Why Layering Is A Definite Fashion Do
One of the biggest trends this season is layering. Usually, people will try to avoid following trends because the idea is that the trend won't last and then you'll be stuck with a closet full of outdated clothes. A lot of people can also be hesitant to layer for fear of looking foolish. Here are some tips to make layering work for you:
In this picture we see a sweater over a light slip dress paired with knee boots. Ordinarily that dress would have been stored away until next spring/summer, but by layering it with fall/winter items it can be worn year round.
This picture shows layering at its most complex. The model is wearing socks over tights along with boots and her top layer extends to below the hem of the skirt. What this picture shows is the importance of wearing layers of differing lengths. No two layers should be the same length. It is important, especially if you are wearing many layers, to have differing lengths and weights. This way every layer will be visible and more importantly, it will avoid bulkiness.
Layering is something to have fun with. Here the model is wearing a celtic inspired tartan dress over a sweater and paired with knee boots. (Note: knee boots are huge this season.) The dress is belted and has another layer peeping out the bottom. This picture also shows the feminine appeal of layering, this idea takes us back to the days when women wore layers upon layers of clothing. Now, we can be feminine and comfortable as well.
In this picture, the model is wearing a blouse with a vest and a short jacket over top. Notice how the blouse reaches high up on the neck, is visible below the vest and how the sleeves reach past the jacket; even though it is the bottom layer, it is still very visible.
Shorts are also big this season, but there are some things to keep in mind regarding their use. First, even if you are in a warmer climate, these are meant to be worn over opaque tights. On the other hand, when the trend is over, you have some really cute shorts to wear in the summer.
Overall what you need to keep in mind to make layering work for you is: 1. do as much or as little as you want. Layering can be as simple as wearing a sweater over a blouse. 2. Do not buy "pre layered" clothes. These are items that give the appearance of two pieces of clothing together such as a sweater and a blouse. You may think that it is an inexpensive way to follow this trend, but the truth is, you don't need to buy a single piece of clothing to follow this trend. 3. Use what you already have. Dig through your closet. Don't put your summer stuff away. Layering is a no fear trend because once the trend is over, you are left with a closet full of individual pieces that can just as easily be worn on their own as worn layered.
Most importantly, have fun with it. Be creative. Don't be afraid to experiment. Happy Layering!