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 Vale November 21, 2017 at 5:55 am

    I am a huge fan of layers, looking fab as always =)

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  • Reply Zunera Serena November 21, 2017 at 5:35 am

    Love your look!

  • Reply bonjourchiara November 21, 2017 at 5:31 am

    love love love those boots! xx

  • Reply Laura November 21, 2017 at 5:31 am

    I am a huge fan of layers-mostly because they help keep me warm! But they also really help remix your closet too! Great tips!

  • Reply Vivian Tse November 21, 2017 at 5:09 am

    I love layering pieces and your tips are so useful! Love how you paired the plaid shirt with the sweater! So chic! Vivian x

  • Reply Tina - Styleappetite November 21, 2017 at 3:56 am

    I’m a huge fan of layering too and you totally nailed it with this look!

    And also – Im totally obsessed with your overknees, dear ♥



  • Reply Amber Rathvon November 20, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    This is a perfect layered look for fall!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  • Reply Threads for Thomas November 20, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    I love this layered look, and these are such great tips! The sleeves on your sweater are so cute!

  • Reply Brooke November 20, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Great tips Amy! I don’t know why, but I never think to layer dresses, I need to do that more! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  • Reply Laura Boswell November 20, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    I love this outfit! The layering is really pretty, I love the color of the sweater! I love the idea of the sleeveless dresses with the long sleeve top!

  • Reply Akaleistar November 20, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Love your layers! It’s definitely the season for layering up 🙂

  • Reply Anamika November 20, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Oh I love layering, gives your so much more to style! This is a perfect weather for this too 🙂


  • Reply Valerie Price November 20, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    These are such great tips! I love the idea of looking at pieces as multi-season! Also your outfit is styled so beautifully!

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  • Reply Coco Cami November 20, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Great post, thanks for sharing! I love layering and this look is so stylish!

    Camille xo

  • Reply Saida - She talks Glam November 20, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Lovely look Amy! I have just gotten started on the layering game as I refused to bring out all the chunkier knits until it was officially winter but it’s getting quite chilly over here in England 🙁 Buuuuutttt the silver lining is that layering is cool and adds interesting elements to any outfit, like you’ve done here with this plaid shirt and jumper. Those booties are also to die for! Hope you have a fantastic week, dear

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  • Reply Stella November 20, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Endlessly gorgeous! And the oberknee boots are faaaab!

  • Reply Jodie Filogomo November 20, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    This is the fun part of clothing, I think!! It adds so much interest to put 2 different items together!!
    Besides—this is a necessity when it’s super cold…ha ha!!!

  • Reply Jessi November 20, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Great post babe! I’m so happy the weather in LA is finally getting colder because I love layering!! Love your thigh high boots!! So perfect for fall in LA 🙂

    XO, Jessi

  • Reply Lola November 20, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    I so love layering, it’s so fun!
    You created such a fresh new outfit, I love this sweater together with that shirt!

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