Cute Tips on How to Layer Clothes
Every woman needs to know how to layer her clothes from season to season. Although Winter is the season most heavily associated with wearing what feels like everything in your closet all at once, you can still use any of these tricks to layer your clothes on a brisk Spring morning or a chilly day in the office this Summer when the AC is on full blast. Keep reading to learn more about our cute tips for layering clothes, a stylish statement anyone can make.
1. Layer in One Color — You can go for a monochromatic look without feeling like you’re just wearing one big blob. The trick to wearing the same color when layering is to have different hues of the same color. For example, if you’re going to layer with purple, have a light purple hoodie underneath a dark purple blazer and a magenta pair of ankle booties. Play around with different colors and hues to rock this look.
2. Add on a Bold Piece — According to 40+ Style, adding on an accessory like a belt can be really useful when practicing the art of layering your clothing. If you find that your outerwear jacket looks shapeless or too bulky, cinch a belt over it to make your look more flattering. Although layering in one color, as we suggested as our first tip, is a fashionable choice for every season, adding on a bold piece like a patterned sweater or chic accessory can help your look standout.
3. Drape the Jacket — Let’s say you’re wearing one of your favorite stylish sweaters, but the temperature and wind chill outside is simply not in your favor. Even when you get inside, you might not want to take off your jacket because you can’t seem to warm up. One way to find a middle ground here is to drape the jacket around your shoulders. It’s an easy way to look stylish without having to put in too much effort. Whenever you want to put the jacket on, it’s right there, but if it gets too warm, it’s not totally enveloping you, so you have a bit more mobility.
4. Long Cardigans with Mini Dresses and Skirts — If you love the look and feel of a cardigan, you’re going to love it even more when you wear it over a mini dress or a skirt. During the Spring and Summer months, when you want to wear shorter hemlines, a long cardigan can help balance out your outfit and provide some warmth and coverage if you’re outside or stuck indoors with the AC. During the Fall and Winter seasons, a long cardigan over a dress or a skirt helps make your dress or skirt appropriate for the season. If it’s especially brisk outside, all you need to do is add on a scarf, cozy beanie, and thick tights.
Now that you know how to layer your clothes, get inspired with our selection of chic Winter outfits. We’re all about layering with pieces you already have in your closet, like cardigans, sweaters, and leggings, and then adding on functional pieces like scarves or a leather jacket to give your outfit a little extra spice.