Knowing how to layer is important for the fall and winter. Knowing how to layer and still look fashionable is equally important. Yes, we love our long parkas and bombers for the cold months ahead, but we can’t forget about vests! I wear my vest almost every day; it is great for throwing on over any long sleeve and keeps me comfortable and warm. There are many different types of vests and many ways to wear them, however this Fashionista demonstrates excellent use of the layering technique combined with a vest, perfect for that cold and tiring walk we have to make to class Monday morning.
Start with a basic long sleeve shirt as a base layer to replicate this outfit. Then layer a button-up or loose fit long sleeve over the base layer shirt. Colors are a personal preference, but I would suggest something to complement the top and most important layer: the vest. Vests come in many different shapes, colors, sizes and even different materials but for style points plus warmth, I would go with a down vest, quilted vest or military vest. All of these styles leave space to layer underneath, come in a variety of colors and are most importantly functional and fashionable. Like this Fashionista has demonstrated, vests go great with simple every day attire but are an alternative from just covering up with a coat. Vests allow Fashionista/os to showcase and reveal other parts of their outfits that jackets often don’t allow. Similar to coats, vests are worth spending on because they are durable and last.
Boots are the most favored shoe as the leaves start to fall, so leggings or skinny jeans that can fit into them work best for an outfit like this. Going for a little more rugged look? Then pull up your socks to peak out over the top of the boot. This adds dimension to your outfit and is a common trend for the fall and winter. Finally to accessorize, throw on a scarf and beanie hat for the ultimate layering look.