How to Love Layers October 22 2013

We love layering and getting the layering look right is both an art and a science. It is an art to look effortless and awesome, and a science to functionally get all the layers right .. so here are some tips to get you started on layering like an expert:

1. Start with the basics. A dress, a skirt and blouse, leggings and a T ... so layer one!

2. Add more clothes. A sweater over the blouse, a buttoned up cardigan over the T, a sparkly tank over the plain one. Now if you are feeling brave (or are just chilly!) go ahead and add another layer. A jacket over the sweater over the blouse, a chunky cardigan over the buttoned up cardigan over the T, a vest over the sparkly tank over the plain one. You get the idea.

3. Layer on Accessories. Accessories are essentially another layer. Think belts, scarves, necklaces.

A couple of tips to help get it right:
Start small: Add one more layer to what you would normally wear.
Avoid looking bulky by layering thin pieces out to thicker.
Mix Fabrics. A wool vest over a silk blouse, a chunky cashmere cardigan over a thin cotton T.
Vests are a great way to start your layering