If you were with me last fall and winter, you know I’m all about the layers! I tend to find a few key layering pieces and wear them all season long. Today, I’m going to walk you through the steps I take as I’m layering my looks in the cooler months.
My blank canvas usually starts with denim. Last winter, I worked in a more corporate environment so I wasn’t able to wear blue jeans to work. Enter, black skinny jeans. You can’t really tell if they’re black skinny pants, leggings, or jeans. And for whatever reason, black jeans look instantly more dressy than blue jeans. I will be living in these Old Navy Rockstar skinnies for the next few months. Consider yourself warned!
The next piece of my blank canvas is another versatile denim item… The chambray shirt. My chambray pieces are some of the most worn items in my wardrobe. They’re the easiest way to dress down a fancy piece, such as a sequin skirt or leather pants. And they also pair perfectly with black skinnies.
I’ve been pairing my chambray shirts and black skinnies with a pair of black ankle booties. They add a bit of height, are still comfortable enough to walk in, and make your legs look miles long when paired with black bottoms.
Next step, add a scarf. My go-t0 is usually some sort of neutral print. 99% of the time, this translates to a leopard print scarf. It’s just SO versatile!
From here, add a 3rd piece! I define a “3rd piece” as that “topper” type of piece that really completes your look.. A jacket, a blazer, or a vest.
Now if you want to go a step beyond, try layering a vest OVER a blazer. A vest over a denim jacket would be cute, too!
Start with: Old Navy Black Skinny Jeans | J.Crew Chambray Shirt | Just Fab Booties
Then add… Leopard Scarf: H&M
Safari Jacket: Old Navy
Quilted Vest: Banana Republic
Mini Satchel: J.Crew