Easy Layering Tricks

March 6, 2019

easy layering tricks

I used to find layering so intimidating. Probably because I grew up in Jakarta, a tropical city where the weather is typically a balmy 86°. And then in my teenage years, I moved to Texas, yet another (sort of) warm city. So I guess you can say I didn’t “grow up” learning how to layer. But really, layering doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult if you know the tricks. Read on to find out some of my favorites.

1. Invest in a good black turtleneck shirt
I probably have as many black turtleneck shirts as I do black tights. My favorite are the heattech ones from Uniqlo because they’re thin but still keep you warm. They are great as a layering base since they’re super versatile and go with pretty much everything.

2. Consider sizing up your coats and jackets
I tend to size up when buying my coats and jackets, especially the winter ones. Why? Because there’s nothing worse then trying to fit a sweater into the armhole of a jacket that’s too small. If you’re going to layer, chances are you’re going to need room around the arms.

3. Don’t be afraid to try draping
Another plus side of an oversized coat is that you have room to drape. This is a bit harder to do with the smaller sizes, since they have to fully wrap around your shoulder to “stay”. It really can really change up your look. Confused as to how you’ll wear your bag with a draped coat? You can either carry a clutch, or wear a crossbody bag under the clutch.

4. Play around with sleeve levels
Having your inner layer long and outer layer scrunched up, like I did with this look can add an extra dimension to the outfit.

5. Go easy and stick with the neutral colors
I’m not saying you shouldn’t mix patterns. But if you’re looking for a less complicated route to layering, stick a couple of neutral base colors with an addition of accent color. For this look I chose black and camel (can’t get any more basic than that) with a pop of burgundy.


easy layering tricks

easy layering tricks

easy layering tricks

easy layering tricks

easy layering tricks

easy layering tricks

easy layering tricks

My outfit Combo: faux fur jacket from H&M (find similar here, knit sweater from H&M, heattech turtleneck shirt from Uniqlo, accordion pleated pants from Pink Yotto (find similar here), pluma hat from Scala, tina ankle boots from Bill Blass.

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  • Marta March 7, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Amazing tips! I love layering (like I have a choice in this weather haha) and I had never thought of some things you mentioned so I’m definitely gonna try them out while I can.

  • CANDACE March 7, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    You are definitely the queen of layering! I love the looks that you create. I agree! A black turtleneck top is a must when layering.


  • Kileen March 8, 2019 at 12:47 am

    I am loving the layering and all of these pieces are so cute! This coat is amazing and swooning over these booties!

    cute & little

  • Taylor Mobley March 8, 2019 at 9:39 am

    You look absolutely FLAWLESS.

  • Celeste Godoy March 10, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Girl, I so need that fluffy red jacket in my life! Fall is here and it’s starting to get chilly!

  • Nataly March 10, 2019 at 11:30 am

    I love these layers babe! That red jacket looks so cute paired with this outfit.

  • Megan Elliott March 11, 2019 at 8:44 am

    You totally have layering down – especially for someone who used to shy away from it!! Great tips!

  • Kenzi March 11, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Love this! I’m obsessed with layering in the winter – one of my favorite things! You look so chic!

  • Suzanne March 12, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Such a lovely hat! I love the snake print ankle boots with the pleated skirt too.

  • Kristin Taylor March 13, 2019 at 3:36 am

    So many fantastic tips! I just moved to Chicago, and need all of the cold-weather tips I can get. Saving your post for sure!

  • Nailil March 15, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    These tricks are perfect! I love layering specially not that it’s nearly spring!