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Unconventional Elegance: Embrace Eccentric Layering Fashion Trends for Summer

July 18, 2023

ANNA BERG

Unconventional Elegance

Who said layering is only for winter? At DOORS NYC, we believe that layering is the perfect way to create unique and creative outfits, even during the summer. Whether you're experiencing chilly nights in the Hamptons or navigating the unpredictable, bipolar weather of Manhattan, eccentric layering can elevate your fashion game and keep you looking très chic all season long. In this article, we'll explore latest layering fashion trends, how to use layering to craft exceptional outfits and provide layering tips to master the art of fashionable layering. Discover the stunning DOORS NYC brands showcased at our fashion pr showroom that will help you rock these eccentric layered looks.

How to Use Layering to Create Unique, Creative Outfits:

Play with Contrasting Colors and Textures: One of the keys to successful eccentric layering is experimenting with contrasting colors and textures. Take the pink and green blazer with removable sleeves from the NY-based fashion label PH5, for example. This bold piece can be layered over a pink knitted skirt by the emerging talent CHICTOPIA, creating a visually striking and unconventional combination. Pair the outfit with leather boots by BENEDETTA BOROLI to add an edgy touch that complements the overall look.

BENEDETTA BOROLI- Ashley Persia Boots | Blue, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Ashley Persia Boots | Blue, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Ashley Persia Boots | Blue, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Ashley Persia Boots | Blue, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Ashley Persia Boots | Blue, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Ashley Persia Boots | Blue, buy at DOORS NYC

Ashley Persia Boots | Blue BY BENEDETTA BOROLI

$508.00
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Ashley Aloe Boots | Lime Greens, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Ashley Aloe Boots | Lime Greens, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Ashley Aloe Boots | Lime Greens, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Ashley Aloe Boots | Lime Greens, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Ashley Aloe Boots | Lime Greens, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Ashley Aloe Boots | Lime Greens, buy at DOORS NYC

Ashley Aloe Boots | Lime Green BY BENEDETTA BOROLI

$494.00
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Fiona Danubio Boots | Blue, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Fiona Danubio Boots | Blue, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Fiona Danubio Boots | Blue, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Fiona Danubio Boots | Blue, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Fiona Danubio Boots | Blue, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Fiona Danubio Boots | Blue, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Fiona Danubio Boots | Blue, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Fiona Danubio Boots | Blue, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Fiona Danubio Boots | Blue, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Fiona Danubio Boots | Blue, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Fiona Danubio Boots | Blue, buy at DOORS NYC
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Fiona Danubio Boots | Blue, buy at DOORS NYC

Fiona Danubio Boots | Blue BY BENEDETTA BOROLI

$618.00

Mix and Match Patterns: Eccentric layering allows you to unleash your creativity by mixing and matching patterns fearlessly. Opt for an oversized denim bomber jacket from the Ukrainian brand KULAKOVKSY and layer it over a black floral lace dress by TINY DINOSAUR. This unexpected pairing adds a touch of whimsy to your summer wardrobe, making it perfect for casual outings or rooftop gatherings. Complete the ensemble with stylish boots from SCLARANDIS to strike a balance between edgy and elegant.
 

TINY DINOSAUR - Floral-Lace Maxi Dress | Black buy at DOORS NYC
TINY DINOSAUR - Floral-Lace Maxi Dress | Black buy at DOORS NYC
TINY DINOSAUR - Floral-Lace Maxi Dress | Black buy at DOORS NYC
TINY DINOSAUR - Floral-Lace Maxi Dress | Black buy at DOORS NYC
TINY DINOSAUR - Floral-Lace Maxi Dress | Black buy at DOORS NYC
TINY DINOSAUR - Floral-Lace Maxi Dress | Black buy at DOORS NYC
TINY DINOSAUR - Floral-Lace Maxi Dress | Black buy at DOORS NYC
TINY DINOSAUR - Floral-Lace Maxi Dress | Black buy at DOORS NYC
TINY DINOSAUR - Floral-Lace Maxi Dress | Black buy at DOORS NYC
TINY DINOSAUR - Floral-Lace Maxi Dress | Black buy at DOORS NYC

Floral-Lace Maxi Dress | Black BY TINY DINOSAUR

$236.00
SCLARANDIS - Diana Sandal | Gold, buy at DOORS NYC
SCLARANDIS - Diana Sandal | Gold, buy at DOORS NYC
SCLARANDIS - Diana Sandal | Gold, buy at DOORS NYC
SCLARANDIS - Diana Sandal | Gold, buy at DOORS NYC
SCLARANDIS - Diana Sandal | Gold, buy at DOORS NYC
SCLARANDIS - Diana Sandal | Gold, buy at DOORS NYC
SCLARANDIS - Diana Sandal | Gold, buy at DOORS NYC
SCLARANDIS - Diana Sandal | Gold, buy at DOORS NYC
SCLARANDIS - Diana Sandal | Gold, buy at DOORS NYC
SCLARANDIS - Diana Sandal | Gold, buy at DOORS NYC

DIANA Sandals | Gold BY SCLARANDIS

$425.00
SCLARANDIS - Diana Sandal | White, buy at DOORS NYC
SCLARANDIS - Diana Sandal | White, buy at DOORS NYC
SCLARANDIS - Diana Sandal | White, buy at DOORS NYC
SCLARANDIS - Diana Sandal | White, buy at DOORS NYC
SCLARANDIS - Diana Sandal | White, buy at DOORS NYC
SCLARANDIS - Diana Sandal | White, buy at DOORS NYC
SCLARANDIS - Diana Sandal | White, buy at DOORS NYC
SCLARANDIS - Diana Sandal | White, buy at DOORS NYC

DIANA Sandals | Beige BY SCLARANDIS

$425.00

● Beauty of a White T-Shirt:The versatility of layering extends to even the simplest of wardrobe staples, such as the classic white T-shirt. A white T-shirt serves as an ideal base for building layered looks that exude effortless style. Go for one of the South Korean brand’s JUUN. J T-shirt, a timeless piece crafted with impeccable attention to detail. Pair this crisp white tee with a sleek black blazer to create a chic contrast of colors and textures. To add a touch of contemporary flair, accessorize with a cool silver jewelry necklace from the emerging brand B DODI. This combination effortlessly blends sophistication and urban edge, making it a go-to ensemble for those looking to embrace the art of eccentric layering.

Juun.J - Logo-Embroidered Oversized Cotton T-Shirt | White, buy at doors.nyc
Juun.J - Logo-Embroidered Oversized Cotton T-Shirt | White, buy at doors.nyc
Juun.J - Logo-Embroidered Oversized Cotton T-Shirt | White, buy at doors.nyc
Juun.J - Logo-Embroidered Oversized Cotton T-Shirt | White, buy at doors.nyc
Juun.J - Logo-Embroidered Oversized Cotton T-Shirt | White, buy at doors.nyc
Juun.J - Logo-Embroidered Oversized Cotton T-Shirt | White, buy at doors.nyc
Juun.J - Logo-Embroidered Oversized Cotton T-Shirt | White, buy at doors.nyc
Juun.J - Logo-Embroidered Oversized Cotton T-Shirt | White, buy at doors.nyc
Juun.J - Logo-Embroidered Oversized Cotton T-Shirt | White, buy at doors.nyc
Juun.J - Logo-Embroidered Oversized Cotton T-Shirt | White, buy at doors.nyc
Juun.J - Logo-Embroidered Oversized Cotton T-Shirt | White, buy at doors.nyc
Juun.J - Logo-Embroidered Oversized Cotton T-Shirt | White, buy at doors.nyc

Logo-Embroidered Oversized Cotton T-Shirt | White BY Juun.J

$203.00

Tips for How to Layer Up and Create Fashionable Layering Outfits:

● Start with a Light Base:When layering for the summer, begin with a light base layer to avoid feeling weighed down. Opt for breathable fabrics like cotton or linen for your tops and dresses. This will allow you to add layers without feeling too hot or uncomfortable.
● Use Sheer Fabrics and Oversized Silhouettes: Sheer fabrics and oversized silhouettes are excellent options for summer layering. They add depth and dimension to your outfit while still maintaining an airy and relaxed vibe. Consider layering a sheer kimono over a crop top and shorts, or an oversized shirt over a tank dress for a stylish and contemporary look.
● Accessorize Strategically: Accessories play a crucial role in eccentric layering. Add statement belts, scarves, or hats to elevate your outfit further. Don't be afraid to mix and match accessories to create a fashion-forward and personalized ensemble.
● Create a Focal Point: Incorporate a statement piece into your layered outfit to create a focal point. This could be a brightly colored jacket, a unique patterned top, or eye-catching accessories. Let this focal point stand out amidst the layers, making it the centerpiece of your stylish ensemble.
● Experiment with Proportions: Eccentric layering allows you to experiment with proportions to create dynamic and visually interesting looks. Play with short and long pieces, boxy and fitted silhouettes, and cropped and oversized items to achieve a fashion-forward and unconventional style.

Embrace the charm of eccentric layering and let your creativity soar with these fashion layering ideas. Layering isn't just reserved for winter; it can be a fun and creative way to elevate your summer wardrobe. With the right pieces and a dash of confidence, you can master the art of layering and make a bold fashion statement wherever you go.