As we shift deeper into the fall season, it’s fun to play with layering pieces. We’re already starting to have more cool days than warm here in Windsor. So if you, too, live somewhere where you’re needing extra layers, then this post is for you. Today, we’re discussing how to style under sweater ruffle tops to elevate your look and give your sweaters more versatility throughout the fall and winter seasons.
Under Sweater Ruffle Tops For Layering
In my recent best wardrobe essentials post, I talk about how I’m more interested in investing in quality pieces rather than quantity. Instead of buying ten different sweaters, I’d rather invest in a cashmere sweater and style it with different layering pieces.
I recently discovered a new-to-me brand called ME+EM. This is a luxury British designer clothing brand that has thoughtfully designed staple pieces. ME+EM offers free US returns, too! They have the most beautiful under sweater ruffle tops to layer underneath clothing. You can also wear alone in the warmer months of the year. They have an entire section on their website dedicated to layering tops to style with sweaters, vests and cardigans. These tops include details like lace, ruffles, shirt tails, pleats and other beautiful details that can completely change the look of your favorite top. This allows you to get more longevity and versatility with pieces you have in your closet.
Another beautiful layering piece I recently found was this J.Crew turtleneck sweater. It has a beautiful ruffle detail around both the neck and cuffs that would be perfect to wear alone or with a sweater or cardigan. It comes in four other colors and patterns and also features ribbing throughout the sweater.
Layer a Cashmere Sweater Over the Top
I layered one of my favorite cashmere sweaters from Everlane underneath the under sweater ruffle top I’m wearing. It’s made of the softest cashmere material. Many people have asked me in the past if cashmere is itchy because of the wool, and this one never disappoints. And what’s nice about wool is it keeps you warmer without adding any more bulk to the sweater. So, look for that percentage on the tag the next time you’re shopping for a cashmere sweater. I name a cashmere sweater one of my autumn staples in this post HERE.
This particular sweater runs true to size. It comes in five other colors, and made of 100 percent grade-A cashmere. Pair it with denim jeans, a midi skirt, trousers or layered over a dress. I also love this cashmere sweater from J.Crew, too!
Pair with Wide-Leg Denim Jeans
This outfit is a great representation of creating a monochromatic look without being too matchy. When you pair similar tones together, you get a very sophisticated look that looks chic and elevated without trying too hard.
These wide-leg jeans [also HERE | different washes HERE] are the perfect compliment to the neutral cashmere sweater I’m wearing. They’re a very on-trend fit, and aren’t stiff, making their comfortable level a 10/10. I’m here for it! What’s interesting is they’re actually denim but don’t look or feel like denim. So you could totally get away with wearing them to the office and dressing them up a little like I did here. Or you can dress them down with sneakers and a tee. They run true to size and are a must-have for the fall season!
Complete the Look with Elevated Shoes and Accessories
John gifted me this Goyard Saint Louis tote as a push present, and love styling it with white tones in the colder months. I’m going to challenge myself to style it with my lighter neutral outfits this time of year. Every wardrobe needs a tote-sized bag. There are a variety of ways and reasons why you might need a tote bag from traveling to a makeshift diaper bag to using as a work bag. They’re a convenient sized bag to have because sometimes you just need something a little bigger to tote your necessities around in, depending on what you’re doing. I linked a few similar bags below because I’m unable to link this exact one!
To complete the look, I paired Steve Madden neutral pumps. My exact pair are old, but there are a variety of similar options that I’m linking below. A neutral pump is an absolute must for any wardrobe. You can wear these year round to work, special occasions or with more casual outfits like the one I’m wearing here. To make your legs look more elongated, opt for a more pointed toe or almond-shaped toe. If you’re not comfortable wearing heels, try a block heel with a lower heel height.
It goes to show that you don’t need a closet full of clothes to look and feel your best. You just need quality staple pieces that you can mix and match to create endless outfits for each season. You’ll reach for these pieces again and again because they’re classic, modern and sophisticated.
Have a wonderful rest of your day! xo.