How often do you stand in front of your closet and think, “I don’t have anything to wear?” Probably every day, right? It is not like you don’t have clothes, it’s more like you wish to wear something different every day. And there is nothing wrong with it.
In fact, dressing well can help in boosting confidence and also makes you feel good about yourself. But, how can you look good every day without repeating the outfits that you own?
The answer is quite simple, i.e., by “Layering.”
Wearing layers is a great way to look fabulous every time you walk out of the door. Moreover, you can create a whole new wardrobe by learning the layering rules and styling ideas.
So, are you ready to upgrade your style? Let’s get started!
Rules of Layering:
Layering might look like adding on multiple layers of outfits. However, it has some rules that you must follow. These rules ensure that you look good and feel comfortable.
- Rule 1: Start With Thinnest Layer
If you wear multiple layers of thick clothes, it’ll make it difficult for your body to breathe. So, you might sweat and feel hot. That’s why you must start with the thinnest layer and keep the thickest layer outside. It’ll ensure that you look stunning yet have the right body temperature- not too hot nor too cold.
- Rule 2: Maximum Of Three Layer
In layering, 3 is the magical number. More than 3 layers might overkill the look you are going for. Moreover, it might also look overstuffed and bulky. Even if you are going for a casual or comfy look, more than 3 layers might not look good. Also, it can increase body heat, which is not at all good for your health.
- Rule 3: Go With Light To Dark
Generally, layering consists of multiple colors. It is essential that you understand each color and combine them in such a way that it elevates your overall look. While styling your clothes, you need to wear the light color inside and the darkest outside.
Obviously, you don’t have to stick by this rule always. If you think that the dark-colored cloth would look better on the inside, you can do that. Nonetheless, whenever you are in doubt about styling, you must go with the “Light to Dark” rule.
- Rule 4: Work With “On and Off” Look
The next rule is that each piece should look beautiful on its own. To explain it better, let’s say you went to a party. While dancing, you felt your body heat rising, so you decided to remove the topmost layer. In such a situation, it is essential that the underneath layer also makes you look good. Otherwise, the situation can get a bit awkward.
Therefore, you must check whether the clothes are worn out or not and look nice. Nonetheless, if you are a shopaholic, it could be a good excuse for you to shop online and get new outfits that look good with and without layers. Moreover, you can also get some accessories to upgrade the attire.
- Rule 5: Comfort Is Most Important
The final rule of layering is that whatever you wear, you must feel comfortable in it. You must not add on clothes just to look presentable. If you are comfortable with a jumpsuit and cardigan, just go with it. Keep in mind that the essence of style is in comfort.
Now that you are well versed with the rules let’s give you a brief about styling ideas that you can use anytime and anywhere.
- Idea 1: “Shirt with Vest” For Casual Look
It is one of the common yet boundless looks that you can carry. Just grab any of your (or your father or boyfriend) shirts and add a vest over it. Tie your hair in a ponytail or messy bun, add glasses, and put on sneakers. And, you are all good to go!
- Idea 2: “Maxi dress with Blazer” For Date Night Look
Not knowing what to wear for the date is a never-ending saga. However, with this styling idea, you can totally steal the heart of your date. Wear the maxi dress (you can even go for a bodycon dress), add a contrasting color blazer, and add a belt around your waist. For the makeup, focus on your eyes and keep the rest of the face natural. Wear your favorite heels, and you are all set to leave your date awestruck.
- Idea 3: “Turtleneck with Knitted Cardigan” For Old School Look
If you wish to go for an old-school or vintage look, you can wear a turtleneck top with a knitted cardigan. Moreover, you can also add a black (or any other color that matches the outfit) cowl neck top over it. Add loose curls to your hair and wear a watch for accessories. Now you are surely gonna turn heads.
- Idea 4: “Crop Top with Denim Jacket” For Party Look
Parties are so much fun and great for stress relief. However, deciding what to wear for the party might be a daunting task. But don’t worry! Just get your favorite crop top and add a denim jacket over it. For the bottoms, you can either go with denim shorts or rugged jeans. Go with bold makeup, and focus on highlighting your facial features. Wear high-rise boots, and now you are ready to live the time of your life.
- Idea 5: “T-shirt and Scarf with Long Coat” For Street Look
Last but not least, you can style layers for a street look. It is one of the easiest looks that you can carry. Just wear your white t-shirt and use the silk scarf as a crop top. To complete the look, wear a long coat. Keep the makeup minimal, or you can go for “No makeup look.” wear the comfiest shoes you own, and you are all done!
Wrapping It Up!
Now that you know the rules of layering and styling ideas, you don’t have to worry about repeating your clothes. In fact, you can use your own ideas and mix-match to create a unique style. Just remember that you need to feel comfortable in whatever you wear.