Saturday, April 21, 2018

Spring Layering 101


The weather is finally starting to warm up a bit and I couldn't be more excited to ditch the heavy coats for lighter clothing pieces. Spring is that transitional season and with the weather switching it up on us, we need to be prepped have Spring layering down. Spring also calls for new trends and incorporating fun pops of color into your wardrobe and day-to-day looks. After a long winter of neutrals, it's time to switch things up and incorporate some pops of color, pastels, and prints into your wardrobe and every day looks! So, regardless of the ever-changing spring weather, these are some tips on Spring layering to get you prepped and looking cute this season.

Mixing It Up With Spring Prints

Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking. (Literally channeling the very Miranda Prestley of The Devil Wears Prada.) Florals are such a tired and tried print so, I'm thinking pinstripes this Spring. I've been seeing pinstripes everywhere this season, and even have a couple of pinstripe patterned clothing pieces in my wardrobe. Pinstripes are such a versatile statement print to incorporate into your everyday Spring looks. Pinstripes are a fresh statement print in itself, so, when it comes to Spring layering it's great to build a look with the clothing piece or set in that print as the focus. To build a look from that print, pair it with other solid colored clothing pieces in a similar color scheme or style.


Get the Looks: Charlotte Russe Striped Off-The-Shoulder Top (Similar Item), Charlotte Russe Striped Off-The-Shoulder Bell Sleeve Top

Play With Fun Pops Of Color

After a long winter of sticking to the neutrals, it's definitely time we switch things up and incorporate some fun pops of color and pastels into our everyday looks. I've gradually mixed things up a bit when it comes to my everyday spring looks by incorporating color and pairing spring prints with light versatile winter clothing pieces.
And that's generally the idea when it comes to Spring layering. You want to build a layered look using light-weight and versatile clothing pieces. These light-weight and versatile clothing pieces usually tend to be the transitional pieces straight from your winter wardrobe paired with Spring staples. So, find that colorful clothing piece or accessory using that as the statement piece in your look and build an outfit around it using other transitional clothing pieces.


Get the Look: Urban Outfitters Patrick Nagel Art Print Tee (Similar Item), Rag & Bone High-Rise Skinny Jeans, PrettyLittleThing Mustard Ankle Boot (Similar Item), Saks Fifth Avenue Gold Heart Earrings, JCPenney Rose Gold Stud Earrings, H&M Velvet Choker Necklace, Isabel Marant Pied 90 Degree Earrings, Kate Spade New York Bright White Penelope Crossbody Bag

What are transitional clothing pieces?

Transitional pieces are perfect for the confusing weather in between seasons. These are the clothing pieces you keep in your closet year-round and are items in your closet that are usually light-weight and will layer easily. These clothing pieces can keep you warm or cool and can be dressed up or down depending on your fashion needs. Some examples of the best transitional pieces include amazing light outerwear like a light trenchcoat, leather jacket or denim jacket. There are also summer-ey pieces like a satin slip dress that could be layered over a turtleneck sweater.


Get the Look: Phillip Plein Vintage Mickey Mouse Leather Jacket, Net-A-Porter T by Alexander Wang, Charlotte Russe Faux Leather Crop Top (Inexpensive Alternative), ASOS Black Panama Hat, UrbanOG Qupid Buckle Cut Out Bootie, Tobi Wash Rolled Hem Shorts, ASOS Buckle Waist Belt (Similar Item), Forever21 Faux Leather Backpack (Similar Item), Icing Thick Black Velvet Choker, Target Thigh High Opaque Stockings

Double It Up On Jackets

If your single moto jacket won't cut it when it comes to the weather, don't be afraid to add another. This is a great way to incorporate your transitional pieces and stay warm in cooler weather.

Layers On Top

If your legs are fine with the cool Spring breeze, this is the type of layering style for you. The focus is to layer using transitional pieces and keep your upper body bundled. So, say you're wearing a pair of shorts or a skirt. You can build from this look by layering a basic tee or knit sweater on top. And then add some leather jacket or denim piece to top the look off. Another look option would be a turtleneck, casual t-shirt dress, moto jacket, shoes, and socks combo.



Layering with Overalls

'90s style is back and having it's moment with overalls back in full force. Overalls are a stylish Spring staple that can be styled numerous ways and is perfect for Spring layering. This is a piece that can be layered under or over everything from a blouse or a t-shirt to a turtleneck sweater. Throw them on over a shirt and maybe layer underneath an oversized coat if it's a bit chilly outside. There are many ways to style this versatile piece to suit your style and fashion needs for Spring.



Layering with Dresses

This is just a great way to get creative when it comes to layering with your Summer/Spring dresses. Simply begin by layering your dress with a shirt, a turtleneck or blouse underneath, this will not only make your outfit weather-friendly but also transform your final look entirely. You can even go a different route and layer your dress with a chunky knit sweater on top. So, definitely take this and experiment to your liking.


Get the Look: SHEIN Lace Up V Cut Knit Dress, Madewell the Juliette oxford shoe, Lizzy James Boho Charm Bracelet Trio, ASOS New Look Round Crossbody Bag (Similar Item), Brahmin Lane Topsail (Similar Item)

Get Creative With Your Crop Tops

These aren't pieces that should just sit at the back of your closet until June comes around. A crop top makes for the perfect layering piece over a button down top. A cropped sweater is also another great transition piece that you can layer over longer tops.


Get the Look: ASOS Denim Jacket, Bebe Ribbed Off the Shoulder Top, Urban Outfitters Denim Button-Front Skirt, Karl Lagerfeld Paris Esme Velvet Bow Sneaker

Accessorizing With Scarves

Say goodbye to those chunky scarves and hello to silk ones. The idea when it comes to Spring layering is to keep it light and relaxed. So, swap out the chunky winter scarves for lighter ones that you can throw on when it's chilly and take off once it gets warmer throughout the day.

And...that was the Spring Layering rundown to have you prepped and looking cute this season! How do you dress for the awkward and ever-changing Spring weather? Let me know in the comments! 

Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in fashion.
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