Monday, October 28, 2013

Learning to Layer: 5 Easy Steps.

Whenever someone asks me what my best style advice for Fall casual wear is, I immediately shout out "LAYERS!!".  
Layers, ladies.  That's where it's at.  Because sometimes you need a warm embrace in the middle of the day.  And no one is better at giving you that hug than a layered button-up/sweater combo.  

And here, I will impart upon you all of my layering knowledge.  


5 Steps to Layering:

1.  Wear fitted button-ups.  If the button-up is not fitted, it will bunch up and look sloppy.
2.  Wear button-ups that have interesting patterns or colors.  It will enhance the look of the outfit and look more fun while "peeking out".
3.  Wear fitted sweaters for the top layer of your layering.  Many people think that the bigger the sweater, the better.  Not true. The top layer almost always stretches out over the bottom button-up.  If you buy a too-big sweater, it will look messy and slouchy in 10 minutes' time.
4.  Layer some bling over your killer button-up/sweater combo!  Statement necklaces, bracelets, and watches can add some serious punch to a basic layered outfit.  Most layered combos look even better with a "completer" piece.
5.  And as always, have fun with putting together different layered looks!  Try different proportions, textures, and colors.  Find out what you like and what you don't like.  If you hate what you're wearing that day, it's not the end of the world.  You will take it off when you get home and try something else the next day!

Now that you know all that I know, go forth and layer!  


Pink plaid button-up (Exact here; Similar herehereherehere)//
Fox sweater (Exact here)//
White skinny jeans (Exact here; Similar herehereherehere)//
Black riding boots (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
Pave link necklace & bracelet set C/O ILYCouture (Exact here)//
Alex Tortoise watch c/o Wristology Watches (Exact here)
Pink plaid button-up (Exact here; Similar herehereherehere)//
Fox sweater (Exact here)//
White skinny jeans (Exact here; Similar herehereherehere)//
Black riding boots (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
Pave link necklace & bracelet set C/O ILYCouture (Exact here)//
Alex Tortoise watch c/o Wristology Watches (Exact here)


Chambray shirt (Exact here; Similar hereherehereherehere)//
Polka dot sweater (Exact old, via Old Navy; Similar herehereherehere)//
Burgundy ankle pants (Exact are Cynthia Rowley via TJMaxx; Similar hereherehere)//
Pointy toe black pumps (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)// 
Necklace via Accessory Mercado (Similar here)
Chambray shirt (Exact here; Similar hereherehereherehere)//
Polka dot sweater (Exact old, via Old Navy; Similar herehereherehere)//

Burgundy ankle pants (Exact are Cynthia Rowley via TJMaxx; Similar hereherehere)//
Pointy toe black pumps (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)// 
Necklace via Accessory Mercado (Similar here)

Chambray shirt (Exact here; Similar hereherehereherehere)//
Dark-wash skinny jeans (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)// 

Etienne Aigner Chip riding boots (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Leopard-print scarf (Exact gifted; Similar herehereherehere)//
Red blazer (Exact old, via Kohl's; Similar hereherehere)//
Bezel Teardrop Gemstone Earrings c/o Regina Pierallini (Exact here)//
"Be Present" bracelet c/o Ali Oesch Jewelry (Exact here)//

Alex Tortoise watch c/o Wristology Watches (Exact here)
Chambray shirt (Exact here; Similar hereherehereherehere)//
Dark-wash skinny jeans (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)// 

Etienne Aigner Chip riding boots (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Leopard-print scarf (Exact gifted; Similar herehereherehere)//
Red blazer (Exact old, via Kohl's; Similar hereherehere)//
Bezel Teardrop Gemstone Earrings c/o Regina Pierallini (Exact here)//
"Be Present" bracelet c/o Ali Oesch Jewelry (Exact here)//

Alex Tortoise watch c/o Wristology Watches (Exact here)

18 comments:

  1. The exact here link for the pink plaid button up shirt is not working. I would love to know where it is from so I can buy it. Thanks :)

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    1. Hi Cassandra- it should work now!

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    2. Fixed it again! Not sure what's wrong with it.

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  2. Gorgeous style!! Love love all your outfits! :) Would be honored if you checked out my very new blog neatly-packaged.blogspot.com :)

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    1. Thank you! :) Good luck with your blog!

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  3. I love your style! You make me feel like there's hope for working women to still be fashionable with a business professional dress code. I've always feared having a job that had a strict dress code, thinking that you would be forced to dress "stuffy and boxy." But your style defies all those preconceptions! Thank you for inspiring me!

    cristinamariek.blogspot.com

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  4. I am so glad I found your blog! I was curious as to what size you wear in the chambray shirt (I noticed it was ON girls and I'm not sure if I could fit or not). Also, the maroon Target tights are called dark red on the site, correct? I'd love to see the Merona (colorful fall staple skirt) paired with tights of some kind and I'd also like to see the two tone riding boots (fall staples) featured. Thank you for all your help and ideas!!!

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  5. Super-cute looks as always. I'm in love with that fox sweater. Just adorable!

    ~Cheryl
    http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

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  6. These are great tips, as always! Your outfits always inspire me so much.

    Lana
    lanalouwho.wordpress.com

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  7. YAY for layering! :-) Great tips.

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  9. Love the fox sweather... I buyed it a month ago... Every times I wear it, it's giving me a boost of energy! :P
    I love your blog... You have great taste and give so much great tips to! Hello from canada! I'm french btw so... Sorry for my english :S

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  10. I love your fox sweater post as I am wearing it layered today. Thanks for the tips on how to make it looks smooth; I was wondering how to get that look. I'm headed back upstairs to add a little bling to it. Thanks again!

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  11. Where is your belt from in the last outfit? I love it!

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  12. Thanks for sharing, nice post!

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