I’ve been noticing a fun new style formula that I wanted to take a shot at. So today I’m teaming up with Kohl’s to share with you a great transition-into-spring outfit that incorporates this fun 2024 style trend to try: creative layering.
Interestingly, creative layering is not one of those trends I see on many trend report lists. But I’ve noticed this style formula pop up over and over on Instagram and on the street. And since it’s perfect for creating layered looks for those transitional weeks from winter to spring, I thought I should share it with you.
The gist is we’ll be seeing outfit layers in new ways. For instance, you’re probably familiar with seeing a pullover sweater draped over the shoulders and perhaps tied loosely around the neck. But now it’s very on trend to wear two pullover sweaters draped over one shoulder and then have the arms of those sweaters tied together from the one shoulder and the opposing underarm. Make sense? I’ll share that formula of creative layering another day.
But for today’s outfit I used a different creative layering formula. This style formula calls for a simple t-shirt of some kind with a button-up shirt layered loosely over it and a blazer topping them both. Sounds like a mouthful! But this trio of tops truly layers beautifully.
Not only does this creative layering effect look effortlessly pulled together and casually chic, but it also provided the warmth I needed when I modeled this on a cold winter afternoon. So I know it will serve us well when the temperatures warm up just a bit and we are ready to wear our spring wardrobes.
My elevated casual outfit started with some really nice Levi’s jeans in the shade Lapis Speed. I’m wearing a size 10 and they’re a little roomy on me. But another trend you might be interested in is that we’re wearing our jeans a little less tight these days. I’m all in on that one, too! So I’ll stick with this size for a casual, loose fit. They’re extremely comfortable and soft, and they do have a bit of elastane for stretch, too. Kohl’s has these jeans in plenty of other colors to choose from, too.
For my creative layering, I wore this light grey long sleeve Henley tee and topped it with a striped oversized long sleeve button up shirt. Both run true to size; I’m wearing a medium in each. And the quality is great on these elevated basics, by the way. I completed the creative layering with a fun plaid single-button longline blazer. And yes, I had plenty of room in the sleeves to accommodate those base layers, even though I have fairly large upper arms.
Because there’s so much going on in the layers (but I absolutely love mixing the plaid and the stripes!), I kept my jewelry and accessories very minimal. I wore only these silverplated and crystal twist hoop earrings and completed the outfit with black leather booties (similar), a black leather belt (similar) and a black crossbody bag. Of course, I found everything at Kohl’s for this look and the prices were so reasonable.
I like shopping Kohl’s when I want to try out a new trend because they have a great selection of modern styles, but at reasonable prices. And of course you can also earn Kohl’s Cash as you shop and then use that for future purchases. Finally, right now Kohl’s has some amazing close-out deals with an extra 50% off, resulting in savings up to 85% off the original price. And you can get an extra 15% off markdowns with code CATCH15OFF at checkout.
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Let me know what you think about the creative layering style trend. Is this a style trend you’ll try for 2024? Like I said, there are other ways to layer creatively, too. Would you like to see me tackle one of the additional style formulas in this trend?
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As believers we do have a biblical obligation to look out for each other. That does include helping one another to “stay on the straight and narrow.” I find that most Christians fall into one of two camps. Either you shy away completely from pointing out sin in other people’s lives or you make it your mission to do so. Ha! I’m more prone to keep quiet. What about you?
But the Bible describes a more biblical approach. Paul told the believers in Galatia to restore one who has gotten caught up in a sin gently. But he also reminded them to stay humble and watchful because they could easily also be tempted into sin. I’ve learned after almost 60 years of life that indeed I can be tempted. And that bit of humility helps me to approach someone caught in sin with more grace and understanding.
Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. ~ Galatians 6:1