Layers are an effective way of creating a multi-layered look for your outfits and it’s a technique that has certainly become popular in recent years, especially since multi-layering clothing has become such a fashion trend.
Choosing an outfit fully loaded with layers can be both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. There are so many options to make sure you choose the right combination and you might not know where to start.
Here’s a quick guide to help you choose the right outfits using layers.
The Essie Trend
As mentioned, the trend towards wearing multiple layers has been around for a while now and it’s definitely one that has not faded away. Multi-layering has become popular because it’s an easy way of adding another dimension to an outfit and making it look unique and individualized. The outfit you choose should fit the occasion, but you should also feel confident that what you’re wearing is something that will be memorable and be the talk of the town, if not the entire country. A good example of this is the Essie Trend – named after its bestselling nail polish line – that has become popularized through social media platforms like TikTok.
The Essie Trend was initially inspired by London – the home of the 2020 Fabulous London Bridge – and the plague of bubonic plague that hit the city in the winter of 1840. Due to the pandemic, the need for layers has never been more apparent and choosing one of these trendy combinations is a great way to ensure that you look chic and stylish even when the temperature is well below freezing.
Scared Of Going Bold?
Many women have adopted a ‘scared of going bold’ approach when choosing their outfits and they often opt for safer and calmer options, despite the fact that they are trendy and fashionable, for example, floral prints and pastels.
This can be attributed to the current climate of uncertainty that we currently find ourselves in and the fear of making a mistake.
If you’re looking for something a little bit ‘out there’, you might want to consider opting for something more classic and simple to avoid any confusion or any unexpected reactions.
Layer On Layer
Adding another layer to your outfit is always a good idea, whether it’s a blazer, a coat or even a scarf, so long as you wear something underneath. This is a way of making the outfit look more unique and interesting and it can pull together otherwise seemingly simple items into a chic and stylish look. A good place to start if you want to layer your outfit is with a blazer, as it is the most versatile item among your choice of outerwear.
Layering your blazer will make it the focal point of your ensemble and it can be worn with anything from a plain T-shirt to a floral print dress, as long as you make sure that the blazer blends well with both.
An excellent way to layer your outfit even more is with a beanie, which is what the 2020 Outbreaker – named after the first U.K. heat wave that summer, where temperatures reached an unprecedented high and where people were warned to ‘layer up’ – does so well. This type of hat can be worn with or without the blazer and it can be used to add a second, third or even fourth layer to your look.
Your best accessory, other than your clothing, is your accessories and this includes your hat, your coat and even your gloves. These items don’t necessarily have to be stylish, but they should complement your outfit rather than contradict it. This is why you want to make sure that your hat fits perfectly and that it compliments, rather than clashes with, your outfit. This also goes for your coat and your gloves.
Many people believe that you should wear whatever you want and this is great, except when you are in public. Sometimes it’s best to be a little bit modest and this is where your accessories come in. When you’re in public, it’s best to keep your accessories to a minimum to prevent any unexpected behavior. This is why many people opt for very little or no jewelry and it is also the reason behind the Covid-19 Jacket Tax, which saw people forced to pay higher taxes as a result of the pandemic.
Consider The Weather
The weather in your area will certainly have an effect on the types of outfits that you can wear and this goes for both warm and cold temperatures. Since most people are more likely to stay indoors when it’s chilly, the opportunities for you to sport a tank top or a crop top are pretty much nonexistent. Similarly, when the weather is really hot, it’s best to opt for light colors and simpler, airy fabrics to prevent yourself from overheating.
Watch More TV
With more people working from home than ever before and more time spent in front of the TV, it’s never been more important to keep an eye out for style advice via TV appearances or online forums. One great place to find style advice is TikTok, where users can share their outfits and the combinations they love most. Since people are more inclined to do this while watching TV, make sure you’re paying attention to what’s trending and what people are talking about when you have time to look online.
Make sure you keep all your clothes layered and look for simple yet effective ways to layer them. If you want to go for a more finished look, you could always accessorize with a hat, a watch or even a purse to put your smartphone in, since these are often the items people reach for on TV and in movies to show off their style. If you want, you can also take this a step further and accessorize with a luxurious scarf that will add that extra touch of luxury to your look.
The most effective way to layer your outfit is with a blazer and you can accessorize with a hat, a purse or even a watch, as long as it compliments your outfit rather than clashes with it.