Fall 2013… What a tease you are. Make up your mind please!
We have all been faced with the dilemma of waking up and wondering how to dress this fall without suffering from the schizophrenic personality of Mother Nature this month? With temperatures below freezing when we leave the house, yet by the time the afternoon hits we are ready to melt, and our fashion senses are challenged beyond normal. A simple, yet sometimes overwhelming solution for this capricious weather is to layer. While layering can sound like an easy task, layering without covering up your sense of style is another story. I have put together a few tips for the best ways to add some warmth this season without losing our cool.
How to rock your style with layers:
- A Thigh-Length Blazer
A wide variety of tops work under a blazer such as T-shirts, tank tops, sweaters and button-downs. Since most blazers have narrow sleeves, don’t try to add bulky layers underneath.
- A Boxy Tweed Jacket
Try longer tops under this jacket, either worn out or tucked in, but never the same length as your jacket. Form-fitting pants, leggings, A-line skirts or body-skimming dresses all provide a more flattering look paired with this boxier top layer.
- A Slouchy Bomber
Due to the roomy fit of the Bomber jacket, you can wear just about any top underneath regardless of it’s thickness. However be sure that your top doesn’t hang lower than the bottom of your jacket, for it has a cinched-in bottom.
- A Short Sleeve Coat
Pretty much any bottom layer with long sleeves works with this top layer. Sweaters can be worn easily without the confines of sleeves on top, however a thinner long sleeve top works just as well. A look I particularly fancy is wearing a top with a higher neckline such as a turtleneck, as a bottom layer with a short-sleeve coat, for typically most styles are wrap or looser in fit. Another accessory I will add at times is a skinny belt to help accentuate the figure without sacrificing warmth.
- A Moto Jacket
This jacket requires somewhat of a thinner sleeved bottom layer, for the Moto jacket has more of a tailored slim fit. I love wearing my Moto jacket when heading out on the town for the evening.
- A Field Jacket
The field jacket is a loose-fitting longer jacket that is typically casual in style. This is a great look to pair with a denim or plaid shirt. I like to add a dash of feminine with this jacket by wearing a casual above-the-knee dress and ballet flats.
For additional inspiration, check out my Polyvore Board. Many of the garments I chose to display, have multiple Fall 2013 trends combined into a single style jacket. Enjoy!