Nothing Short of Chic: Personal Style: Copenhagen Layers

30.3.17

Personal Style: Copenhagen Layers


Transitional dressing is a breeze with plenty of layers and chic, classic silhouettes and prints. | Nothing Short Of Chic
 
 LOCATION: COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
   

Layering for transitional weather can be easier said than done; but it can also be done easily.

Ah, spring – that beautiful time of year when flowers are blooming, rivers are rushing... and the weather changes. All. The. Time. When it could be sunny and warm and 18°C, and then half an hour later, turn to pouring, chilling rain. I, for one, love this time of year – it's so interesting. It has character. But getting dressed also requires just a little more effort, to plan and prepare for any temperature and temperament of weather the day might throw at you. Transitional dressing, we call it. My outfit today is just one example.

Unfortunately we had no snaps of beautiful 18-degree weather today; it was all rain and mist (though, as you can see, it was absolutely stunning, especially around tower spires and statues). But we've been getting some pretty mercurial weather here in Copenhagen lately and also I knew I'd be going in and out of doors a bit. The solution? Layers, and plenty of them. In this outfit, I layered a tank top, a long-sleeve striped tee shirt, a thick sweater, and a wool coat. A scarf of any kind, even silk, does a lot to seal out the wind on the back of the neck. If it had been much colder I absolutely would have had to add socks, but luckily, the weather let me have the one small joy of wearing this trouser/shoe pairing.

Transitional dressing is a breeze with plenty of layers and chic, classic silhouettes and prints. | Nothing Short Of Chic

Transitional dressing is a breeze with plenty of layers and chic, classic silhouettes and prints. | Nothing Short Of Chic

Transitional dressing is a breeze with plenty of layers and chic, classic silhouettes and prints. | Nothing Short Of Chic

Transitional dressing is a breeze with plenty of layers and chic, classic silhouettes and prints. | Nothing Short Of Chic

Transitional dressing is a breeze with plenty of layers and chic, classic silhouettes and prints. | Nothing Short Of Chic

Transitional dressing is a breeze with plenty of layers and chic, classic silhouettes and prints. | Nothing Short Of Chic

Transitional dressing is a breeze with plenty of layers and chic, classic silhouettes and prints. | Nothing Short Of Chic
Photography by DJ Cleland-Hura | Coat: Thrifted (Bossini) | Sweater: Thrifted (Fox) | Pants: Thrifted (Worthington) | Shoes: Thrifted | Scarf: Thrifted (Liz Claiborne)

I realize that these glasses aren't really the best accessory for this look, but we were going around looking at detailed, far away things and I really wanted to be able to see. This trick of cuffing slim pants when wearing any kind of low-vamp shoe works really well to define the ankle and lengthen the leg. (Other shoes this looks amazing with are flat loafers, classic pumps, smoking slippers, and boat shoes.)

This particular layering combination is perfect for when you might be going from various temperatures frequently (inside and outside, for example). You have three layers to choose from. Also, if you wear a scarf like mine and decide you don't need it when indoors, you can style it in different ways to accentuate your outfit: around your ankle, in your hair, as a belt, the list goes on.

I'll be doing at least one Copenhagen post on NSOCEnRoute in the next few weeks so don't forget to look out for that! I'm also posting pretty much daily photos on Instagram of my KĂžbenhavn adventures so go follow the NSOC account if you're interested.

Happy spring, darlings!

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