Whether the occasion is date night, a day out with the girls, or an important meeting, mastering some simple fashion tricks can have an exponential effect on the personal image you project. One of the most effective of these fashion tips is the power of layering. Once you know how to layer, you can cycle high-quality pieces year-round, maximizing your wardrobe’s efficiency while also guaranteeing that you’ll stay in style regardless of the season. Here are four fashion tips for effective layering.
4 Wardrobe Essentials
1. A Solid White Blouse
One of the best fashion tips to observe is investing in a high-quality plain white blouse that can be dressed up or dressed down. These are some of the most versatile pieces you can own. Dress them up by pairing them with a pencil skirt or trousers, or with a blazer or cardigan in colder months. Make them
casual with jeans, shorts, or a skirt in summer. Consider purchasing a second blouse in a neutral color, such as gray or black, so your wardrobe can comfortably transition from day into night without second thought to going home to change.
A pair of high-quality dark-wash denim jeans can be worn year-round for everything from a weekend brunch with friends to casual Friday at work or a first date. A basic fashion tip is black or dark blue are particularly useful for more formal occasions, while lighter washes are typically reserved for casual occasions. As with any piece, styling is what makes the difference. Pair them with heels or flats for a more polished look in warmer months, or boots in colder weather. For
more formal events, pair them with a blazer or nice blouse. Layering is also your friend, any outfit with jeans can be layered with different scarves to take the outfit to the next level. Whether as a fashion accessory or as a way to stay warm without bringing a jacket, a scarf and jean combo can be dinner appropriate, movie appropriate, or work appropriate.
3. Cardigan/ Scarf
A lightweight cardigan can keep you comfortable on breezy summer evenings or hide out beneath a thick jacket or coat in fall and winter. Choose a few cardigans in neutral colors, such as black, white, beige, or gray, and high-quality materials. Like a tank or tee, these can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. If pops of color is what your wardrobe is craving, the simple solution is adding a scarf to use for layering and benefit from the warmth, without having to bring a full parka.
4. Day Dress
Many people save day dresses for summer. However, consider this fashion tip: with savvy layering techniques, you can wear your day dresses any time of the year. In warmer months, wear them alone with flats or sandals. When the weather is cooler, pair with tights or leggings underneath and a cardigan, scarf, or blazer. A day dress is an easy go to that can do morning meetings and evening drinks, neutrals allow for so much versatility. These can also be worn with ankle boots, flats, or heels depending on the occasion.
Marilyn’s is your source for high-quality boutique clothing and European fashion. Based in Naples, FL, they carry a broad range of womenswear, from derby hats and designer shoes to blouses, dresses, and skirts. Call (239) 206-4460 to speak with a friendly team member for fashion tips or visit us online to shop now. https://www.marilynhellman.com/marilyns-online-shop/
Marilyn Hellman is the owner of the luxury specialty boutique, Marilyn's, on Fifth Avenue South in Naples, Florida. Marilyn's superb sense of style and savvy in finding unique small designer brands in Europe is revealed by the her curated selection of fashion items found in the boutique. Marilyn's distinctive European Fashion is a perfect destination for shoppers looking for exclusive pieces for their wardrobes.