When it comes to laying pieces, I think most people would say the challenging part is figuring out when to much is too much. There is a such thing as layering too many pieces and going overboard is not what you want to do. You want your outfit to say, “I paired many pieces without it being too overwhelming and I still look stylish”. My ending goal is to always make you look stylish… with the client’s comfort level in mind. While working as a Visual Merchandiser and stylist, I had the opportunity of showing perfect layering tips to client that I’ve taken and used for themselves at home. I use them myself and I want to share them with you. Here are 3 ideas to take into account when it comes to layering pieces.
1. Use the “3-Piece-Suit” Technique when it comes to a layer clothing. In the case of a man’s suit, the 3 piece includes a jacket, a waist coat (or vest) and trousers. The button down shirt doesn’t count in this case. For this out, your 3 pieces include the sweater, the leather jacket and the distressed jeans. If you believe it may get a little snug around the arms/underarms, you can also try to sleeveless button down shirt for extra arm room.
2. Let the Hem Fall and don’t tuck it in. This way, you can show off the patterned or colored shirt without showing the entire piece. I personally love polka dots, stripes, swirls and metallics when it comes to peeking hems. It shows that there is something else going on with your outfit, plus it adds detail to this look.
3. Multiple Looks in One outfit. From this point, you can remove different pieces to get more out of your outfit. Remove the jacket and just wear your sweater and shirt. Tie the sweater around your waist and just wear your button down and jacket. You can get many looks when you select one shirt with two outerwear pieces (sweater, jacket or coat). Just remember to add and remove clothing depending on your comfort level. Please don’t pass out in anyone’s company because you are trying to look stylish, lol. I will not take the blame for that.