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24 Jan

5 Essential Pieces You Need To Layer Like A Pro

Jessi Malay wearing Topshop Embroidered Jeans

 

Jessi Malay wearing Topshop Embroidered Jeans

Happy Tuesday my loves!!

I’m back in LA after the most amazing trip to London!! I’ll be posting more of my London looks to the blog this week, but wanted to start with this pink + white layered look! What I love most about layering is being able to mix and match my fall and winter pieces and always experimenting with fresh looks. Although layering has been around for a long time, I love that it feels updated every season. I put together a guide to the 5 essential pieces you need to layer in style this season along with all the shoplinks you need to step up your layering game!! :)

PS- By the end of the week you guys will be able to shop ALL my Instagram looks directly from the shop section of my blog (including this one above)!! I’m so excited to finally launch this section of my blog and have a place where you guys can find all the items I’m wearing. Stay tuned <3

Look #1: Oversized Sweater/ Slouchy Cardigan

The key to layering oversized and chunky sweaters without looking like an eskimo is to wear slim-fitting bottoms to balance out the look. I usually like to throw on a cozy chunky knit over my skinny ankle jeans and sock boots, this trick really accentuates your body and takes your cozy knit to the next level. To add some extra warmth, I like to throw on a thick long trench or structured coat to dress up the look.

Jessi Malay's guide on how to layer and still look chic

Look #2: Blanket Scarf

Blanket scarves are one of my best secrets to staying chic and warm throughout the winter months! Not only are they really simple for anyone to pull off, but they are cozy and affordable! Blanket scarves are lifesavers for strong winds..I’m always one to sacrifice my warmth to wear that cute new moto jacket I bought, so I love adding a cozy oversized scarf that can shield me from the wind!! It’s also a great way to add a pop of color or print to your look without having to think too hard about your outfit :) If you’re wearing a really big and chunky scarf, make sure to wear heeled booties to balance your proportions.

Jessi Malays guide to layering in style

Look #3: Bomber, Moto or Suede Jacket

If you guys have been following my blog for a while, you guys I know I have a HUGE obsession with bomber jackets..so I still manage to wear them during winter!! Even if you live in a colder climate, wearing your bomber jacket under a fuzzy or teddy coat will keep you warm and chic at the same time! If you have a basic neutral, black or olive bomber, layer it under a fuzzy or teddy coat with a light print to add texture to your look and thank me later :)

Jessi Malay's guide to layering in style

Look #4: Turtleneck Sweater

One of my key rules for layering is to dress in thin under-garments that are sophisticated and classy. Think of a turtleneck as your base, try to go for a slim-fitting cashmere style and sticking with neutral colors such as white, beige, navy and then adding your bigger layers.

Jessi Malays guide to layering in style

Look #5: Teddy or Faux Fur Coat

Teddy bear coats and faux fur are having a major fashion moment right now. What’s not to like? They’re chic, cozy and appealing. Paired with a turtleneck, denim and booties is just one of the countless ways to style these coats. And best of all, draping your jacket over your shoulders always makes your outfit look fancier than it actually is!

Jessi Malay's Guide To Layering

 

Layering TIPS!!

  • If you’re wearing an oversized cardigan or sweater, keep your under-layers more fitted
  • Make sure there’s a balance between thin and heavy layers so you don’t look bulky
  • DRAPE Your Jacket!! This is my go-to style trick for making your outfit chic while staying warm
  • Stay away from wearing all one-color in winter which can sometimes make your outfit feel flat and icy- add creams, pinks, and light prints to play up your look
  • Double up on coats..wearing a thin bomber or varsity jacket under a teddy coat will keep you warm and stylish at the same time! And wearing contrasting textures will add some dimension to your look and make you forgot about the cold.
  • If your winter coat is a bit heavier than you want, add a thin belt to accentuate your waist!
  • Last but not least, make sure you aren’t mix and matching too many colors that aren’t in the same color family! I always like to stick with a neutral color palette and add a bold color or print to one of my pieces.

 

What are some of your favorite pieces to stay warm this winter?!

XOXO, Jessi

69 Comments
  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    All very wonderful looks for a parfait Winter outfit. I love the oversized knots and oversized scarfs, they are so cozy and make such a fadhion statement. Love these essential beautiful tips! :)

    ❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    January 24, 2017 at 10:06 am Reply
  • Ewa Macherowska

    OMG! Totally in love with your fur babe <3

    http://www.evdaily.blogspot.com

    January 24, 2017 at 10:13 am Reply
  • Millie | Queenmillie

    Really loving these tips Jessi!! I’m definitely feeling the bomber jacket layered underneath a bigger coat, might have to try this one out!! Loving your super cute pink look too! Great post babe!x

    Millie x
    https://queenmillie.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/cream-jumper-grey-scarf-shein.html

    January 24, 2017 at 10:14 am Reply
  • Chelsea Henriquez

    Loving those faux-fur jackets!

    xx,
    Chels
    http://www.chelseaasoflate.com

    January 24, 2017 at 11:20 am Reply
  • Arteresa Lynn

    Love these tips!! I love the layering look and will definitely try these.

    ArteresaLynn.com

    January 24, 2017 at 11:42 am Reply
  • Elise

    Love all of these trends! Great tips!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

    January 24, 2017 at 11:52 am Reply
  • Sharon Wu

    I am all about oversized cardigans and blanket scarves/sweaters lately! Great picks girl. You definitely are the pro of layering xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/beauty/2017s-beauty-favorites/

    January 24, 2017 at 12:27 pm Reply
  • Amy

    Loved all of your London looks, and so excited for the launch of your “Shop” section!!

    xx, Amy
    http://www.theluxilook.com

    January 24, 2017 at 12:29 pm Reply
  • Irina

    The post is great! Loving your photos:)

    irinathayer.com

    January 24, 2017 at 12:36 pm Reply
  • Christine Kong

    I love all these tips for layering! The winter time is my fav because of all the fun layering we can do and luckily it’s been so cold lately in LA that we can actually bring out the coats and faux fur. I love a draped jacket for layered looks – instant chicness! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/albion-fit/

    January 24, 2017 at 3:27 pm Reply
  • Rita Gallech

    This is a lovely post! thanks for sharing.
    Come and visit my blog
    Bisous
    https://gallech.blogspot.com

    January 24, 2017 at 3:42 pm Reply
  • Amy Arnold

    Totally agree with this list. I have relied on my moto jacket and blanket scarf a ton for layering this season.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    January 24, 2017 at 7:12 pm Reply
  • Susanne - Bag at you

    You indeed know how to layer like a pro!! Really love your outfit and each of your tips! Let’s stylishly walk trough winter! Big Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

    January 24, 2017 at 7:14 pm Reply
  • Dee

    Thank you for sharing these awesome tips on how to layer like a pro! I definitely love my oversized cardigans and scarves to layer and to stay warm in the winter!

    Dee
    http://www.urbanchicblvd.com/

    January 24, 2017 at 8:51 pm Reply
  • uptown18

    Looking Great in all your dressing sense………love it keep posting
    http://uptown18.blogspot.com/

    January 24, 2017 at 9:28 pm Reply
  • Taylor

    These are all such great ways to layer! I’ve always wanted to wear an oversized turtleneck sweater and coat, but feel like I haven’t been anywhere cold enough for it!
    Love love love your look too, such a gorgeous coat!
    xo.
    Taylor
    http://www.itswhatsin.com

    January 24, 2017 at 9:59 pm Reply
  • Eda Semana

    Thanks for the amazing layering tips. I absolutely love blanket scarves. Also, I’m living for your outfit! Perfect pop of color and mix of texture <3
    xo,
    Eda
    http://luxeandlinen.com/blog

    January 24, 2017 at 11:00 pm Reply
  • Candace

    You shared some great layering tips babe! You definitely do it like a pro. That first outfit of yours in tip #1 is on point :)

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    January 25, 2017 at 5:24 am Reply
  • MVAP Blog

    This post is so great and helpful!!! I love how you styled the look
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: WHY I STARTED A FASHION BLOG & SUNSET IN PARIS…

    January 25, 2017 at 8:35 am Reply
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    Hi lovely,

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    January 25, 2017 at 8:51 am Reply
  • Danielle @ Follow My Gut

    I seriously love winter the most just because it means we get to wear blanket scarves ALL THE TIME! Summer is great for shorts and crop tops but to wear such cute scarves around our necks is so fun to me! love that you’ve included that on this list!

    Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

    January 25, 2017 at 9:21 am Reply
  • Bianca

    You look gorgeous babe and I’m looking layering knits for winter! Hope you enjoyed your London trip xx

    http://www.bibigoeschic.com

    January 25, 2017 at 10:00 am Reply
  • Daria

    I enjoyed reading your post! All tips are great! I also love wearing oversized sweaters.

    XO

    Daria

    htttp://www.dbkstylez.com

    January 25, 2017 at 10:07 am Reply
  • Lindsey of The Nomis Niche

    These are all great tips! And every piece you suggested is perfect ;) I hope you’re having a great week!

    Love, Lindsey
    http://www.thenomisniche.com/

    January 26, 2017 at 11:23 am Reply
  • Jennifer Chong

    Great tips! Especially the one on mixing up winter palettes with creams and pinks – I’m definitely going to keep this in mind come winter!

    Jen
    http://www.tnightwedream.com

    January 27, 2017 at 4:45 pm Reply
  • sam

    Wow, I’m just really happy that I find your blog. Your style is perfect. Don’t stop posting ,
    because I’m coming back:)
    Regards.
    Shopafford.com

    January 27, 2017 at 11:52 pm Reply
  • Oanna fashionsimbol

    Love to mix and match my outfits with the layering style !! All of this outfits is perfect babe !! Love your post , great job <3
    http://www.oannafashionsimbol.com

    January 28, 2017 at 8:50 am Reply
  • Lauren Nakagawa

    Love your layering inspo, I’m going to need a whole lotta warm layers for NYFW!

    xx
    Lauren
    http://www.shoesandsashimi.com

    January 28, 2017 at 6:45 pm Reply
  • Cashmere8

    Loved the post and adore you<3
    http://bloomingrosee.blogspot.mk/

    January 30, 2017 at 2:39 pm Reply
  • GlossyU

    I love your pink + white layered look !!! Nice outfits :) . Thank you for sharing ! You look amazing !!! <3

    January 31, 2017 at 12:34 am Reply
  • Camille

    Great post, thanks for sharing :) I love these key layering items!

    Camille xo

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

    January 31, 2017 at 2:57 am Reply
  • sahra

    such great tips! and I love those embroidered jeans!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

    February 2, 2017 at 1:31 pm Reply
  • Miley

    looking gorgeous babe!
    http://www.finepillow.com

    February 6, 2017 at 10:50 am Reply
  • Adi

    Great tips!! Thanks for sharing, babe!
    Adi xx
    fancycorrectitude.com
    instagram.com/fancycorrectitude

    February 9, 2017 at 8:46 pm Reply

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