How to Layer Your Clothes and Look Stylish


What to wear when it’s both cold and hot in one day?  Well, the answer is layers.

How to layer your clothes and look stylish

One of the issues many women have is knowing how to layer tops and other garments.

Here in this short video Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe and I discuss some simple tips to making layering and easy and attractive option.

Tips on How to Layer

  • Make sure your bottom layer isn’t poking out of your top layer if you don’t want to make your hips look wider.
  • Be careful where you end your top – avoid ending your top at the widest point of your hips/thighs as it will draw attention and make them look wider.
  • Why not add a large scarf such as a pashmina – more ways of wearing your pashmina here, and even how to turn it into a vest.
  • Add a cami layer if you feel the cold
  • Adding a jacket will add a more formal appearance

What are your favourite ways of layering?

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  • Imogen, you mention you feel the cold and hence used fine merino tops for layering. What are your favourite brands for merino tops?

    Thanks for the video, especially the demonstration with the hemline, I will make a conscious effort not to pull out my bottom layer to show it off over my hips. 🙂

  • I don’t know what to do for my body type. I am fairly slim, but my problem areas are saddlebags. When I wear tops that end high hip, I look very slim up top, and horrifically mutated with large upper thighs. I think I look disfigured, altho I may think its worse than it is. Now when I wear tops that cover just to that area, it looks smoother. I don’t look as thin up top, but I look more proportionate and the size difference is not as noticeable. I do wear shapewear most of the time, but the difference between waist and thighs is still very pronounced. I certainly do not want to draw attention to it, but I am not having much success. I have been letting attention go to my hips so it won’t be drawn to my thighs, ugh! All tips and ideas are cherished and appreciated!! 🙂

  • The tip for where the layers should end (waist not hips if you are hip-conscious) is really helpful. I struggle with layering as the temperature where I live (San Francisco Bay Area) usually varies at least 20 degrees F throughout the day. Add in wind and layers become a must.

    The most challenging thing for me is making sure that each layer looks good on its own, as most layering pieces are too thin/revealing to be worn on their own (making them a good ‘under layer’ but not suitable as an ‘outer layer’).

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