Layering your clothes is a great way to add depth and interest to your outfits. Whether you're going for a cozy winter look or a chic summer style, the right layers can elevate any outfit. But it can be challenging to get it right- how many layers is too many? What fabrics and textures work well together?
The key to layering like a pro is to start with high-quality basics that can be mixed and matched in different ways. Think simple (yet elevated!) tops, versatile jackets, and comfortable pants. From there, you can add on scarves, hats, and jewelry to add personality and visual interest.
In this guide, we'll show you how to layer like a pro - with 3 tips and inspiration for creating stylish and functional outfits. Whether you're heading to work or running errands, you'll be able to create layered looks that are both fashionable and practical. Let's get started!
Start with high-quality basics.
This is a crucial step! If you want to layer clothes seamlessly and create outfits that make a statement, you need to start with the foundation of the outfit. It sets the tone and provides a base for the rest of your layers.
To get started, you need to invest in high-quality basics. These are the items that not only fit well but also made from durable and sophisticated materials. Start with a classic white T-shirt, it's versatile and can be paired with almost anything. A sleek bodysuit is also a great option, it provides a smooth silhouette and eliminates visible lines. Choose an empowering jumpsuit if you want to make a bold statement or a pair of elegant trousers if you want a timeless look that you can wear every day.
These building blocks provide a canvas for your creative layers and can be combined in countless ways. By investing in quality essentials, you'll ensure that your outfits look polished and empowering, no matter how many layers you add. And hey - that's kind of what we specialize in here at Betty x Bow so if you feel like your wardrobe is missing something, click here!
Choose fabrics intentionally. At Betty x Bow, we love soft and breathable fabrics for your base layer (and then add layers for warmth!)
Depending on the weather and occasion, a chic winter coat or edgy bomber jacket can add an extra layer of warmth and style. No matter what the outdoor temperatures may bring (and here in Canada - that means a lot!), our biggest piece of advice for layering your clothes is to start by choosing a fabric that's soft and breathable as your base layer. This will ensure that you feel comfortable no matter what mother nature brings. Not to mention, make sure your outfit looks great!
Don't forget about accessories.
At our core, we're all about keeping it simple, understated, and comfortable. But don't get us wrong, that doesn't mean we don't like to have some fun with our wardrobe! We believe that accessories can really take an outfit to the next level.
Take scarves, for example - not only do they add an extra layer of warmth in cooler climates, but they can also add a pop of color or texture to your look. Hats and gloves are great additions too, providing both practical and aesthetic value. And don't forget - layering and adding accessories is not JUST for cold weather!
As advocates of sustainable fashion, we're all about quality over quantity, and these seasonal layered pieces are a fantastic addition to complement our more chic and refined looks.
Need to build your wardrobe with more high quality basics?
When it comes to elevating your layering looks, the first step is refining your basics. Luckily, at BettyxBow we create clothing basics that feature an elevated feminine edge in every piece. All of our pieces are designed to be timeless and versatile, so you can mix and match them with other items in your closet easily. Plus, all our materials are ethically sourced and crafted here in Canada. They are created with high quality fabrics that will last you through many seasons (lowering your cost per wear compared to fast fashion brands)! Shop now for an effortlessly chic wardrobe that will never go out of style.