Fashion Fridays: Layering for Fall

As the weather is cooling down, the need to layer our outfits is no longer a desire but a necessity especially for those of us in the NorthEast. So let’s talk about layering for fall for a minute. I love layering and it’s one of my favorite ways to add colors, texture and/or volumes to my outfits during the fall and winter. But wearing jackets, cardigans/sweaters and scarves in ways that are trendy (and sexy!) yet not BULKY is where most people get bogged down.

Fall Layering with ModCloth


Think about layering as decorating a cake. You want to start with a basic, thin-layered, fitted top (a tee or light blouse), like the crumb coating on a cake. This will keep your shape slim. I love sticking to solid colors just so that I can play with volumes and colors later. Add another layer of a sweater or cardigan and here is where I love adding color or patterns. Just like adding your main coat of frosting to your cake. Color is always desirable! Then add a coat or jacket. Keep these to solid colors (tan, navy or a bold one). Finally my favorite part, the sprinkles on the cake, add your accessories; a scarf (definitely!!), necklace, watches etc.

I picked out a few layers from ModCloth that I love! I’m sure you have all heard about ModCloth… this one of a kind online store with unique vintage and classic clothes and my go-to for dresses for special occasions. Their fall collections for sweaters and cardigans are what inspired these layered outfits today!


Fall Layering with ModCloth

What are some of your favorite layering items?