Thursday, January 17, 2013

Layering 101

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With winter in full force (for most of us; we had a rather warm weekend), layers are of the utmost importance. To me, there is nothing more annoying than wearing a winter coat, so layering shirts is the best option. 

  • Start with a thin blouse. Picking one with a print or an embellishment on the collar will look so cute peeking out from under the layers.
  • Add a chunky knit sweater on top, leaving the hem of the blouse peeking out of the bottom. 
  • Add a bright blazer. (Make sure your sweater isn't too thick or you won't be able to put on the blazer.)


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If bright color in winter isn't your thing, opt for neutral layers. You can always finish off your look with small touches of color in your jewelry or handbag.

  • Start with a t-shirt that has a print or texture. It will add dimension to the layers.
  • Wrap a scarf around your neck and forgo the necklace. (Or if you really want to accessorize, pick a long necklace that will hit somewhere along the top of your rib cage area. It needs to hang far enough below the scarf.)
  • Add a studded button-up shirt and leave it unbuttoned.
  • Finish the look with a blazer and make sure that the scarf is centered.
Have a great day!

33 comments:

  1. Love the orange blazer!!

    Amberly
    www.asliceofglam.com

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  2. Great tips! I layer so much in the winter since I never know what temperature my office will be!

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  3. I am all about the layers here! I wish I could get away without wearing a coat but I usually have multiple layers on PLUS a coat when it's freezing.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    JCrew Giveaway!

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  4. I am always about layers here in Kansas! It's so hard to dress for the weather here!

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  5. What great tips! I love the items you picked too! Have a great day.
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings

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  6. That bright blazer is perfect–it's such an awesome color! These are great layering tips.

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  7. I love to layers but I'm no layering expert.. Thanks for the great tips! :)

    Xo,
    Amor GLAMOROZA

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  8. Love the first layering idea! And I'm still learning to be better at layering, these are great tips :)

    Rachel’s Lookbook

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  9. Great tips for layering. I do love good layers when it is cold.

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  10. Thanks for the tips! I find that my layering ideas are a complete hit or miss. This should give me a better starting point!
    Jenn
    With Luck

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  11. Such awesome tips on layering, I would wear both looks! xxx

    http://aurelieandangelo.com/

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  12. Love the layering advice! I've always been resigned to looking like a marshmallow during winter ;)

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  13. yes, i LOVE this!! nothing like knowing how to layer!! plus, that blazer is flipping adorable!!!

    xo,Taylor
    iLikeMyClothesTaylored.blogspot.com

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  14. Ooh, I love those polka dots! I'm on some kind of polka dot binge and I am NOT MAD about it :)

    xx, Eleanor

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  15. Great tips! I love that bright blazer!

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  16. Love these looks!!

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  17. It's funny that I was dreaming about blazers today (thanks for stopping by with suggestions!) and you had posted a gorgeous orange one! It's fabulous.
    I love all the layers. I'm always a fan of polka dots and I love the neutral look you showed too. It looks so put together.

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  18. You are the best with explaining how to style with words and your boards. I need to take notes and brush up on this. Love them both!

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  19. I love the orange blazer. I would totally wear that first outfit, that's exactly how I would layer!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  20. Great inspo! Loving the bright blazer from look 1!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com
    MayBooks Giveaway!!

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  21. Hey thanks for commenting on my blog! I'm glad someone else has obsessive food/shopping habits :) I love blue & orange together, so cute! I also am obsessed with the sequin sweater in your previous post! I want one!

    I'm your newest follower :)

    www.nateandmaryclaire.blogspot.com

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  22. i love the simple layers look, that polka dot blouse is gorgeous and that orange blazer is stunning

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  23. great tips! I love to layer and these are great tips to achieve a good layered outfit! =)
    xo,
    nancy

    http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

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  24. I think I might need that orange blazer!

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  25. Great tips! I love that bright set!!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  26. I LOVE the first set! The polka dotted top, chunky knit sweater, & bright blazer! Definitely going to be stealing this layering idea from you, probably with some boyfriend jeans! Thanks for the inspiration! xoxo

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  27. Now that it has finally turned cold here, I am all about the layering
    Great ideas here
    Brett

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  28. I love this post, I literally have all of the pieces you mentioned in the first look, I'm going to try this out. Great post!

    Fancy-Francy

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  29. I love these ideas. Especially the one with the bright blazer. So cute!

    xoxo Alison
    www.stylingmylife.com

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  30. cute outfit ideas!! always great to know how to layer...i'm not so good at it, but working on it! thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. Great layering ideas here, I'm realizing that I need a bright blazer now!
    xx
    Lia
    www.smartnsnazzy.com

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