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05-10-2005
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some excellent points here....
anything i say will probably be regurgitating already concise info.........

i usually stick to solid colors when i'm layering.....
i typically have the darker colors beneath the lighter ones.....
for example today i have white on grey.....
i tend to do it with more earthy, neutral colors.....i have a lot of brown, grey, white, pale pink, black......
i find doing orange and green or red and yellow comes out a bit 'cartoonish' for me.....

and i layer the smaller top on top.....
i think different straps/backs can look great.....
though its not often i see someone that pulls of a very thin spaghetti strap over a thicker ribbed cotton tank with a wider strap.....it seems to look silly and obvious to me.....

i mainly do white on grey....
pink on brown....
grey on black....
and pale blue on white....

and because of the lack of prints, i will add a long necklace or something to spice it up a little....i find if i have solid colors on then its easier to wear a fun piece and not have it look too cluttered.....i wear long beads over layered tanks a lot....

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This is so interesting! I don't think I do very well with layering (I tend toward very obvious combinations), but I'd love to be able to figure out how to pull it off at work... I think that's part of my problem though -- I think about it too much!

Off to peruse some pic threads...

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this is a really good topic!! I need to know these things too!
I think that layering has really 'evolved' in the last 5 years or so, becoming more refined, and people doing more extreme combinations (i.e. cropped tops over longer layers or mixing different necklines). When I was a crazy youngster in the 80's we'd layer stuff in a more baggy silo, now it's more body-conscious.

and... layers need to be able to slide over each other, layering ribbed cotton is the worst combination, i've found.

and a fun thing my friend does is layer halter tops under baggy sweaters/jumpers, something i'd never think of doing...

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i have this same problem...can u guys post pictures the details are awsome but im still getting kinda confused..

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All of the suggestions are great. I also like to combine summer/spring stuff with fall winter stuff. So a lightweight patterned shirt with a plainer heavier cardigan or sweatervest. Or a sheer vintage shirt under a sweatervest or heavier sleeveless top. Layering also helps deal with a vintage thin/sheer top thats too large or has details that I don't necessarily like. So if I really like the sleeves, I layer under sleeveless but if I like the body I layer under something that is more open in the front.


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yes...ok...we're off to a good start...
but we are going to need visual aids i think...

***layering something smooth under is good advice
so you don't get stuck to your self...


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layering at dries s/s06
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what about the shrunken jkt over the babydoll top or

a cropped vest over a poet/pirate shirt...??...

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^^^^^^^^^ loved that little outfit from the dries show softgrey....its so nice isn't it.

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... isn't that your signature, Soft?? That's a tip I picked up from you to balance the proportion

Hmm... maybe that blows my "leave the voluminous layer for the top" theory. Adding an exception

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soft . . .
i was just going to mention babydoll tops / empire waists
are actually ideal for layering under shorter cropped tops

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Normally with layering I put a big voluminous top under a smaller cropped one. That way the big volume bit stand out.

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yes-ok curious...
guilty as charged...that is definitely one of my signatures......

i'm glad you like the pic helena...
still looking around for more...
am actually more interested in how to do this for fall/winter since that is where we are now...


i'm looking for good colours to layer under black...
white is so OBVIOUS...*yawn*
so i'm thinking...
grey
navy blue
purple

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softgrey - what about stone ...nice under black no? quite classy looking imo.

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stone?...isn't that grey?...

please ...can you post an example?...

thx-

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