Now that fall is officially here, it’s all about layering. Layering is a great way to combine your favorite pieces and wear something comfortable and flexible, while showcasing your sense of style. It’s also very practical; you can slip on an extra layer in the morning when it’s still crisp outside, remove it in the afternoon once it heats up, and then slip it back on when the temperature drops after sunset. But before you jump on the layering, there are some basic rules you must know for layering your outfits properly.
1. Layer from thin to thick: Usually your under layers should be your thinnest garment and the outer the thickest. Start with pieces that are made from thinner fabrics such as a cotton T-shirt, dress shirt or turtleneck, and then layer them with heavier items such as a wool sweater, a corduroy blazer, or a leather jacket.
2. Each visible layer should work as a standalone piece: This means that you should be able to remove an outer layer without compromising you look.
3. Keep it casual: Layering is best used for casual occasions and is generally not appropriate in more formal settings.
4. Always feel comfortable: You shouldn’t wear anything that feels uncomfortable. With that in mind, if you can’t put your arms all the way down to your sides or scratch the back of your ear, then your layering combination is too bulky and therefore, far from trendy.
5. Add some color: Dark colors like black, brown, navy, and gray are all great for fall season, but so are green, purple and burgundy…well, at least when worn and combined properly. Be fearless and don’t hesitate to spice up your look with a little color.
6. Layering is practical: In general, you’re better off wearing two or three thinner layers of clothing rather than one thick one — especially during fall, when the weather, like I previously said, can fluctuate drastically.
7. Jacket not required: Last but not least, remember that layering must not necessarily include jacket.
Now that you’re a little more familiar with the rules of the game, let’s put them into practice. Below are 15 stylish fall layering combinations to inspire you to look your best this season.
How do you keep out the cold? And which layering formulas do you fall back on?
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