What I’m Wearing:
Oversized Blue Sunglasses – Topshop (Old – Similar)
Grey Scarf – Asos
Biker Jacket – Secondhand (Similar)
Please Maxi Dress (Open) – Religion (Old – Similar)
Lace Basque – House of Widow (now Iron Fist) (Old – Similar)
Western Belt – Asos
Velvet Split Maxi Skirt – Old – Similar
Pointed Toe Ankle Boots – Asos (Old – Similar)
Studded Backpack – Old (Similar)
In-Between Season Dressing
As Autumn rears its head with the equinox on the 22nd, that fall weather really seems to be taking charge. At the moment we are in a little patch of changeable weather – it can’t seem to make its mind up between freezing one day, and surprisingly balmy the next! (Not that we had much of a summer in the UK… ANYWAY, I promise this won’t become episode 4398 of ‘Olivia Complains About British Weather’ – especially as it’s looking like a wonderfully crisp, sunny, Autumn’s day out there day!)
Due to the weather, I thought this would be an awesome time to share this outfit post with you. This was shot as Spring started warming up (hence the cherry blossom!), but I couldn’t post it at the time. I’ve held back on posting it – mostly due to feeling daft posting a look with a scarf in summer – but now seems like the perfect chance.
The Most Important Part of Layering
In order to talk you through some of my layering tips for when the weather changes throughout the day, I’ve got to start with the staple. The key piece that it all begins with – a sizeable bag. I know, a bag seems the least layer-related things ever, right? But say you’re wrapped up, all cosy in layers of a scarf, jacket, cardi – where do you put your layers when the sun makes an appearance? It can get toasty carrying around all your extra layers – having that bag space on-hand is a lifesafer!
Here I’m wearing a bulky biker jacket (as it is amazing for keeping wind out) so I would have to carry that, but smaller/lighter jackets are easy to bundle up into the bag! If it had got any warmer, I could have easily popped my maxi cardi in there too. (Bit optimistic I know, hence there being no pictures without the cardi :’) ) And if the sun goes in, you can pop your sunnies away easily ^.^
Building An Outfit Through Layers
When layering, I’ll start with a base that will work for a warm indoor temperature. From there I just add jumpers, cardigans, hoodies etc. – as many as appropriate depending on fabric thickness, and weather (generally I’ll favour a hoodie over a cardi/scarf if it’s due to rain).
One of the main aspects of layering that I love the most is playing with different lengths – adding open button-down maxi dresses/cardis over shorts, minis, or skirts with splits. It’s also a great way to add more texture to an outfit, so with that and different lengths you can easily create an outfit with visual depth!
What’s your take on layering? Do you love building an outfit around it, or is it sometimes more of a happy accident when you’re just trying to keep warm? Let me know! (For me it’s a bit of both – depends on the amount of sleep I get, hehe)
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