Once upon a time, It girls would buy and wear pieces relegated to a specific time of year. Skirts and dresses? Spring to summer. Over-the-knee suede boots? Fall only. Nowadays, however, trendsetters are determined to get their money’s worth out of their investment pieces, and they’ve got a special trick up their figurative sleeve that’s making it possible: layering.
While layering is hardly a new concept, it’s the innovative pairings we’ve seen on the runways and on the streets lately that are making the concept of seasonally appropriate attire all but obsolete. Forget beginner-level moves like styling a button-down beneath a sweater—we’re talking deconstructed shirting layered under dresses or statement skirts over jeans. Ready to see how it’s done? Today we’re styling of-the-moment pieces from Diane von Furstenberg in ways you can wear now or later.
Ahead, see our favorite items to layer, and get ready to celebrate your new sartorial freedom.
Wear this floral-print dress over a long-sleeve black shirt and a pair of cropped raw-hem jeans for a street style–approved look.
Modernize a silk blouse with cropped trousers that show off your favorite heels.
Too cold to go sleeveless? Layer a crisp white button-down with subtle sleeve detailing underneath.
Liven up this polished dress by adding sheer black tights, over-the-knee boots, and a black moto jacket on top.
Play up the detailing on this skirt and draw attention to the asymmetrical hemline with an off-the-shoulder top.
Pair this formfitting dress with a rib-knit turtleneck bodysuit, and top it off with a belted trench.
Like what you see? Tell us which of DVF's pieces you'll be snapping up in the comments below!