One of the best things about the changing seasons is that I can start to layer again. I am most comfortable wearing a third piece. It might be a jacket or a scarf or a vest but the second layer on top gives me added confidence and makes me feel more well dressed.
A vest is a nice option if it is still too warm to wear a jacket. I have several vests that I have held onto for years. This little black number is from Chico’s. The light weight tunic was a gift from the shop, Purple Poppy and the name of the brand is Comfy. I wore it earlier this year here.
The saffiano leather bag is old by Calvin Klein via T.J.Maxx. The shoes are by Charles Jourdan via Saks Off 5th. The leggings were a gift from Svelte, and I wore those earlier here.
The necklace was a gift I have worn many times from French Kande.
When I wear layers on top, I am careful to create different levels. One high, one low for example. If the two layers end at the same place, you lose the effect, and it cuts your body in half instead of in thirds. My goal is to try to make my legs look longer than they are.
To illustrate my point I put these two pictures side by side. Notice that by adding the denim jacket over the long tunic I am dividing my body in thirds visually. Three is always more pleasing to the eye than two equal halves. The pink tunic and white pants were gifts from J.Jill. I purchased the Ralph Lauren denim jacket from Dillard’s. This handbag is old from T.J.Maxx. The flat shoes are several years old from Macy’s. Similar here.
I hope that my experiments with styling and trends helps you to put together your own winning combinations. Have a great weekend!