One easy DIY trick to look slim when layering

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As temperatures keep dropping I wanted to break down how I layer to stay warm. The uppermost photo shows my first layer (above my underwear of course). The second photo shows the next layer, an utility jacket. In layering, it is very important to pay attention to not bulk up and look like a female version of the Michelin man. In other words, you have to ensure that layers still show your best features. The next photo illustrates one of the many possibilities how to ensure to look stylish and not like a leftover from an expedition to Antarctica.

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Back view to illustrate how the DIY clip provides some shape to the straight-up-and-down utility jacket

This photo elucidates a simple DIY trick how to look slim when layering. Tweet this. This clip is easy to make. Just sew an oblong piece of fabric of about 1 ft (30.48 cm) in length together. Insert an about 4 inch (10 cm) long 0.5 inch (~1.3 cm) wide rubber band and sew the clips invisibly at the ends of the rubber band and close the fabric. Decorate according to taste/style.

Other ways to look slim despite of several layers are wearing a tailored piece as the uppermost layer and sleek, body conscious pieces below (example here), or belting the upper most layer (example here). Wearing a pencil (example here), straight skirt or skinnies (example here) when layering also keep a layering look balanced. Layering has to be styled with the same rules in mind as wearing a bulky piece in summer. Tweet this.

The outer layer shows my Burberry motorcycle coat and I switched shows to keep my feet warm.

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Photos: G. Kramm (2014)

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