LAYERING 102: A CRASH COURSE IN ADVANCED LAYERING
A CRASH COURSE IN ADVANCED LAYERING
If you read our Layering 101 post last week, welcome to the next level! We’re going to take what we talked about last week up a notch and focus on other ways you can totally add layering to your springtime look.
Forget the basics – it’s time for an advanced course. Here are our five favorite ways to add unexpected layering to any look.
ADD A LITTLE TEXTURE PLAY
So – last week we talked about monochromatic layering. This week we’re taking it to a whole new level – textured single color layers. This is a great way to capitalize on the all-white everything trend going around without looking too blah or expected.
Go for pieces with subtle contrasting patterns or textures, like this totally gorgeous look from model Gizele Oliveira.
THE FLIRTY SHORTS – Gold Foil Print Floaty Shorts, PLT $35
THE KNIT TOP – Sweater Knit Tank Top, Forever21 $14.90
ACCESSORIZE, ACCESSORIZE, ACCESSORIZE!
Next up on our list is layering with accessories. Yes – this totally counts! By layering up in the accessories department, whether it’s adding a necklace or two or throwing on a cute coat, you can absolutely take on this trend and look totally put together at the same time, too.
Take it from Victoria’s Secret model, Jasmine Tookes – sometimes more is absolutely better.
THE PERFECT BLAZER – Floral Print Blazer, Zara $69.90
THE SIMPLE MATCHING BAG – Woven Box Bag, Zara $49.90
PLAY UP THE LENGTH
Don’t be afraid to play with different lengths when you layer up – this is a great way to experiment with different proportions without looking like you’re trying too hard.
Try pairing a sleek skirt with a super long top layered over for a totally on-trend look that’s fit for any upcoming festival, just like influencer Shanina Shaik.
THE FLOWY BLOUSE – Dress with Buttons, H&M $39.99
THE MINI SKIRT – Black Faux Leather Skirt, PLT $45
TRY A SHORT SKIRT AND A LONG JACKET
All CAKE jokes aside, this 90’s trend is totally back in full swing this spring and summer. Try throwing on a longer jacket when you’re wearing a short skirt for a super chic proportion-play that will give you legs for days.
Blogger Sophie Suchan does all the right things here by pairing a super long leather jacket with a short skirt and tights. Sign us up!
THE CHIC MINI LEOPARD DRESS - Inga Dress, Reformation $78
THE OVERSIZED JACKET – Jealousy Leather Moto Jacket, Free People $498
ALL GOLD EVERYTHING
Last but totally not least on our list is one of our favorite continuing trends for 2019 – layering all gold accessories. This is a super easy and chic way to sneak some layering into your look in a super modern way.
We love how influencer and editor Nitsan Raiter layered her gold necklaces here – paired with the super cute crop, it’s totally to die for!
THE LAYERED NECKLACE – 3-Pack Necklaces, H&M $9.99
THE INITIAL NECKLACE – Jonesy Wood Initial Pendant, Free People $52
How else will you be working layering into your look this spring and summer? Let us know in the comments below!