STYLE ADVICE: Lovely Layers

I don’t know about you, but I know I’ve completely had enough of winter and my winter wardrobe. I’m ready to retire my chunky sweaters, thick socks, and giant winter coat to the back of my closet until next year, and pull out the dresses, sandals, and tank tops again. Unfortunately, six more weeks of winter are upon us (thanks to Groundhog Day), so the light jackets and mini skirts are going to have to wait.

For all of us who are sick of our winter wardrobe and don’t want to wait to pull out the spring clothes, however, there is a solution. Layering is key at this point in the semester. Have a floral maxi dress you’ve been dying to wear since October? Throw it over a knit sweater and some tights. Is your favorite summer tank top calling your name again? Put a button down underneath, and problem solved.

This Fashionista demonstrated perfectly the key to layering warm weather pieces in the winter. Her amazing, orange culotte jumpsuit is the perfect summer statement piece that can also be worn throughout the colder months. Paired with a simple, gray turtleneck, the jumpsuit is rightfully the center of the entire outfit. Layering the jumpsuit over a piece that is overly chunky would overtake its texture and silhouette, and keeping the turtleneck thin allows room to put any weight of jacket on top. Thin layers are helpful throughout winter to prevent getting overheated and sweaty when entering heat-blasted classrooms.

The Fashionista tops off her look with black booties and a black felt hat. The matching accessories pull the entire outfit together, and give the jumpsuit a more “wintry” feel. Since the jumpsuit is so appropriate for all seasons, accessories can give it a different vibe depending on the weather. In the summer, the jumpsuit could be paired with gold jewelry and sandals for a completely different look.

My personal style advice for those of you who are bored with your current wardrobe is to pull out one of your favorite summer pieces, and play around with layering. Thin sweaters, the right accessories, and a statement jacket can work wonders!