The power of layering can never be overstated. It is essential for stylish cold weather outfits. Especially here in San Francisco, layering is one of the most important styling skills to master. Known for our micro-climates, it will go from 65 and sunny downtown to foggy and windy in the Outer Richmond. Layering not only keeps you cozy in cold weather, it also allows for the shedding and adding of pieces in varying district climates.
This week’s Fashionista put together a perfectly layered outfit with different textures, colors and patterns coming together harmoniously. She successfully mixed the micro floral pattern in her mini dress with the larger print on her coat. Her black tights and neutral beanie don’t distract from the prints and ensure the look is not too hard on the eyes. I also loved how she transitioned a dress typically for summer or spring into a layering piece for colder days.
One of the most important aspects of layering is to be sure your look doesn’t appear frumpy with too many pieces of the same length, color or texture. For a look like this week’s Fashionista, pair your favorite black tights with a floral mini dress like this one from ASOS. Layer over a chunky cardigan and ¾ sleeve coat, and add a neutral knit beanie. For another look to try with varying lengths and textures, pair a chiffon maxi skirt with a body suit and cropped jacket, then throw on some platforms for extra length.