The season of layering is here and it always throws a fun challenge to the style-conscious women out there. Be it heavy layering for super cold winter nights or light layering for chilly evenings, effective layering plays a major role in your fashion lives, helping you enhance your own seasonal looks of the year. So, it’s important that you know how to go about layering in the correct way, so that you don’t end up making a fashion faux pas. Here are some essential Do’s and Don’ts of layering that you must keep in mind before you step out this season!
- Keep bottoms simple
Do layer on the top while keeping it simple on the bottoms. If you must, you can pop on a pair of fishnet stockings or colorful tights under your skater dress or skirt. But it’s better to keep it simple yet stylish by pairing up tanks with button down shirts or camisoles with cardigans or jumpers over shirts and keep the bottoms smart & slim for a perfect balance.
- Pile up the winterwear
Do get creative and bold as you layer up jackets on jackets or jackets on sweaters. but try complementing colors. Don’t clash prints on prints as that may end up spoiling the outfit. You can go for a printed cotton button jacket and layer it with a classic denim sleeveless jacket and ripped denims for a nice fusion vibe or go for bomber jackets over turtleneck sweaters for a smart casual look.
- Mix textures together
Do mix up textures in a smart manner, so as get an element of edge in your look. Experiment with different textures and mix & match them to form a great layered outfit. You can pair up your leather jacket with a big woolly infinity scarf or wear a denim jacket over a chunky knitted jumper.
- Bring out the basic tees
Do get those plain, basic t-shirts out of the cupboard, as they can be your BFFs for trendy layered looks. Pair up a plain white or any mono-coloured t-shirt under a slip dress & denim jacket, and go for that chic 90’s look. You can even layer a plain black high-neck tee with a leather jacket, denims & boots for a rock-chic look.
- Shape & structure
Do keep in mind that layering looks best with well-fitted clothes and not the loose baggy trend. So, choose a structured blazer over a fitted t-shirt or go for a well fitted top under that oversized jumper. But don’t layer more than one loose baggy item together as that’ll make you look shapeless.
- What goes with what
Even though layering isn’t rocket science, you still have to figure out what goes with what! Not everything in your wardrobe can be layered with everything else. Make sure you layer complementary colors and patterns. Do go for a look that has, at most, 3 elements of layering to get a trendy, chic and edgy winter outfit.
- Long jackets to the rescue
Do go for long jackets & cardigans this season and pair them up with anything & everything – from tucked in shirts and high waist trousers to t-shirt dresses & stockings to kurtas & palazzos!
Follow these crucial do’s and don’ts to style layered looks like a pro! These tips are all that you need to sail you through the rest of the season, with on-point layered outfits that’ll grab eyeballs wherever you go!