A How-to Guide For Autumnal Layering

Days are starting to get shorter, the evenings are getting colder, and leaves are beginning to fall, which can only mean Autumn’s icy grip is starting to take hold.  So begins one of the most eagerly anticipated months of the fashion calendar; Autumn-Winter promises new trends, inspiration, and lots of layering. The season is well-known for boasting warm hues of colours, chunky knits, and platform boots. All items of which lend themselves well to building simple looks that score massively on the style charts. Are you in need of a bit of guidance? Follow our how-to guide for layering below.

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Start With a Fitted Base

Always start with the thinnest, tightest layer of your outfit and work out towards the thicker ones. A great starting point would be a turtleneck which will avoid looking ‘bulky’ once you have added all the layers. Whereas if you start piling on sweaters straight away, it can put you in danger of looking ‘frumpy,’ and the beauty of starting with a turtleneck is that you can always pair it with a sleeveless dress or a waistcoat if you feel underdressed.

Choose a Statement Piece or Accessory

Choosing and building your layers around a statement piece is a great way to add character to an otherwise simple outfit. The effortless way to do so is by adding a belt to your coat or sweater, and this works by creating shape and emphasizing your waist, which will give you a more hour-glass like appearance. Failing this, choose another bold, different accessory that you, along with other people, will have a strong positive reaction to. The accessory mentioned above could be a pair of platform boots, a favourite necklace, or a matching fur-lined hat and gloves. Struggling to find a statement piece that works for you? Browse a range of accessories at Luella that won’t break the bank, and are bound to keep you looking stylish this Autumn.

Make Sure Every Layer Can Be Seen

One thing to remember is that if you’re going to take the time to combine every layer, you want to make sure that all of them are visible. Each layer should stand alone as an outfit, and as you move from warm to cool environments, you don’t want to run the risk of ruining it, especially if you need to remove or put on layers. A way to ensure no layer goes unnoticed is to experiment with different necklines, sleeves, and torso lengths. If you would like more advice on how to do this, you could try following inspiration boards online.

Finish Off With the Perfect Jacket

Although your wardrobe may need a lot of updating as the colder weather sets in —from chunky knitwear, knee-length boots, and beyond—finessing your outfit with the perfect jacket is crucial. Your outerwear is the first thing that the world will see when you step outside, and it’s essential to make a lasting impression. Whether you choose a long neutral coloured trench coat, your favourite leather jacket, or a sherpa-lined denim piece – make sure that you’re warm and that the item flatters the clothes you’ve picked out already.

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