Today’s Q&A Thursday question comes from our friend, Brie. She asked for some help with dressing during changes in weather, expanding beyond basic cardigans, and how to layer up without looking frumpy. This is the perfect time of year to cover this common challenge, as we’re currently heading from spring into summer, preparing for chilly evening strolls, and people blasting the A/C in the office! I think you’ll be able to turn back to this article again and again.
So let’s dive in and explore 21 layering pieces to help you survive seasonal transitions. And make sure you stick around until the end, because I’m also going to give you a few quick tips to avoid feeling frumpy and better define your figure even when you’re all bundled up.
First, let’s expand your possibilities and start thinking beyond basic cardigans. Here are 21 other layering pieces you might want to play around with:
2. Motorcycle Jacket
3. Racer Jacket
4. Denim Jacket
5. Utility Jacket
6. Varsity Jacket
7. Bomber Jacket
11. Duster Cardigan
13. Belted or Tie-Front Cardigan
15. Sweatshirt or Hoodie
16. Zip-Up Hoodie
19. Scarf or Shawl
20. Robe or Open-Front Kimono
21. Puffer or (Faux) Fur Vest
How To Avoid Feeling Frumpy In Oversized Clothing or Layers
There’s a simple secret to giving your body a defined shape and avoid feeling frumpy in oversized clothing or layered looks. All you need to do is expose at least 2 of the following 4 areas:
❶ Your collarbone: Avoid high or turtleneck tops when the rest of your look is on the baggy side
❷ Your wrists: To do this, simply push up long sleeves or opt for a short or 3/4 sleeve top
❸ Your waist: Define your waist by adding a belt to an oversized sweater or loose top
❹ Your ankles: If you’re going with a boxy look up top, keep your lower half streamlined by opting for a simple skirt, a cropped jean, or a cigarette pant that shows off your ankles
There’s so much more packed into this episode of HER Style Podcast! Be sure to give the audio a listen for even more tips and tricks to layer with effortless style!
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