Layering: Inspired by Lucky Magazine

Happy New Year! We’re back from our holiday break- well rested and ready to share more fabulous finds. Yesterday we were flipping through the latest issue of Lucky Magazine and found ourselves inspired by their article about layering. We loved how they showed the progression of each outfit by adding more and more pieces to it. Check out our take, below, with some of the great pieces we’ve got in store now:

Look 1:


Sweater- Club Monaco sz S $17

Skirt- Marni sz S $50 (on sale from $200!)


Start out with a simple sweater and swing skirt for a classic, easy look. We know you can rock this ensemble, but let’s see what we can add to it to give it more interest!


Watercolor Print Dress- (worn as a blouse) Lela Rose sz M $400

One of our favorite things to do here at Designer Renaissance is to pair unexpected pieces. We layered this watercolor shift dress under the skirt to look like a blouse. This works best with a thin dress, but if that is still too much bulk for you, a short sleeved blouse will work fine for this look too!


Scarf- $24

A cozy scarf adds new texture to the outfit, and keeps you warm in this bitter January cold.


Corduroy Jacket- H&M sz 8 $7

Lastly, throw on a fitted jacket or blazer. We love that it’s open at the top so you can still see the printed top underneath. Voila!

Look 2:


Sweater- Autumn Cashmere sz S $36

Teal Jeans- Love Fire sz 6 $16

Necklace- $18

For this look, we started off with a fun, bright pair of skinny jeans and a soft cashmere turtleneck. Come on, Plain Jane – let’s liven this ensemble up!


Printed Tank- Lovely Day sz m $10

Layer a printed tank to add a pattern and more color to the neutral top!

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Ruffled Scarf- Renee’s NYC Acc $18

Again, throw a scarf on for added texture- this one’s ruching takes the outfit in a funkier direction.

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Cropped Jacket (It’s reversible!)- Diane Von Furstenberg sz 2 $30 (75% off from $120!)

Add a cropped textured jacket for a layer that’s ladylike but not overdone.

Look 3:


Leopard Blouse- Ann Taylor sz M $4

Skirt- Express sz 6 $12

Short Necklace- Vintage $18

Heart Pendant- $12

Don’t be afraid to layer on the necklaces! Gold looks especially fun over leopard print. Channel the 1960s trend by tucking the blouse into a classic black mini skirt. We’re not done yet, though!


Gray Cropped Cardigan- Charlie & Robin sz XS $10

Bring in a neutral with a cropped thickly knit cardigan, and scrunch the sleeves a bit so that the leopard blouse cuffs peek out.


Jacket- Beppa sz M $36

Take the ensemble in a totally different direction with a Peruvian style jacket! The animal print in the blouse is the perfect complement to the rusty brown and reds in the jacket.

The best part of all of these outfits? You can mix and match the different layers to create multiple ensembles! Come and see us and let us help you put together a fabulous layered look of your own 🙂


The Girls at Designer Renaissance

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