Layering: What is it and how to do it
A style and trend that does not fail is to wear several layers of both clothing and accessories and achieve a truly remarkable style. This technique that seeks to overlap clothing is called layering. And today, we will learn about it and how to handle it properly.
What is layering?
Layering is a dressing practice that consists of wearing several pieces of clothing simultaneously to create a layered look since one goes on top of the other.
This way of dressing is often associated with the winter season. However, it can be worn at any time of the year. Of course, always try to wear the right clothes according to the current climate.
It is also applicable for accessories, especially chains or necklaces.
Another important consideration is to pay attention to the style of each garment and the use of accessories. So, you don´t fall into clothing overload and obtain an effect contrary to what you want to achieve.
How and when did the layering technique arise?
The practice of layering is much earlier than we think.
Its origin comes thanks to the inspiration of the aesthetics present in the 80s.
You used to see t-shirts under shirts, t-shirts under dresses, among other combinations.
And this is where what is known as layering is born.
How to Create Layering Outfits Like a Style Pro
If you want to play itsafe and look sophisticated, the monocolor is the ideal bet for layering. And if it is in neutral colors such as gray, white, dark blue, and beige, it is much better.
Another option is combining different textures and creating nice contrasts between them and a visual balance. Always keep in mind which parts of your body you want to highlight and which you don’t.
Take advantage of your silhouette by mixing garments with volume. To achieve a good effect, combine oversized garments with tight ones. Since if all the garments to be used are large, the look will not be flattering to your figure.
If you are going to combine several colors, make sure that the one you use for the base the neutral tones. And the colored garments are reserved for the layers that go last or those that will be more visible.
Place the colored garment in the background and cover it with neutral ones for an opposite effect. Thus, bringing the point of light or central focus to the bottom of everything.
Think about the weather
When we talk about layering, many think of a cold climate. So, you are going through this season, take advantage and layer those warm clothes.
One option is to use turtleneck sweaters, coats, and overcoats, without forgetting prints, which go very well with these garments.
It is a simple and easy formula to achieve layering in two simple steps. This look, which was very fashionable in the 80s-90s, returns to the forefront of fashion and consists of placing a sweater on your back and tying it at the neck so that the sleeves fall on your chest. It will give you a casual and retro look.
Dress + Pants
A bet on-trend that also applies to layering is wearing dresses with pants. This option is diverse because you can wear leggings under dresses or skirts and long pants. Or even tunic or kimono-type dresses on top.
Layering with Accessories
Another way to achieve this look is by applying it to accessories, and for this, we bring you these three options:
With necklaces or chains
One of the most common ways today is to apply layering concerning accessories. It is used by placing various types of chains, both fabric, color tone, and length, with the intention that each one can be appreciated. To make this mix successful, use thin chains and a minimalist style not to look overloaded.
Belt over blazer
If you have an oversized blazer, you can place a belt on top of it and fasten the entire garment over it. It is a style that has been appreciated for a long time, and it is very casual and chic.
In the best sporty-chic style comes this trend that also falls into the category of layering. And it is about wearing your stockings or socks on the outside. Yes, if you wear leggings or joggers, you can wear the stockings fully stretched and over the edge of the pants. Choose socks that match or contrast with the rest of your clothing.
- We had already mentioned it, but it is worth remembering. Do not wear more than 2 oversized garments together.
- Do not combine different prints in the same look.
- Avoid pronounced length differences between the pieces.
Layering trends in 2022
Find out here the trends to wear this technique during these months of the year.
Achieve harmony between colors
This would be more advice than a trend as such. However, in 2022 we will see a perfect harmony between the colors you use to combine and mix garments. This year’s preference is gray, so the selection must be well-thought-out and applied.
Don’t forget the jackets
This piece, when wanting to achieve a layering look, is key. So, you can combine two types of this garment or with a vest underneath. Or shirts without leaving aside the accessories, and why not, scarves tied around the neck for an exquisite finishing touch.
Skirt + Pants
We are talking about dresses with pants. And in 2022, skirts will arrive with this long garment with practically the same effect.
Remember that always when choosing clothes and putting together a look, the important thing is that you feel comfortable and sure of yourself when dressing.