Plenty of us have heard about layering in the fashion world, mainly from our well-meaning caregivers who did not want us to catch a chill on a particularly frosty morning. Maybe one of the most common sayings about layers is that “You can always take them off”, encouraging us to rather have too many clothes on and being able to cool down, over having too few clothes and not being able to warm up.
Aside from the practical benefits of layers, of which there are many, layers are also a domineering fashion statement and have been for quite some time.
That being said, it does require some skill. So, if you feel like you look like you have gotten dressed in the dark or are donning a “I am late to put the bins out- throw anything on” outfit even after trying meticulously to put something chic together- this piece is for you. You are welcome.
Why Should You Layer?
Aside from the aforementioned benefits of staying warm and cozy, there is also an aesthetically pleasing chic look that can come with layering. This can not only help you focus on your unique and individual style, but it is also one of the fastest ways to look well put together if you know what you are doing, of course! It is an art, and not understanding what works together may leave you looking the polar opposite to the suave desired look you were going for.
One of the first factors you need to think about when layering is the mixing of color palettes. If you already have a good idea of what colors suit you (and each other), then that is a brilliant start! If you do not, take some time to sit down and see what really compliments your skin tone, your hair color, and what different colors make you feel. Knowing these things will help you to be able to layer with much more ease and style. Visit Froxx to choose from some colorful pieces for your wardrobe.
Textures are a key part of layering because of the diversity they can bring to an outfit. There is not a hard and fast rule for layering textures, just choose what feels comfortable to you, look good on you, and then go from there! There is something about an outfit that looks very indulgent and luxurious when using different textures, which is another reason why it is so popular. Not to forget that layering means you could have a fashion hot piece that you love at the moment and that you can also ‘make it your own’ with what you decide to pair it with.
That being said, a key tip here is that materials that are noticeably different from each other work the best. Think leather and knitwear, or satin and denim, rather than chunky and thin knitwear together or all over cotton. Do not be afraid to try something new – you can always take it off!