There’s a difference between lived-in layers and luxe layers. The former is the result of effortless afterthoughts, adding piece after piece until your outfit is blissed out in cozy contentment (oftentimes for lounging at home or making a chilly-morning coffee run). But the latter relies on the careful selection of refined separates that can be anything from a luxurious fabric to a sophisticated yet functional basic to even a fitted piece you can build on. But before you start your search for these layering staples, it will please you to know that Kit and Ace's fall collection (known for its Technical Cashmere™, an innovative, machine-washable fabric you can wear from leisure to luxe) is where you’ll find both sets of sought-after essentials. So even if you prefer to be a lived-in girl by day and a luxe lover at night, you’re sure to find a do-it-all piece that's perfect for your day-to-day grind.
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When approaching an expertly layered look, your base layer is the starting point. Consider a cool turtleneck an elevated alternative to your usual T-shirt or long-sleeve basics. It's important to note that your base layer should also be your lightest piece (which is why the breathable and lightweight Technical Cashmere™ fabric is a perfect option) with respect to volume and proportion. Unwanted lumpy patches are never ideal!
Once you've established your outfit's base layer, move on to the inner layer. This can be a more substantial knit piece, like Kit and Ace's 100% cashmere sweater, or a V-neck pullover you can wear over a lightweight basic.
Make a versatile outer layer the standout piece, like a gorgeous blanket wrap for that effortless, draped-on look. It's there to lend a sophisticated and put-together final touch you can try in a variety of ways.
Kit and Ace Atlantic Blanket Wrap ($498)