March 16th, 2016 at 2:00am

Layering is one of the easiest and trendiest ways to stay warm in the early spring weather. When picking out the different layers of your outfit, it is important to mix up the textures and prints to keep your ensemble diverse and stratified. There are many ways to achieve a great layered look without looking like a bulky marshmallow. Let’s break it down with this Fashionista’s luxuriously layered get-up.

Many people often think that layering automatically means thick sweaters and bulky coats, but that isn’t always the case. This Fashionista started with a lacy long-sleeved tunic with a contrasting lace halter bra underneath. The tunic’s floral lace pattern gave the base of the outfit an awesome texture without overpowering the whole outfit. Next, she added a fringed blanket wrap for added warmth and comfort.

The plaid-like pattern of the blanket wrap gives the whole outfit more depth as it contrasts with the lace tunic. She finished the look off with a pair of suede over-the-knee boots and plenty of rings and bracelets. All in all, this Fashionista combined the perfect amount of lace, suede and knit fabrics without going overboard. The different levels, cuts, patterns and textures of the garments leave the outfit looking effortlessly chic.

How To: Imitate this slender layered look by piling on multiple thin layers of various textures. Start with a light dress or tunic, throw on a cardigan or poncho and add suede over-the-knee boots.