If you are a coat phobic like me, you’ll find yourself looking for any way possible to delay having to put one on. One solution that is often used in women's fashion is layering. There are a million ways to layer clothing; some are great ways of making your style that much more original and snappy while others only succeed in giving the unwanted “just rolled out of bed” look or just unneeded bulk. While the perspective of stacking your key pieces over each other can be daunting it becomes child’s play if you consider the two main points: color and texture. Also avoid over layering — this is easily done by keeping it to three pieces.
To come up with a successful color palette, it is suggested to stick with neutrals and classics as they have a low saturation. This low saturation is ideal if you want to mix it with a layer of brilliant colors, which will become central in making the softer colors act as a buffer. This will create a harmonious yet playful layered look. Next, throw on your first layer by squirming your way into a close-fitting tank top or T-shirt — although tanks are recommended for their ability to go from day to night. The middle layer should be looser such as a tunic or a button-up shirt. The final one is the outwear which should be chosen depending on the seasonal needs. Right now I would recommend a cute men’s bomber jacket like this Nordstrom's one. Keep in mind that your accessories are meant to tie the look together not to weigh it down, so keep it light and simple.
When I think of layers I automatically refer to Molly Ringwald in most of the John Hughes movies she’s in. I credit the latter reference for my instant adoration for this Fashionista’s balanced yet eye-catching get up, complete with the adorable hat. With her American Apparel neon tank, H&M skirt and shoes, Anthropologie tunic and flea market straw hat, she makes it look effortless.