I have a love-hate relationship with fall. I love jackets, blazers, scarves, boots and layers. The day starts cool – cool enough for a sweater, and a scarf wrapped carelessly around my neck. As the sun warms up the sky (or the car, where the trapped air starts baking in the relentless glare of the sun) it becomes too warm for all those layers and each layer gets shed in succession; plans for the evening include a date with the boys to an NBA game and a meet-and-greet with a baby T-Rex. By the time our evening is over and we begin the several-block walk back to the car, temperatures have dropped and I’ve added my layers back on.
J. Crew Pixie Pant // Vans Checkerboard Slip-ons // AE Jegging Tee // Madewell Necklace – similar // H&M Scarf – similar (check in-stores, $10, great colors! //H&M Sweater – similar // Madewell Bracelets – similar
Three Layering Tips:
- Lightweight – make sure your layers aren’t awkward and bulky
- Accessorize – use your layers to accesorize your handbag when not in use
- The Rule of Three – less than three is not enough, more than three is too much!
Effortless layering doesn’t require a college degree. Stick to basics – a comfy t-shirt, a scarf and an effortless jacket or sweater constitute layering. Just remember – you have to carry these things around with you as you travel throughout the day, so my best tip is to make sure they fit easily in your handbag; you can tie your scarf to the handbag straps or wrap your jacket around your waist for easy tote-ability. Don’t forget the rule of three: your top (my t-shirt), a necklace, and a scarf; t-shirt, scarf and sweater (the necklace will be hidden under the scarf and sweater and doesn’t count towards the three.)