How to superpose your clothes with layering? this is going to be today’s guide for everyone who loves layering.
Layering is an anglicism that refers to the superimposition of several layers of clothing. This technique is not only to wear several layers of clothing but to make each piece of clothes visible and play with to create contrasts of colors, materials or volumes.
There you may wonder why not just wear a very warm sweater or just a big coat. But the advantage of layering is twofold. It allows to be warm with the possibility of removing layers according to the temperatures of the different places where you will be. So you can manage your heat well. And the interest of layering is not only “thermal”. It brings a real richness to an outfit, since there are several pieces, colors, and textures.
Below are few tips of how to master this technique and some inspirational looks from our favorite bloggers.
PLAY ON VOLUMES AND YOUR MORPHOLOGY THROUGH LAYERING
Overlaying several layers of clothing is a technique everyone can adopt. But I don’t hide that it’s recommended especially for tall and thin people, to bring volume on the upper body.
When we start to dress well, we don’t think primarily volume. This is a shame because it’s one of the main ways to highlight your silhouette.
STACK THE COLORS FROM THE MOST CLEAR TO THE MOST DARK
The simplest way to proceed is to assemble sober and harmless colors: blue, beige, white, gray. And go from the lightest to the darkest when you stack the layers. This isn’t an absolute rule, but in general it helps you create combinations of clothes that work without risk of error.
INCORPORATE STRONG COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS
The good thing about layering is to reveal only part of a cloth. We can therefore afford a brighter color or a bold pattern and wear it subtly without it taking all the attention away.
We all have this patterned shirt that we like but don’t know how to wear because it’s a little offbeat or old-fashioned. The good trick ? Wear it open on a neutral-colored T-shirt or in shades close to your shirt with a cardigan or jacket over it, again in similar shades.
PLAY ON THE CONTRAST OF COLORS, PATTERNS, MATERIALS AND STYLES ALL AT ONCE
The most interesting contrasts to create are at the level of different tissues. Rough, soft, thick, fine, smooth, etc. And these mixes are also easier to make than you think. Don’t be afraid to wear a denim jacket under a wool coat, on the contrary it will look absolutely stylish.