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 sweater (now on sale!) and this plaid top (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). 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 yuka November 20, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    layered like a pro! I love this look so much!

  • Reply Jecky Lebid November 20, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    You’re so right, Amy! I love pairing a summer dress over jeans and topping it with a chunky cardigan! Perfect way to hold up with German winter 😉

    XX from Germany
    Want Get Repeat

  • Reply Nevena Krstic November 20, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Your outfit is so cute! You look lovely 🙂 xx

  • Reply Hey Lena! November 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Cute look! I like the style of your sweater!


  • Reply Nina November 20, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Loved these over the knee boots on you . Hope, you are havig a great start of the week.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  • Reply Amber November 20, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    OMGosh those brown over the knee boots are amazing!! Thanks for sharing love.


    Amber |

  • Reply Annette November 20, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Love this outfit, the brown over the knee boots look amazing! Perfect winter style

  • Reply Jacquard Flower November 20, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Such great tips and I really love the look. Gemma x

  • Reply Lauren Oliver November 20, 2017 at 11:52 am

    I hardly ever layer, but it’s a great way to get more wear out of your pieces! I’m loving that plaid top underneath your sweater, and those boots are gorgeous!


  • Reply lifestyle- tale November 20, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Layering is the best idea in the autumn. I love the way you styled the look.
    Have a great week.

    Love, Esther

  • Reply The Fashion Folks November 20, 2017 at 11:33 am

    These tips are so good and love the result! The color combo is a lovely one for fall. Playing with patterns and textures is key indeed! Xx

  • Reply Roxanne November 20, 2017 at 11:21 am

    What great tips! You have such a nice figure for layering – I have to be careful with looking too “overstuffed” when I layer, if you know what I mean, haha!

    I hope you’ll add this look to On Mondays We Link-Up! I’d love to have you!

  • Reply Jackie November 20, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Your layering game is on point! And can I just take a second to drool over your boots, those boots are currently on my wish-list 🙂 Anyhow, I just love this colour combo, pink is such a pretty colour on you. Thanks for sharing these tips with us. Layering is the only way to survive winter for me! lol! Hope you’re having a great start to the week!

    xo, jackie

  • Reply Katrina Rose November 20, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Yes – I love this idea!! I am all about versatility in my closet and trying to maximize my pieces. You totally rocked it with this layered look!

  • Reply Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom November 20, 2017 at 9:53 am

    I love to layer, but I am always cold so it helps me stay warm! Lol! But, you’re right…it helps to get you more use out of what is in your closet. I need to try layering some of my summer dresses more, I like your idea of wearing a fitted shirt underneath! This pink + plaid look and those boots looks great!


  • Reply Allie November 20, 2017 at 9:49 am

    I’ve never really tried layering any looks but this gave me some serious inspo!! You look beautiful 🙂

    xo, Allie

  • Reply Lindsey Simon November 20, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Layering is key! And you’re totally rocking this fall look 🙂

    Love, Lindsey

  • Reply Eszter November 20, 2017 at 9:10 am

    This is definitely a perfect outfit for fall and you look so beautiful! Love the layering, and those boots are gorgeous! Have a great week!

    xo, Eszter

  • Reply Jane Fitfabfun November 20, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Love this layered look! Such a perfect outfit!
    xo, Jane

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista November 20, 2017 at 8:52 am

    I’m all about re-mixing items and layering this time of year, as I’ve been shopping my closet. The only downfall to that is in blogland where we can’t link to items of yesteryear. And those boots – LOVE <3

    Green Fashionista

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