I would not have come up with this combo on my own. I am going to try it as I have similar items in my closet...thanks so much, Janice!
Not boring at all. I quite like it! :)
I find that most of my outer layers like sweaters fit well on their own, but are too snug to put layers underneath. How do you handle this? Buy bigger sizes? Then there is the issue of the item being too loose when worn alone. I am plus size and a little hard to fit, so lately I've been making do with anything that fits and looks decent!
I agree that this is problem, especially with sleeves on cardigans. It seems that most lately have been designed to wear a sleeveless top underneath.
Your use of Uniglo pieces reminds me of a Japanese Uni student we had to stay once. Folded on some shelves of the wardrobe she had about 14 items of clothing which all went with each other (not obsessively matched, just toned in) and that did her for two weeks - shorts/jeans/t shirts/sweatshirt jacket etc. At that stage my daughters clothes were all bright colours - turquoise/purple etc and since then they changed to colours which will tone in together much more. Thinking of the whole wardrobe really does work much better.
I would not be able to layer most pieces either. I think I could layer two pieces, but not three.
In terms of layering, here in Main, we do have it down to a science. The weather can change from mild to cold, or vice-versa, very quickly. I always buy 'warmer' sweaters (that I know I'll be layering under) a size larger. My summer weight light cottons? My regular size. Even if I wear a cardigan slightly oversized with one layer underneath, I make sure that the *shape* of the cardigan go flow either way---either cozily layered under, or chic and flowy on its own.
Thanks for sharing your expertise/