Hello, my dear friends! Now that fall is in full swing, some areas might have already seen their first snow, it is really time to add layers. Layering is not exactly everyone’s favorite game because the inherited risk of looking too messy or too bulky. Over the past three years, I’ve experimented with various layers, also I’ve seen quite a few layering experts on Instagram, and my conclusion is three is the minimum, four is the comfort zone and five is the challenge.
A typical three-layer outfit for fall include shirt. sweater and outwear, keep one of these layers thin to avoid bulkiness. The outfit I have on in today’s post is such an example: thick knit, thin dress, and possible a thick top coat.
For this look to go to the next level of four layers, I’d add either a scarf (solid or leopard print for some print-scaling) or a long but not too chunky cardi to drape between the silk dress and my coat. To really push for a fifth layer, I would do the cardigan, a short jacket (leather biker or bomber) and a scarf to keep the overall look trim. An oversize coat might work but I feel it is not the best combo for girls under certain height.
Overall, most layering happen with upper body, an expertly layered look for fall would have one or two inner layers including a lace camisole or bralette with a thin t-shirt, or a thin turtle neck with a button-down; one middle layer, sweater; and one butter layer, jacket or coat, then top with a scarf. lower body are very simple, sometimes short, to keep the look from being too puffy.
Thank you so much for reading! Hope you will be inspired to try out my layering “formula”, please share with me in the comment section below if you do. See you in my next post!
<photos credit: DCP New York Photography>
Jacquemus sweater <on sale, currently season>;
Equipment dress <on sale, also here>;
Isa Arfen pants;
Chloe bag (on sale);
Gucci beret <other colors>
Chanel cuff <similar, pre-loved>;
Linda Farrow sunglasses;