Here's Your Guide to Colorful Layering, Because We're Having Fun With Fashion Again This Fall
After spending much of last fall at home in mostly loungewear, I'm embracing the power of color to bring excitement and joy to the art of dressing. Fall may have a set palette of neutral shades, but I'm defying all rules by boldly showing my personal style with bright pieces that can enliven any look.
As I bid summer adieu, the only thing bringing me comfort is the chance to experiment with durable layers that are extremely wearable and versatile. This season's iterations of sweater sets and coats are far from boring, so I may or may not have been secretly waiting for fall to wear them. This autumn is all about having fun with fashion again, and colorful layering is a potent way to achieve this.
Whether you opt for a preppy sweater vest with a soft-pink chevron pattern or a matching blue cardigan and top set for an eye-catching monochrome moment, there are endless ways to introduce color to your wardrobe. Ahead, take inspiration for combining different layers into standout outfits that'll garner tons of compliments, but most importantly, will keep you warm as you brave the plummeting temperatures.
Go For a Monochrome Moment
Whether you acquire a matching sweater set or pair similar-toned separates, creating a monochrome upper look is visually appealing. Don't be afraid to get creative and experiment.
Extend It to the Whole Look
Continuing the monochrome theme, extend it to the whole ensemble by styling separates in the same shade together. The key to making each piece stand out is to differentiate them by fabric, texture, or style.
Center Your Look Around a Top
For a subtle pop of color, consider adding a bright tank to a neutral blazer and shorts set. It will create a nice visual contrast, and give your look more oomph.
Throw on an Eye-Catching Sweater Vest
Let your sweater vest do all the talking by opting for a bold style with a colorful gradient. If you're feeling brave, layer it over a vivid turtleneck, and step out with confidence.
Finish Off With a Statement Coat
Colorful leather is the trend I personally can't get enough of, whether it's an eye-catching green trench coat or a buttery pair of culottes. Finishing your look with a bright statement jacket is an easy way to make it stand out.
For a Matching Moment: Wayf Frenchie Ribbed Cardigan and Cami Top
When you want something that's both comfortable and body-hugging, turn to this Wayf Frenchie Ribbed Cardigan ($50, originally $99) and Cami Top ($33, originally $65). The light-blue ribbing looks charming and cute.
For a Day to Night Piece: Straight Cut Midi Skirt
This Straight Cut Midi Skirt ($40) is professional enough for the office, but you can easily edge it up for nighttime wear. Just swap the long-sleeved top with a fitted bustier bodysuit and you'll transform into the sexiest person in the room.