‘Fashion is just another accessory for someone with great style’

14 November 2015

Layering black

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Hat – H&M
Sunglasses – Shein
Two piece set – Monki
Bag – Zara
Duster coat – Shein
Leather jacket – H&M
Shoes – Shein

Layering black is one of my favorite things to do, especially during the colder months of the year. Layering keeps you warm and can look extremely cool when done correctly. As it can also be a challenge to create outfits based on one color or shade, I have created this list of do’s and dont’s for you.

DO

  1.  Pick out an item you want to start layering with. It can be a outerwear piece or a simple blouse.
  2.  Now that you have your desired item you can start building on or under it depending on a piece. It also gives you the color to work with.
  3.  Pick out similar shades for your layering piece and start layering!
  4.  Start with different materials, textures and finishes (such as fur, leather, denim, chiffon, wool, suede, silk, cotton, etc.)
  5.  For your first layer, go for a thin material item (for example chiffon blouse with dipped hem).
  6.  Second layer is all about adding on top of the first layer. This time pick out a sweater, jumper, wool knit or turtleneck that is shorter so that your blouse can peek out from the bottom or from your sleeves.
  7.  The third layer can be a thin material waist coat or duster coat.
  8.  Your last layer should be your top layer. This can be a leather or suede jacket, or even a fur coat or bomber jacket.
  9.  If you want to go further with the layering, you could layer a waistcoat over your leather jacket.
  10.  You can also layer with scarves or ponchos that are all over the place at the moment. I’m not really into the poncho trend, but a nice big wool scarf would be perfect to keep the warmth in.

DON’T

  1.  Don’t go for all same material/finish items. That can make you look boring and undefined.
  2.  Don’t pile up on clothes if there is no more space. You do not want to look like a chubby mummy.
  3.  Too many different layers is not a good look.
  4.  Don’t go for a lot of different length items or you might end up looking like a scare crow.

For more information about one toned outfits head over to my previous post: Black on black HERE

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