Artful Layering

It’s now November, which means cold weather dressing is gearing up to full swing. Warm afternoons lead into chilly nights and mornings–making it the perfect time of year to perfect our layering techniques! Today at Pavilion we provide you with thoughtful tips to create artfully layered looks that can carry you day to night through the season.

Pavilion Editorial Artful Layering

Shown above: Cotton Citizen Standard Shirt Short Sleeve in Vintage Oasis, One Grey Day Sirelle Hoodie in Ivory Combo, Moussy Vintage Allensworth Round Pants in Dark Blue, Harris Wharf Cropped Outdoor Boucle Jacket in Middle Grey

When planning your layered look, each layer must have intention and some point of connection to your other pieces. Find a uniting feature or common denominator they all have–color, tone, texture, etc. Make one layer stand out by choosing a contrast, like a print, yet uniting it within the same color palette as your other layers. For example, a grey boucle coat with a generous, oversized fit looks perfect worn over a textured hoodie featuring a print in the same grey tone. Then add a base layer that ties in your bottoms, like a washed navy tee with dark navy denim. Then as the weather changes through the day, you can ditch layers seamlessly and still have a coordinated outfit. 

Pavilion Editorial Artful LayeringShown above: One Grey Day Laurel Cocoon Cardigan in Black, Enza Costa Tissue Thin Cashmere Bold L/S Crew in Heather Grey

Another way to add textural interest to an outfit is to pair knits of different densities with one another. We are loving the latest Enza Costa arrivals which are chock full of thin knit layers in different textures like silks and cashmeres because they work beautifully under thick knit cardigans, and are easy to take off as needed throughout the day--making them effortless. 
Pavilion Editorial Artful LayeringShown above: Nili Lotan Yorke Shirt in White, Moussy Vintage Bump Sleeve Knit Top in Beige, Anine Bing Fishbone Blazer in Tan and Cream  

Utilize both of our tips above–pair color while mixing texture and density–and layer in a button up shirt for a more polished setting. Tuck the collar out of your first knit layer and leave the lapels long over your denim for an effortless yet classy look. Add a coordinated blazer as a finishing layer and wear open to highlight the textural interest in your outfit.

Pavilion Editorial Artful LayeringShown above: Enza Costa Silk Bias Midi Dress in Malachite,  Enza Costa Pure Cashmere Crew in Malachite, Shoreditch Ski Club Elle Bomber Jacket in Black

As we move into the holidays and start getting dressed up, we can’t forget about dresses! They can be a wonderful first layer base for an outfit that is still elevated yet can keep you warm. Fitted tank dresses or loose silk maxis are great as a base under a knit crew–you can even cinch with a belt and create the look of a skirt–especially when you try a monochromatic match. Continue with the theme of infusing textural interest and add an opposing final layer, like a leather jacket. The juxtaposition of silk, knit cashmere and sleek black leather offer a sartorially interesting final look and make layering a joy to experiment with. 

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