Monday, 21 September 2015

How To Layer Up This Autumn


One of my favourite things about autumn fashion is layering.  Dressing in this way enables us to stay warm while giving the option of peeling off the layers should we experience an Indian Summer and get a little bit too warm.  Plus, it looks great.

The quickest way to update your wardrobe is with knitwear and today, I'm going to show you three of my favourite styles along with pieces that you can add to your outfit to complete that autumnal layered look.

New Look Inspire have some great options for my plus size lovelies out there and I love how affordable but excellent quality their garments are.


The Burgundy Ribbed Drop Pocket Cardigan is a great place to start.  Not only is the colour an instant nod to autumn fashion but its super comfortable too.  I have so many of these cardigans in my collection from New Look as they're great to layer up over camis and look equally as nice whether you're wearing them to work with black trousers or out at the weekend with bootcut jeans.  I love the cut of the drop pocket style, how the cardigan is open and how it falls in a really flattering way.

I love adding scarves to my outfits and a scarf tied in so many different ways looks great with a cardigan.

Some of my favourite scarves for layering:
For those who like to snuggle up in something a little more casual, the Blue Check Wrap is an excellent choice.  I love wraps and ponchos during the colder months as they're so comfortable and really easy to wear.  Simply pull on some jeans and a long sleeved top or jumper, depending on how cold it is, and wrap yourself up or leave the wrap hanging over your shoulders.  I particularly like this layering piece for when I'm going shopping as its easy to pop on and off when I'm trying on clothes and it layers easily over the top of other items.

I love adding accessories to my outfits and a floppy hat or a bobble hat with a bit pom pom on looks great with a poncho or wrap.

Some of my favourite hat accessories:

Finally, for really cold days, I'd recommend layering up a vest top or cami with a thicker fluffy jumper such as this Samya one with contrasting stripes.  I had a leopard print one last year and loved how cosy it was, especially when layered with a lighter coat.

Some of my favourite coats for layering:
What are your favourite layering pieces?

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11 comments

  1. My favorite layering piece is a large jacket. I just bought a green cargo like jacket like you have on in here, and I love it!!! It is my favorite layering piece ever. That and a scarf is always a quick and easy one as well.

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  2. I love scraves over my sweaters or other fall looks!! Love your Fall fashion looks!

    Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty

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  3. OOh I love the jumper in the first photo, so cute! For me, it is all about scarves x

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  4. I agree with Ursula, I love layering scarves, and it's such an easy way to re-vamp an outfit :)
    xx Monica Mariz

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  5. you are just too cute! LOVE the sweater you are wearing in the first photo. My favorite layering piece is a blazer!! ♥

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  6. I'm a big fan of Inspire! The Jumper that you are wearing in the first photo is so cute, I love layering up in the colder months.

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  7. Oooh Laura you look so snug! I really need to think about some Autumn clothes - I walked 3 miles to school and back without a coat today and wore my sandals to Alnwick Garden yesterday! Totally inappropriate!!

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  8. I'm still waiting for things to cool off here in Nashville so I can start wearing true fall fashions. I can't wait to layer scarves with everything. They're one of my favorite ways to add a pop of color or pattern to an outfit. And it was only last fall that I started stocking up on fun jackets and coats. Before that, I only bought jackets that were practical and wore the same ones all the time. I'm not sure what changed last year, but I started collecting army, moto, denim, and fashion jackets and can't wait to wear them!

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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  9. Here the weather has been really rainy and could, so I have taken out all my coats and scarfs :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  10. I love the concept of layering, but feel I never do it really well. This post was very helpful! the fall is my FAVORITE season :-D

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  11. Fabulous post as always Laura! I love layering up in the autumn winter time too - I just love feeling chic and cosy haha. Love the grey duster jacket you have included - I really want to get one for this season!

    Sophia Meola | A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    xxx

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