Additive Effects

Additive effects are kind of the way my mind works when it comes to layering. I can’t layer in my head. Sure, I know my own wardrobe so well that in my head I could try and put things together like Cher’s computerized closet (Clueless, anyone?) but when it comes to layering pieces of my wardrobe other than top+bottoms, it’s really just trial and error.

It goes something like this: stand in closet, pick one piece I want to wear and everything else must work around. Rifle through hanging clothes for vests, sweaters, tunics, jackets–anything that will work. Then: smaller layering piece, like belt or scarf. Then: shoes. Then: bag. Then: lipstick color (since by the time I shoot my outfit it will be worn off anyway).

I really wish there was more method to my madness but it appears I just don’t operate that way!

One new hair trick I’m loving: messy bed head. Spray bumble + bumble surf spray in towel-dried hair, then air dry hair. Scrunch is up when it’s fully dry. Done!

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  1. Chaz
    06.11.2012 / 12:42 am

    From the side in that first shot it looks kinda preppy but from the front with the necklaces and arm candy, it’s very edgy! Me likey!And, LOVE Clueless. I own it and watch it when it’s on tv.

  2. 06.11.2012 / 6:59 am

    Love those colours together! x

  3. 06.11.2012 / 7:37 am

    i’m pretty much the same as you…. can’t think of any layered outfits in my head; it’s always trial and error ๐Ÿ™‚ looking fab in this!

    Fashion Fractions

  4. 06.11.2012 / 8:20 am

    So cute! Really classy look!

  5. 06.11.2012 / 11:31 am

    Additive Effects: Additive effects are kind of the way my mind works when it comes to layering. I canโ€™t layer in…

  6. 06.11.2012 / 11:47 am

    Sometimes I torture myself…taking up to an hour!! to figure out what to wear. I don’t know why I make it so complicated!xoxo

  7. 06.11.2012 / 11:48 am

    So glad to hear I’m not the only one who gets dressed this way! But, on the plus side, some of my best outfits have come from just playing in my closet for hours! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the vest over this dress…would never have thought to do it, but it looks adorable!

  8. 06.11.2012 / 1:26 pm

    very nice outfit. it’s funny but I’m the exact same way, I’ll have one piece that I really want to wear and then I’ll make everything else go around it. And whenever I try this process in my head it never quite come out the way I envision it is truly trial and error. Love the cheetah pumps.

  9. 06.11.2012 / 1:40 pm

    Layering can be such a pain! I try to put things together in my head and when they work, it is a beautiful thing but often it just doesn’t look like it does in my mind.Pink really does flatter you ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 06.11.2012 / 2:00 pm

    Cute! And I wanted to tell you: I bought this dress a few months ago after you included it in a previous post. Thanks for “recycling” it into another outfit and giving me more inspiration. Now I have vest-envy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. 06.11.2012 / 6:21 pm

    The days I really love my outfits are generally absolute accidents that happen because I’m running low on clean clothes and have to get inventive. Trial and error layering always turns up best on those days!

  12. 06.11.2012 / 6:27 pm

    That’s pretty much how my layering process goes…glad to see I’m not alone lol

  13. 06.11.2012 / 11:30 pm

    Cute outfit! Love the little touches of leopard print!

  14. 06.12.2012 / 12:29 am

    Love your Carpe Diem bracelet! And that color dress looks fabulous on you!

  15. 06.12.2012 / 3:37 am

    I don’t think any of us have a method to our madness. But we always pull it off –as you did with this look ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. 06.12.2012 / 3:28 pm

    Ha ha, my method for layering is pretty much the same! Pick a pieces to wear, and try on everything else in my closet with it until I find something that looks good.
    Really love the pink and white combo. It’s striking.

    <3 Jenny

  17. 06.13.2012 / 1:40 am

    Summer layers are so cute, I love pairing sleeveless vests with tanks ect.

  18. 06.13.2012 / 2:07 am

    This is simply gorgeous! Love the dress with that vest on top. Got my eye on your styles now

  19. 06.15.2012 / 12:55 am

    Isn’t the fun of dressing up in the madness of trying to find what fits? Love your layering of a vest on that chic dress.

  20. 06.17.2012 / 3:35 am

    Anyone (in my opinion) who can walk into their closet when it comes to layering and instantly know in their head pieces that go together is….well…I dunno really! I just know it isn’t me either! Suffering from the same problem as you dear, it’s all about the “trial and error” However, this trial and error of yours turned out fabulously! ๐Ÿ™‚

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