Layering Ideas In The Winter You Never Thought Of!

Layering clothes can be quite challenging..  To be honest Fall & Winter are the least favorite seasons of mine during the year..  However, the major perk of the colder seasons is that you get to play more with layering!

 

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-Off The Shoulder Blouse with Turtleneck- Maybe you have lots of Spring blouses that stay in your closet during the winter.  Here’s a way of making it winter friendly!  Or take a tip from Jennifer Aniston (as Rachel Green on Friends), where she paired an off the shoulder blouse with a man’s tie.  Why not have that as an accent to your turtleneck?  No one else would be wearing it.  Stand out from the crowd!

 

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-Turtleneck Underneath a Button Down Shirt- Of course you could wear a turtleneck with a button down shirt as well!  Why not make it more fun & wear contrast colors or prints?  And I think this is a great opportunity to utilize some statement jewelry!  I think a necklace is quite lovely, on top of the turtleneck (but peeking out from underneath the shirt); but earrings or a brooch would look lovely as well!

 

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-Sweater with Lace Skirt / Dress– Why keep the lace skirt / dress only for the warmer seasons?  Bring it out of the closet & keep your legs warm with pantyhose / leggings!

 

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-Button down Shirt with Strapless Top– I’ve done variations of this look: I have worn it with a fitted turtleneck on the inside (instead of a shirt); on the outside I’ve worn strapless tops, bustiers, or corsets.  Sometimes you can find twofers (like the 2nd pic) where it’s like 2 garments in 1.  Twofers I find make lives easier & instead of layering, are less bulky.  And who says that your strapless tops are only for the summer?

 

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-Dress with Jeans-  Another opportunity to bring more prints into the Fall!  Of course, you need to find a dress that matches appropriately with your jeans.  Personally I think a shirt dress goes best with dress / jean combo.  Tip: Go with skinny jeans.

 

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-Button Down Shirt, with Sweater Underneath A Blazer / Vest- Of course you need to try on this look first (before stepping out) to see if your pieces match proportionally.  This is a great look for those really chilly days; & you could accent it with whatever accessories you choose!

 

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-Turtleneck with A Cami On Top- Turtlenecks by themselves, are well, boring.  Dress them up with a cami that you would normally wear during the summer!  Even better if it’s colorful / printed!

 

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-Skinny Jeans with High Boots- Did you think that your tall boots were for dresses only?  Of course not!  If you’re not a jeans type of a person, you could always wear this look with leggings instead.  Tip: I’ve worn tall boots, nude leggings with a dress (to give the illusion of bare legs, not exactly like the pic above, but just to give you an idea) when in reality I’m actually quite covered up & warm!

 

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-Shirt / Blouse Underneath A Dress- I mentioned in an article before How To Layer Your Clothes: Incorporating Your Spring Clothes Into Your Winter Wardrobe.. & Still Look Chic!, that you could wear a turtleneck underneath a dress to utilize them in the winter.  Using the same concept, you could wear a shirt / blouse underneath a dress as well!  Fashion challenge: Try the mixing print trend & wear them in 2 different prints!

 

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-A Sweater / Jacket Over A Peplum Top- I love peplums.  What is a peplum by the way?  It’s a flared flounce that starts usually right at the waistline.  And they come in all different kinds of garments: tops, skirts, & dresses.  And I find them really flattering.  You could take a peplum top & throw a sweater on top (ideally a crop top sweater), or just wear it underneath a jacket.

 

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-Motorcycle Jacket Over A Dress- Quite often in fashion we simply call them ‘moto jackets’: which was originally designed for men, looks quite flattering on women!  Pair it with a dress, & accessorize it however you’d like!

 

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-Jacket / Coat with Statement Belt

Sometimes jackets / coats come with a contrasting belt; but you don’t always need to stick to what’s given to you.  And who says you can’t wear your belt on the outside?  A lovely belt outside a plain coat is a lovely accent & cinches the waist, giving it a more flattering silhouette!

 

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-Jacket with Vest / Sleeveless Coat On The Outside-

This could be a challenge to pull off.  You could give yourself a more unique look, with a jacket on the inside, & an open vest / sleeveless coat on the outside.  Tip: If you want to try this look, stick to a fitted jacket on the inside.

 

Did you like this article?  What layering idea will you pick up?  Also I have other articles on winter clothes, layering, for more ideas!

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