Our Editor in Chief Shares the Only Thing You Need to Know to Layer

Ever stared at someone, trying to pinpoint what it is that makes them so chic? When it’s not as obvious as a designer slip-on, it can be hard to decipher exactly what was mixed and matched to create the covetable finish. Enter our new series, Mix Masters, dedicated to cracking the style code of our favorite It girls. We’ve teamed up with 7 for All Mankind to ensure that we address the one thing we all wear on rotation: denim. One by one, we’re getting inside the fashionable minds (and dramatically different wardrobes) of these style starsand we won’t rest until they’ve spilled the secrets to mastering their look.


Courtesy of 7 for All Mankind

Kat Collings, editor in chief here at Who What Wear, is the unrivaled master of layered looks. When it comes to flawless outfits with a twist, Collings knows exactly how to add interest with a third (or fourth) piece—which means we need to know what she knows. What makes for pieces that layer well? What does she reach for when she feels like an outfit needs a little something more? And short of being a sartorial genius, how exactly does one walk the line between too much and not enough? We asked Collings to throw on her favorite new-season 7 for All Mankind denim pieces and show us her secrets to crafting next-level looks. Welcome to Layering 101.

Ready for some expert tips? Kat shows us her layering tricks for her three go-to denim looks below.

How will you be layering denim this spring?