This winter, fashion is going to be all about the layers. If you wish to remain savvy and fashion forward whilst keeping toasty warm in autumn, you absolutely must learn how to layer. You may be reading this blog in summer, but the mercury is bound to drop sooner than you think. It’s never too early to start planning your autumn wardrobe. Do it right, and you’ll be cozy and comfortable all the way to spring.
When temperatures go down, some women more or less give up on fashion. Don’t let this unhappy event happen to you. You can learn to master a flattering fall look, and you don’t have to bundle up like an Eskimo to do so. Start with a streamlined base, and add ever thicker layers, advise style pros at Elle fashion magazine.
Opt for cigarette trousers in lieu of unwarm tights, and go for skinny jeans instead of baggy denims for cozy warmth that still manages to exude sex appeal. Scoot into a pair of thick wooly socks or boot cuff socks by BCS, too. Cuffs add a touch of personality to any autumn outfit. Buy several pair in colors that coordinate with your autumn fashion palette, and you’ll never be bothered by frozen tootsies again.
Got a great pair of leather pants? If you’ve got the legs to pull them off, good for you. Leathers are just right for wearing in fall, and they can pair with any style of boots. Throw a big bulky top on over a lightweight tee, and you’re ready to get out and enjoy autumn.
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Double up on your bottom separates. A skirt can go over jeans, if you like that look. Layer jeans over leggings in super-frigid climes. Wear a long-sleeved boyfriend shirt over a silky chemise. Wear two pairs of socks. Remember, in autumn months, weather can turn on a dime. If you feel uncomfortably warm, you can always tuck into a ladies room and pull off a layer.
Collarless jackets, turtleneck sweaters, colorful cardigans, and bright bold scarves are your go-to wardrobe staples in autumn, say fashion pros at WhoWhatWhere magazine. If your pocketbook agrees, purchase a marvelous mohair coat that can take you from September to January in savvy style. A suede jacket is another autumn style piece that adds pizzazz and panache to any outfit you can imagine. Be sure not to let suede get wet, and always brush suede garments after wearing.
When layering separates, keep color in mind. A red jacket can look smashing with a hot-pink sweater. A blue coat looks great with purple boot toppers. As long as the tones you select coordinate with one another, you’re good to go.
Don’t become an autumn fashion frump. Invest in a few great basics, learn to layer, and you can be as stylish as you want to be, no matter how windy the fall weather.