For All Seasons: The Stylish Man’s Guide to Layering Clothes
Weather al throughout Great Britain can be unpredictable at times, which is why it is always good to have a back-up plan for your outfits. Whether it is a comfortable knit sweater when the temperature drops or a thin t-shirt for the dog days, the only way to cope with the uncertainty of the weather is by mastering the art of layering.
Those who practice smart layering, in particular, can take one layer off and still look sharp when the weather gets hot. For the colder days, those who practice smart layering can slip a top layer on and still look well put together. In a sense, smart layering allows a man to look great in a wide range of temperatures—without heading home to change.
To master the art of layering, listed below are some rules to follow.
Quality Visible Layers
The visible layers are the key in a well-put layered outfit. Anything that is visible should be something comfortable to wear. For instance, opting for a quality Brixton Clothing t-shirt as a middle layer is a good call. Quality clothes like this prevents the whole outfit from looking either too flimsy or too tacky—or both.
Oversized and Bulky Items
The purpose of layers is to create a warm and sophisticated look that looks complementary and smooth. Bulky pieces will only defeat that purpose, as layering them would only make the wearer appear overstuffed and dishevelled. For instance, putting a heavy wool sweater over a dress shirt looks unkempt and disproportionate.
When wearing layers, the rule of thumb is to use only clothes with a classic light and tailored fit.
The Right Colours
Layers should be complementary colours, as this would balance the overall appearance of the final look. The colours ensure that all the layers in the whole outfit work in tandem, and that the completed look seems intentional and well thought of. For instance, a red sweater over a button-up shirt with hints of red brings out the minor colours in the bottom layer, which successfully integrates the two components ever.
Layers are a natural fit for the fall and winter, but with the right wardrobe pieces and the right materials, you can have a layered look all year round.