The biggest fear when it comes to layering is looking bigger than you are. Well, Ladies, I am here to help you know how to layer this Fall so that you are warm and flattered. Layering can make for such a cute outfit by just combining simple items. Layering also helps with all the temperature changes you encounter - especially as a Minnesotan. You're outside and FREEZING and then walk inside and start sweating. So let's talk some basic styling tips...1. Start Thin
Patterns add in a lot when layering. It adds a little something unexpected and intriguing. Make sure that the pattern mixes in with the color scheme you have already decided upon. If you are ready to bump it up a notch, you can even try layering patterns. What? Yes, you read that right. Add in that second pattern to your outfit. And here is how:
Rules to Pattern Mixing While Layering
1. Patterns need to coordinate color tones or at least compliment each other.
2. In order for the patterns not to look too busy, choose a small pattern for one and a larger pattern for the second. (ex. a small check with a large stripe, or a small stripe with a large polka dot)
3. Last, allow one patterned item to be apart of the base of your ensemble (ex. coat, shirt, sweater), and the other pattern to be an accessory (ex. hat, scarf, clutch, socks)
4. Be Aware of The Fabrics of Your Pieces
When layering, try to mix up the types of materials. For example, if you start with a fitted sweater, try a jean or corduroy jacket on top. Mixing up the fabrics will add depth and definition so your body isn't lost in all the layers.
**Don't forget to play with texture in your looks and add in accessories such as jewelry, bags, and hats. These are the finishing touches to any look.
Thanks for reading! And stay tuned for more fashion tips.