Fall is such a perplexing time of year isn’t it? I mean it’s sweater weather in the AM but by the time you get off work you’re dying to get out of your clothes which makes getting dressed a struggle, at least for us Northerners. Since it’s not cold enough to live in our comfiest sweater we have to rely on layers, but that has its own set of problems. The biggest concern we have is how to add more clothing without making us look fat, as if we don’t struggle with that practically every day already. If you’re having trouble layering, keep reading for my tips on how to layer without looking bulky:
- Take advantage of undergarments. The easiest and most incognito way to add layers is with camis, tights and even bodysuits, like I did with this look. The key is to make sure that you have the right fit so that they don’t bunch or ride up and inadvertently add bulk.
- Choose longer layers. Long-line cardigans, sweaters and blazers help to elongate your silhouette which draws the eye vertically making you look leaner. Be sure that your layering jacket falls at an appropriate height to give off the illusion that you are taller than you really are.
- When in doubt cinch at the waist. Many people forget to highlight their figure when layering which is why they look bulky in the first place. Find a top with some detailing or use a belt to cinch bulkier pieces at the waist to give your body back its shape.
Learning how to layer doesn’t have to be difficult. Like anything else, it takes practice. As I mentioned in my post on how to find your style, unless you plan on the enlisting the help of a stylist like myself, you must be willing to put in the time to achieve effortless style.
Comment below and tell me: What do you struggle with when it comes to layering?
Photos by Shanta Mac
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