Easy Layers for Chic Fall Style

The crispness in the air is finally creeping in! Why does it always feel like it takes forever when the seasons change. I often think its the fast pace life with kids that makes it seem like life is going at lighting speed but when it comes to changing of the season, it seems to take forever!

Well, I'm happy to say that burnt orange, touches of cranberry and reds are starting to fill up our shop. If your are new to my blogging, I'm Shannon, personal stylist for busy moms and owner of the online boutique, Layered By Cake.

I love the change of seasons because it means new color stories and of course layering!! I talk a lot about layering with my clients and there is a good reason for that! You may have heard this before but its called the RULE OF 3. Its a stylist rule for putting together a great outfit.

I teacher this method in my VIP Facebook group page. I teach all my clients the RULE OF 3 because its quick, easy, and effective! Plus you look like a professional stylist without having to hire one. So let me elaborate on this topic for just a second...

The RULE OF 3 is simple. Its means 3 pieces to complete an outfit so you look and feel amazing. That's it! So don't get stuck in a style rut with basic jeans and tees. Make it look purposeful and like you put effort into your outfit by adding a third (or what some call the outfit completer piece). This third piece can be a necklace or your favorite sweater but my favorite for fall is the VEST!

Here's a perfect example of some vests we have in store now that are making my mom friends look like a million bucks!


Weather it's a sherpa vest or cargo style, VESTS keep your fall style in check! They add a touch of warmth but more importantly, they make you look like a style pro! The Camo  Jacket is also another great way to add some print to your outfit if you are struggling to find some variety for your basic jeans and tee outfitting.

Another way I love to layer for fall is in the early mornings. Its chilly so a great open front sweater that is neutral in color, goes with everything!

And pay attention to the RULE OF 3 here... I added a necklace because as it can heat up still, taking off the cardigan, you don't want your outfit to appear too plain so the necklace adds just the right touch with or without the cardigan.

Lastly, a hot accessory and trending piece to layer with is Ponchos and Pullovers...

The latest winter trend is all about some Ponchos!! They pull over with ease, add some simple layering and make you look like you have got your style under control. Weather hooded or fringed, printed or solid they come all varieties so you are sure to find one you love! Or maybe a few, wink, wink! They are worth adding to your closet this season.

Well, here's to Fall, great pumpkin flavored everything, beautiful colors and cozy clothes! I hope you are inspired to feel fabulous this season!

XO, Shannon

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  • Love how you layered here! So cute!

    xo, Amanda | www.thegoldengirldiary.com

    • The Golden Girl Diary
  • This is the thing that I love the most about FALL… layering. Really being able to CREATE a look with different textures and styles. Love it!

    • Tiffany Nicole