Layering is the one fashion skill I never seem to execute properly. It appears as if great complexity and creativeness is exerted into each ensemble; however, with these tips, layering just got a whole lot simpler.
CROPPED & LONG
(For me, this layering technique was always difficult because somehow
I always looked like a bloated clown) With this look, the most
important component is the dramatic distinction of the layers; in other
words, the cropped piece ends way before the hem of the second layer. To
add a little spunk, combine solid colors with classic patterns.
(Sweater over Shirt)
By Kelly L.
VEST & JACKET
Accentuate the waistline by wearing a belt or a top that grazes the
middle. The key concept to this look is to invoke a sense of balance;
thus, a lean and fitted item for the bottom portion will neutralize the
bulkier top pieces. It is best to choose a light, loose, and seamless
(Vest over jacket)
By Danielle R
LONG SLEEVE & SHORT SLEEVE
Atypical casual layering technique using a T-shirt but boost it up a
notch (and have fun) by using other pieces such as sweaters, dresses,
and blouses. Again, the second layer needs to be lean and fitted so that
the look does not appear bulky.
By Saray D.
(Sweater over dress)
LONG & LONG
The primary layer needs to be slim-fitted and rest below the butt.
Ensemble then appears as an elongated, slim silhouette. It is important
to work with one light, flowy material because with this technique, the
usage of too much heavy pieces may appear corpulent. Best to wear heels
(Sweater coat over dress)
By Kasia G.
Hugs and Kisses
Source: Instyle Magazine September 2011, Lookbook.nu