Winter Layering and all that ‘Blah’
NOTE: Parts of this post have been used by Red Polka blog as my inputs on the trend.
Winter layering is one of my favourite things about the season. It gives you heaps of ideas to experiment with your style creativity. Apart from the 'regulars' like trench coats and jackets, my favourite pieces to make this trend a hit for me would be turtle neck sweaters, cardigans, capes, especially the current rage – Blanket Capes. You can create layers by using two or more of these pieces and top them with accessories like scarves and belts.
My favourite look in winter-layering would be a pair of regular flared bottoms teamed up with a bold turtle neck sweater and a plaid blanket scarf draped as a cape. Not only is this look giving me enough warmth for the season, it's also adding up the required glam to the otherwise 'mundane' look.
My other favourite look in layering trend is trench coat worn over a well-fitted structured pencil dress. Completing this look would a pair of boots, warm leggings and a scarf in bold color. You can also try wearing a knit jacket instead of a trench.
You can also add a denim or a plaid shirt to add another layer there.
Wearing a poncho with your denim jeans and turtle neck knits is another way to adorn this loved trend. Team up your favourite pair of uggs or calf length booties and you're good to go.
Bralets are the latest entry to fashion planet and it has been accepted well by all ages across. For a much bolder look, you can wear a lace bralet over your regular turtle neck sweater to add some intricate detailing there.
If layering apparels is a style too cliche for you, you can try this trend using accessories like socks, bracelets and even watches.
Some points to remember while you try out your favourite trend this season would be:
1. Layering gives a neat look to your look if you choose different fabrics for each layer.
2. Two or three layers are good to go as it makes each layer visible enough. Any layer that covers the previous one is the one gone overboard and kills the entire layering concept.
3. Try layering only one from either apparels to accessories to give your layering look a uniqueness. Too much of everything kills the vibe and drives away all the attention.