Layering 101

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There is an art to layering. It requires some experimentation to get the perfect combo of colors and fabrics to make sure the end silhouette is flattering and chic – not a bulky, unattractive mess. Think stylish versus bag lady on the street.

What do these three pieces have in common?

Black.

Finding a common color among the pieces you want to layer will take out a lot of the guess work. A common color instantly creates a relationship among those pieces.

My base layer is a sweater. A sweater, people. But some how the look doesn’t have extra bulk? That’s because I stuck to a sweater with a form fitting silhouette short sleeves. If you don’t have a short sleeve form fitting sweater laying around then swap the order of your layers. Put your colored shirt on first, then the sweater.

For your outer most layer add your favorite vest or coat. I opted for my moto vest, which is quickly becoming my go-to layer. I like vests because they usually have a more flattering cut than a big winter coat.

If it’s really cold, layer your faux fur vest over a leather jacket. Added warmth and super chic.

What’s your favorite winter piece?

Much love, hippies!

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