STYLE GURU STYLE: Long Layers

If you’re like me, layer-worthy pieces are the foundation of your wardrobe. I can’t even tell you how many camis and tank tops I own. Honestly, I found a cropped cami the other day in my drawer that I don’t remember buying. I justify such purchases because, well, layers are great, aren’t they? If it warms up during the day, you just remove your cardigan or jacket. Frankly, being wrapped in multiple levels of fabric is the most comfortable option for clothing.

My obsession with layers led me to Valentino’s fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection. These pieces were stocked full of layers. Even the dresses were layered! Then this look in particular caught my eye. Yes, it’s possibly the strangest pattern and boot combination I’ve ever seen. However, I love the long layers of clothing worn by the model. The baggy sweater and coat reminded me of late ‘80s fashion that, while perhaps questionable at times, looked too comfy for its own good.

When beginning my own venture into long layers, I opted for a sort of combination of the gray sweater and jacket worn by the model: my gray duster. I love dusters because they’re the best elements of jackets and sweaters, but tend to be thin enough for layering. They’re also super fun when you twirl around.

I decided that baby blue leather boots weren’t really my thing, so I instead decided on my comfy slip-ons. At the very least, they’re also adding some interesting texture to the look. Instead of a skirt patterned with lace, I went with my lace-trimmed leggings. Finally, I dug out one of my favorite baggy graphic tank tops to complete my wonderfully comfortable ensemble. Being draped in these long and layered elements felt super snuggly, yet structured. I would highly recommend it.

Get My Look: 1. A gray duster 2. A baggy graphic T-shirt or tank top 3. Slip-ons.