Spring Summer Fashion Formula #4: Easy Elegance with Layering

April 16th, 2009

Spring Summer Fashion Formula #4
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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!

Entry Filed under: Ready Made Outfits,Women

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sal  |  April 16th, 2009 at 7:23 am

    I’m excited to figure out ways to layer during the warmer months. I did a whole series of posts on winter layering, but love the idea of continuing to layer all summer long!

    I wonder with this outfit if the top half would get a bit billowy … even with a fitted shirt as the bottom layer …

  • 2. Manja  |  April 16th, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Am not feeling the layering in this outfit, the top over the white shirt, weird overall

  • 3. Diana  |  April 16th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I love the pops of yellow and navy. The layering would be too warm for Florida most of the time, but it might be nice for cooler days.

  • 4. Jeanjean Fang  |  April 16th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    How about change the top into a casual vest?

  • 5. Trisha  |  April 16th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Sure, it’s an offbeat combination – but part of our job here at Omiru is to push the boundaries every once in awhile :)

    Jeanjean – yes, a casual vest would work nicely here in lieu of the tunic.

  • 6. Cafe Fashionista  |  April 19th, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Love this! In total agreement – slip on a cocktail ring and you need no other jewelry. I wear one every day; they’re just magical!

  • 7. ELIZABETH  |  April 20th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    San Diego,Ca is warming up!. White shirt is the perfect color for any color pants. I love rings with matching earrings!.

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