Saturday, January 10, 2009

2Fer The Price Of 1

I have a lot of tank tops and short-sleeved shirts that I would love to wear right now, but can't because I would freeze to death in NY's brutal winter weather. So what's a New Yorker who wants to wear these types of clothes in the winter supposed to do? Layer them! And that's exactly what I've been doing. I simply put my sleeveless or short-sleeved top on over a sweater or a long-sleeved shirt and thus; am able to keep warm and look stylish at the same time. I must admit, I've been having so much fun experimenting with this trend. The options are endless! You can also layer if you have a nice shirt that is see-through or really low-cut and don't feel comfortable wearing it by itself. You can rock this trend in the Spring/Summer too. Just try putting a sleeveless top over a short-sleeved shirt. If you want to try this trend but aren't sure what pieces you want to layer with, there are many items that come already layered. These are know as 2Fers. A 2Fer may include (but is not limited to) the outfits I suggested above, a skirt/blouse combo that forms the look of dress, dresses over shirts, and the ever popular vest over blouse look that you probably remember seeing in previous blog entries. I will now show some more examples of a 2Fer below.

Cap Sleeve Sweater, $14.99, available in sizes S-XL, alloy.com

Double V-Neck Halter Top, $14.99, shown in black/white; also available in blue, sizes XS-XXXL, alloy.com

Juicy Couture Women's Puff "Two-Fer" Long Sleeve Hoodie with Kangaroo Pocket, $46.80, shown in heather janey; also available in black, sizes Small and Large, bloomingdales.com


Aqua Women's "2Fer" Vest, $33.60, available in sizes X Small-Large, bloomingdales.com

Abstract Floral Sweater, $21.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Knit Vest Top, $24.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Layered Blouse, $19.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com




Layered Stripe Top, $22.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Two-In-One Top, $19.99, shown in brown mix; also available in gray combo, sizes S-L (brown mix only available in S), charlotterusse.com

Layered Ruffle Top, $24.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

2fer Belted Pinstripe Dress, available in sizes S-XL, mandee.com

2fer Black Knit Top Belted, $34.99, available in sizes 5-11, mandee.com

2fer Dress W/Red Belt, $34.99, available in sizes 3-11, mandee.com

2fer Pullover Sweatshirt Full Hope, $19.20, available in sizes S-L, mandee.com

2fer Pullover Sweatshirt Love Rock, $19.20, available in sizes S-L, mandee.com


2Fer Vest Black W/Dot Top, $28.00, available in sizes S-L, mandee.com

10 Inch Faux 2fer Argyle, $16.99, shown in royal blue; also available in purple, sizes S-L, mandee.com


Halter Ruffle 2fer, $34.99, available in sizes S-XL, mandee.com


Houndstooth 2fer, $24.00, shown in brown; also available in black/white, sizes S-L (brown not available in L), mandee.com

Lace Tie Neck 2fer, $24.00, available in sizes M and L, mandee.com


Peasant Satin Giraffe 2fer, $39.99, available in sizes 5-13, mandee.com

Printed Tunic and Scarf 2fer, $24.00, available in sizes M-XL, mandee.com

Scoop Lantern Belted 2Fer, $11.99, shown in purple; also available in black, sizes L and XL, mandee.com

Ruffle Satin 2fer, $39.99, available in sizes 5-13, mandee.com

American Rag Layered Cowl-Neck Sweater, $44.98, shown in ivory; also available in purple, sizes XS-L, macys.com

Zinc Racerback Layered, Tank Top, $38.00, available in sizes XS-L, macys.com

Argyle Layered Look Top, $12.99, available in sizes Small-X-Large, jcpenney.com

Fabulosity Sweater, $22.99, available in sizes Small-X-Large, jcpenney.com

Southpole Lurex Stripe 2fer, $12.99, shown in nude; also available in red, sizes Large-XX-Large, jcpeenney.com


Clara Layered Sweater Top, $22.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

In-Vain Mock-Layered Vest Tunic, $13.99, available in sizes Small-X Large, kohls.com

I hope the outfits featured above give you some more ideas for layering. I realize that some of the pieces I posted are actually sewn together and can't be worn seperately, but they still form the look of two seperate pieces and that is also a really cool style. The clothes that can be worn seperately cost the same price that only buying one item would cost. Isn't that awesome? You can also take the pieces that can be worn seperately and then layer it with another outfit to create a totally different look. Another advantage to layering? With the downfall of the economy, I know most of us have not been able to buy that many (if any) new clothes. If you're tired of wearing the same clothes over and over again, layering is a great way to give your old wardrobe a whole new twist. If you have any more ideas on how to layer and would like me to put them in my blog, let me know. E-mail me at Charmed42787@gmail.com or send a message on myspace.