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.
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!
What are some of your favorite layering items?
I Love layering, which is one of the reasons I love colder weather. These collections you’ve chosen are gorgeous, and need to check out Modcloth!
The crisp weather is definitely my favorite because of the clothes. Not a flip flop and tank girl!
Layering is definitely an art to not look like a bundled up michelin man all fall and winter! You can always tell if someone is from a warm climate because anything below 70 degrees has them in a puffer jacket! 😉
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Hhahah love the michelin man reference lol!
Ooooh, I love those tan ankle booties!!! I love your cake analogy, that’s so perfect! Those outfits are perfect as well. 🙂
I am in love with those booties!!
These pieces are all so pretty! I love wearing layers when it gets chillier too. Can’t wait to check out ModCloth, the cardigan and boots are gorgeous!
Thanks Kelly! You will love ModCloth 🙂
I love how you included a baking analogy in this post – perfect! Some great tips here. Layering is so good for the UK too as the weather changes constantly – and shops in particular get so hot. I particularly love that long cardigan with the black pattern. Gimme gimme gimme!
Thanks Helen! And I know this is appropriate for you too because the weather is crazy in the UK.
So in love with that drapey black and white cardigan!!!
You have a very nice blog. I love the colder weather, so I really appreciate what you have shared here.
Thank you Linda!
Zainab. I LOVE Modcloth. Literally, I have it saved on my bookmarks and I look at it like everyday. And I go through and add things to my “loved” list, haha. Love all of these pieces you picked out! 🙂
Oh my gosh me too!! I have a super long loved list hahha!