As someone who hates being cold, you'll often find me layering sweaters and/or wearing a scarf.
In the comments section of previous outfit posts (1, 2), I've been asked for my top tips on layering sweaters and wearing scarves - so I thought I'd combine my answers into one post for easy reference.
Like everybody else these days, I get all my good styling ideas from Pinterest and other blogs! In particular, these tutorials on wearing scarves and rolling sleeves have had a major impact on my outfits.
MY TIPS: LAYERING SWEATERS
|Shirt: H&M (similar), Sweater: Old Navy (similar) / Shirt: Old Navy, Sweater: Old Navy / Shirt: H&M (similar), Sweater: Old Navy (similar, similar but $$$)|
1) Choosing a sweater - the best layering sweater is one that is slightly thicker (you don't want the see the underlying buttons poke through the top) and not too long (so that you can see the hem of the button down peek out from underneath)
2) Choosing a shirt - you can get away with nearly any button down underneath a thicker sweater (like the plaid shirt with the cable knit sweater in my picture above), but for thinner sweaters, you'll want to choose something light and delicate. You could even opt for a chiffon-like shirt like this.
3) Rolling your sleeves - one of the key steps to getting that J.Crew layered-look is scrunching up your sweater sleeves near your elbow, bringing the cuff up over the sweater, and neatly rolling the shirt up to the cuff (picture tutorial here). This step highlights the two fabrics without adding bulkiness to your sleeves.
MY TIPS: WEARING SCARVES
|Scarf: Old Navy (similar), Sweater: Old Navy / Scarf: Forever21 (adore this option!), Sweater: Garage / Scarf: Express, Shirt: Garage (similar)|
4) Rectangle scarf - pick the scarf up by the corner, wrap it loosely around your neck once and adjust the ends so that they hang down evenly. Holding the scarf by the corner results in tapered ends, which looks much nicer than sqaured-off ends.
5) Square scarf - fold the scarf diagonally in half, so that you're left with one large triangle. Take the two ends of the triangle and place it around your neck - as if you were putting on a giant bib (!!!) Tuck the ends in at your nape and bring them down to hang on each side of your 'bib'! (Alternatively, instead of tucking, bring the ends round the front and tie them in a knot under the 'bib' - shown here)
6) Infinity scarf - the easiest scarf to wear - especially if they're extra fluffy like these Express scarves! You can either loop them evenly twice around your neck (so that it hangs down like one giant necklace like this) or loop them three times (as seen above) to get a more voluminous look.
So there you have it - my top 6 tips - I hope you found them helpful! And thank you again to everyone who takes the time to comment on my blog - please feel free to leave any tutorial requests below ♥♥♥
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