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.