To layer or not to layer

Monday, April 28, 2014

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Shirt-Asos . Pants-Vintage

I always tell people that the easiest way to add interest to your look is to layer.
This is especially true when you are wearing basics. 
On the other hand, there is something to be said about a clean, simple look. 
I struggled with which way I wanted to approach this particular outfit. 
I was diggin' the clean, retro vibe, but kept asking myself if it looked too boring.
 I added the shirt underneath, which created an ease and effortlessness to the look. 
Things are never black and white. 
I can't say I always like a layered look more than a clean, simple one.
It depends on my mood and the vibe I get from a particular piece. 
In this case, and with these pants, I actual prefer the non-layered look.
The layer seems to shorten my legs,
and the clean look just seems to fit with the retro vibe of the pants.
Which do you prefer?

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20 Responses to “To layer or not to layer”

Vanessa Culpepper said...

i totally agree with you about layering! it totally elevates a look. as for these two.. the simple totally works, but when i see the layer, i'm drawn to that one more. if you were short, sure it might seem leg-shortening, but you already have the height to pull it off! http://www.buddingfashionista.com

Monika Faulkner said...

Both looks are great options, dear Sheree...but I tend to agree that the extra layer of white covers up those fabulous printed pants just a little too much!! You gotta flaunt those babies in ALL their glory!!

www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

Olivia Law said...

Those trousers are amazing xo

barefoot duchess said...

Love them both!

Lauren Maria said...

i agree the non layred it better, those pants don't need anything extra they're fab!
Lauren
livinginaboxx

Daniella said...

I am the same, I always seem to feel like I need to add that extra something (usually a layer of some sort) but like you said, clean an simple can be just as intriguing. I think because of the gorgeous print, it actually doesn't need the extra layer and is striking enough without. Loveee this look Sheree :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Brooke Allen said...

that is tough because i lurve some layers but i do like the un layered look because you look extra tall and lean….and those pants……all kinds of printed goodness
brooke @ tigers don't lose sleep
www.monikabrooke.blogspot.com

Always Maylee said...

Only you can pull off these amazing pants. I am loving the unlayered look just a tad more though, it makes your legs look super long!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Carrie said...

I hear what you're saying about the clean, retro vibe, but I'm leaning toward the layer ...

Great pics, great pants!!

PoppysStyle said...

I LOVE it with the layered tee - adds a little more interest - having said that the hair totally makes this outfit - LOVE it tied up! x

Nicole Young said...

I really like them both, I think it works either way! I wouldn't say that the outfit on the left is boring without layers, because I think the patterned pants help to jazz it up a little bit.
Nic
www.salvageandstoneblog.com

Isabella Pozzi said...

Great look...your so right basics are the best to layer, creates such a intresting look!

http://www.stylespectra.blogspot.com

Jennifer Colgrove said...

Completely obsessed with these pants - both ways!! You look incredible!

Jenna from Visions of Vogue

bon. said...

those pants are some kind of wonderful. my heart broke a little when i read 'vintage' :( want them!

bon x
www.bowiebowie.com

Ashley at flats to flip flops said...

I am dying over those pants! And I personally love the layered look!
Ash

Miranda McDonald said...

This is such a debate for me as well. I love clean looks, but I grew up layering and fin myself gravitating towards it sometimes! Great pants either way ;)

xo,
miranda

thechicstreet.com

Dawn Lucy said...

Both looks are great, but the layered look is my favorite!

Lulu and Lemons said...

I love the non layered one. Especially this summer I think short tops and shorter bodied/boxy tops are perfect. Gives a different vibe and I'm liking it!

Anonymous said...

Younger, fresher and more interesting....layered all the way!

Von Salvado said...

I still wear the coat I ordered three years back at https://www.justfor5pounds.com & still in very good condition.