Layers are a fashion hit on and off the catwalk, but they can easily look bulky if you aren’t careful. This is especially true for kids who are often restricted in terms of what they can and can’t wear.
The idea of layers is to create a sophisticated look that will keep you warm in the cooler months. To do this, it is best to match individual garments with other complimentary pieces.
Putting ‘like’ colours together and concentrating on using different tones to add interest to your look is a must. If your little one has a wardrobe full of clothes in bright colours, patterns or textures, it is still okay to use these items. (After all, they add a whole lot of personality!) Just make sure to make one of these items the focal piece.
Slowly building up layers is another hot tip. You should start the layers with ‘lighter’ or ‘thinner’ items such as warm underwear or t-shirts and then add longer sleeves, jumpers and vests. This way your kids clothes will always look ‘balanced’ and put together.
Add interest to their outfit by wearing different necklines and arm lengths so that it is easy to see the layers. This will make each ‘look’ as individual as the person wearing it! Kids who are shorter often tool good in cropped layers, while those with a little height look good in longer layers.
Remember that when each layer comes off, the outfit still has to work. The last thing you want is for your little one to be stuck in a hot jumper because the layer underneath is too sheer or cool.
When it comes time to accessories, use a scarf in the same way that you would use a necklace or graphic t-shirt – to add personality.
So now that it’s time to walk out the door, your little one just needs a coat and they are officially rocking layers!
Posted by ANG digital reporter Aimee McBride
PS – Try to limit the number of layers you wear to two or three individual elements and then accessorise with cool scarves, gloves and beanies.
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