Lauren Loves: A Lesson in Layering

At this point we are in early March and I’m totally not buying any new cold-weather clothes—unless they are on super sale or can also be worn in the Spring and Summer. And since I’m pregnant I’m digging through stuff that will get me through to a point where I can rely on dresses to substitute my go-to cut offs that I already cannot pull on. So, these circumstances necessitated an education in layering, from the best of course.

I’m not much of a talented layered, so I watched Rachel Zoe’s styling advice on the topic (above) and pulled it off RZ Style. I’m always trying to learn new things about fashion by checking out what my fave bloggers and stylists are doing, and this video can attest to how helpful that can be. I highly recommend checking it out to get the most out of your own closet!

In the most basic terms, I kept with the mod theme of my dress by pairing it with other pieces that reflect that style era: ie round sunglasses, a structured dome bag, leather and a chunky suede heel, instead of the thigh high boot I wore it with during early September at NYFW. At this point I’m not super confident in my ability to mix prints, so I stuck to mixing textures, fabrics and complimentary colors I’m most comfortable with and it was a great way to start. There are so many ways to do this, and learning more will inspire you to get excited about your closet again, until you can bring out those summer faves and not put any sleeves or pants under them.

Comment below and let me know whether you think I’ve pulled it off and any add any layering tips you may have!

Here’s How I Wore the Dress at NYFW:

Zara at New York Fashion Week SS16

Here’s How I Layered it for Winter:

Lauren Loves a Lesson in Layering Black and white a line dress Lauren Loves: A Lesson in Layering Just Fab Black Structured Purse Black and white mod shift Dress

White Shift Dress with Black Trim Pockets // Shop Similar Here & Here

Round Sunglasses // Available Here

H&M Faux Leather Pants // Available Here

Chunky Heeled Round Toe Suede Pumps // Shop Similar Here

H&M Black Turtleneck // Shop Similar Here

Structured Dome Bag // Shop Similar Here

Photos by @tekstiles

Thank you to Parlor Pizza for letting us shoot in your space!

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