How to layer your clothes this summer

Summer is on the way! Are you excited to pack up your chunky
winter knits in exchange for some lighter, brighter summer picks? Then this is
the blog for you…

We’ve all noticed the later sunsets and more frequent blue skies, but is it really warm enough to bring out the summer straps and skimpy vests? Well, if like us, you’re in the united kingdom, then probably not. Which is why we’d like to introduce you to the world of Layering.

Ok, so you might already be a pro at layering, but keep
reading for some layering style inspiration and top tips on how to execute your
pre summer style flawlessly.

We know some of you may be thinking that layering is only
for those with a petite frame, for fear of additional clothes making you look
larger than you actually are. Below are some tips to show you that layering
really is for everyone!

  • Keep your under layers fitted to slim down your outfit
  • If you’re scared of losing your waistline, complete your look with a belt
  • (KEY TIP) When styling a layered outfit, ensure a mix of materials and textures. If you use a continuation of the same fabrics, your outfit will not only look drab, but have a heavier appearance leaving you looking bulkier than you are
  • When layering, correct length and proportion is essential;

               – Balance loose fit with fitted styles. To avoid looking like you’re drowning in fabric or auditioning for the next cat-woman, make sure to combine the two. For example, pair a voluminous blouse with some fitted leggings or a shorter top with wide leg trousers.

               – The instant hourglass. Use a belt to pull your waist in and instantly create curves by adding some shape to your silhouette.

               – Pair long and short. Wearing a longer jacket with a maxi dress will risk you looking frumpy. The more flattering option is to choose a shorter top layer when wearing a floor grazing under layer.

You may consider layering for a few reasons. Let’s start
with modesty. Found the perfect dress or top but feel intimidated by the super
low plunge neckline? Adding a cami or tank top underneath will give you the
coverage you need, whilst adding to your outfit, no one would ever know they
were two pieces.

Sun protection. Although the weather is getting hot and this
may make you want to wear less clothes, exposing your skin to the bare sun for
too long isn’t good for anyone. Beat the sunburn with a long sleeve blouse or a
lightweight kimono.

Warmth. A hack to wearing your summer outfits without having
to ruin the look with a coat or chunky knit. If you’re excited to put away your
coat and start showing off your summer wardrobe, but it’s just not that hot,
layering is the perfect solution. Your additional layers don’t have to be
visible! Your secret layers could be tights or leggings under trousers or
jeans, or a combination of vests and/or t-shirts under a summer blouse.

For those of you
that have already graduated layering school, make sure to switch up your usual
picks that you’ve been wearing through the colder weather for lighter colours.
Whites and nudes will highlight your summer wardrobe transition. So instead of
black tights, switch for a nude. 

Enjoy some layering inspiration below!

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