Thursday, September 18, 2014

Key Pieces For Layering

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I am one of “those people” that is forever cold, I am actually comfortable in the summer minus the few days that it may get past 100°F. It is probably a given but when the temperature starts to fall at the end of September/start of October I am all about layering. I probably have more socks, tights, leggings, scarves, coats, etc. then one person probably should have, but just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be stylish or have options!

I am beyond thrilled that the layered look is again for this fall and winter season; hello warmth! In order to layer like a pro there are a few key items that you should probably have in your wardrobe. I think it is safe to say that it goes without saying that skirts, dresses or better yet sweater dresses, and pants are a must for the cooler months ahead.

For a layered look I always enjoy a cross between preppy and trendy and well… sometimes boho, because lets face it who doesn’t like a little Free People Shopping adventure here and there. Below are my top ten key pieces for layering!
A puffer vest is a wonderful piece to have to throw on over a plaid shirt, oxford, or even a sweater. Plus a puffer vest will keep you surprisingly warm!
Truth be told a black or navy blazer would be a better staple layering piece to have just because those two colors would go with basically everything, but how fabulous is the Regent Blazer? For me a blazer is a perfect thing to wear over a sweater or button down on those days when it is too warm for a coat but you need a little something extra to keep you warm. A blazer is also a great investment – it’s a classic piece and will never go out of style.
A regular length and long length cardigan are both great to have. I usually wear the longer cardigans for everyday life and have a few nice regular length cardigans to wear when I need to be a little less casual.
Plaid shirts are such an iconic fall/winter piece to have in your wardrobe. They go perfectly with literally everything: puffers vests, cable-knits, blazers, or even just by themselves.
A cream color cable-knit sweater is almost a must have for the winter; it is such a classic and timeless piece. This sweater would look wonderful paired with a plaid shirt or even worn under a blazer or puffer vest complete with a few layered necklaces.
Long-Sleeve shirts come in handy and J. Crew’s Vintage Cotton Long-Sleeve tee is hands down my favorite long-sleeve. It is perfect to wear under sweaters, by itself paired with a scarf, or under a puffer vest.
Scarves in my opinion are the best accessory and you can never have too many of them. They can basically be worn with almost anything.
Leggings are great to wear under dresses or skirts or by themselves with a sweater.
These tights are a lifesaver in the winter when I need to wear a nice dress or skirt. They are honestly the most comfortable tights I have ever worn and fit wonderfully.
During the fall and winter I wear socks almost everyday, even when I wear tights. The only time I don’t have on socks when it’s cold outside is when I am wearing ballet flats or heels. Honestly they aren’t really a “key piece” for layering but I just have a love for socks so I had to include a pair.

28 comments:

  1. I love layering my outfit specially if its cold, and the best pieces for me are jackets and cardigans

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    1. Jackets and cardigans definitely come in handy for layering!

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  2. Nice post, so useful :)

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  3. Great Post! Follow each other on GFC, Google+ and Bloglovin? If yes, follow me and i follow back as soon as i see it. Let me know with a comment on my Blog

    Keep in Touch xx Rabea from germany
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    1. I will be sure to stop by your blog a little later on :)

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    1. I love those leggings, they are so cute!

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  5. The same here. I need to stay warm and layer as much as needed in autumn ;) Nice clothing choices! xx Maja
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    1. Agreed! Happy to see you enjoyed these picks!

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  6. I love layering my outfits. Great tips!

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  7. what a great post! thanks for sharing all these handy tips!

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    1. Help to hear you enjoyed this post and found these tips helpful!

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  8. A cream cable knit cardigan is on my fall wish list! Definitely love your picks because I'm always cold too!
    -Alex
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    1. A cream cable knit cardi would be such a great piece to have!

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  9. Brilliant tips! My fave items for layering are long cardigans and sweater dresses, they look so stylish and feels really comfortable for cold weathers :) Would you like us to follow each other in GFC and BlogLovin'? I would love to stay in touch and be friends. :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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    1. I would love to follow each other :)

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  10. I have tons of sweater dresses, as being from Spain means that what is a bit cold for other people is freezing for me jajajaja, so I´m always cold on winter too ;)

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    1. I love sweater dresses, they are so classic and great to have for the colder weather!

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  11. In the colder months I usually layer a sweater on top of a dress or skirt. You've inspired me with the socks though. Hopefully I can find nice socks that show over my boots.

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    1. You should checkout the socks at Free People they are perfect for showing over boots!

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  12. We sell an almost exact Herringbone on our website for only $68! Love it! Bring on the Layers!!
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    1. Layers are always a good thing in my book :). I will have to stop by your website and check out your puffer vests!

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  13. I love the idea of layering but when I lived back east I felt like my layering made me look bulky. I think I need to work on my technique

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    1. For me personally I have found that the trick is to use sweaters that aren't super bulky when you're going to add a puffer or a blazzer.

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