By Eileen Nguyen
The importance of utilizing your clothing items has become a huge important part of styling and what better way to do that than with layering? Layering clothes is not only a great way to keep warm during the colder months, but it’s also a great way to create different outfits and make use of the unworn items you have in your closet. Fall is the start of where the layering magic begins with coats, sweaters, jewels, and more. Keep reading to see the trendiest ways to layer this fall/winter!
Layering Sweater Vests
Coming in this fall/winter 2020 in trendy fashion is the sweater vest. This article of clothing has become the new closet staple that has got people rushing to find the sweater vest of their dreams to make it their own. While you can wear it on it’s own, this item is the perfect layered piece on top of just about any other top.
One way to dress it is to layer the vest on top of another sweater or long sleeve. If the sweater vest is a thicker material, it’s best to layer it with a long sleeve/sweater that’s a bit on the thinner side so the outfit doesn’t look too chunky/heavy. Balance the look with a pair of skinny jeans or with some trousers to feel like you have more room to move is also an option.
For a more dressier number, layer the vest with a collared dress shirt. Allow the collars to peek through the collar line to show you mean business and add a dainty jewelry piece underneath the collars to reveal a bit of glimmer to the look. To keep the dressy look, pair it with some faux leather pants or trousers.
Layering Trench Coats
Another fall/winter 2020 fashion favorite is the trench coat. The garment that once was used as a protective layer during war has now become a stylish clothing item glorified in Hollywood and on various outfits. Since it is a coat, this is meant to be the topper to a look.
Essentially, you could wear a classic tee that’s a short sleeve or long sleeve as the base layer. Depending on how cold it is, you may or may not want to wear another layer before finishing it off with the trench. If it’s on the colder side, add an extra layer by wearing a blazer on top. Add some jewels to add some spark to the plain tee to create that accent. Then finally, throw on the trench coat to strut on the streets.
There are bound to be lazy days too, but a trench coat can still make that loungewear look put together. If you really don’t want to get out of your matching sweat set, no worries. Just throw on your trench coat and throw on a nice pair of sneakers. Add some hoop earrings to have some kind of detail to the look. If you’re willing to go the extra mile, just change the bottoms to trousers or a pair of jeans to elevate the lounge look a bit more.
Layering Cropped Sweaters
Cropped sweaters are certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, but it just might be after knowing how easy it is to throw on and create an instant cute layered outfit. The beauty of a cropped sweater is the fact that it showcases the base layer piece to the fullest. A simple way of layering a cropped sweater is with a tank top. Whether it’s a contrasting color, or a matching color, the cropped sweater allows the base layer to shine in your outfit.
Pairing a cropped sweater with a graphic tee is a great way to allow the graphic tee to shine. Not only does the graphic stand out, but the cropped sweater can also act as a statement piece as it frames the top of the tee to create a different kind of silhouette. Easily pair these outfits with some jeans and sneakers, or even some black heeled boots!
Light-weight Long Sleeve Tees
Long sleeves are a basic essential for the colder months and light-weight tees make it a lot easier to add layers as you can easily slide your arms through any other garment you choose to layer with. A way to layer with a light-weight long sleeve is with a blazer. It’s a classic look and an easy way to elevate the plain tee. Wear some classic straight jeans and you’re set!
Another way to step up the long sleeve is with a leather jacket, whether it’s a trench coat or a regular sized coat. With this kind of outfit, the long sleeve is acting as just the base layer to allow room for other details to shine. In this case, the leather jacket/trench is the main player. Add some jewels, silver or gold, to add some dimension to the outfit.