We all know LA is known for its sunny, warm weather even when fall begins. With chilly mornings and evenings, overheating is possible during the daytime, but I think it is part of the charm in layering. As someone who was born and raised in this environment but also obsessed with layering, I feel confident to say I have become quite the pro when it comes to the art of layers – even in early fall. Here are my tips on how to wear light layers for fall:
When getting dressed, one of my favorite ways to layer is to start with a sheer or crop top base. The point is to wear something light enough that it hardly feels like a layer. Typically, I will pair this with some sort of high-waisted bottom which is amazing because this combination gives the illusion of longer legs and a longer torso. Then, I prefer to complete the outfit with a light jacket, like a blazer, to pull the whole look together. As we move along in the season, you can start to incorporate heavier coats and warmer accessories like a scarf. Should things begin to get stuffy, I always know I can shed my layers one at a time to stay cool.
Another way to layer up during this tricky time is to just focus on the top half of the body. By this I mean, opting for multiple layers above the waist such as a tank, blouse and outerwear piece. Meanwhile, on the bottom you can balance it out by pairing with something simple and breezy like cropped trousers or a midi skirt. Add boots for that heavy duty, fall vibe.
If you know my style at all, you would know that I absolutely adore anything oversized since it makes layering so much easier. I love throwing on several of my favorite items because of the fit. A lot of what I wear consists of baggy, loose tops or pants that allow my body to breathe despite the weather. Most of the silhouettes I often pick allow for looks that are semi dressy and still offer a somewhat effortless aesthetic.
Pick Your Fabrics Carefully
Lastly, one of the easiest ways to layer is by starting with pieces that have a much lighter fabrication. A sheer top like mine allows for a thin cardigan underneath a blazer, or a top coat over a blazer. Fabrications like linen, cotton, chambray or silk not only add dimension to a look, but also feel comfortable because of how light and breathable it is. Transition into knits, leather, wool, and cashmere once the air gets crisp.
With the right layering, no piece in your closet has to be designated for the warmer months only.
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