How To Master The Layering Trend

Fall layering

Hey Ladies

Fall is the season of more; more colors, more makeup, and more layers. When the temperature drops, layering is the key to looking stylish while staying warm. There are so many things i love about fall, the excitement of putting together new (warmer!) outfits is definitely one of them. But the most important thing about learning to layer is getting a good handle on what specific items you need. Cozy sweaters, leather jackets, and pastel coats are some cool layering formulas you will need to nail your next autumn outfit of the day.

Easy Steps to a Perfectly Layered Outfit

  1. Start with a basic, lightweight basic top. I suggest a solid, something neutral, or striped. A light Tshirt works best.
  2. Add another layer such as a dress, jumper, jumpsuit. If you’re into trends, this can be a great opportunity to mix in a slip dress to give your outfit more sass and style. When going out at night, the layered look might not seem like one of the most attractive trends, so rather go for feminine materials like sequins, lace, or silk.
  3. Then add a jacket or coat. I suggest going opposite the length of what’s underneath. For example, if it’s a short dress pair it with a long waist jacket or if it’s a long slip dress pair it with a short leather jacket. Or bring out those trench coats because it’s said to be the trend of the season.
  4. Next, if you want you can add a scarf or even wear socks with high heels, which is very in style.
  5. Add on your accessories (bracelets, rings, watches). And Voila! you are all set.

Quick Layering Tips

  • Keep the first layer more fitted to keep your shape looking slim.
  • If you’re concerned about your waistline, try to top off your look with a belt. Like for example a long cardigan with a belt.
  • Length and proportion is key when layering as mentioned above
  • Play with texture. It’s best to incorporate a mix of materials when styling a layered look. A Silk slip dress looks great underneath a ribbed turtleneck.
  • If you use all of the same fabrics, you’re look will come off as heavy and puffy.

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Now to you- what tips do you have for achieving a great layered look? Which look is your favorite? What part of the layering technique do you struggle with?

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Lot’s of love,
Toby

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17 Comments

    • Toby
      September 28, 2016 / 2:15 pm

      oh yes forsure. the wheather changes many times per day.

  1. September 28, 2016 / 2:36 pm

    Love these tips! I seriously need that pink skirt from TopShop. May end up getting that 🙂

    Xoxo

    • Toby
      October 27, 2016 / 2:29 pm

      oh i love that one too! HOPE you managed to get it xx

  2. September 28, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    Such great tips! I definitely concur 100%! And you look amazing! xoxo, Aida

    • Toby
      October 27, 2016 / 2:27 pm

      yes fall colors are my favorite!

    • Toby
      October 27, 2016 / 2:27 pm

      i love it too, thank you victoria for reading x

  3. September 28, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    These are such great layering tips! I love using a belt to cinch cardigans too!

    • Toby
      October 27, 2016 / 2:27 pm

      a belt is a grea layering piece to have x

  4. September 29, 2016 / 3:14 am

    I love these layering tips! That is the best way to tackle the fall 🙂

    • Toby
      October 27, 2016 / 2:26 pm

      thank you taylor xx

  5. September 29, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    These are GREAT tips! I always forget about topping off with a belt. I love the way that looks on other girls. I need to try it more.

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    • Toby
      September 29, 2016 / 1:35 pm

      yes it will look great on you! thank you amanda for reading xx miss you

  6. October 6, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    Love this post!! This definitely answers every question about layering and is so well written. I’m so excited for the weather to change! Thanks for being the fabulous gal that you are and keeping us with the times.

    Happy Fall!

    Meaghan xx

    • Toby
      October 27, 2016 / 2:25 pm

      oh thats so wonderful to hear meahan! thank you for reading and giving me so much courage to continue:) much love xx

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