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5 Day Style Challenge: Layering

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Layering is far more than a winter-season necessity, it is the key to being able to mix and match your favourite pieces and an essential skill in keeping your wardrobe feeling fresh even as the AW season draws (hopefully) to a close.  

For me, fashion is every bit about having fun and being creative, and I love experimenting with my clothes through layering pieces together and avoiding dreaded outfit repeating.

Getting adventurous with your outfits is what fashion is all about and putting different pieces together in different ways could help you truly reform your wardrobe without so much as touching your debit card!

Keep reading to see how I created 5 completely new looks from my wardrobe without spending a penny - I even got to wear some of my summer buys! 

Day 1 - Smart chic

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I’m obsessed with pinstripe and this bardot Zara number was such a fab find - it’s such a great summer top (especially with a tan) but when I realised how great it could look layered on top of shirts it became such a versatile piece.

Though I originally bought this bardot with a frilly skirt and sandals in mind, I have since discovered that worn with cigarette pants and a crisp shirt it creates the perfect smart chic vibes for my end-of-season office look.

Day 2 - Casual vibes

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Mixing smart and casual pieces is something that always works really well in my opinion - it’s a great tip to looking smart but not overdressed.

 I love wearing shirts and blazers because I tend to be quite a dressy-dresser, but throwing a hoodie into the mix casuals it right down.  A cotton maxi and trainers keeps in with the chilled look and, of course, a look which works best with neutrals.

Day 3 - Rocker look

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A tule dress works wonders when it comes to layering; its versatility when it comes to dressing up or down is amazing.  This full length navy version is exactly that - over a mini dress it’s ideal for a night out, it adds a little edge to a plain jeans and top outfit, and it is so fun to get imaginitive with.

 Wearing over leather look leggings, with a silky shirt on top, leather jacket and docs rocked this look up and gave it a funky edge.

Day 4 - 60’s pattern clash

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Pattern clashing can always be fun when layering. It’s a bit of a bolder look, but keeping the rest of the outfit more plain and with basic colours which tie them in is the best way to wear this look.

This plisse leopard polo neck and black floral shift are really different patterns but for me, that’s why they work so well. With black tights and a tie neck to tie in with the black in each pattern and then a pop of pink with shoes, blazer and bag to complete the look.

Day 5 - Fri-yay!

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Friday feels with this look! Everyone loves a bodysuit and I am such a big fan of them when it comes to night outs.

As great as they are to dress up for events and nights out, I also love a bodysuit over a polo neck as it just spices it up and changes the look completely. It’s a fab tip for winter time as well - enjoying the style of a great bodysuit whilst also ensuring the cold doesn’t get to you.  

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