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Layering clothing is essential for the fall and winter! Here’s how I do it:
Whether you live in a freezing climate or a tropical area, layers are necessary during this time of year. The temperature is dropping here in Florida and it’s beginning to be really chilly in the morning. I love being able to begin layering clothing to stay warm during these colder months. Cuddl Duds sent me a couple of their pieces to try and it was fun creating different outfits with these pieces. My goal is to help get the most out of my closet. Since Taz and I moved across the country at the end of the summer, I gave away a lot of my clothing and we have VERY limited space. I’m walking you through how to begin layering clothing and some easy outfit ideas for these cozy basic pieces.
TIps and Tricks
My goal was to get basics I could pair with everything to make layering clothing easy. I picked this cowl neck sweater first. I wanted a neutral color and the cowl neck adds that visual interest along with the darling thumbholes! I try to pair with every outfit whether that be a pattern, feature or texture. Then, I paired it with classic black leggings since I can wear them with nearly everything.
The trick to layering clothing is all about versatility. For me, I throw on a denim jacket or a light cardigan during cooler days. However, I would layer a sweater over top or slide on a puffy coat with jeans during freezing times. I don’t get many of those “freezing” days here in Florida so the first way is usually my go-to. Let’s break down my 3 tips for layering clothing:
- Pick basic pieces to begin with
- Find pieces that add personality
- Begin layering clothing to your heart’s content!
Easy Outfit Ideas
I paired this sweater and these leggings with a denim jacket and sneakers. You could also wear it with a moto jacket to dress it up a little more. I wore this when Taz and I went on a day date to Hyde Park in Tampa. This is my favorite way to wear these basic pieces since it’s cute but still lightweight from when I’m out running errands.
One of my favorite ways to dress up this sweater and leggings is for a casual date. I threw on a cardigan and some cute flats for a night out to go see a movie or for a walk down by the river. Comfy and cute is my love language!
If it gets really cold where you live, switch out the cardigan and flats with one of my favorite ways of layering clothing: a sweater! I threw a sweater on overtop and swapped out the flats for mules. It fulfills the same purpose but with a cozier feel.
To be honest, this outfit idea for layering clothing is totally out of my comfort zone, but I am dying to try it. I would love to wear this sweater with a suede overall dress over it and the leggings tucked into ankle boots. It is functional but also super stylish!
For those freezing winter days, work on layering clothing with functional pieces like a winter coat and duck boots. It’s perfect for playing out in the snow and adding that extra layer of warmth.
These are my tips for layering clothing and a couple easy outfit ideas with items already in your closet. I’m working on trying to get the most out of my pieces so I hope this blog post was useful to you. Don’t forget to check out Cuddl Duds in-store and online at Macy’s to get the comfiest basics for fall and winter for 25% off from now until 11/20. To see some of my inspiration behind my outfit ideas, follow me on Pinterest and if you want to see those ideas in action, head over to my Instagram.