3 Tips for Layering Without Adding Bulk

Dressing in layers is key in our neck of the woods. Chilly mornings often lead to mild afternoons and then we’re back to bundling up by dinner time, but there is a trick to layering without bulking up. Coral Smith of SOLA Boutique gave us a few great ideas for ways to layer your look without looking bulky. The first outfit was very versatile. It’s one that can be seen during the work day, and then a night on the town. We paired pleated gaucho pants with black knee-high boots. The model wore a gray top with a pink cardigan, and by keeping the layers thin and using a pop of color, you get a layered look that’s easy to transition if things heat up. Another great way to layer without adding too much volume is using a vest. The next look was a simple pair of jeans, green long-sleeved shirt and a long black vest with a belt tied in back to give it more shape. Coral showed us the importance of mixing fitted with oversized pieces with a sleeveless orange sweater top over a white long-sleeve, and a slim a burgundy pencil skirt. She added patterned knee-high socks to give a fun pop without the added layer of tights. SoLa is located at 2005 South Lamar Blvd. You can call 512-441-7370 or go to solastyle.com for their hours or more information.

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