Sandwich Layers (Week 49)

October 12, 2014

 

Layer 1: Blazer + Knit Top + Tank

Layer 1: Blazer + Knit Top + Tank

I’m one of those people that run cold easily.  I have to be in 85F or higher heat with no a/c to think about sporting a short sleeve top and a bottom, with no additional layers.  This means, I’ve learned how to layer for a wide range of temperatures.  These are my favorite ways to layer for fall weather, right now that means 60-70F during the day and 50-55 for most evenings.  I’m going to begin with my mid weight layering knits recently added from the boutique as examples of my favorite layers for fall weather.  I’m also going to include a few other items from my fall/winter wardrobe.

For fall weather my favorite way to layer is like a sandwich.  I have 3 layers, which are centered around the ‘meat’ or middle item.  I use the middle item as my focal point, the item I build the rest of the outfit around.  By layering with 3 items, I am able to add some warmth while it is chilly, but I can remove a layer if necessary.  I also find that layered outfits have visual interest.

Sandwich Layers = Topper Item + Middle Item + Bottom Item

For the first 3 layers, the mid weight knit is constant.

Layer 1

Blazer + Mid Weight Knit + Tank Top

Layer 2: Jacket + Knit Top + LS T

Layer 2: Jacket + Knit Top + LS T

Layer 2

Jacket + Mid Weight Knit + LS T

Layer 3: Knit Top + Button Down Shirt + Tank

Layer 3: Knit Top + Button Down Shirt + Tank

Layer 3

Mid Weight Knit + Button Down Shirt + Tank Top

 

Layering could also focus on a button down shirt as the repeat item for each look.

Layer 4: Jacket + Knit Top + Button Down Shirt

Layer 4: Jacket + Knit Top + Button Down Shirt

Layer 4

Jacket + Knit Top + Button Down Shirt

Layer 5: Cardigan + Button Down Shirt + LS T

Layer 5: Cardigan + Button Down Shirt + LS T

Layer 5

Cardigan + Button Down Shirt + LS T

Layer 6: Button Down Shirt + Knit Top + Tank

Layer 6: Button Down Shirt + Knit Top + Tank

Layer 6

Button Down Shirt + Mid Weight Knit + Tank Top

When the weather drops a bit further, I’ll swap the tank tops for LS Ts or the LS T’s for thermals.

How many layers do you sport for fall?

 

4 comments

  1. I also run pretty cold. I usually layer a thin tank or camisole under a blouse then layer with a cardigan or jacket. I’ve been known to do all 4 (cami, blouse, cardigan, jacket). I also layer my bottoms when it’s really cold (tights under pants).

    1. Four layers is the norm for me during the winter months. And I am a big fan of thermals underneath my jeans and trousers in the winter. Also fleece lined tights, which are not only warm, but also soft and give that sweatpants vibe on a very cold day.

  2. I tend to layer as I run a little cold as well. I usually have on one or sometimes even two more layers than the rest of my family, except my daughter, who also tends to run cold. I like the way you displayed layer 5, as it allows you to see all the pieces vs. them being covered up in some of the other photos. 🙂 I tend to follow a similar trend when layering in the fall and my layer very closely resemble yours. You are right in that the layers add interest and allow you to shed layers as the day warms up. Great post!

    1. I’m happy to hear I’m not the only one who is a fan of layers. And thanks for pointing out which layer photos were easiest to follow. I was trying out a few different styles to see which one would best get the point across. Thanks for stopping by!

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