Layering Tips

Updated: Nov 3, 2021

I like to help my clients wear their wardrobes all year round. But how do we wear our summery dresses all year when its 5 degrees outside? Jumpers are on ...then off.....on again. This time of year is chilly outside but warm as soon as we walk inside. Layering is the answer.


Here are my top 5 tips to layering:


Layering Tips Sparkling Ginger
Layering Tips Sparkling Ginger

Layer with a jumper or cardigan over the top of a summer dress. It doesn’t have to be a big baggy jumper, you could wear a short cropped jumper that ends at your waist or go for a classic look cardigan. This means you get more use of your clothes through the year. You also create more outfits. Wearing your summer dresses with tights, boots and a jumper gives a whole new range of outfits to even just one dress.



Layering Tips Sparkling Ginger
Layering Tips Sparkling Ginger


Wear a base layer underneath your summer dresses. This could be a fine knit polo neck, a thin shirt for a formal look or a fine net layer. Make sure its a fine knit or natural fabrics as then it wont make you too hot right from the start.

Again, this gets more wear out of your summer wardrobe and you can wear them through the Autumn months







Layering Tips Sparkling Ginger
Layering Tips Sparkling Ginger

Add accessories such as scarves to your outfits. This doesn’t need to be thick woolly scarfs that you would only wear in a snow storm, but light – mid weight fabrics are perfect for layering and adding colour. Wear them tied up round your neck when its colder and loose when inside. Scarfs double up as jewellery so don't just think of wearing them to keep warm. They can also add bursts of colour to a winter outfit.






Layering Tips Sparkling Ginger
Layering Tips Sparkling Ginger


Tights or Leggings worn under summery dresses or skirts with boots are another perfect way to adapt your summer dresses and skirts. Ankle boots or knee high with thick tights turn any dress or skirt into an all year round item to wear. Try Snagtights for some colourful alternatives to black, also in a big range of sizes.






Layering Tips Sparkling Ginger
Layering Tips Sparkling Ginger



Body warmers/ gilets or ponchos are another great layer if you prefer to take items on and of easily. Find the right style for your dress and body shape and these can look fantastic. Try Joules for various colours in gilets or try my own range for ponchos -https://www.sparkling-ginger.co.uk/shop .




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