2.24.2015

Tip Tuesday: Layering like a Cake

This is a guest post from my amazing friend Lisa, who is a beautiful, fashionable, homeschool SAHM! She is so encouraging and inspirational to me! I know you will enjoy her Tuesday tips!

Hi Ladies! It's Admin Tip Tuesday! So I guess I've been labeled "The Layering Queen/Vest Queen!" (lol) So I am doing some layering tips! Think of layering clothes kind of like you would layer a cake! I know, weird! But hang in there with me!

First- You have your "cake layer" which would be your "go to pieces" or your "basics". Here are some of mine.

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My favorite layering combo is a button up shirt and sweater!

1. Choosing a collared shirt- either chambray, plaid, checks, or any pattern you like.

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2. Choosing a sweater- the best sweater is slightly thicker such as cable knit or a thicker cotton. (You don't want to see the buttons through your sweater). And this would be a great time to pattern mix with a different patterned sweater such as polka dots! The Second layer is "the frosting" layer!

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This is the layer you could add color, texture, or pattern mixing!
The KEY is in the DETAILS here!
-make sure you have the collar outside the sweater.
-cuff your sleeves so you see the pattern of the shirt.
-let the bottom of the shirt hang out a little so you see the tails hang out a bit.

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The 3rd layer is the "Sprinkles" layer.
Sprinkles could be the jewelry, scarf, or belt!

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Now the placement of the necklace is KEY!! If you are adding a short necklace make sure it hangs on the sweater NOT the collared shirt!

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Now if your necklace is too short to go over the sweater either buy a necklace extender or use this trick! I always use safety pins to make it my desired length! Nobody will see them under your collared shirt anyway!

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This is also a fun time to layer your watch and bracelets too!

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And finally ladies don't forget to stay WARM! My boots and vest add structure to the outfit!

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Have fun with layering!!
Don't forget your CAKE, FROSTING, and SPRINKLES!!
Or another way I remind myself "COLOR, PATTERN, TEXTURE, SHINE!"

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11 comments :

  1. So cute! Love how you built the outfit, and how it turned out!

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  2. I love the basic pieces! The skirts and the shirts are so pretty, and most importantly, versatile. The possibilities are endless!

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  3. So cute!! I love the that button up!!
    I just recently started wearing skirts and dresses exclusively, and I have decided to blog about it to keep me accountable for maintaining style and modesty. If anyone would be interested in reading it the address is...

    www.modestnotfrumpy.wordpress.com

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  4. wow such good tips here!! love it!

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  5. I love it! I did think that I came up with the safety pin-necklace idea though, haha!

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  6. Love the layering! Such a cute outfit. :)

    Unique Geek

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  7. So cute. Thanks for the ideas!

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  8. Loved this so post! So informative, yet simple and easy to follow instructions. Now, I would love to see a follow up post for how this layering, or "cake" dressing applies to both Spring and Summer fashion. Thank you for all of the photos - really great blog!

    ~Ruth

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  9. I will never be able to get dressed again without thinking about "frosting" a cake. I love this. Thanks
    PS I'm new to your blog and love it. I am not a "wear only skirts" kind of girl, but I teach first grade and modesty is key when I bend over their desks all day.
    XOXO,
    Katie
    Teacher to the Core

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