Mannequin in a layered fall look.

How to Create Cute Layered Outfits

Everyone loves cute layered outfits. They’re as cozy as they are effortless. But not all of us know how to recreate this look with a few simple pieces. Get picture-perfect outfits every time when you layer MOD ON TREND’s boutique clothing in style. We’ll show you how to layer clothing for cold weather in four easy steps.

Step One: Start with a Breathable Top

Woman wearing black Nikibiki cami

Nikibiki Ribbed Cami ($19.99)

Cute bodysuits, tank tops, and tees are perfect bases for cute layered outfits. Focus on slim-fitting fabrics, such as ribbed nylon and spandex, that won’t ride up throughout the day. The thinner and more comfortable it feels against your skin, the better. Our Nikibiki tanks are some of our more popular tops for this reason. Choose from laid-back spaghetti straps or bra-friendly, one-inch straps. Keep this top neutral by choosing a piece in black, white, or tan.

As you’re learning how to layer clothing for cold weather and deciding on your base layer, you should also think about the overall look. Pairing skinny boutique jeans with your tanks and tees is classic, and these bottoms balance out cute layered outfits nicely.

Step Two: Add a Long-Sleeve Blouse or Sweater

Model wearing a purple, puff sleeve sweater.

Just The Way You Are Puff Sleeve Sweater ($57.99)

As you learn how to layer for winter fashionably, don’t forget to add some texture to your look. We recommended boutique sweaters, sweatshirts, cardigans, and blouses that can stand on their own if you need to take layers off later in the day. Chunky knits and sherpa fabrics provide maximum warmth and timeless style. But cropped cardigans and sweatshirts are also trending. Wear these on shopping trips, while running errands, and even during your holiday gatherings. Cute long-sleeve tops in silk, chiffon, and thin knits are excellent options for office-ready looks.

If you’re looking for easy and cute layered outfits, swap out the jeans for some boutique leggings. When you layer a tank under a cropped sweatshirt and pair it with leggings and fashion sneakers, you get an effortless outfit that works on its own or with more layers.

Step Three: Choose a Jacket That’s Not Bulky

Model wearing a gingham shacket.

City Limits Gingham Shacket ($74.99)

Next, we have the outermost layer. This can be tricky for some, but we’re here to show you how to layer for winter fashionably and without adding too much weight and bulk. For example, a shacket jacket is great for daily wear. It blends the comfort of your favorite shirt with the functionality of a jacket. Blazers are a great third layer for work attire, professional events, and when you want to feel like a boss. Denim jackets will forever be one of our go-to options for creating cute layered outfits because they are classic and pair well with everything.

When searching for the right jacket, focus on the trends of the seasons. Patterns and textiles like plaids, sherpa, and corduroy are all great options.

Step Four: Complete the Look

Model wearing white, western inspired ankle booties,


Go The Distance Western Booties ($69.99)

Accessories and an important final step in knowing how to layer clothing for cold weather. Find the right pair of boutique boots or booties that complements the outfit, and add on warm and stylish finishing touches with scarves, beanies, or wide-brimmed hats. This is another opportunity to add some pops of color and take the look to the next level with heeled booties. With these final pieces in place, you can easily create new cute layered outfits day after day.

Find Layering Essentials at MOD ON TREND

Learning how to layer your clothing for cold weather gives you an opportunity to play around with pieces you already have in your wardrobe. Mix and match styles you have with your favorites from MOD. Shop from our new arrivals for trendy women’s clothing you won’t find anywhere else. Our easy-to-wear styles will be the perfect complement to all of your cute layered outfits.

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