As the weather turns colder, we want more—more coffee, more TV shows on Netflix, and more layers!
Basically, layers are as autumnal as pumpkin spice *anything*. Not sure how to layer clothes without looking bulky? Never fear!
We’ve put together a simple fall layering guide for you.
1) the season of jean jackets
We’re all for jean jackets all day, every day. They’re perfect for throwing on when the temperature drops—but you still want to look put-together.
Denim is essentially a neutral. That means you can layer a classic jean jacket on almost anything. Dresses? Check. Casual t-shirts? Check. Even a denim shirt? Um, check. If Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears can wear Canadian tuxedos, who can’t?
When you’re layering a jean jacket over an outfit with other denim pieces, try to avoid combining identical washes. While denim on denim can be cute, you don’t want to only be wearing one color.
PS: Jean jackets don’t have to be the outermost layer of any outfit. Scarves are a fantastic way to add another layer to your look; they’re basically the cherry on top of your outfit.
Don’t have a jean jacket in your closet? Check out this simple Levi’s denim jacket.
2) dress it up
While dresses can be an outfit in and of themselves, layering a dress adds dimension and flair to your look.
Adding layers underneath a dress can also make your wardrobe feel more diverse and expansive.
Ever thought of pairing a plain white collared shirt with an LBD? It’ll give your basic black dress a retro vibe.
It’s a good rule of thumb to ensure that the bottom layers are more fitted than the outer layers, or else you’ll look clunky. A slim white shirt under a dress fits the bill.
If you’re loving the look below, check out the Lennie A-line dress.
Need some other layering ideas for your dresses? Try wearing a vest, a leather jacket, or chunky necklaces on top of your favorite frock.
3) pattern play
When crafting a layered outfit, try to mix and match patterns and textures. If you’re going to layer it up, why not add some more personality to your look?
Pairing a neutral colored dress with a funky leopard sweater is a great way to do this. The leopard print pattern pops next to the grey dress and the combination of the ribbed texture of the dress and the smooth sweater adds visual interest.
When you’re adding several layers to your look, the outermost layers become your “disposable” layers. In other words, if you get too warm, you can discard them—so make sure your outermost layers aren’t key to tying your outfit together!