This outfit formula was inspired by a street style outfit I pinned onto my outfits board. It’s made up of casual layers that are nonchalantly “thrown together” creating a relaxed and fabulous effect. You’ll probably have most of the items already, so start by shopping your closet. 

Here are the components:

T-shirt: Choose long or short sleeves, or a tank top if that’s more comfortable. Make sure it’s roomy and long enough to be worn untucked and exposed. Although you’ll be adding multiple layers over the tee, the point is that it’s visible to showcase a layered effect. I’ve used white like the wearer in the original outfit that inspired this post because it adds a fresh touch. But any colour is an option. 

Denim Shirt: A denim or chambray shirt is key, or substitute it for a plaid shirt “Pearl Jam” style. Wear it loose and unbuttoned to showcase the T-shirt. 

Black Jeans: Black jeans are an easy match with a denim shirt, as are Ponte pants or stretchy cigarette pants. Wear blue jeans if you like the denim on denim trend, or even white jeans for a more crisp effect. In fact, wear any colour denim on the bottom in a straight leg, skinny or bootcut style. 

Cropped Leather Jacket: The cropped length is necessary to showcase the layered effect of the shirt. I’ve chosen a cognac moto like the original outfit inspiration, but black is a fab option too. 

Statement Scarf: It must be fairly large in order to drape in front of the body as an extra layer. Wear it untied and loose like a fourth layer of clothing. Choose a pattern that works with the palette of the outfit. 

Casual Boots: Wear casual cold weather shoes like booties, mid-calf or knee-high boots. Wear slipper flats, fashionable sneakers or loafers if the weather is mild. I’ve chosen black booties because black footwear is trending, but as long as you choose footwear that matches your outfit, you’re sorted. 

Oversized Tote: A casual oversized tote is great with this outfit vibe. A cross-body bag might interfere with the multiple layers, but a satchel that can be clutched by its handles is another way to go. 

Thrown Together Casual Layers

Finish off the outfit with jewellery, eyewear and watch as desired. Top off the entire outfit with a huge wool coat or puffer, gloves and a hat if you need extra layers for very cold weather.