A look is most interesting and eye-catching if it contains layers. Many movie stars, celebrities, and even every-day fashionistas wear multiple layers within their outfits, but not everyone knows how to make one outfit a complete look. Even the simplest shirt can be transformed into the best outfit with these tips, though. Whether you are looking for an everyday outfit, trying to dress nice for work, or are going out for a night on the town, multiple layers in your outfit will help you to look put-together and fashionable.
Layering Tees and Tanks
Items that you should stock up if you want a completed look include multiple tee shirts and tank tops that are meant to be layered. Many stores sell these for relatively cheap and actually call them, “layering tees and tanks,” so they should not be difficult to find. These include basic, soft tee shirts with different neck lines, tank tops, and camisoles. These each serve different purposes and can be worn together. You should work on buying them in multiple colors that way each outfit can be changed dramatically just by switching the color of your undershirt. You can go from casual to dressy to summery to chic just by changing the pop of color peeking out of your favorite shirt. It may take time to build up a repertoire of these basics but it is worth it in the long run.
Even if you own tops that will not show these undershirts, it may be a good idea to slip one on anyways. In this case, color does not matter, but the extra layer will smooth out your body and help the shirt to fit better. Outfits look more complete when clothes contain an undershirt, regardless of whether or not anyone can see it.
A great way to add dimension to outfits is to get a wrap. These wraps are hot items right now and look great over top of a wide array of shirts. You could even throw on a wrap over one of your layering tees or tanks and you have an entire outfit put together in minutes. These wraps come in several colors, but mainly variations of neutrals. With these neutral colors, you can pair a single wrap with multiple shirts of different colors. This is a great way to create several different outfits out of a single clothing item.
Jackets are a great way to really pull together a look. These are one item that may be worth spending some extra cash on. Jackets can also be paired with several different tops to create multiple looks. Buy multiple colors, textures, styles, and materials for easy ways to change up your look. Obviously these are not functional if you are going to be outside on a hot day, but they are great for cooler days or days spent indoors. One way to create a lot of color and dimension in your clothes is to choose a cute top, put a tank under it, and throw a jacket overtop. These three pieces together are simple, but when put together, they create a look that is complete and sophisticated. You can also mix up your outfits by choosing one top and pairing it with a few different jackets, or chossing one jacket and pairing it with multiple tops, so that you have multiple outfits to choose from out of a limited number of clothing items.
Leggings add yet another dimension to an outfit. If you have a shorter dress or a longer shirt, throw on a pair of leggings with it and you are sure to look like a rock star. This is a fun, flirty look that can give you a little more coverage in short dresses without taking away the sexy aspects of the outfit.
When in doubt, accessorize! Jewelry is a great way to take your outfit up a notch. The perfect necklace can really set off an outfit more than most people realize. Colorful necklaces can add that pop of color your clothes crave, or a silver, gold, or pearl necklace can help your outfit to transform into a sophisticated masterpiece. Necklaces can also add a hint of fun or even a bit of edge to your clothes. This is an easy, fun way to show off your unique personality. Earrings can also do this, but may be slightly less noticeable. Bangles or bracelets as well as interesting rings are a fun way to show off your personality as well.
In addition to jewelry, scarves and belts can also push your outfit over the edge. A beautiful scarf can, once again, add color to your clothes and show off your personality. There are also multiple ways to wear scarves, so they can be fun and give you even more options with your wardrobe. These are a great accessory and are more noticeable than jewelry. Belts are less noticeable, but are functional in more ways than one. A belt on your jeans obviously can hold your pants up, but can also bring out other aspects of your outfit. For example, an edgy outfit deserves a studded belt that will add just a hint more edge without going overboard. Another fun way to wear belts is around the waist. A big, chunky belt placed around your waist rather than on your pants will catch anyone’s attention and will give you the illusion of a small waist, which is a great added bonus! This also is one more way that plain shirts can be amped up in order to provide variety within your personal wardrobe.
One tip that you should keep in mind when layering outfits is to not get too carried away. Wearing too much at once can detract from the look you were originally going for. Pick and choose which of these fashion trends you want to try, but do not try to use all of these ideas for just one outfit! You want to appear pu together, but not drowning in your clothes. Too much can overwhelm your body, so play around with these ideas over the course of several days so that you have multiple outfits to try different tips with each day. Have fun and remember to show off your unique personality!
Spring and Summer Fashion Trends 2010