Laid back, utilitarian, layered downtown dressing – that’s the vibe this week’s Fashionista is portraying. Layered fashion is an art form that can stretch and update your wardrobe. In this limbo period between fall and winter, layering is a way to winterize your wardrobe. Especially in Miami, where the temperature hovers in the low 80’s in fall and mid 70’s in winter, we still want to partake in fall and winter fashions without looking like a heat stroke is immenent.
This UM student found a way to transition into the next season with style and sophistication. Her organic, thinly-layered cream sweater is the perfect complement to layer over a flowy, asymmetrical tank dress. Cognac-colored leather boots, a huge staple for the fall, are a great addition to this ensemble. The boots are seasonal and add a textural element that boosts the look to the next level for a fall look. Also, the bag is roomy enough for all of her necessities for a day of classes.
The ensemble is great for an 8 a.m. class, complete with her coffee mug, but it’s also relaxed and stylish for an evening of studying, lounging, or shopping and dinner on Lincoln Road in South Beach with friends.
Layering is a tricky look to pull off because it’s a thin line between fashionable and looking like a hobo. Key points: Layer with different colors, texture and lengths. Invest in basic neutrals. Wear light-weight tops over jeans or dresses, and add leggings and boots for a downtown look.