The smARTORIALIST: Like An Onion
This is why Fall is my favorite season…LAYERING. Layering clothing is one of those intricate sciences of fashion. If done well, one can look like a million bucks and have people wondering if they should be taking a picture with you. If it’s done wrong then you can look uncomfortable, a mess, and worst of all…hot. There is no possible way that you can look cool if you are constantly trying not to exert any energy. There are a lot of great examples of layering all over the internet.
Here are some tips on the all important art of layering:
1. Make sure that you start with a thin layer (oxford dress shirt, a nice v-neck, etc). You still want to be able to get down to this layer and be comfortable if it heats up unexpectedly.
2. Next, step it up in thickness. You may want to try a thin cardigan, a sweater, or a vest. Great Fall colors are navy, black, browns, and grays. But at this point in the process, you can add a little color if you choose to. I would recommend rich colors. For example instead of purple, try a wine colored knit of some sort.
3. Don’t forget the accessories…ties and scarves.
4. Now here is where it gets thick; literally. Slap on the outerwear, a peacoat, trench, chunky knit shawl collar cardigan, leather jacket, etc. I know it sounds like you would just be coming up with the same look, but that’s why I posted those pictures first.
5. Remember, layering doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to wear a jacket; AND layering is for casual dress. Hopefully you won’t crash and burn like Eddie Murphy’s last three to four movies. Enjoy.