April 16th, 2009
For those lazy days when you’re brunching with friends (or your S.O.), window shopping in the neighborhood boutiques, or even going on your own city walk, we love an outfit that’s all about easy elegance. To embody this breezily insouciant look, play with color and silhouette, but keep the look grounded with classic shapes. Here’s how to get the look of easy elegance with layering:
1. Start building your outfit with the basics: a simple white button-down shirt and a pair of straight leg dark rinse jeans. Turn up the cuffs on your white shirt to make the base of the outfit a bit more casual.
2. Layer on a tunic top over the white button-down shirt. The bright yellow color really pops against the white - and the dark blue of the jeans. So as to not look overly "blousy," make sure that the button-down shirt is fitted somewhat close to your body. Also take note of how the sleeves fit; a high armhole will instantly make the look more svelte.
3. Accessorize with a navy blue handbag (to make the tunic top stand out even more) and a breezy pair of driving mocs. Keep your jewelry simple with a single standout cocktail ring that instantly elevates the outfit.
What are your favorite layering tips? Share your style with us in the comments!