Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Layering Essentials

I have had a few reader questions lately about wardrobe essentials (see posts from last year here & here), so I'm sharing with you today some of my favorite picks for the season.  I've arranged them vertically to show how I would layer them in an outfit.  Just add your favorite jeans, cords or leather skinnies + a pair of booties...and you have 3 perfect fall looks!  All the pieces below are easy to mix and match with other basics in your closet, are classics that will never go out of style & are under $70!

1) d.RA  / 2) H&M* / 3) TopShop / 4) J. Crew / 5) Quicksilver / 6) Mango / 7) H&M* / 8) Merona / 9) Forever 21

*For those of you who don't have H&M stores nearby, here are similar options: chambray shirt tweed jacket



Alissa said...

Excellent picks! I think that I like to have fun layering really feminine cuts under more modern and severe structured pieces.

April said...

I love the options you've picked! My favorite thing about fall is layering up!


jenn~the stylish housewife said...

i need more plaid & flannel in my wardrobe! as well as help in the layering department! thanks for sharing!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

boardwalksandboulevards said...

Love this guide to layering! Thank you!

- k


dipitblack.com said...

Great picks!
Love the feminine, chunky and textured!


Sofia Donatelli said...

Good morning Kim,

Thanks for the must have essentials for the season. I can't get enough of the chunky sweaters and I bought 2 tweed jackets. So classic that you can dress it up or down and always look chic.



A J said...

I like the chunky sweater and that tweed jacket...may need to trip it to H&M soon to check it out!


Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

I have been dying for a parka for fall...LOVE that one from Forever 21!!

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

Amberly D'Anna said...

Great picks! I love the polka dot top, and the chunky sweater!


Chelsea said...

This makes me excited for warmer weather!

clpatters said...

Love all of the picks! My eyes are on the plaid shirt, cable knit Mango sweater, H&M jacket, Merona jacket, and the parka! Says it's sold out online, wonder if I'd be able to find it in our Forever 21?

Cammie Callisto said...

I've been looking for a parka for a while now.. Thanks for sharing

x Cammie

Amy said...

I coudln't agree more with this list. I am def. looking for more big chunky sweaters this fall/winter!

RachieCakes said...

Great layering ideas!

xo Rach

alongobucco said...

Plaids shirts are a must for me–chambray shirts too!

The Glossy Life

alongobucco said...

Plaids shirts are a must for me–chambray shirts too!

The Glossy Life

when BABI speaks said...

great picks! love the feminine top! simply gorgeous!


Miss Ashleigh said...

I love the one with the plaid shirt! Could you do a post like this for skirts and tights ideas?

Amy Shaughnessy said...

It's a shame that we don't have an H&M. The nearest one is 3 hours away! Love these picks! Especially the first top.


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Alyson said...

Great layering recommendations! (was just thinking of doing a similar post but yours is clearly much better... hard to do when it's a palm tree-filled 80 degrees! haha). Love that HM jacket... must find.

Kim // Six2Eleven said...

I'm a big fan of that chunky sweater! Thanks for sharing!


Misty Angel said...

All of these looks are perfect and can be combined with some many different options on bottom!


stephanie schuurman said...

these are all such perfect fall staple options! love that it's so easy to get such a classic look for so little. xo.


Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love number 7
Xo Megan

Kelly Ann said...

Chunky and casual would be my favorite combination of the items you listed above but they are all great!

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Samantha Poliseno said...

Textures and patterns are my favorite way to spice up an outfit. Too bad I can never justify spending money on too many patterned clothes! My favorite though is Luv4Anouka, they have the best striped and floral tees.

Chelsea Davis said...

These ideas are great! Love the layering and the jackets make them that much better! great style choices!

XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com

Alexandra said...

If there's one thing I'm all about during the fall, it's layering - I'd wear any and all of these pieces!

Alexandra xo


SK said...

These are all wonderful pieces! Thanks for sharing!!


J Ciriello said...

love #2 and #7 ... both from H&M ...

Not Going Out Like That

Diana said...

I need to grab myself a parka -- i love that your choice is actually affordable! will have to pop into my F21 asap

xo Diana

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silvergirl said...

great picks, on my want list right now is a great cable sweater

dreamingincashmere said...

Great picks & I love how you layered each one!!
xx, amy

Ashley Udoh said...

Thanks for this i need all the help I can get with layering.


The Budget Babe said...

ok i want all nine items pictured here.

KImari said...

Great picks! I have to have!

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