Difficult to anticipate the drop in temperatures without falling in style? Far from being impossible. To carve out a trendy outfit without losing our elegance, let’s go back to layering, the art and the way of layering clothes while remaining chic. For several seasons, layering has emerged as the best option to resist the cold with panache. This interesting gimmick is ideal, since it allows you to remove layers of clothing throughout the day, without getting cold, and always being well covered from head to toe. A perilous fashion exercise, which does not however frighten fashionable girls, more inspired than ever. So let’s take an example.
HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY LAYERING CLOTHES?
This English-speaking term actually consists of juxtaposing several pieces of clothing by making them visible in order to create contrast , to bring movement but also depth to an outfit. While this tip may seem simple, it doesn’t really consist of layering clothes in a hurry, but rather going with subtlety. The idea is to devastate classic pieces by accumulating them, or by twisting them with more pointed clothes. But not only.
MULTIPLY JACKETS AND COATS
Complicated to imagine a winter without a coat ? Fashionistas recommend it: to master the layering of clothes brilliantly, just juxtapose multiple jackets and coats . We think of the quilted jacket that ensures the hype of the season, the unsinkable down jacket, the irreplaceable trench coat , the leather biker jacket, the denim jacket or even the cropped blazer or oversized blazer , to slip into the trousers.
PLAY WITH VOLUMES AND LENGTHS
The trick is to create a dynamic, and take the look to another dimension by having fun with the proportions. For example, we will deliberately let the sleeves or the collar of one top be seen under another: a hoodie under a jacket, a shirt under a sweater , a sweater under a blazer …
MIX THE MATERIALS
Remember this rule: too much volume kills volume. Thus, we will avoid associating two thick pieces together at the risk of making a little surplus. We therefore opt for a perfect mix and match of light and more imposing pieces. For example, a woolen cloth coat with a satin dress, a cotton t-shirt with a denim jacket, a ribbed knit sweater with a vaporous skirt …
CHOOSE THE CENTERPIECE OF THE LOOK
Before getting started, it is essential to define the piece that you want to highlight, in order to sublimate it as accurately as possible. Generally, it is a garment with a strong character. Whether colorful, studded, printed, logo, or simply imposing, the attention is directly focused on it. If in normal times, coats give pride of place to other pieces, we can without any problem decide that a simple cardigan, a sleeveless sweater , or a satin dress , become the key word of the outfit.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT COLORS
When we embark on the adventure of layering , we avoid tone on tone, at the risk of the superposition going unnoticed. We will therefore move towards similar shades, warm and cold shades, neutral and colorful, taking care not to go overboard, and to create an overdose of colors. Which tinted duos work? The beige and orange, green pop and black, khaki and camel, blue jeans and dark brown, but also the red intense and heather gray.
BELTING JACKETS AND COATS
The trick to avoid swallowing our figure under a mass of clothes, is to adjust the waist with a cleverly rolled up belt . In addition to being at the forefront of fashion, this gimmick offers an extra touch of chic.