Layering two bulky pieces can make you look awkward. If you want to layer a chunky sweater pair with a chiffon or chambray button down. The thin material of these types of pieces will balance out the bulk of whatever is on top.

2) Color Combinations

When it comes to layering it’s all about making sure your two pieces complement each other. There are some classic combinations that always look good together like black and white, green and pink, and cobalt and orange. You can also layer pieces that are varying shades of one color like different shades of green or blue for an interesting and unique look

3) Mixing Prints

Don’t be afraid of mixing prints but make sure that they don’t overpower one another. Try to keep one print a neutral like stripes, polka dots, or gingham. These prints are easy to layer with and because they are neutrals in terms of their design they can go well with and even complement other busy prints like florals and paisleys.

4) Use button ups

When it comes to layering the most important piece you can have in your closet is a button up. They go with everything from sweaters, to cardigans, to maxi dresses and vests. They’re a piece that you can wear all year round and throwing them on under or over another piece of clothing is a fast way to make your outfit look amazing.

5) Balance tops and bottoms

Layering can add a bit of bulk to even the tiniest person’s frame. That’s why it’s important to ensure that you balance the top and bottom parts of your outfit when layering. If you’re layering two loose fitted shirts together then throw on a pair of skinny jeans or leggings. This will balance out your silhouette. Similarly if you’re layering an a-line skirt with tights then make sure that you’re wearing a fitted top!