Fashion and Modesty

Fall Fashion: Layering

Sometimes, at least up here in the North Country, one long sleeved t-shirt and two sweaters doesn’t keep you warm enough. I’ve learned a lot about how convenient and easy layering can be. If layering seems like it would make life warmer and easier for you, I’ll give you some tips on how to do it best.

Layering, unfortunately, requires quite a few articles of clothing. I usually start with a tank-top over which I put a fitted t-shirt. I then put on a long-sleeved t-shirt as well as a sweater or two, depending on the weather. If I am going outside and I know that it’s chilly out, I put my jacket to work and a scarf as well. As you can tell, layering uses quite a bit of my wardrobe everyday. That’s why having a general color palette is very useful.

Great pieces to use in layering include but are not at all limited to button-down dress shirts, fitted crew neck, v-neck and turtleneck sweaters, henley styled shirts and vests.


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  1. The problem I find with layering is that, well, I’m just too fat already… and layering makes me look like a stuffed sausage. LOL! That’s why I appreciate those faux layer looks with the under-layer sewed in at the hem to make it look like you’re wearing something underneath.

    Posted by Angela | October 13, 2008, 6:31 pm
  2. my two cents, Angela? My experience with layering is this: they make “tissue t’s” now — perfect for laying without getting too “bulky”. I usually feel a bit more slim and still manage to stay warm when I use very thin layers. Also, length of the layers make a big difference — if it is to short it tends to “cut your body in half” and doesn’t look “smooth”.

    does that make sense?

    *hint: Old Navy is great about making tanks, thin long-sleeved T’s, and other shirts long enough. AND good prices.

    Posted by Carina Sinclair | October 13, 2008, 7:38 pm