Layering Light

Layering always provides great opportunities to make items your own, showcasing your personal style. During the summertime, however, high temperatures make layering seem counterintuitive.

A recent J.Crew newsletter, Layering Light, offered some interesting suggestions for piling on layers during the warmer months like wearing a lightweight vest over a top or even layering up on button down shirts.

In today’s post, I’m attempting to “layer light” a la J. Crew by wearing a shirtdress over a button-down shirt.

Dress with allover chevron style print worn over a yellow plaid shirt.

Dress—Gap (similar Anthropologie dress)
Shirt—Old Navy camp shirt
Shoes—Tahari via UpperBid
Belt—The Limited
Bag—Marina Rinaldi via family
Earrings—Kendra Scott Danielle in pink agate

For other ways to style this print dress, visit Fashion Thesaurus:  Five Ways of Styling a Tunic


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  1. Pam
    July 2, 2012 / 3:03 pm

    Interesting idea – looks very summery!

    • July 3, 2012 / 12:58 am

      Yeah…I may not shop J.Crew all the time, but its lookbooks are packed with inspiration 🙂

  2. July 2, 2012 / 3:04 pm

    This is really clever, nice layering.

    • July 3, 2012 / 12:59 am

      Right! I can't wait to layer with my other shirt dresses.

  3. July 2, 2012 / 4:31 pm

    New to your blog, LOVE IT especially how your hair is always on point – professional but fashionable. Great job!

  4. July 2, 2012 / 6:38 pm

    So cute! You make clothes fun!

  5. July 3, 2012 / 2:45 am

    I like the visual effect of this. I'm making a mental note.

  6. July 3, 2012 / 9:04 am

    I like this layering, it looks really good with the prints and colours together! Sadly would be too hot to do this for summer here, even if I did have a shirt dress I could use. I'll just admire from afar 🙂