Monday, November 17, 2014

The Art of Layering Pt. 2

photo via Karla Reed
I promised you a part two to my Art of Layering and here it is! Check out part one here! Part two will consist of how I layer for the colder seasons. I noticed while I was putting together these outfits that most of the pieces I was layering with were patterned pieces. I'd layer two or three patterns together for my layered look. I have a post about how to mix patterns if you're new to patterns. Check it out here

I put together 4 looks so let's jump in! 

No. 1//

Gingham: Target (similar here and here)// Sweater: Factory J. Crew// Vest: TJ Maxx (similar here and here, and here)// Necklace: Nordstrom Rack (similar here)//
I love this look because it's dressy but still casual. One of my favorite 'tricks' to layering is staying in the same color #navyornothing and adding a pop of color to the outfit. I paired this blingy statement necklace and a red lip which pairs perfectly and adds the right amount of class and sass. 

No. 2// 

Tee: Target// Chambray: Old Navy// Vest: TJ Maxx (similar here and here)// 
If you can't tell vests are one of my favorite pieces to layer with. They're functional and stylish and add another element to an outfit. This outfit is very casual with the striped tee, chambray shirt and vest. I'd wear this if I was running errands or even to a casual lunch date.

No. 3// 

Tee: J.C Penney (similar here)// Blazer: Target (similar here)// Scarf: Forever21 (Similar here , here and here)// 

This is probably the most "dressy" outfit I'd wear that involves layers. I paired a plain white tee with a black blazer and added my faaavorite blanket scarf for warmth and color. This would be a great outfit to wear to work or if you needed an excuse to wear a dressier outfit without being over the top!

No. 4// 

Plaid: Forever21 (similar here, here, here and here)// Pullover: Forever21 (exact same sweater just different colors)// Denim jacket: Target// 
To me this is more of a masculine(??)  outfit with the pullover and denim jacket. (I have no idea why...) I wear my denim jacket all the time in the summer but never thought to layer it in the winter. I really like this look with the dark sweater and lighter jacket. It's a nice contrast and I'll definitely be wearing it this season. 

These are looks that I would/will wear 100% this season. Follow me on Instagram to see more layered looks and other outfits that I wear! 

Let me know if you liked these outfits or your thoughts on layering in general! What are your favorite outfits to layer together? Snap me a pic and send or tag me! I love finding new outfit inspo! :) 

Happy layering! 

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