One of the reasons why I love fall so much is that I get to experiment with layering. Although it’s tempting to just throw on a coat and run out the door, there are several ways to create an interesting but chic look through the art of layers. It’s also a great way to reinvent old pieces in your wardrobe. While you can find plenty of “how to layer” articles on the web, I wanted to share some new ways to layer that aren’t often covered. We all know how to throw a turtleneck top under every dress now, but let’s look into more unconventional tips and tricks…Five new ways to layer up for fall!

1. Tie a sweater across your chest (or around your shoulder)

November is one of the trickier months to dress for. The mornings and evenings are always unbearably chilly while the afternoons are quite toasty. So, it’s the perfect month to kick off light layers. You can start by tying the sleeves of a sweater together over one shoulder and across your chest. This is a great way to balance out asymmetrical pieces – or to give a classic look a bold twist. You can also add a chunky knit by wrapping the sleeves over your shoulders and tying it at the neck. Although this layering trip isn’t totally brand new, it’s a trick I haven’t seen many utilizing yet.

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2. Layer a turtleneck under a wider neck sweater

One of the layering tricks I’m looking forward to using this season is doubling up on sweaters. Nothing looks cozier than layering a turtleneck top underneath a crew or funnel neck sweater. This look also works with deep v-neck sweaters. It’s a great way to mix prints and patterns or play with proportions.

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3. Layer a turtleneck under a button down shirt

To keep yourself warm with an oversized button down shirt, layer a turtleneck knit top underneath. It isn’t too bulky and looks great with jeans or a maxi skirt. You can then build on the layers with a longline coat and a scarf. Basically, you can wear a turtleneck under anything from shirt dresses to dungaree-like jumpsuits and anything else in between.

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4. Layer a skirt over a dress of the same length

I know sweater dresses are huge during this time of the year, so if you get bored of the same old sweater dress and over the knee boots look, layer a mini skirt over it. I love this look with button down skirts – just remember keep a few buttons undone so the layers become more visible. A-line mini skirts with slits are also another perfect option.

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5. Layer a skirt or dress over pants

Finally, layer a skirt or a dress over pants for a change. I find that this look works best if you’re wearing skinny jeans or leather pants. I always start with the jeans an ill-fitting pair can ruin the whole look. I say wear skinny pants because you want it to look sleek – not bulky, bundled, or lumpy. Then, layer a flowy dress over like a wrap dressasymmetrical silhouette, or a shirt dress. I don’t think this look goes too well with bodycon dresses.

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Sweater (old), similar here | Blouse | Jeans (old), similar here | Booties (old) similar here and LOVE these | Earrings, sold out | Purse

So what are some of the ways you’re layering up this fall? I’d love to know! (Click HERE)

Thank you so much for reading. And as always, have a beautiful day! XOXO, Candy

Photos by Jaison Allen


  1. November 6, 2018 / 11:20 am

    I absolutely love layers, especially in the fall! I love this outfit you have here, you pull it off perfectly!

  2. November 6, 2018 / 12:43 pm

    I love this look. I am continually taken in by your creativity with your looks and also with how they always seem to work!

    • Candy
      November 6, 2018 / 7:02 pm

      I wish I could come and give you a kiss!!! Thank you!!! 😘

  3. November 6, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    This is a very cool look! Love the photos too, very glam!

  4. incalexandra
    November 6, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    Your look and style is so creative! I really like it. I always find such inspiration from your posts 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  5. November 7, 2018 / 8:58 am

    I love these layers, I will go for it. And i love your shoes.

  6. November 7, 2018 / 11:13 am

    Candy you look beautiful! I love your boots ♥
    These are really great hacks for warming up an outfit!

    • Candy
      November 7, 2018 / 11:42 am

      Thank you Nati!!!

  7. November 7, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    I love your style!!! I am always getting hot then cold, so layering is a must for me, great tips!

    • Candy
      November 8, 2018 / 9:52 am

      Thank you so much! I tend to wear more polka dots in the summer for some reason…

  8. Andreea Gonzalez
    November 7, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    I love your outfit and I love your suggestions especially no 2 and 3

  9. November 8, 2018 / 1:08 am

    That burgundy purse and booties are LIFE. Without a doubt my absolute favorite fall and winter color.

    • Candy
      November 8, 2018 / 9:52 am

      I would have to agree: burgundy/wine is one of my favorite ‘cold weather’ colors!

  10. November 8, 2018 / 1:22 am

    I love this look and the accessories. This outfit looks great on you. I never would’ve thought of some of the ways you suggested to layer. I might have to get more adventurous.

    • Candy
      November 8, 2018 / 9:51 am

      I thought some of the tips were a refreshing update to the usual layering we normally do. Thanks for reading!

  11. Pati Robins
    November 8, 2018 / 4:22 am

    my favourite part of the outfits are your boots and handbag the coolour is just divine

  12. Preet
    November 8, 2018 / 7:29 am

    Love the styling of this one! I definitely feel that I could pull this version. The outfit it fits together really well.

  13. Surekha Busa
    November 8, 2018 / 10:47 am

    This is such a great post for giving a great idea for a good fashion this fall. I love the way you’ve think about this plus you look amazingly beautiful on your outfit.

    • Candy
      November 8, 2018 / 11:29 am

      Awww, you’re so super sweet!!! Thank you!!!

  14. Courtney
    November 8, 2018 / 11:05 pm

    Omg what a cute look!!! I just love the top. So chic. Perfect for fall

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