Style / Trends

30 New Ways to Layer Up for the Office

Fendi, Elie Saab, Balmain

Stuck in a rut at the office? It’s time to shake things up. The easiest (and cheapest!) way to add new life into a tired wardrobe is to layer. Try wearing a vest with your suit or a high-waisted, flared skirt over a pair of fitted trousers. Kenzo and Balmain nailed this one on the runway. For added warmth, a white button-down or a neutral turtleneck looks low-key and classic under sleeveless dresses. Take a look at Peter Som’s fall lineup. He has all the inspiration you’ll need. For knitwear, oversized sweaters and midi skirts are begging to play together. Marc Jacobs had one of our favorite sweater-skirt combos of the season.

The key to layering is all about proportion and form. For instance, hemlines that hit at or above the knee look good with longer, leaner lines underneath. Accessories can play a major role, too. Belts allow you to pile on the layers without losing your shape. Feel free to loop in everything under the sun, from your blazers to your outerwear. The more you experiment with your wardrobe, the more looks you create. We like those odds, don’t you?

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