I don’t know about the weather where you live, but we had 60 degree weather yesterday! It was NUTS!
Since the weather is so unpredictable, I layered it up in some of my favorite simple pieces. So let’s talk about layering and putting together an outfit that screams “I give a crap.”
First, let’s talk about simple pieces you probably have in your closet. A cozy cable knit sweater that fits you perfectly. Check! Denim that you can still breathe in after eating a delicious brunch. Check! Mix together, whirl in a couple of accessories, like a hat and earrings, or an insanely cool necklace and a classic bag (love this one) and you have yourself one hell of an outfit.
The tough part is mastering the basics in your particular size. For some of my jeans, I like to cuff them instead of getting them altered. If you do it right, the cuff looks purposeful and stylish. I always cuff a little bit more than I think I should then it ends up looking perfect.
Try the half tuck with you sweaters. Tucking isn’t just for t-shirts! A good half tuck makes a sweater look and feel more fitted than it actually is, and brings more attention to your waist. This is especially important with more voluminous sweaters. No one wants to look like a blob.
Speaking of which, tired of feeling like a marshmallow filled with marshmallows when you try to layer? One of my secrets is to pick a more structured piece to go on top, like a jacket or blazer (obsessed with the one in this post). It will smooth out any lumpiness from a sweater or flannel. (this is why I don’t really like to layer sweaters on top of flannels or button downs. It feels too lumpy!)
Then roll up the top layer’s sleeves a bit so the bottom layer is peeking out in the wrist area. I didn’t do that here because I’m a doofus, but I usually do. It breaks up the look and creates purposeful layering.
Finally add a shoe with a pointy toe or a block heel. Not only will you look taller, but you will feel taller and more elongated.
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