October 20, 2023
I’m still not used to the fact that autumn is here, and October is mostly over! But I love autumn clothes, so that helps me adjust…
Today I’m thinking about how we have to layer up a LOT of clothes first thing in the morning (I wear gloves any time the temp is below 55 Fahrenheit!), but by afternoon we can peel off at least 1 layer…
In the past, I’ve called this the “Triple Top Secret” because having three tops that work together give you at least a half-dozen different combinations… Pack 3 tops and an extra pair of pants, and you’re good for a long weekend!
Your “pivot” top – the one around which you build – can be your 2nd layer, as I’ve shown here:
A lovely blazer is always a good place to start, too!
I’m not sure about wearing a sweater vest with nothing under it – it seems to be a “thing” these days, but I’m not sure that it would work for me… What do you think?
That said, this is a lovely outfit…
Does this get you in the mood? I feel like this could be a scene from The Hobbit!
The most obvious way to pull together 3 tops is to start with a flannel or other print shirt:
With a plaid shirt, you have all kinds of interesting colors from which to choose!
Can you smell this forest?
Of course, if you can find a printed or patterned tee shirt or lightweight turtleneck that you love, it can easily serve as your pivot for your sweater and blazer or cardigan!
This general idea can work for you even if you don’t live someplace with bitterly cold weather; maybe you wouldn’t wear all 3 of these tops together, but you could layer at least a couple of different ways with these choices:
Oh yes, this is also a handy way to dress if you go from cold outdoors to a relatively warm interior!