Layering is a styling technique. It’s an outfit made up of clothes upon clothes, with each piece acting like a step or stage in the overall look. The biggest thing to remember is this: layer thin to thick, and light to heavy. Instagram fashionista Lovefromjulez is one person who has mastered this art and loves experimenting and playing with new techniques to achieve the ultimate layered perfection. Below are simple tips to keep in mind when you’re putting together a layering look.
Choose your base wisely
The first layer of your outfit is there for the long haul, so give it some thought. Make sure it works as a standalone look in case the weather heats up and keep the pieces smooth and lightweight to create the perfect base.
Stick To A Colour
When you’re wearing lots of pieces at once, there’s the risk your look could become too busy. Keep things coordinated by sticking to an overall colour palette and wearing only one printed piece at a time. Layering is best achieved when you keep your look to one or two color families.
Focus on Fabrics
A nice mix of texture is essential for layering. Pick a few different fabric textures and weights and play around with them.
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Have Fun With It
Mastering the art of layering takes time and practice. Play around with different layered looks all the time until you find something that works.