Layers.

18 Nov

Layers Feed your face season is here! With the change in weather, the holidays and cuddle/cuffing season (relationships make you fat) in full effect I know most of your gym memberships are going in vain like that first belt hole.

Just because you’re fat doesn’t mean you have to look it. Layering is your friend when done properly and efficient. On the other side layering can be your worst enemy; when done wrong you can look like an overdressed turkey or blimp.

There are layers to the art of layering in order to look good and stay warm this fall/winter. Just consider a few rules to avoid looking clunky next time you try to recreate the Olsen twins or Johnny Depp’s vagabond look.

A key thing to remember is that if you layer smart and take in consideration of your proportions and the weight of the fabrics you can reinvent your look and keep out some of those expensive garments you purchased during spring/summer.

Do’s

  • Put lighter fabrics go on first so when building your look you can avoid looking bulky.
  • Vary textures of clothing by mixing lightweight materials with nubby to not look stiff.
  • Mix colors and prints by putting vibrant colors in between darker colors to create dimensions.
  • Slim pants with oversized tops or minimize the layers on top with baggy pants. It’s all about creating a “V” silhouette.
  • Consider your outerwear and don’t lose definition by adding a coat or jacket that doesn’t compliment your look.
  • Add a pop of color to not have muted colors blend together.
  • Functional accessories only to factor in temperature change from indoor to outdoor.
  • Wear transparent tops from summer over printed tops for personality.

Don’t

  • Put two stiff garments on top of one another.
  • Don’t layer larger clothing underneath fitted clothing.
  • Length and proportion is key, do not pair your longer shirts under shorter tops.
  • Mix materials that are the same. The point of layering is to be stylish and warm not heavy and dowdy.
  • Forget that your type of hats, scarves and gloves are a part of your look so choose wisely.
  • Think you can’t mix genres. A bomber can be worn with suit or a quilted vest can be paired under a sports coat.
  • Overlook the cut of you garment. Not all crew necks are to be layered and if you have a round face or thick neck you can looked chocked.

In short just have fun with layering. If all else fails go with “base, insulation, outer” as a template to getting dressed. You’ll stay warm and not blow up your shape.

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One Response to “Layers.”

  1. stylentonic November 18, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    Love the Saint Laurent look! xxx

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