Layering Like A Pro

Friday, March 10, 2017

"There's no how-to road map to style. It's about self-expression and, above all, attitude" ~ Iris Apfel

Even though I love me some dresses, on my every day adventures to the supermarket (lol) and other exciting places (the post office is so lit on Mondays), I'm more of a streetwear girl who likes to layer. 

I live in a place that has four seasons and brutal winters. But I hate wearing a coat or anything that feels bulky. So layering is my jam in the colder months.

I am so keeping it real with y'all right now. I know you see fashion bloggers walking the streets like they are stepping out of an issue of Vogue and they're just running errands while drinking a latte. No sir, not me. I have to be comfortable and while I am not opposed to wearing a ball gown and some sequins to the supermarket, I need to be practical.

I have become quite a pro at layering and I love it. I tend to be hot one minute and then cold the next. So the freedom to remove or add layers to my look is a godsend.

This was me on a recent cold winter day where it was about 40 degrees. I've dealt with -10 days so this is nothing to me.

One of my favorite layering pieces is a vest. This faux suede one is comfortable and fits well. I scored it at Catherines about two years ago and it is a staple in my closet that I wear every fall and winter since then.

If you see a vest like this on sale in a color you love (black is always a great choice since it goes well with everything), scoop it up! You will not be disappointed.

Another great layering piece for winter, in my opinion, is a long sleeve medium weight basic top. I love this Roaman's Thermal Shawl Tunic from fullbeauty because the thermal fabric is perfect for brisk days and the collar gives it a chic touch. Also, you can't go wrong with a neutral color top.

I paired the vest and top with these Woman Within Premium Denim Skinny Ankle Jeans that I blogged about previously here. And of course, I am a sucker for leopard print so when I saw these Comfortview leopard high top sneakers at fullbeauty, I had to have them. 

It's a challenge for me to find wide width sneakers that fit me well, especially high tops. These are comfy and fit perfectly (and they are available in a WW).

So this is a look I would rock daily and feel good in. I just put on some big hoop earrings, add a fun clutch, a red lip and be on my way. 

At the end of the day, you have to own your style. This is what I have learned later in life. I don't get caught up in what everyone else is wearing. I wear what I love and feel good in. 

Whether I'm wearing a layered look in the colder months, rocking a bold printed dress or just wearing a graphic tee with jeans and sneakers, fashion is such an amazing way for me to express who I am and keep my confident attitude present.

Shop my look below:

  • Faux Suedette Vest from Catherines (old) - similar here
  • Roaman's Thermal Shawl Tunic via fullbeauty - here
  • Woman Within Premium Denim Skinny Ankle Jeans via fullbeauty - here
  • Comfortview Leopard Print Hightop Sneakers via fullbeauty (sold out) - similar here

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