I found inspiration for this outfit from a pin on Pinterest (sorry — can’t find it anymore!), and I wasn’t quite sure how well it would work out in real life. It looked a little fussy to me.
But when I put it on, it felt right. Natural. I knew I had a winner.
All that tucking felt a little weird at first. Especially the blue plaid shirt — tucking one side but not the other. Really? Trying a little too hard, right? I thought so at first, but with the cardi on top, it somehow felt okay.
Anyway, I felt like this outfit was a layering success for me. It’s what layering is meant to be: light layers, done right, so you have a slight temperature change with each layer shed or added.
Sometimes I’m the worst at layering. Like, I’ll do a short sleeve tee with a winter coat. And it doesn’t make any sense because I’m either hot or cold — there’s no in between with that kind of layering.
I’m learning, but I was pretty excited about this one. Do you have any smart layering secrets?
White tee: J.Crew
Plaid shirt: Madewell
Shoes: old from J.Crew (similar)