Layering Without Bulk: How to Get The Look You Want

Layering Without Bulk: How to Get The Look You Want

If you want to feel warm and look good as the seasons change, layering without bulk is key as you get dressed.

Everyone knows that layering is a must during the winter months, but too many layers can make you lose mobility and look bulky. And now that fall is only a couple of months away, and the temperatures are already dropping, many people find themselves having to choose between fashion and warmth. Thankfully, there's no need to choose between the two!

Layering in a smart, fashionable way can add visual interest, comfort, dimension, and warmth to your look without the distracting and uncomfortable bulk. We're here to fill you in on all the details about achieving the look you want and how to layer without the bulk.

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Layering Without Bulk: What You Need to Know

Here are five tips and tricks that will help you get dressed and layer your outfits without looking bulky:

1. Remember, Thicker Doesn't Always Mean Warmer β€” Just because a puffer jacket or wool coat is super thick does not necessarily mean that it's going to be warmer than a high-quality thinner one. Thanks to today's technology, puffer coats and jackets can be both warm and sleek!

    If you're set on your thicker coat, make sure you utilize a sash or belt to give your look some shape and accentuate your waist. Bonus points if it has princess seams which are flattering to all body types.Β 

    2. Get Familiar With Your Body Type β€” Each body is beautiful and unique and is vastly different from one to the next. However, for what we're talking about, we're going to categorize bodies into four main types: triangle, inverted triangle, rectangle, and hourglass. Your body will vary in degrees of each body type based on your specific height and weight.

      Once you have a good understanding of your silhouette, then you'll be able to make smart clothing selections that will flatter your figure rather than bulk you up. For example, if your body is shaped like an hourglass, stick to pieces that are a bit tailored rather than boxy.

      It's essential to remember that cut is key! Creating a decent balance between how your clothes are cut and the shape of your body is crucial for layering without bulk. The goal is to keep your silhouette looking balanced, elongated, and flattering. This means focusing on vests, coats, and even sweaters that drape and fall in a complimentary way.

      3. Dress in Light Layers β€” As we transition to fall, the weather can be a bit fickle. When it is freezing cold in the mornings, warm and sunny in the afternoons, and then chilly again in the evening, you need outfits that can transition with you throughout the day. Some light layers you can mix and match or wear all together and shed layers as the temps increase include:
        • Base layer t-shirt
        • Knit tops and light sweaters
        • Denim or leather jackets
        • Vests
        • Scarves
        4. Show Some Skin β€” No, we're not talking about a scandalous look with very few articles of clothing or little coverage. What we mean by this is to roll up your sleeves on your tops and jackets to show some skin on your forearms. Or opt for a top that shows your collar bones and neckline. This subtle yet effective trick instantly creates balance and helps your outfit look more flattering, less frumpy, and bulk-free.
          5. Have Go-To Pieces You Know Can Be Layered β€” Depending on the morning, getting dressed can be a whole ordeal. If you're short on time, this problem is only amplified. Keep your fall and winter morning routines a little simpler by having a go-to list of clothes you know are easy to layer with and won't cause awkward-looking bulk. Here are some to get you started:
            • Leggings β€” Wear them alone, with a tunic or dress, under trousers or skirts, or paired with chunky socks, sweaters, and vests for a more balanced look that helps offset the appearance of bulk.
            • Tall Leather Boots β€” People have been wearing leather clothing and accessories to stay warm for centuries. This material and added height of the boot shaft will help keep your legs warm without adding tons of volume to your legs. They are super versatile and can be worn with slim jeans, leggings, skirts, and more.
            • Slim Turtleneck β€” A thin turtleneck is a base layer and pairs beautifully with a vest, jacket, or coat. Dress it down with jeans and sneakers, or dress it up with a bias-cut midi skirt and knee-high leather boots for an elegant yet understated look.
            • Halftee β€” Halftees allows you to get that modest, layered look without actually wearing tons of layers.

            Halftee Makes Layering Without Bulk Easy!

            The best tip we have for layering without bulk is Halftee. When the seasons change and the temperatures drop, adding a long-sleeved Halftee to your look is one of the best ways to dress warmly without the bulk and look stylish.

            Halftees let you enjoy modest layering without adding extra discomfort or added volume. Our tops come in various styles to match your aesthetic. Whether you're heading to school, going into the office, attending a formal event, hanging out at home, or running around town doing errands, Halftees will make getting dressed easy.Β 

            Halftees are made to be worn for any occasion, regardless of the weather, making any outfit modest and something you feel comfortable and confident wearing. Our innovative Halftee was designed with your ultimate comfort in mind, and because of our signature 2" band, your Halftee will stay in place exactly where you want it.Β 

            Our tops are the ideal underlayer for all your favorite tops and dresses! We strongly believe that everyone should feel fabulous and confident in their outfits! This is why, regardless of your personal style, you can find a neckline, solid color or print, and sleeve length that best suits you.Β 

            Take a look at our online selection and layer without the bulk this fall and winter.


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