How Layers Bring an Outfit Together

How Layers Bring an Outfit Together

The most obvious reason people layer is to keep warm once the weather takes a dip. However, there are other more fashionable reasons to layer in the fall or winter. Layering can bring together your outfits by letting you express your personal style, helping you explore your creativity, and allowing you to flaunt your favorite statement pieces.

You have plenty of base layers, additional clothing layers, outerwear, chic shoes, and trendy accessories to choose from when creating various ensembles. Neutral-colored women’s sweaters, knit sweater dresses, leggings, over-the-knee boots, and neutral long-sleeved sweaters are some popular and versatile clothing and shoe options that people love wearing during the colder seasons.

However, for those who like to stand out, there are a few items you can add to your lineup; you could repurpose your favorite patterned cotton sundresses; you could rock a graphic T-shirt under a duster sweater; or you could layer with leggings, hosiery, and socks to make a funky statement. You have endless choices for styling.

Layering Helps You Express Your Personal Style

Layering can actually enhance your personal style. Whether you’re heading to work, brunch, or the grocery store, layering allows you to express your personality during the colder seasons.

The Casual Woman

Sometimes, casual is the way to go. People who like to keep things casual no matter their destination have most likely perfected the put-together yet relaxed look. They have all the stylish high-tops sneakers, bomber jackets, and beanies in their closet. However, there are additional clothing pieces and shoes you can work with to display cool style during the colder seasons.

You probably already own a range of skinny jeans, jeggings, and leggings. Add a stylish touch by wearing a long-sleeved graphic T-shirt or an oversized baggy tunic sweater and layering over a comfy faux-fur-trimmed parka, puffer coat, or a waterproof down jacket.

Thick long-sleeved shirts, fleece, and cotton and cashmere sweaters give an extra dose of warmth. Parka coats and puffer coats give off casually cool vibes. As for the shoes, if you like to keep things as comfortable as possible, stick to flat boots and booties with interior cushioning.

The Sporty Woman

If you like the sporty look, whether you’re trekking through the city or off backpacking for the weekend, play with your apparel and gear for multiple cool getups that can tackle frigid conditions.

If you’re always on the go, journeying out into the unknown, or jogging through the neighborhood, you probably own plenty of fleeces, such as fleece vests, fleece jackets, and fleece pants. You can use those clothing pieces when coming up with outfits for other occasions.

Keep things casual by wearing fitted apparel head to toe and then over layering with your fleece outerwear of choice. For casual days at the office, you can pair your women’s fleece jacket with polished jeans or wear a fleece vest over a button-down long-sleeved shirt.

The Elegant Woman

There are plenty of ways you can display your elegant style in the fall or winter. Styling the same color from head to toe is an easy way to look elegant and flawless from work to weekend drinks with the girls. When wearing a monochromatic outfit, play with different shades of the same color. Or you can wear the same pattern top to bottom. If you’re heading to work, donning neutral colors from head to toe is your best bet, such as a white turtleneck sweater, jeans, and tweed jacket. But you can always go bold by wearing a bright color, like red. Tie the outfit together with an accessory different from the color of your choice.

Sweater dresses are always a chic choice for any destination. Try wearing a fit and flare sweater dress, knee-high leather boots, and a real fur or faux fur coat. Finish the outfit off with luxe jewelry. Or you can just repurpose your beautiful sundresses by layering over a cardigan or by layering a turtleneck sweater underneath and sheer hosiery.

The Cool Girl

You’re known as the trendiest woman in your circle of friends. Keep up your cool style choices in the fall and winter. If you love leather or faux leather, you can easily incorporate it into your outfits. Layer a leather bomber jacket or moto jacket with epaulets over your cold-weather appropriate outfits. Or pair leather trousers or leggings with booties with heels and a chunky-knit turtleneck sweater in a bright hue (like orange).

Layering Allows You to Explore Your Creativity

You don’t have to layer according to your usual personal style’s playbook. Mixing and matching with different apparel pieces, footwear, and winter accessories allows you to have a bit of fun and be creative. There are so many combinations you can come up with before heading out to take on the cold.

For an eye-catching style, come up with unexpected layering combinations, like a long-sleeved turtleneck sweater under a denim jumpsuit. Play around with your bottoms. Tuck a bodysuit into a mini skirt. Then, put on stylish hosiery or leggings. Finally, layer fuzzy socks or leg warmers over the hosiery or leggings before putting on your boots. There are plenty of hues, textures, silhouettes, or patterns to play with to aid you in statement-making styling. Have fun mixing and matching!

Layering Lets You Flaunt Statement Pieces

Fall and winter provide the opportunity for you to flaunt your prized investment pieces. Take out and layer with your fine jewelry, like bangles or necklaces. Tie together your outfits with a designer belt that goes with almost anything. Drape over a real fur-trimmed plaid blanket scarf for a dramatic effect. Or rock a leather designer handbag from work to the weekend.

Layering can bring an outfit together while letting you show off your personality and style. Experiment with various shades, colors, and patterns. Pick pieces that fit into your style. Or show off your creative side by mixing and matching. And remember to pick out a statement piece to tie everything together.


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