How to Layer

STYLE

It’s that time of year again when the weather can’t quite make up its mind. With Mother Nature’s bi-polar tendencies, we can often feel major angst in the dressing room. So, we’ve enlisted fashion expert Jordan Underwood to show us just what to wear when the weather can change on a dime.

“I think at some point, we all have had to combat freezing wind in a mini skirt or have melted in the sun under a baggy sweater that quickly became the perfect accessory to tie around our waist. Even if you’re not from the Midwest; drastic changes in weather and temperature during the Spring Transition are something almost every fashionista can relate to.

This is where layering comes in to save the day.  Although I had to cozy up in a local coffee shop to keep dry from the rain, the temps were in the mid-60s, beckoning my first denim mini skirt appearance of the season.  I have been excited to revisit the denim mini trend that took a minor hiatus but is now back in full force. I paired the skirt with a sexy lace peek-a-boo bralette, which is an accessory that is quickly becoming the trend to wear with or without a shirt.

 

As a general rule, I like to wear the thinnest piece closest to my skin and layer the heavier, or bulkier styles over.  Using this trick was perfect for pairing my bralete with this boyfriend button down, which is so light weight, it will have you adding this layer to everything. The button down style gives you the perfect opportunity to button up for a more conservative day-time look, while unbuttoning gives you the perfect transition from day to a sexy night look, while staying on trend.

The softness of the button down and delicacy of the bralette were the perfect complement for a silky utility jacket that added just the right amount of edge, while actually serving a purpose. Tucking the front of my shirt while leaving the tail out, gives for a nice visual of the layering details from the back, while maintaining a flattering and pulled-together look from the front.

Lastly, I paired this look with comfortable close-toed shoes, to protect my piggies from dropping temps and to offset the bare legs on bottom.

I am constantly updating my wardrobe, so layering offers the perfect opportunity to wear things you already have in your closet in new and different ways while introducing new pieces into what you’re currently wearing!”

PHOTO CREDIT: @JORDANUNDERWOOD