Layering as a Transition to Fall
Quote of the day: “Accomplishment is something you cannot buy. If you have a chance and don’t make the most of it, you are wasting your time on this earth.” Roberto Clemente
Layering is something I’m sure we are all very used to doing by this stage of our life. So I’m sure it comes as no surprise that this would be a category to join the others about transitioning our summer skirts for the fall months.
For some reason, I love the modern look of styling skirts with ankle boots, so that’s how we started this idea. Then I joined with the Ageless Style Group where the three of us concentrated on incorporating darker colors with our summer skirts.
And welcome back Karen who is also wearing the same skirt that she wore in the ankle booties post. You might notice that the 3 of us styled the same skirt for these 3 posts too!
Karen (blogette): Karen incorporated the darker colors from her skirt into her cardigan too.
But I love how she wore a longer, lighter necklace that sits over top of the fronts of the cardigan.
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: My goal was to use the layering trick, but try to keep the colors somewhat lighter.
Therefore I grabbed my white cardigan. Doesn’t every woman have a white cardigan in their closet? Hmmmm…it could be the theme for an upcoming post sometime?
Yet even though you already have one (or two) of these pieces, they are what I’d consider one of those items, that should be updated occasionally. Even if they don’t have stains or spills on them, they tend to get dingy. If you like the basic version, then this is a great deal! Or if you want something a little more modern and different, then this one is fun.
This skirt was the bottom portion of a dress that I ended up changing. When I first altered it, I was at a loss of what shirts to wear with it! But slowly, I’ve found some great options.
And here’s a lesson for you when you go shopping.
I found this great purple top while I was thrifting recently, and brought it home. I tried it on in the store and thought it was perfect. However, in the store, I had a camisole on and didn’t realize how low cut the top was by itself. Luckily I had my Mod Loop nearby, and decided to wear it instead of a cami.
Since my cardigan was white, I decided to accessorize with white jewelry too. This necklace has been one of my favorites since I bought it. And the earrings are a pair from my Rocksbox set that I get to try out almost weekly. I figure, I’m going to take advantage of wearing some different jewelry while I’m trying out this service, so I keep exchanging the pieces every week.
Skirt: Jamsworld–remade from a dress (similar here)~~Cardigan: LOFT (similar here)~~Top: Cabi-thrifted (similar here)~~Shoes: Calvin Klein (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: Slate from Rocksbox-get your first month free with JTouchofstylexoxo (here)~~Purse: (similar here)~~Sunglasses: 39dollars.com (similar here)
Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: Nancy picked out a suede jacket for her layering piece.
This suede jacket it perfect for these transition times since it’s quite lightweight and 3/4 length sleeves.
If you worry about wearing your suede pieces in the weather and ruining them, then that could be the best reason to go the faux suede route instead. And then you can also get them in many different colors and style.
Like I talked about in the fall trends post, blush has been such a popular color and really looks great with everything. Or you could choose the biker style of jacket instead. And of course, there’s the longer and softer silhouettes too.
The shoes we decided to keep on the light and airy side for this outfit.
I’m sure if you are worried about layering with your tops and jackets, you might think it’s silly to keep wearing your sandals. But then again, it could be a great way to regulate your temperature too.
Then for Nancy’s accessories, we kept them simple with gold. I wanted to forgo a necklace since the shirt has decoration on the trim, but Nancy thought her decolletage felt bare without one.
Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: Layering is my mom’s superpower!
Maybe it’s from all of the practice, or maybe it’s because she’s always cold and has to do it out of necessity! But this category was a walk in the park for her.
And what I really love is that even though this topic is for the fall season, my mom was open to wearing a peach colored cardigan which could be considered more spring like.
I’m going to tattle on my mom right here!! Her top? It’s a tank top from one of her sleep wear sets.
I think this is a great lesson. Because no one would look at her top and think it’s her pajamas. Sometimes we can take an item that is used for one thing, and make it work for other things. It’s no different than when my mom bought a jewelry box and used it as a purse.
For my mom’s accessories, she did stick with some gold pieces too, just like Nancy did.
These collar necklaces are some of my mom’s favorites. Which is why she has at least 5 of them that are very similar. It’s no exaggeration–just ask her. That’s why I tell her I should go shopping with her from now on. When she goes by herself, she brings home items that she already has.
The shoes are the prototypes of the Mochiis shoes that we were able to try out and see if it would help these young women’s Kick starter campaign. You might think that these shoes are too much with the skirt, and I could see your point. But they also have so many of the same colors that I though they might be interesting??
Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Cardigan: Nine West-thrifted (similar here)~~Top: Xhileration (it’s sleepwear) (similar here)~~Shoes: Mochiis (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
Our layering examples are quite similar I must admit. If I were trying to give you more variety, I would have snuck a longer cardigan in somewhere and maybe a vest. But these are our initial ideas, I guess!! What are yours??
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I rounded up some great jackets or vests that would be perfect for layering.