How to Get More Wear Out of Your Closet by Layering

November 20, 2017

When I did a quick poll on Instagram, almost 100% of you said you like to see items remixed. I found it really interesting that over 40% of you said you also like exact links as opposed to similar items. I’m doing my best to remix items while the exact pieces are still available. I do this often in real life, but it’s not always as easy to get them blogged in time before they sell out. However, today I am remixing this sweaterย (now on sale!) and this plaid topย (available in multiple colors and super affordable). Both are favorite pieces of mine, have been worn recently, and are still in stock. Win!

Do you remember this sweater shown here with flares and a leopard scarf? And this plaid top worn alone for our pumpkin patch tip? The items look totally different layered and paired with my OTK boots. It is amazing how much more wear you can get out of your closet by simply layering pieces that you have previously only worn alone. I encourage you to think creatively!

How to Get More Wear Out of Your Closet by Layering

  1. Start looking at pieces as multi-season and consider creative layering options. – Sleeveless dresses are really good candidates for this (as seen here).ย Take a sleeveless dress you usually only wear during the summer, add a fitted long sleeve top underneath, tights, and boots, and you have a perfect winter outfit!
  2. As the weather cools, start adding a layer onto tops you’ve worn alone before like I have done today. If your top is long enough, let it hang out the bottom. If not, just tuck it in.
  3. Play with patterns and textures to keep things interesting.

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  • Reply Karly @ Miss in the Midwest November 20, 2017 at 8:51 am

    I need to get better about layering and remixing items in my wardrobe – your tips are so helpful! Love that plaid on you!

  • Reply Blaire Bingham November 20, 2017 at 8:48 am

    I love mixing and matching items in my closet to get a fresh new look. This outfit is perfect!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • Reply Nina Nguyen November 20, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Love this outfit!!
    xx- Nina

  • Reply Gold Coast Girl November 20, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Such a cute outfit! Love those boots!

  • Reply hena tayeb November 20, 2017 at 8:33 am

    You look great.. I used to love layering and it was only a few days ago when I realized I had stopped doing it some years ago.. I don’t know why. Need to start doing it again!

  • Reply Rach November 20, 2017 at 7:45 am

    I love seeing bloggers remix their outfits! I’m good with similar items because they tend to be as close as it can be! Love the layering Amy Ann!

  • Reply CoRina Culeva November 20, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Love the layering chromatics. Really cool!

    xo Corina

  • Reply Rachel McCarthy November 20, 2017 at 6:54 am

    I totally agree that layering is a great way to get more out of your closet. I love the plaid shirt under this cute sweater! And it looks perfect with those OTK boots.

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  • Reply Shloka Narang November 20, 2017 at 6:15 am

    These are all great layering tips – I love to layer with different patterns!


  • Reply Simone November 20, 2017 at 6:01 am

    Layering is such a great way to wear your summer items. Totally love your fall look.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  • Reply Biana Perez November 20, 2017 at 5:54 am

    The first thing I thought of when you shared this on IG was how I loved that you layered pieces! The pink is so pretty against the plaid! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Lauren {By Lauren M} November 20, 2017 at 5:42 am

    I love layering! That plaid top is so cute, and I’m loving your boots too!!

    By Lauren M

  • Reply Living on Cloud Nine November 20, 2017 at 5:33 am

    Layered to perfection and I love the chic colors! Great remix! Hope your Thanksgiving week is off to a great start beautiful!

  • Reply theblackblush blog November 20, 2017 at 4:51 am

    Love the layers in this look! Great boots too!

    The Black Blush

  • Reply Merel van Poorten November 20, 2017 at 4:17 am

    I love how you layered this look!

    X Merel

  • Reply Meagan Brandon November 20, 2017 at 4:01 am

    This is a great post, Amy! I definitely feel your pain though about trying to blog items before they sell out…especially hard for me when it’s too warm here to wear a lot of my new stuff and when I finally can it’s no longer available.


  • Reply Natali November 20, 2017 at 2:29 am

    Your sweater and boots are fantastic! Love the way you’ve layered this outfit. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply M B.P November 20, 2017 at 2:23 am

    I love playing with patterns and textures I find it always creates a more interesting outfit, lovely outfit btw x

    LoneTeenTraveller | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

  • Reply Rachelle November 20, 2017 at 1:52 am

    Lol readers are funny, it’s almost impossible to remix old pieces and provide exact links. Items sale out so quickly so we have to share similars. Unless you shoot the same item multiple time as soon as you get it. But alas cute outfit as always lady ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Reply The Bandwagon Chic November 20, 2017 at 1:00 am

    I always love layering my outfits.
    Great styling Ann.

    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

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