It’s officially the time for brisk winds, cooler temps, Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks and most importantly, plus size fall fashion. Any true fashionista knows that fall is the most fashionable time of the year, a time when you come to show up and show out all in the name of style.
Since fall is filled with so many style cues, it can be difficult to know which ones to tackle first. So, I’m here to ease you into one of the most tried and true fall fashion style tips…layering. Despite the assumption that it’s just wearing clothing on top of other clothing, there is actually an art to layering and it’s pretty simple. Whether you’re layering to stay warm, want to get more wear from your summer wardrobe or just want to show off how innovative your fashion styling skills are, layering is something everyone can benefit from.
Check out these tips that’ll have you slaying into the fall and beyond!
Lay It On Me: How to Layer Key Plus Size Fall Pieces
Outerwear Is Key
Religion Plus Knitted Longline Cardigan With Chain Details at ASOS.com
Arguably, the most important article of clothing in the layering process is outerwear because it’s so easy to do and requires little effort. Instantly take your outfit to new heights by simply putting on a chic and stylish form of outerwear…and fall has so many gorgeous options to choose from. Fall-ready outerwear runs the gamut from casual and dressy to edgy and sporty, with a few wild cards thrown in as well. Be sure to stock up on outerwear including: cardigans, blazers, denim jackets, motorcycle/biker jackets, bomber jackets and utility jackets. Feel free to put these over dresses, jumpsuits, jeans, leggings, skirts, etc. for a polished, fashion-forward look.
What’s Underneath Counts
Flocked Diamond Print Tights at Torrid.com
If you want to keep your gorgeous legs warm from the crisp, autumn air, then you definitely need to invest in the proper attire to keep you warm and looking fierce. The obvious way is to go with leggings as a layering piece, and while they do work, always looks good and are ridiculously comfy, they are certainly not the only way to layer on your lower half. This season, in addition to your go-to leggings, also try a full-length bodysuit that goes down to the ankles, which can be worn underneath a bodycon dress or skirt. You could also spice things up by rocking a pair of footless fishnets or brightly colored tights in fall’s primary colors and wear them underneath your summer cutoffs or romper.
Blouses & Tops Reign Supreme
Sejour Stretch Modal Turtleneck at Nordstrom.com
Is there anything better than a beautifully chic blouse, turtleneck or sweater for fall? Not only are these fall fashion staples in their own right, but they also work wonders as layering pieces. Have a sexy, summer crop top that you just can’t let go of just yet? Simply throw your favorite fall blouse underneath and transform it into something classy, and possibly appropriate for work. The same goes for dresses that are sleeveless or those with shorter sleeves, put a long-sleeve turtleneck or sweater underneath and you’ll look ready to tackle the chilly fall temps in no time!
Circular Sweater Scarf at FullBeauty.com
The great thing about scarves is that they can be worn year-round and always manage to add a little extra “pop” to your ensemble. However, they live their best lives in the fall when the variety is plentiful. Layer it on top of your favorite pair of jeans or leggings, using it as a make-shift skirt or rock it over your shoulders to shield you from the cold, giving your blazer or cardigan a break. The best way to stunt this fall with a scarf, is of course to wear it around your neck, wrapped around a few times to complete the fashionista uniform. Choose from those that feature chunky knits and bold prints/patterns to more traditional solids in fall’s color palette.
So ladies, now you’re equipped with tips to get you through the fall warm and in style! Layering in the fall just got that much easier for you.
So tell me, what are your favorite pieces to layer with for the fall? What new tips are you looking forward to applying?
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