We all have them: those go-to pieces that comprise a wardrobe’s backbone, the saviors on those days when you seemingly have nothing to wear. Reinventing your staples can be a challenge when they work so well on their own, but we think the solution is simple: layering. Here’s how to build a look that’s more than the sum of its classic parts.
Step 1: THE BUTTONED SHIRT
We love it just like this—casually buttoned and rolled at the cuff—but you can button it all the way up and add a collar necklace for a totally different look.shop buttoned shirts >
Step 2: THE CARDIGAN
When adding warmth, why not add a flash of color, too? Just be sure to let your shirt cuffs peek out a bit beneath the three-quarter sleeves.shop cardigans >
Step 3: THE JACKET
Button your first two layers before adding this brilliant finishing touch: the mix of textures and colors at the neckline looks thoughtful and undeniably stylish.shop jackets >
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