with Susan Wagner
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With Fall rapidly approaching, we’ll be breaking out the layers in no time. Believe you me, an effective use of layers can take an otherwise bland outfit to new heights of fashionista territory.
Lucky magazine recently included a layering feature in their Fall Fashion Guide entitled, “Getting Layers Right”. One of the things I love about Lucky magazine is their ability to create cool, new outfits by mixing unexpected shapes. However, as a work-at-home mother, sometimes the look is a little out of my comfort zone and/or paycheck.
(Can I get an AMEN?)
In the feature, Lucky highlighted six layering styles for fall:
1) Cropped top over cropped bottom
2) Wide top over narrow bottom
3) Long top over short bottom
4) Slouchy top over slouchy bottom
5) Flounce top over flounce bottom
6) Long top over long bottom
I’m intrigued by most of these silhouettes, so let’s dissect a few, shall we?
First off, the most important questions. Can you create these looks for your lifestyle? Sure! Is it possible that you already have the components for these layering styles in your closet? Absolutely!
The three layering styles most fresh and wearable in my book are cropped over cropped, slouchy over slouchy, and flounce over flounce. Take a look in your closet - it’s completely feasible that you already own a pair of cropped pants, a slouchy blouse and/or a flounce skirt.
Here are some inspirations for basic, wearable layers. Remember, these pieces are the foundation for your layered ensembles, not the entire outfit. (Hence the beauty of LAYERING.) You can always add favorite pieces from your own closet! (BONUS - all of these pieces can mix-and-match for a total of 9 outfits. We’ve got to get some bang for our buck, remember?)
Cropped jacket $79.00, Ann Taylor Loft
Cropped pants $26.50, Old Navy
Slouchy blouse $78.00, J. Crew (This comes in several fantastic colors.)
Slouchy pants $79.00, Banana Republic
Flounce blouse $44.00, The Gap
Flounce Skirt $78.00, Anthropologie
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