Slay the Lay(er) Game

Not only is layering sure to keep you warm, but it’ll help you find ways to pair together pieces you already own versus buying new items.

With a college student budget, recycling pieces in your closet becomes that much more necessary in staying fashion-forward. And who doesn’t love to be on-trend?

One Stop Shop: Tie Tops

We all adore a good tie top look in the summer. They’re easy to tie over a swimsuit or bralette, they can be tied according to how much skin you’re looking to show, and they’re overall super versatile. But who said tie tops have to be limited to summer fashion?

Because tie tops are so easy to tie over a cami or tank, it only makes sense that they’re just as easy to tie over a long sleeve. Wrap tops typically have a lighter fabric to them, and it makes for easy material mixing. 

Pair a satin tie top with a cotton turtleneck, and you have yourself a look. I threw this ruffled white short-sleeve over a pastel blue mock neck to pull together this dainty number.

Here’s the Tea: Go for a Graphic Tee

Graphic tees come in a variety of forms. From supporting your local band, to supporting your local political movement, graphic tees are great for making statements and serving looks. But when the weather gets cold, t-shirts tend to get impractical.

The solution? Follow in your local Tumblr girl’s footsteps and throw a graphic tee over a mesh or striped long sleeve. I threw this “The Police” t-shirt over this ruffled black mesh top to edge up the look.

A Little Dirt Has Nothing On a Sweatshirt

I mean, yeah.. Sweatshirts are super comfy and quite the classic when it comes to staying warm in the winter, but they could use a little face-lift (if you ask me). For those extra cool days, take a look in your closet for a fun and flirty patterned mock neck. Layer it under your fav oversized sweatshirt and you have yourself a fit that it sure to endure below zero wind chills and snow flurries.

For my little ensemble, I paired this big tan hoodie over this cheetah print mock neck. Normally the cheetah might be a little busy for my taste, but layered under something it allows for just enough of a “peek-a-boo” effect to add a little spice to your outfit, and keep you a little warmer, too.

What Time is It? Cami Time.

Camis and tanks, another summertime classic. Fit for suntanned shoulders and days spent outside, camis tend to live their best life between the months of May and August. But let’s be real here, ain’t nobody got the money to be spending money on tanks only to wear them when it’s hot outside.

So yup, you guessed it, throw that lacey little thang over your fav long sleeve and call it a day. I paired this brown ruffled cami over top this white long sleeve shirt to create a look that’s fit or a night out on the town or a nice dinner in.


This is awesome, you really have a knack for this type of stuff!!! I’ll be trying some of these hacks out for myself- keep up the good work:)

Leave a Reply