Lauren Loves: A Lesson in Layering A Graphic Tee

February 10, 2016-

By Lauren

Lauren Loves Layering a Graphic Tee and Leggings

Lauren Loves: A Lesson in Layering A Graphic Tee & Leggings

Preface: If you’re confused by my tee…It’s Lagerfeld, and it’s a chic find for any true fashion lover in your life.

As a Chicago fashion blogger, or resident, you are pretty much screwed fashion-wise by the time the holidays are over.  It’s totally freezing outside and the excitement of new holiday dresses, sequins and fur have worn off. So that’s when it’s time to get creative by taking pieces that you’ve worn during previous seasons and creating new looks, because who really wants to spend you’re cash on another sweater?!

So a lesson is layering is the total inspo for this look. While I did buy a couple chunky sweaters this winter to wear (which I hate) over leather leggings, I totally prefer wearing a blazer over a cardigan or sweater. Instead of looking frumpy, you always look a little dressed up, even if you’ve got a casual tee underneath.

For this look, I steered away from my go-to black leather leggings because every other component of the look was black, and I knew I wanted to wear my Kardashian-inspired Karl is My Father Tee from my collabo with T+J Designs.  I’ve had these leggings for like 5 years, but unless the rest of the look is pretty neutral, they can look ridiculous. Fortunately, they were just the right addition to turn this outfit from boring to noteworthy. They’re a little thin, so I was thankful that  my OTK boots provided extra coverage, along with my longer blazer that provides coverage, and cuts in at just the right place and is just like the right length to take pounds off my hips.

I topped it off with my fave sunnies, thick chain necklace and chain strap bag and got a new look without spending and extra dime, or adding extra pounds with chunky winter pieces.

Lauren Loves Layering a Graphic Tee and Leggings

Lauren Loves Layering a Graphic Tee and Leggings

Lauren Loves Layering a Graphic Tee and Leggings

Lauren Loves Layering a Graphic Tee and Leggings

Click the hyper-links below to shop my look:

Karl is My Father Shirt // Lauren Loves x T+J Designs

Nina Kymari OTK Boots // Nordstrom

Black Boyfriend Ruched Sleeve Blazer // Forever 21

Kenneth Jay Lane Silver Chain Link Necklace // HauteHeadquarters.com

Akira Printed Leggings /Sold Out/ Shop Similar Here

Porsche Design 8478 Sunglasses // Amazon

Chain Strap Quilted Bag // Shop Similar Here

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY Tek Chung / @TekStyles

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After about 5 years of covering celebrity fashion, I’ve only shown you a small fraction of my rather large closet and fashion knowledge. That being said, I’ve decided to dive in to a new “Lauren Loves” features on BigBlondeHair.com. I’ll focus on my outfits, reviews, and Chicago favorites and events. Reviews are unpaid (unless notated Sponsored) and are my own opionion . Please feel free to comment with questions about sizing, retailers, styling or anything else. Xo & Happy Reading

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