Fashion How To: Layering


Now that I live in one of the world’s fashion capitals, I have decided to add in a little Fashion section for this blog and for starters, I would like to cover one of the major fashion trends spotted around Central London – layering. Hope you guys like it!

Layering has taken onto a whole new level these days. Instead of layering a vest/tee over a shirt, you can now layer pretty much anything. The key is to mix and match the right pieces. Personally I find layering to look best on those with slightly leaner bodies but if you tend to be on the bigger side, all you have to do is use a belt like the one pictured below to create the illusion of curves.

How To Wear It

* Turtleneck + Jersey dress

* Buttoned shirt + Corset


* Knitted dress + Tights/Skinny jeans

More Examples

Image Credit: TopShop, H&M, River Island, Oasis and Dorothy Perkins.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I love layering! I live in Canada and it’s cold, so it’s pretty popular here to layer a T-shirt on top of a long sleeve =D I like the dress/tights combo but I’m short so no way I can pull that off =S

  2. Oh, I just came back from London this Friday. I stayed there a week and simply oogled at how nicely dressed people are. Yeah, I saw how the sweater-dress/tunic (and the color purple) are so popular, so I got myself a few. Since I live in Canada and fashion is so late here, no one else will have my style! =D Gosh, I miss London already. You’re so lucky. ^^

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  5. layering looks good..but do u guys really think about why its popular? the capitalist “fashion” bastards are making us buy more shit. It’s true.

  6. sometimes i fear layering coz i tend to look very fobby whatever it is… maybe its becuase of my hair/ glasses but i do look very much like a newb from HK who moved to sydney.

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