I was recently browsing online retailer Ryllace and stumbled upon some outfits in a range of subtle neutrals and non-neutrals. The three-piece layers are easy to pull together, quite basic, and create pizzazz in a simple yet interesting way. The visual effect and comfort levels are fab.
On to the outfits, and feel free to choose any colour palette.
1. Skinnies, Shell, Duster and Glitz
This is an example of the quintessential “long over lean look”. Combine a pair of skinnies or straight leg jeans with a shell top that you can tuck or leave out over the jeans. Add a duster as the third layer, which in this case is a shirt dress with the belt removed. Leave the front unbuttoned to create a flattering vertical line down the front of the body. A long cardigan will work as well as the shirt dress. Glitz up the look with a pair of metallic gladiators and beaded crossbody.
2. Wide Crops, Tee and Denim Jacket
Combine a pair of soft and drapey wide crops with a semi-tucked tee. A pair of knitted, cotton or linen joggers will also work. Layer a denim jacket over the top. The woven denim jacket adds effective textural interest to the mix. A knitted cardigan would be more comfortable, but lacks woven structure and crispness. It’s a trade-off. Finish off the look with a casual tote and earthy sandals, slides or mules. Gorgeous bookending of hair and shoes here.
3. Beachy Open Weave Maxi
Combine a soft midi or maxi skirt with an open weave pullover layered over a camisole. Semi-tuck the sweater and add a leather belt for interest. Add slides or sandals and a beach tote. The matching belt and sandals pull the look together. The black camisole works well with the model’s black hair.
4. Flouncy Slouch
To my eye, this is the most unexpected and creative look. A little bohemian. Combine a flouncy tiered maxi skirt with a tucked tank top or tee. Add a maxi cardigan and keep the front open. Finish off the look with an earthy belt and pair of slides, sandals or espadrilles that match. The monochromatic column of colour adds to the vertical integrity of the outfit. Add jewellery, watch and eyewear as desired.