Cooler fall weather opens the door to a variety of clothes that have been hanging in the back of your closet all summer long. One of the hottest trends this fall allows you to incorporate even more of your cooler weather pieces on a daily basis: layering. But how can you combine dress shirts, sweaters, blazers and cardigans without looking bulky? By following these basic layering rules:
Rule #1 – Thinner clothes come first. Whether you’re starting with a t-shirt or a turtleneck, make sure your bottom layer is a thin one. This will be the biggest help in keeping your look sleek.
Rule #2 – Use quality components. Each layer should be an article of clothing that can stand on its own two feet without any other layer.
Rule #3 – Stretch. If you can’t put your hands down to your sides or reach behind your back, you’re wearing too many layers. Remove a layer or two to keep the look less bulky.
Rule #4 – Dress practically. Wearing two or three thin layers will allow you to adapt to changing temperatures and keep you from looking too thick.
Rule #5 – Color is your friend. Color adds depth to any outfit, and helps break up the look. Using too much of the same color will make you look larger than you really are.