Get ready to layer up and play with proportions and silhouettes. Great lengths were all over the Fall ‘15 runways: mid-length, loose fitting dresses over wide-leg pants were spotted at The Row; ankle-length vests paired with high waisted jeans and leather jackets at McQ by Alexander McQueen; and skirts layered over tailored cropped trousers ruled the runway at Rag & Bone. And it didn’t stop at the catwalk—street style mavens have taken this trend in stride, rocking oversized shorts with leggings and sporting shirt dresses over skinny jeans. The best thing about this trend? It’s fun to create and easy to achieve! So check it, we’ve hooked you up with three different ways to take your layered looks to the next level.
CROP IT ON TOP
To master this look, rock a long vest or dress over pants, and finish it off with a cropped jacket. Whether you’re sporting slim fit or oversized pants, the cropped jacket is key to give structure to your silhouette. Don’t be afraid to play with different textures to really show off your lengths.
SKIRT THE RULES
Who said tomboys can’t wear skirts? Sport this look by layering a loose dress over a wide leg pant, complete the look by tying a sweater or shirt around your waist—you’ll be the definition of laid-back luxe. To dress it up, try a slim skirt over a tailored trouser paired with a button up and blazer.
THE LONG AND THE SHORTS OF IT
Taking inspiration straight from the menswear shows, this look is perfect for those of us who love to borrow from the boys. Steal this relaxed style by throwing on your skinnies and layering with a pair of oversized shorts. Top it off with a baggy tee, knee length coat, and a pair of chunky slides; or smarten it up with a button up, sweater, and oxfords.