5 Layering Tricks To Get More Wear Out Of Your Clothes

For us, the most wonderful time of the year has less to do with the holidays and more to do with getting our chunky cardigans and patterned tights in heavy rotation yet again. Kidding! But, we do cherish our layers. And, just because we’ve retired (most) of our open-toe shoes for now, that doesn’t mean our whisper-thin scarves, sequined skirts, or summer dresses are demoted to the back of the closet, too.
Piling on knit after knit may seem like a quick way to look like an Olsen twin circa 2006. But, with just a bit of sartorial direction and a judicious eye, you, too, can make a killer outfit out of a plaid button-up and a chambray shift dress this winter.
Here, we’ve cherry-picked six looks that demonstrate how to layer up without adding bulk in the coziest of ways.
Photo: Courtesy of Free People

More from Styling Tips

Watch

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Documentary
Five love stories behind diverse, multicultural marriages.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Life experiments, 5 days at a time.
Watch Now
Fashion
The style of subculture.
Watch Now
Beauty
Viral trends, tried and tested.
Watch Now
Documentary
From vibrators to lipstick, learn how your favorite products are made.
Watch Now
Documentary
Extraordinary, one-of-a-kind individuals
Watch Now
Documentary
The latest stories to watch.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Inside the homes of millennial women — & what they paid for them
Watch Now
Comedy
Let's talk about sex, baby.
Watch Now
Documentary
Female artisans around the world
Watch Now
Politics
Made by and for smart, opinionated women.
Watch Now
Film
We helped 12 female directors claim their power.