How to Layer Like a Fashion Pro this Winter

When it comes to fashion, the way you layer your outfit is what will make you stand out from the crowd. This winter, there’ll be a lot of layering going on as the temperature keeps dropping. Layering will not only keep you warm but it will also make you look stylish, so long as you know how to do it right.

The trick behind layering your clothes like a fashion pro is knowing what type of clothes to place one over the other. Here is a breakdown of how you can layer this winter. With this guide, there’s no way you can go wrong.

 

Start off with a piece  that’s fitting and lightweight

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Layering starts from the inside out. One of the major fears of ladies when it comes to layering is looking bulky under all those clothes.  So if you see yourself looking bulky after layering, then the problem is from the first layer of clothing you have on.

To remedy this problem, start with a top that stays close to your body. That way whatever clothing you place over it will not make you look bulky. For example, your figure will show more if you wear sweater over a fitting blouse.

 

Let the first layer be a neutral colour then let the bright colours come afterwards

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The colours you choose are very important. A rule of thumb is to make the first layer a neutral colour. When layering there’s a hierarchy of the colours you have to follow. White, beige and light blue are good colours to start with. The next layers can come in bright or dark colours like a navy blue jacket or a black sweater making your outfit more balanced.

For example a dark brown jacket over a beige blouse finished off with ruby-coloured earrings or necklace makes an amazing piece. The colours complement each other.

 

Mix in the different fabrics

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Layering clothing items with the same kind of texture will make your outfit look heavy, monotonous and a bit overpowering.

Getting creative with the way you mix in different items will make your outfit more proportional. For example this winter you can wear a classic cotton collared shirt with a wooly cardigan over a pair of jeans. This way you have mixed cotton, wool and denim, thus creating a variety of textures on your outfit.

 

Vary the length of your outfits

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Layering is all about maintaining the balance and keeping it stylish all through. The length of the clothes on each layer could change your whole look. But you need to keep in mind that in this case proportion is key.

How this works is to let the shorter items balance out the longer items. For example, a long coat over a short skirt will look flattering yet balanced, but a short jacket over a short skirt will make the outfit look out-of-place.

Following these layering tips will keep you looking stylish and toasty this winter.

How do you like to layer? Sound off in the comments section please.

 

 

 

 

OOTD: A Digital Nomad

Long time no outfit post right? Yes I know. I kind of lost my outfit post mojo some weeks ago but I think I have found it now. I have been so busy in the last couple of weeks, so outfit posts have been the last thing on my mind (sorry fashionistas) but I found style inspiration from somewhere a few days ago and shot some outfit photos. So brace yourselves, I think I am back in the game!

 

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This outfit post is centred around this stunning brown KNOMO bag. I came across this Audley Slim Leather Bag by Knomo some days ago and I was blown away by the amount of space in it and how light weight it was (0.88kg). Most similar bags with a lot of compartments tend to weigh a lot more than this so it was love at first sight as soon as I carried it.

In this bag, I can conveniently carry my laptop, iPad, Kindle, phones, notepad, pens, wallet and other bits easily. It has so much space but in a slim compact design which is brilliant. I can see myself using this chic bag a lot. It oozes sophistication and understated style. It is so stylish and smart – the bag of the future. And great for a digital nomad like me. I can take all I need for work away with me in just this bag.

 

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KNOMO bags are all about an organised life (#LIFEORGANISED) with a good-looking and functional bag. The whole idea behind the life organised message is about making everyday easier for digital nomads by eliminating clutter, and organising your belongings as efficiently as possible in a KNOMO bag. From luggage to organisers, backpacks to clutches, there is a KNOMO product for everyone – men and women available.

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The coat I have on is an Oldie but a true Goldie. I have had it for a few years now and it still looks as good as new. That is why I rather cough out good money and buy quality than spend a few quid on a piece that wouldn’t even last a season. I can still see myself wearing this stunning winter coat many winters to come. Except I give it out of course.

I got the other items I have on about a year ago and they are all still going strong.

 

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What do you think of this look?

 

WHAT I WORE

Coat – Rocha by John Rocha (Via Debenhams)

Leggings – Pertz Leggings

Sneakers – Michael Kors

Socks – New Look

Bag – c/o KNOMO

Sunnies – Lacoste

Watch – Fossil

Snood – George Asda

 

 

 

 

 

5 Fashion Stylists’ Secrets

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Many of us can only dream of employing a Fashion Stylist. Lets face it, they don’t go cheap, so having the likes of Rachel Zoe and others access our wardrobes may only happen in our dreams. I played with the idea of becoming a Fashion Stylist/Personal Shopper for some years. I even took a style course at the London College of Style (LCS) many moons ago. But I decide not to pursue it because it was not working in line with my lifestyle. I still have mad love for fashion and style, which is why you read a lot about them on Fashion and Style Police.

So today I am sharing a 5 Fashion Stylists’ Secrets I picked up along the way –

 

Flat Tummy

Many women hate their tummies. Our tummies are usually wobbly and unrecognisable once we pop out the a kid or 2. Wearing body con dresses can be a nightmare for many women but it really shouldn’t. There are so many magic girdles that handle this issue brilliantly so you should not have to suffer in silence. Just make sure, you buy the right pair for your size. If it is too tight, you will be super uncomfortable, if it is too loose, it won’t do the job, and if it has visible panels, everyone would now you have a girdle on.

 

Hairspray

To prevent a boob escape when wearing a boob tube, or to stop your ankle straps from falling down on your shoes, spritz some hairspray on the inside. Hairspray is also useful for preventing static clothes like a silk dress, from clinging. Try spraying a little over your tights to stop a silk dress or skirt from sticking to the tights.

 

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Dress down a frock

You can get more wear out of an evening piece by dressing it down with a cardigan or flats, for a laid back look.

 

Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect when it comes to anything and that includes fashion and style. You have to practice walking in heels to be good at it, it doesn’t just happen. You have to practice striking a pose and having a posture, to nail it. Standing with one leg forward, and foot pointed to the camera always works for me when striking a pose. This technique works because your back foot holds your body weight, and it creates the illusion of a slimline figure.

 

Play around with colours

Black creates an illusion of a slimmer figure so it is worth having a couple of black pieces in various styles. When wearing black or other primary colours, you can always accessorize with other colours to make your outfit pop and look less boring.

 

What do you think of these 5 Fashion Stylists’ Secrets? Do you have any fashion secret to share?