Laws of Layering

With daylight savings behind us and we spring forward into warmer temps (hopefully) layers is the word that you’re going to be hearing a lot of. Layering eases the transition from winter to spring. The laws of layering are pretty simple: start with something light weight, then start to add other pieces depending on how much warmth you want or a look you’re trying to achieve. forever-21-blush-eyelash-sweater-boyfriend-jeans


You may remember this look from a few weeks back? Due to the time of year and the fact that I live in the Midwest, I piled on the layers. But do take caution when adding layers. Believe it or not, fashion bloggers too have those not-so-great-outfits and the what-was-I-thinking or the did-you-look-in-the-mirror-before-you-left-the-house moments? Most of the outfits that I post on here is something that either I’ve actually worn before, I’m planning on wearing or I’ve come up with an idea in my head and I want to try it out, so this is perfect format for that.forever-21-blush-eyelash-sweater-boyfriend-jeans



That happened to be the case with this look.  ^^^  I had a few different ideas in mind when I was planning this look. The first look is with an embellished oxford and blush sweater, paired with boyfriend jeans and a neutral heel. The second is with just the oxford and a light-weight trench coat (a spring transition must-have, btw!), the third, seen here, with the oxford, trench and scarf then the fourth look (above) includes all of the pieces. #fashionbloggerfailwindsor-pink-trench-white-oxford-boyfriend-jeans



Trench: Windsor // Oxford: Ann Taylor (old, similar, just the collar to wear under a sweater here and here) // Sweater: Forever 21 (from last year, but is still available and on sale for $16!) // Jeans: BlankNYC (no longer available, similar, just bought these) // Heels: Jessica Simpson (the perfect nude heel and on sale!)// Tote: Old Navy (color sold out, similar, same shade) // Watch: Michael Kors // Sunnies: Burberry via DITTO (use code STYLEINASMALLTOWN to get your first month free)

You know the saying, quit while you’re ahead? Ya, I should’ve taken heed and stopped at the third look and here’s why… A sweater layered under a light-weight jacket, like this trench, is too bulky and causes the ripples in the coat (see above) and prevents it from laying nicely. Also, the oxford paired under the sweater, under the trench creates a bulge in the silhouette and nobody wants that!

Do you have any laws of layering?

As always, thanks for reading!

xoxo, Hillary

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