January 2, 2013

Trend Report: Layering

Layering is a trend that will always come back to us in the colder seasons. Even though it's a new year it's still the middle of Winter for half of the world, so keeping warm and toasty (and fashionable) requires a bit more effort. Here are some pieces that make layering easy and cute:

Layering Essentials
1) Denim shirt- These are available in a variety of washes, silhouettes, and price ranges.
2) Oversized cardigan- The looser fit allows a denim shirt or other medium weight top to be layered underneath. Get one in a fun pattern to make an outfit pop.
3) Pea coat- A classic coat. This piece will definitely keep you bundled up and warm layered on top of everything else.
4) Infinity scarf- I love the knitted kind for winter time. This can also be subbed for a regular scarf, but I just don't know how to wear a regular scarf. 
5) Boots- I used harness boots as an example, but any tall boot would work.
6) Knee socks- These look really cute peaking out from the top of a boot. I like ones that are knitted or have a texture or pattern on them.
7) Fur vest- Not my favorite layering piece, but I've seen a lot of these lately. Look to Mary-Kate and Ashley for styling inspiration.
8) Light top- This is your bottom layer that goes underneath the denim shirt and/or cardigan. The chiffon collared style adds a feminine touch.
9) Leggings- I prefer plain black, but the patterned or knitted ones are also quite popular right now. Since they are so form fitting wearing tall socks scrunched up on top of them doesn't look too bulky.
Another option for your bottom layer could be tights with dressier shorts on top.

Have fun layering it up in the new year!

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