Summer isn’t completely over yet, but I am already adding layers to my everyday looks. Before you start pulling down every scarf and jacket in your closet, I am not talking about bundling up for the cold. This layering is all about adding a new level of dimension to your style. Layering pieces you already have in your closet can turn a predictable outfit into an unexpected look.
This weekend Abhi and I went on a coffee date and then went on to explore the Downtown Cincinnati. We attended a live rock show, strolled through a park, and saw the city magically lighting up from the overlook above. The temperatures dramatically went from warm to cold and I had to stylishly deal with it. And I figured, layering could be the ideal solution for it. Like the French idiom, “Dress like an onion”, I opted for a layered look.
Layered clothing is a way of dressing using several pieces that are worn on top of each other. Wearing a few layers, or replacing one layer but not others, allows flexible clothing match the needs of each situation. In the summer, clothes have very different functional requirements: they must block the radiation from the Sun, and allow for sufficient air circulation. Layering clothes also let you have unusual and always new outfits just changing some parts of it.
You can create layering looks with shirts, vests, tops, shorts, dungarees and just layering tops one on another. Layering gives you a relaxed look but if you layer a shirt and a vest, for example, and find proper trousers, you can get a cool work look. If you think it’s too hot for the day, try some at night or going to the parties.
Super Cute Red Eyelet Dress
Nothing can make me swoon more than a feminine, romantic dress. Light and airy, eyelet in the summer is the best. The peekaboo charm of the pretty eyelet details has my heart. What I especially love about this red eyelet dress is that it’s perfectly structured around the waist and has an asymmetrical hem. Perfect for a garden party or afternoon event, this cute dress features a sweetheart neckline and flouncy skirt with an eyelet hem. This flattering and cutesy eyelet dress is to die for! It’s rich in detail and in color that is perfect for summer/fall.
My Trusty Denim Shirt
My favorite piece of clothing in the closet would be my denim shirt. The denim shirt can easily be combined, or layered with creating absolutely any look in any season. It’s cool, chic, and sophisticated, and the best part about it is one can’t go wrong with it. No matter how you wear it or style it, it’ll look effortlessly cool. Figuring out how to wear a denim shirt is pretty much a no-brainer since they go with everything. During the spring and summer months, there’s nothing more classic—or more comfy.
My To-Go White Lace Crop Top
Personally, crop tops are my favorite trend this season. When done right, the crop top is sexy, chic, and sophisticated all at the same time. But it’s also a tough one to pull off. Pulling off the crop top doesn’t have to be intimidating or showing off the midriff. For one thing, a crop top doesn’t automatically mean a bared bellybutton. There are plenty of ways to style a crop top like I did with this look also this, where I layered it over my eyelet dress.
Many women are afraid to layer their clothes for fear of looking plump than they actually are. While logic would lead one to believe that this claim is true, but if you’ve mastered the art of layering this couldn’t be further from the truth. Moreover, a perfectly layered look will compliment your curves and create the illusion of a more proportional silhouette.
Quick Layering Tips
- Keep the under-layers more fitted to keep your shape looking slim.
- If you’re concerned about your waistline, try to top off your look with something belted.
- Length and proportion is key when layering.
- Play with texture. It’s best to incorporate a mix of materials when styling a layered look.
Happy layering and a happy weekend!
Photos by Abhi