It’s been raining, the air got much crispier and I’ve been thinking about cozy layers, warm socks and knit scarves. One of my autumn/winter goals is to master the French art of layering and what I mean by that is not to look like an onion. So when a few days ago I spotted Gabrielle's post I almost jumped up with excitement as she shared a few handy tips on French layering that I can not wait to try. Here is a handful:
- Always start with a blouse or button down, then add a cardigan or a pullover and top it off with a jacket or a coat. For winter or when it gets really cold you can also add a tee as a base layer and then put the blouse, sweater, coat on top of that.
- Your outfit can not be complete without a scarf. Fun fact: Gabrielle said that French ladies always wear scarves and the only place you can spot them without it is on the beach. Ha!
- Most of the layers are classic colours like brown, black, navy, so to add a pop of colour French women usually wear a bolder scarf. Good idea, don’t you think?
- Also, she mentioned that the basics layers are meant to be worn frequently which will give you a great base for the rest of the outfit + the bolder colour scarf.
Her ideas got me thinking about creating a few classic colour basic sets in my closet so it will be easier to layer them with fun cardigans or a bolder pair of pants. What do you think? Do you like layering? What’s your favourite combination? xo
P.S: Plus a few tips on texture mix for your layers.
P.P.S: Remember this girl? She definitely has it all figured out!
(Photos by The Sartorialist, Jak & Jil, Vanessa Jackman, International Streetstyle and via Quality Time)