How To Layer With Amanda Of Advice From A Twenty Something

Written by on January 23, 2013 in Fashion - 9 Comments
How To Layer With Amanda Of Advice From A 20 Something
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  • As we get into the bone-chilling days of winter, mastering the art of layering is a must. While it’s easy to just throw on every warm piece of clothing you own, there’s a chance you may end up looking like the Michelin man. Let’s try to avoid that, shall we?! Take a look at these two outfits: both will keep you warm and cozy, yet still chic and put-together.

  • Step 1: Start with a basic blouse, like a classic white button-down or even a versatile chambray shirt. It’s best to start with a piece that fits somewhat closely to the body.

    Step 2: Add your second layer. Try a sweater with a bit of a print or embellishment to add some interest to the look. This layer can be a bit less form-fitting. As long as it fits over your first layer without too much hassle, you’re good to go.


  • Step 3: Next, go for a layer that will showcase the masterpiece (yes, it is a masterpiece!) you’ve just created. Try a moto jacket or an oversized cardigan—something open in the front.

    Step 4: Lastly, it’s time to accessorize. I opted for a bold necklace to bring even more focus towards layers 1 and 2, my favorite part of the outfit.

  • Step 1: Start with a simple t-shirt. This time, try a print or something a little less basic—just make sure it fits close to the body. I went with this thin striped tee from Madewell, a perfect layering piece.

    Step 2: Now, add a casual piece that won’t cover your first layer. I chose an army green button-down, but you could also do a simple cardigan.

  • Step 3: Next, add the piece that will create depth! This poncho/wrap is an amazing layering piece since it’s so easy to just toss over anything. However, you could also do an oversized sweater or even a blazer.

    Step 4: Accessorize! Scarves are a great layering piece, particularly in the winter. They’ll keep you extra warm and also make the outfit look complete.

  • stephanie s.

    Ah! Love this, so perfect for the -20 weather in Toronto today. Layerying up!

  • Amanda Holstein

    Thanks so much for the feature today Glitter Guide!! It was so much fun!

  • Lloyd and Wolf

    Great feature on layering. Thanks!

  • amanda

    This feature is great! I always love the look of layering but shy away from it for some reason. You have inspired…I will try it this week!


  • Leslie Basham

    My twenty something daughter will appreciate that smart advise. I also want to share Amanda’s Blog with her!! I often learn alot from you guys, even though I’m a 50 smthg (-:

  • Tera Gallegos

    Can you please include links to purchase each piece?

  • Josie Morris

    I needed this!! I’ve been meaning to layer a sweater with a button down but I cant seem to figure out how. I’m gonna give it a try. Wish me luck!

  • Jessica

    any idea where these maroon pants are from? i’ve been dying for a pair forever!

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