Layering seems simple enough but rather than doing what you’ve always done why not try something new? From wearing cardigans over jackets, puffer jackets under sport-coats, vest over 3-piece suits, dressing up for the season has never been more fun and adventurous. For this post I teamed up with my partner-in-crime Ishmil Waterman (photographer) and writer Nicholas Mizera to put together this editorial featured in the latest issue of GotstyleMAN which showcases 4 distinct yet stylish ways you can layer this season no matter your age.
Head Of Class: How To Layer In Your 20’s
While others go to school you school the competition. Give a lesson in high-contrast lengths by throwing a versatile, varsity-style cardigan over a shorter version of this season’s most indispensable layering piece, the dark denim jacket. Complete the fresh look with a streetwear-inspired, long-button up beneath it all.
Pattern for Success: How To Layer In Your 30’s
Forget the fall jacket and turn the heat up on your office outfit by slipping a slimmed-down puffer inside your cotton, micro-corduroy blazer. Compliment it with a polka dot shirt with microprint vest and then proceed to load on progressively finer patterns until fall colours aren’t the only things turning heads.
Paradigm Shift: How To Layer In Your 40’s
Breaking the rules come with the corner office. Mix and match sartorial genres by layering classic pieces like a tailored double breasted blazer and flannel shirt with sportier duds like a mock neck zip-up sweater. A trendy silk lapel flower teamed with a more traditional pocket square is also a winning strategy.
Bold Business: How To Layer In Your 50’s
Business means war, but a power tie alone isn’t enough firepower to win a merger. Dig in with a standard issue three piece-suit in a high-calibre plaid and ambush the competition with a shawl collared, suede cargo vest. Make an impact with unexpected layers and statement pieces that take no prisoners.