Winds of Change & the Need to Layer

When seasons change, the purism of only summer or only winter clothing no longer applies. It a season for revisiting your wardrobe to create a style unique to yourself and showing others that fashion starts with being savvy on how to wear clothes.

Designing a season friendly casual look or a smart bold look starts with understanding your day and your environment. Are you going to be rushing from one meeting to the next in one building or moving between buildings, and then upon leaving the office going out to dinner with no time to change? Are you spending a leisurely day running some errands or simply lazy around the house or meeting up with friends for a social coffee or lunch or early dinner?

If your day is where you rush from one meeting to the next, then consider layering by adding either smart tailored jacket that is comfortable to wear and a scarf for the early morning chill; or you may want to add a lightweight cardigan or jersey over a long-sleeved cotton shirt. Not every company requires that you wear a suit and if this is the case, then have fun matching tailored jackets or blazers with your chinos or jeans. This look will also allow you to look good as you leave work to go out to dinner.

A day scheduled for running errands or lazing around the house or meeting up with friends means you have the opportunity to layer using a heavier weight shirt over your favourite T-Shirt, or a gilet over a light-weight cotton shirt. A cotton knit over a long-sleeved shirt allows for that smart casual look for the in between season look. Long-sleeves can always be rolled up, allowing you to look smart yet casual.

This is best time to maximise the mix and match combinations in your wardrobe. Revisit your wardrobe and the potential it offers for layering before you go shopping. You probably have everything you need in your cupboard. Save your money for that ticket item that will make a difference for the summer or the winter; that new stylish blazer or warm winter coat.

Yours in promise and blogging,
C

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