SUMMER LAYERING TIPS AND TRICKS

written by Cover Story on Sep 17th, 2017

A common myth surrounds layering as a trends— people believe it is restricted to winters. Summer layering in itself may sound paradoxical but in fact, summers are a great time to experiment with layering. It is the best way to create fresh looks with old clothes. It also helps in reusing multiple pieces without giving a boring and run-off-the-mill vibe. Fabrics like cotton, denim and linen make for great fabrics to layer your attire with.

But, layering is an art that not many can master. Don’t worry; Cover Story has your back! Here are a few tried and tested combinations that will elevate your ensemble within seconds.

WHITE T-SHIRT UNDER DRESSES

A white t-shirt is a summer essential. It can be used in a variety of ways. Yet, most people don’t explore these possibilities. One of the perkiest ways to wear a white t-shirt is under a strappy slip dress or a tube dress. Adding the t-shirt will lend a casual feel to the attire so you don’t need to restrict these dresses to formal events anymore. Pair them with white sneakers and carry a bag pack for a back-to-school look.

Simply so much you can do with a few staples—dresses, tops and skirts

SHIRTS OVER SHIFT DRESSES

Wearing a shirt over solid colored shift dresses is a great way to break the monotony in your outfit. You can go for stripes, floral or denim shirts that will instantly brighten up the outfit. Add t-strap flats and a solid shoulder bag to the equation and you are ready for your Sunday brunch!

BARDOT TOPS OVER MAXIS

Rework those bardot tops by wearing it over a sleeveless or off shoulder maxi dress instead of jeans or pants. Apart from looking trendy, this helps camouflage heavy arms too. Accessorize this look with lace-up sandals and quirky hats; perfect for your next resort holiday.

MAXI SKIRTS OVER SHIRT DRESSES

A great way to wear a shirt dress again and again is to use it as a shirt and a dress, both. When you are in the mood to be playful, wear a gathered maxi skirt over a striped shirt dress to revamp the dress. Throw on nude or black mule sandals with a textured sling bag to complete the look.

INFINITY SCARVES OVER SKATER DRESSES

For infinity scarves, ditch plain t-shirts and wear them over skater dresses in solid colors like black, blue or grey. You can also opt for a print-on-print look by mixing two different prints like tribal prints and polka dots. Wear ballerinas or brogues and carry a tote bag for an informal dinner date.

Simply so much you can do with a few staples—dresses, tops and skirts. All you need is a bit of inspiration when you look at your closet, and you’ll never say ‘I have nothing to wear’.