Friday, April 4, 2014

The Art of Layering

Whether you're at the beach, in the mountains, or jet-setting to Europe, the layering techniques will remain the same. More is always...more! An easy way to stay comfortable all day long is to work with basic items to create a full look. Lay your outfit options out on your bed. Do you have a basic tee you can build on? Have some fun with your outfit planning by mixing prints and textures. Try to keep the colors within the same family. 

For this outfit, I chose a basic linen tank with piecey straps. To build, add on fun scarves and accessories. Be sure to check the cut of your shirt in the mirror. Depending on the neckline, you will need to play with the sizing and lengths of your necklaces. Don't overcrowd! You don't want to draw attention away from your pretty face ;).

The final piece: Jackets are the last item I turn to when layering. Once you have the core of the outfit built, play with your outerwear. DBJ Tip: Do not purchase jackets that are skin tight around your arms, and always make sure the jacket closes properly across your bust. Ill-fitting jackets can destroy the look and seem forced. Play it safe and go up a size if you are feeling constrained. You can always alter the jacket later for a custom fit.

Remember to have fun with it. If you're in a crunch and can't decide if the layers work- tweet me. An honest opinion always helps!

What I'm Wearing: Top: BCBG, Skirt: Nordstrom (now 40% off!!), Necklace: Dor L' Dor of Red Bank, Scarf: Dear Hannah of Hoboken, Clutch: Donna Dixon (scored this gem on ebay for $16-more options here)


As a side note, this was the end result of this mini photoshoot. Ice cream= happiness!