How to Wear Layers (7 Best Rules of Layering)

If you want to level-up your style, then there is nothing better than layering. Layering enhances your style in an instant and makes you look better and stylish. However, do layering is not as simple and there are some rules which you should follow before you do layering. In this article, we will learn “How to wear layers,“ and 7 Rules of layering to improve your style. When you know about these 7 rules, then looking good while layering is going to become so easy and fun for you.

How to Wear Layers.

How To Wear Layers

Each Layer Should Work On its Own.

When you are doing layering, you need to make sure that each layering that your doing should work on its own. For instance, if you are wearing a shirt inside as base layer and sweater outside as mid layer and a jacket on top as top layer. You need to make sure that when you take off your top layer jacket, your sweater and shirt still look better. Meanwhile, when you take off your sweater, then you can look good still with your base layer shirt. If your each layer can work on its own, then it would be more meaningful to style them.

No More Layers than Three.

People sometimes go overboard with layers. Three is a sweat spot. Something over 3 layers seems too much and less than 3 layers seems more basic. However, in summers, autumn and spring, 2 layers can work, but over 3 layers feel too much. If it’s too cold outside, try to choose heavy material or warmer clothes to layer instead of layering 4 items. Meanwhile, it is also easy to layer 3 items compare to over 3 layers.

Thin Inside and Thick Outside.

When you are layering, you need to make sure that whatever pieces you are layering. You need to layer them according to thin inside and thick outside. Any thin garment should be inside or as the base layer, and bit thick items mid layer and the thicker item as the top layer. This is because thin garments meant to be worn inside and thick garment on top of some garment or outside. Wearing layers in this order also looks much more clean, better and appropriate.

Lighter Inside and Darker Outside.

Now, it’s about colors. When you are layering, wear lighter colors inside and darker colors outside. This way, you are not creating any unstructured illusion. Your outfit will look much more structure. However, because lighter colors are more eye-catching. Doing this practice will create few attractive details such as when you wear a dark color blazer or coat on a white shirt. You can see a little of your shirt selves out from blazer selves because shirt’s selves are longer than blazer or coat selves. Now, because your shirt is white, it looks attractive and adds an element into your style.

Leverage Different Materials.

As we talk about thin fabric and thick fabric, and their structure of layering. Now, you can also leverage different type of material inside & outside by considering thin fabric and thick fabric concept. It seems bit complicate, but if you learned to leverage materials as well when layering then you can improve your layering bit more and play with different materials too. For instance, sweaters fall under mid layer category but knitwear sweater looks heavier so you can style them as the top or third layer as well.

Colors Should Compliment Each Other.

It is fairly easy. You can use a color wheel or wear opposite color of clothes from each other. Color which is opposite to other color or colors which contrast with some other color. You can consider those, but you can also trying same color with different shades. However, whatever clothes you have, make sure when you are layering the colors you are wearing should compliment, look opposite or contrast each other.

However, don’t go for that rainbow look, it is so embarrassing. Consider light to dark rule from above, and use neutral colors. For example, light grey or white as base layer, navy, fade green, or khaki as mid layer and charcoal, dark brown or black as top layer. There are many colors and different shades that you can get in neutral colors. It’s look good without a lot of effort and it is easy to look good in neutral colors.

Don’t Match Patterns.

Aftermost, you need to make sure that if you are wearing patterns, then they didn’t match with each other. However, it has suggested that wear a single garment of pattern in layering. If you are wearing a strip shirt, then make sure your mid layer or top layer shouldn’t have strips. This way, you will not look mixed up. This is also a mistake that individuals make when they wear patterns in layering, so be aware of it or layer with plain color garment as it easy to nail.