Fall is in full swing and that means many things, none of which are earth shattering. The biggest impact fall has on my life is the general joy I feel and the need to layer my wardrobe. Its official, Fall is the season for layering, and this is good news for your personal style. Layering your outfit can create much more visual interest than the flimsy dress of summers past.
Before you get carried away, you need to know a few tips. Simply purchasing the “right” clothes isn’t enough these days. Styling is key. These tips will help you layer without looking like a homeless person. These tips will also help you look less bulky and more chic(y).
Back to basics. Your first layer should be simple, comfortable and not bulky. This is the time to wear your favorite T-shirt or turtleneck (Which I’m really into these days) over and over and over. Start with a neutral or a stripe to begin your ensemble.
Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and textures. What is the point of layering if your layers don’t stand out. Take some risks mixing patterns and always remember to marry different textures together for an advanced chic look. Example: large chunky knit with a pleated skirt and a simple wool overcoat. Mic drop.
1 jacket, 2 jacket, 3 jacket score! I like to wear a minimum of 2 jackets when the temperatures drop. My trustee leather jacket looks super chic under an oversized overcoat. They key to this tip is remembering that length matters. Never wear two cropped coats or two duster coats. Mix up the lengths and watch your friends bow down in amazement.
Chunky sweaters are your friends. Who doesn’t love a good oversized chunky knit? This OG of fall fashion can be worn in a multiple of ways. Here is a foolproof formula: Chunky knit, statement overcoat and skinny jean or leather legging.
Different colors same palette. This one is simple. Pick color that speaks to you and layer on different shades of the same color family. If you are trying this out for the first time, try the blue family. Think, Navy turtle neck, open button down chambray shirt, statement blue overcoat and denim.
I can’t wait to style a few clients for Fall. The possibilities are endless. As always, enjoy my shopping section. Any questions about layering. Ask away.