This post is sponsored by Cuddl Duds but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Fashion in the fall (and soon to be winter) means figuring out how to layer. Let’s “glam up” our layering skills to our wardrobe to create warm and cozy outfits that are still stylish. All of this without making ourselves look or feel like an overstuffed teddy bear!
Real talk: layering can make you look fabulous OR it can make you look frumpy. Even if you choose to go the Team Cozy route (like me in these photos!), there are other ways to layer to make the look more sophisticated. Let’s chat style tips about how to look stylish while being cozy and warm.
Good news. THIS is not complicated despite “how to layer” being a top Googled question. It’s all about having options during your day to warm yourself up or cool yourself down (because, brrr office air temps). Step up your layering game by just asking yourself two things; is it functional and is it cozy.
- Fit: Do the layers fit you? Or, do you feel constricted or swallowed up wearing them?
- Your first base layer should fit you, true to size.
- As you add on extra layers (blazer, sweater, vest, suede jacket…) you will want to size up.
- You should enjoy your daily activities without feeling self-conscious or uncomfortable.
- Color: If you truly might remove layers during your day, be mindful of color choices.
- Neutral colors for your base layer(s) so you can easily mix and match them with your main layers.
- Bold colors for outerwear or accessories can add interest to your outfit.
- Occasion: Believe it or not, you CAN layer for a variety of occasions. From walking the dog to coffee with friends to a day at the office.
- Material: Choose fabrics that feel velvety soft to the touch.
- Velvet leggings like THESE I’m wearing below are SO cozy, but they are also sophisticated because of the fabric.
- Proportions: To avoid that “teddy bear” overstuffed look, avoid all of the same fit when layering.
- Pair a longer base layer with a cropped (or shorter) main layer.
- Wearing looser layers on top? Wear leggings below to bring the balance.