Thursday, October 23, 2014

How to Layer in the Fall

One of my favorite parts about dressing for fall is layering. Cooler weather allows you to really get creative with your outfits, mix patterns and put together cute combinations. But layering can get a little tricky, especially when it comes to the top half! I've put together some of my favorite combinations below for a little "cheat sheet" to layering.

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Let's start with the most basic layering piece for fall: a turtleneck. I picked up a few of these striped jersey turtlenecks this year because I love and wear them so much. So how can you style them? Try wearing them under a big, chunky sweater or paired with a puffer vest (I picked up the gingham puffer vest a few days ago & I'm obsessed!). I also really like turtlenecks under button-up shirts (for instance, a chambray one). And perhaps my favorite look of all is under a knit poncho like this one! The bottom half of the outfit is pretty easy… you can wear jeans, cords, black denim or even leggings with boot socks, which is my favorite.


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Next we have a simple chambray shirt (I own this one). I love chambray shirts because the possibilities are endless! My favorite look is to wear a colorful sweater over top, and to have the edges of the chambray shirt peeking out of the sleeves and the bottom of the sweater. This look is really cute with a statement necklace. You can also wear chambray with a fur vest or with a cute cardigan. Adding a belt (like this leopard one) over your layers adds another dimension to the outfit and also makes your waist look small. When I wear a chambray top, I usually stray way from wearing jeans to avoid wearing denim on denim. I own this pair of distressed black pants and they are perfect for wearing with chambray (plus really comfy!!).

The same looks I showed with the chambray top can also be applied to any type of button down shirts. I love pairing sweaters, fur vests, puffer vests and cardigans with any button down (especially plaids!). The possibilities are endless!

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37 comments:

  1. Great layering tips! Love layering a chambray shirt under a sweater or vest :)

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

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  2. OMG this is such a useful, fun post! Thank you so much for sharing, I can't wait to try these tips out.-- Soraya
    www.chicflavours.com

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  3. I love this post! Such great styling ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  4. Love this!! Amazing tips! Thank you :)
    http://www.theroadtothere.me

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  5. I love this wool cape!
    XOX, Gap.
    www.gaptoothedgirl.com

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  6. Hi! I'm Ilda!
    I discovered your blog today, thanks to a friend of mine... :)
    I think you're amazing, keep up the good work!

    Ilda
    Lavender Thoughts

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  7. I adore that fur vest!!

    Cvilletodc.blogspot.com

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  8. Fabulous post, very informative too! Love all of the pieces.
    What do you use to create the collages?

    Thanks!

    Whitney
    polishedandpink.blogspot.com

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  9. Such amazing tips! In love with the white puffer vest and fur vest...they're really the perfect layering pieces!

    Liz
    http://www.liztheaustinite.com

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  10. This is such a useful post! Will definitely been trying some of these looks!
    In love the fur vest too!!

    Lizzie // xBeautyMagic

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  11. I'm loving turtle neck dresses at the moment! Particularly nice with a plaited belt, and so good if you have a sore throat x

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  12. I am loving those Old Navy turtlenecks! Such a great layering piece.

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  13. I love this post! Very helpful in coordinating outfits.

    Leanne,
    http://www.classyyettrendy.com

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  14. Oh I love layering and these tips give great inspiration!!!
    Hope
    www.hhdesignsblog.com

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  15. Cute cape!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com
    A $300 Kate Spade giftcard giveaway on the blog

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  16. Quilted vest are incredibly versatile. I love how they can be perfect for hiking and camping, yet a iconic fashion accent for a chic fall outfit!

    Thank you for the inspiration! <3 Amy J.

    http://bowlinesandlace.blogspot.com/

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  17. You have me wanted to go out and buy a turtleneck now.

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  18. Is that sweater you're wearing from The Limited? It looks like one they're carrying. Very cute!

    Style by Joules

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  19. This is absolutely fool proof - and I love that! :) Thanks for sharing such darling pieces, Cait! Xo, Alison

    http://www.simplyfairbyalisonjeanine.com

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  20. I'm absolutely loving these looks! Thanks for the tips!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

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  21. This is such a useful post and tips!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  22. Such a great post…and the best layering tips!!! I feel like I have always been lacking in the layering department…and these options are adorable!!

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  23. great lesson in layering! thanks love


    http://hashtagliz.com

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  24. Very well done! Love the graphics you designed for it.

    Constance || Prep Northwest

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  25. Really useful tips - thanks :)

    Denina
    http://deninamartin.com

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  26. Great layering tips! I love that pink sweater over the chambray shirt.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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  27. Great tips for effortless, chic style. Loving that puffer vest!

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  28. My latest blog post mentions my love for layers and my love for stripes for this season! It seems we're on the same wavelengths. I love that chunky turtleneck jumper. This is a great post :)
    xxx
    Tasmin | Grandiose Days Blog

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  29. love the idea of wearing that chambray with a soft cardigan over it! this is such a cute post. thanks for sharing!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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  30. Please tell me who makes your handbag. LOVE!

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  31. Love your tips...I love to layer. Checking out some of these options! I love your bag!

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