How to Layer Without Looking Basic
Good morning betches. Today I am here to talk all things layering. Winter is hard on us-- our skin, our vitamin D levels, and most importantly our wardrobes. Don’t get me wrong, dressing for the cold is difficult… but ladies I have had enough with the leggings and oversized sweater look. You’re better than that. It automatically reads: hi, I’m lazy and I’m boring!
Let’s spruce things up here. Listed below are three different looks for three different occasions. You’ll thank me later.
Scenario 1: It’s Sunday and you just woke up. It’s fucking freezing outside but you have errands to run and people to please. Activities include: a quick stop at Whole Foods, a well deserved manicure, and a stop at your local Juice Press to cure your horrendous hangover.
The solution is simple. Start with a lightweight long sleeve and plain black jeans-- if you’re already picturing your favorite pair with rips, you’re WRONG. No ripped jeans, it’s winter, stay warm… duh. Next throw on a cozy sweater. The looser the better. Put on a vest and make sure the texture is different from the sweater. Finalize your casual look with winter weekend musts, a beanie and some booties.
Scenario 2: You just got out of work and your boyfriend lets you know that the date night you were supposed to be having in two hours is now a family reunion. That slinky LBD you just bought will have to wait. Activities will include: smiling until your face hurts and talking about your(filtered)self.
To stay warm and avoid looking like a frump, wear a solid colored shirt with a cute spaghetti strapped dress on top. Keep the look simple and put on a simple choker or necklace. Do pair the look with our love pill matte lipstick. Sporting lipstick lets everyone know that you 👏🏼 have 👏🏼 your 👏🏼 shit 👏🏼 together. Wear black tights (non negotiable) and heeled booties. Keep the height low, just like your expectations.
Scenario 3: You’re getting ready for the biggest interview of your life. The stress is high and the temperatures are unacceptably low. Activities include: dressing to impress, hitting up Starbucks for a *caffeine* shot of courage, and firmly shaking hands.
Layering isn’t always about how many different items of clothing you can sling on, but instead how you create levels of style through textures and details. To kill your interview, try something untraditional. Wear a blazer with subtle details (buttons, leather, etc.) and pair that with a collared blouse. For bottoms, wear a skirt or pant that adds a dimension to your look. Lastly, keep the shoe simple.
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