How to Layer Your Outfits Like a Pro

It’s September. I dropped my kids of for their first day back at school earlier today and there was a ‘freshness’ or dare I say a ‘chill’ in the air. I can be in denial no more. Autumn is fast approaching and I must come to terms with it.

I’m not ready to pack my beloved summer wardrobe away yet so I’m doing the next best thing to tackle the colder mornings and evening, I’m layering the hell out of my outfit! If right now you are having visions of of Mr Michelin Man which, by the way is 120 years old (crazy right?) worry not I promise you that you will look nothing like him with these layering tricks and they will allow you to wear your summer favourites for longer which is also a plus for me. Keep scrolling down for lots of inspired layering sure to make you excited for the season ahead.

How to Layer Your Outfits Like a Pro


Add an extra layer around your shoulder or waist

This is great to tackle the colder mornings and evenings. Having a denim jacket or jumper with you will allow you to be prepared for when the sun goes in.

jumper over shoulders preppy style

denim jacket around waist

jumper wrapped around waist


A roll neck will work under most clothes

Just make sure it isn’t too thick/chunky. The last thing you want is to look bulky. Why not try it under your favourite sleeveless top, shirt or summer dress?

roll neck layering under white shirt

roll neck under jumpsuit

roll neck under jumper


Mix up outerwear textures and lengths

Layering outerwear can work wonders particularly when it’s too hot inside but cold outside. Try layering faux fur over a denim jacket or a trench over a blazer for a look that looks considered rather than frumpy. No one better than the layering queen Maja Wyh for amazing inspiration on outerwear layering.

trench coat layered over blazer


layering autumn style

Wear jeans or trousers under your favourite dresses and skirts

I really like doing this and use this kind of layering in the spring as well as autumn. I would recommend sticking to a skinny or straight-leg style, rather than a flare to minimise looking bulky.

denim dress over jeans

floaty dress over jeans

Shirt dress over white pants


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  1. Layering up is my favourite thing about the Autumn/Winter but I’d never thought about a faux fur over a denim jacket but in my head it looks cool already x #StayClassyMama

  2. Oooo I did this by accident last week, we were camping and i had not packed sufficient cold and wet weather clothes so I had layered up. Not in quite such a pro fashion, but for once I’m going to pretend I was just being uber cool. #StayClassyMama

  3. Great tips. I’m surely going to miss those cold days as layering my clothing was my favorite of Autumn and Winter season and of course to hide those extra weight that I gained. Now that we heading into Spring her in South Africa – I need to start getting my lighter clothing out of my cupboard #Stayclassymama

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