4.18.2014

Graphic Layers

Layering is not limited to fall fashion. One of my favorite seasons to experiment with layers is early springtime, when the weather is transitioning from crisp and cool to sunny and balmy. Whether you pull out your favorite trench or drape a blazer over lush florals, remember to have fun with mixing prints, textures and colors.

(Uniqlo turtleneck; Zara vest, heels; Christian Dior ring; Fendi dress)

This look is composed of several of my wardrobe staples this year. I selected my Fendi dress as the starting point for my outfit and chose pieces to complement its colors and style. I usually work with three to four colors because it presents variety without causing sensory overload. In this case, I paired my navy and pastel yellow dress with black and heather grey. To create some balance, I slipped into my favorite pair of flirtatious Zara heels. Finish the look with a dramatic vest, which instantly adds dimension and an element of surprise to any look. And I simply love the colorthe light grey is a perfect neutral and feels more accessible than black, which could look overwhelming (especially at this length).

What do you think about my look? I'd love to read about your tips and tricks for springtime layering. Have a fantastic weekend, my fashion darlings!

75 comments:

  1. i love this! the colours and styling pure perfection

    This Girl Loves Chic

    xx

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  2. Love this outfit!!
    Great job with layering, I give you a lot of credit.
    I love the yellow with the neutrals, and those shoes!!

    <3
    Harlynn
    mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

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  3. You're so pretty! It is so cold here still feels like winter :(

    I like that vest on you! Some people could drown in it but you rock it
    Xx
    christineadelina.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Christine, you're such a sweetheart! Hope the weather warms up for you too!

      xx Jess

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  4. I love this outfit, so minimal & perfectly modern, the shoes are a perfect touch into this outfit.

    <3
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  5. Hi Jess! I miss your blog and your style. You still have absolutely unique and cool style as usual :)

    xo,
    Pam
    www.classypam.com

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    1. Thank you Pam! You're always welcome to visit and I'm loving your recent posts :)

      xx Jess

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  6. That pair of shoes is so special and chic, I'd love to own something like that:) You look so feminine and edgy at the same tome, cool, interesting outfit turned out!
    Have a fabulous time!

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  7. Great outfit hun, I love all the layering x
    Freya's Fashion Chapter

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  8. Love this ! that vest is amazing!

    XX Nora / 1310bynora.com

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  9. Love the color block dress! Such a great look

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  10. So chic !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  11. Love the clean cut of the clothes and your always perfect shoes!!! ;) xo

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  12. Wow this outfit is just perfect for the cooler days of spring, it looks light and bright enough for this new season but warm enough to keep you comfortable when the weather still can't make up its mind about being warmer! I adore that vest, the minimalism and structure of it are the perfect complement to the gorgeous Fendi dress (love that yellow) and I love how your layered it with a black turtleneck-- so classy and smart! Last but not least I adore those heels-- I need a pair just like them as soon as possible!

    xx Debbie

    www.whatdoffydoes.com

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  13. This is such a gorgeous look! I absolutely love it.
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  14. Lovely outfit!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  15. Amazing look and I love how your outfit blends in with the colourful background. Great pictures :)x

    The Belle Narrative

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  16. I love the look! You look so stunning with the outfit! Btw, I love your blog! Keep blogging some more outfit posts! You deserve more views. Please also check out my blog http://kimaitabar.blogspot.com. have a nice day!

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  17. Oh wow, that looks amazing especially in combinationw ith that background!! I love the sleek and minimalistic approach - splash of color just makes it even more fun!

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  18. Love the look <33



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  19. You look beautiful! xx

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    itsnatt.blogspot.com

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  20. OMG! this is one of the best backgrounds i ever saw!!!!!!!!!! and the outfit is perfect too! :)

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  21. great post, good job!
    tell me how about follow each other?? Let me know if you start, I always follow back! :)
    happy easter sweety!!
    xoxo from Spain
    www.thegrisgirl.blogspot.com.es

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  22. This outfit is amazing. I love all of the neutral tones and the pop of yellow- so fabulous. xx

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  23. So much stylish!

    Between coffee breaks, NEW IN and fashion details (+ 38 EASTER OUTFITS) on lowbudget-lowcost Fashion Blog

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  24. This outfit is perfection! Gorgeous combination of interesting dress and vest! Sexy shoes.
    Looking fantastic :***

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  25. I love it how the yellow in your outfit matches the yellow in the background. so cool! and you're right, light grey looks really pretty!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  26. i like the color combo and the whole outfit....you styled it so well

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  27. Thanks for dropping in on my blog and leaving a comment. Love your style!

    hairandmakeupoverload.blogspot.com

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  28. Love love love your blog :) thanks so much for checking mine out! just followed you blog via GFC hope you can follow back! :)

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  29. Such great a great look! Yellow and grey work so well with each other - I also love the mixture of designer and highstreet blended together :)

    I love the wall art too it complements your outfit x

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  30. Thanks so much for nice comment! Of course I followed you, you can do it too if you want to stay in touch ^^
    You're absolutely beautiful and look great! The mix of colours is just perfect. Kisses!
    http://10thjune.blogspot.com/

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  31. fabulous!! love our outfit! i adore adore your heels!!

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  32. I love your look - not only because I'm in general a huge fan of layering!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de
    International giveaway: Love & Peace

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  33. Amazing look, very elegant.
    Kisss

    www.mipetitdream.blogspot.com.es

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  34. This is really stylish and I especially love yellow at the moment. I am your newest follower, hope you'll follow me too.

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  35. i adore your style. you have great taste
    welcome new follower. me.

    xx ML EDITOR
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    BE PART OF NEW FASHION PROJECT

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  36. you look beautiful and i have to say i really love your shoes! And yes i followed your blog as instagram as requested!

    mine :
    blog : www.yoannita90.blogspot.com
    instagram : @yoannita90

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  37. So chic!
    I love your style and this outfit!

    Following you on GFC, Instagram and Twitter!

    Lu | The Ankalli Style

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  38. lovely!! cool shoes

    xoxo
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  39. Gorgeous, Jessica! I, too, adore layering textures and differing seasonal pieces. Spring's a great season for it! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  40. i love the photos! the background and the outfit seem to be colorblocking each other haha!

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  41. I love layering :) Amazing shoes!

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  42. You're gorgeous! Love the whole outfit :)

    xo Jules
    http://forvanityssake.com/

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  43. you are on point with your layering skills. Amazing outfit! SO chic!
    xo,
    nancy

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  44. thanks for comment ony mu blog! Im follow you know via GFC & Instagram! :)
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  45. what a lovely outfit, very stylish! x

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  46. Cute outfit and yes I would love to follow you... ;)

    My Lyfe ; My Story
    @MyLyfeMyStory ♥ ♥

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  47. oh wow love your sleeveless trench coat!
    x
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  48. Layering is always fun, irregardless of season. I love the way the grey vest acts as a balance with all the colours.

    x karen
    the chic & damned

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  49. I love this color combo and that background just tops off the entire look.

    Best,

    Tamara B.
    LilMissStyle Blog


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  50. You look so chic and modern! Love this!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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  51. I love LOVE your shoes!! They are just fabulous :)
    xoxo
    Suzanne from written by suzanne

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  52. your shoes are just so amazing! love them :D

    nice outfit and photography xx

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  53. following you right now :) waiting for u ;*

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  54. Very well! :)
    Let me know if you would like to follow each other :)
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  55. Oh very beautiful outfit!
    Gorgeous shoes~
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  56. I have a new outfit post on my blog and I would die if you could check it out and give me some feedback <3 have a great wednesday!

    xoxo chloewithadash.blogspot.com

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  57. You look so amazing and so chic!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  58. Obsessed with the modernity and chicness of this outfit, looks stunning hun! Thanks for your support over at mine, hope you're having a great week so far!

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  59. interesting, cool color styling :) fashion styling is great! kisses :*

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  60. This truly looks more than great! You make such a perfect contrasting between classy and modern!

    <3
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  61. Gorgeous shoes!

    Keep in touch on BLOGLOVIN

    Love,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED

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  62. I like your grey vest. Looks good with yellow =)
    I recently love pastel colors and and have been stocking up thin pastel cardigans =)

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  63. I love the outer!!
    Xx

    http://firdamelia.blogspot.com/

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  64. you look amazing! this outfit is perfect! beautiful colors too!
    kiss
    www.blackstarstyle.com

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  65. what a beautiful look
    i am in love with the heels

    love from germany,
    fiona

    (www.thedashingrider.com)

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  66. I love this look! I love the way you styled it, I love the colors! You look amazing!

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  67. Such cool style

    BLEURGH - http://www.bleurghnow.com

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