As the temperatures start to drop, layering up just goes with the territory. And while I love all the different options out there right now for keeping warm and looking chic at the same time, my favorite kind of layering is tailored. It may sound like a contradiction, but yes, layering can be sleek, depending on the bulk of the pieces you choose. As is the case with my look today, sometimes all it takes is the addition of a belt to keep those layers from swallowing you up. I’m wearing wide leg trousers – a wardrobe staple in my closet all year long – but instead of pairing them with my usual fitted shirt or cropped sweater I’ve opted for the warmth of layers, choosing a crisp, collared shirt under a luxurious slouchy sweater. The addition of my belt grounds the look and lends a structured, feminine feel to it. A pair of snakeskin platform pumps injects my own unique and unexpected twist.
What’s your feeling about tailored layering? Is it a look you’re loving for fall?
Shirt // Pants // Sweater: J.Crew (last season) but love this one and this one // Wrislet // Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (old) // Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples
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I love the look of tailored layering!! This look is perfect!! Those shoes?? Amazing!
Love the look.. Great photos…
It can be difficult to layer in a flattering way, but you definitely pull it off. Love the shoes!! Those are amazing.
Straight A Style
I love this layered look! The wide leg pants are perfect with the belted sweater
Mary those flared trousers are gorgeous as is the sweater. Love how you belted it too. Definitely tailored layering at its best!
Have a great day! Ada. =)
While I definitely like the coziness of oversized pieces, the tailored look will never go out of style. Your outfit is so sophisticated and I’m loving that sweater from J. Crew and the shoes.
Thanks so much Vanessa! You have no idea how much wear I’ve gotten out of that sweater! So versatile!
Thanks again for stopping by!
Such smart layering, I love how we can see your shirt peeping through. I’ve got my eyes on a pinstripe shirt myself. You look stunning!
I like the combination of striped shirt and this sweater! Really beautiful look <3
The layering looks great! I love the trousers! I think a pair of wide-leg trousers needs to go on my want list. :-)
I agree! They are a fabulous investment and never go out of style. So very classic.
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I love everything about this look Mary, beautifully styled and very chic!
Thanks so much, Nora! Have a wonderful weekend!
What a nice look! I agree with you and tailored layering is my favorite. Love the wide-leg pants! You look very pretty!
Thanks, Danielle! I adore wide leg pants. So classic. So Katharine Hepburn (who happens to be one of my favorite style icons).
Have a wonderful weekend!
Everything about this outfit grabbed my attention! It’s fabulous!! You were beside me somewhere on a link up, and I just had to come visit.
Love your style! So chic.
Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb
Thanks so much for stopping by, Ann and especially for the kind words. Always appreciated! Have a wonderful weekend!
Oh how gorgeous, I just love your take on tailored layering plus the trousers look so great with it. Love, Kirsten xx
This style pants can be hit or miss…you can wear them or they can wear you and you lady are definitely wearing these pants! Love the way you styled them.
Thanks, Shelly! I actually own more wide leg pants than skinny. I just love the drape and silhouette, always have. Very artful!
Such a lovely pairing, Mary! It’s certainly chic and has a strong fall fashion element with the layering, but I love how you used the belt to make the look more tailored, which looks super flattering!
I hope you have a wonderful day :)
Thank you so much!
So chic. I especially love the pants and how the shirtsleeve peek out from under the sweater.
xoxo. | cymone.
The Block is Haute
What a classy and classic look Mary – so chic and sophisticated. I love the surprise of pairing your fabulous python shoes with the outfit – so unexpected but so great!
Thanks so much, Cherie! If you can believe it, I’ve had those shoes sitting brand new in their box for several seasons now, always meaning to wear them. Honestly, there’s nothing more fun then shopping your closet :)
Thanks again for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!
those pants are fantastic! you look stunning!
Thanks, Kelsey! Appreciate you stopping by!
This tailored, layered look is so chic! Those shoes are amazing!
Doused In Pink
Adore your unexpected twist!
This look is perfection! I just love those tailored pants and the fit of them, the belted sweater looks lovely with them.
Another beautiful look, I love the textures in this outfit and those amazing shoes!
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So chic! I cannot wait until it cools down again here for layered looks like this. So glad you showed off those gorgeous shoes!!! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!
Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots