Greetings Culture Lovers!
Last go 'round on the Daily Fashion Fix, we talked about how to recreate a great Fall transition look in just 3 easy steps! This week, I'd like to keep on this vein and take it one step further with layering. As the weather gets cooler, adding a few basic chic layers over a bold statement piece can take your fall outfits from yawn to yes!
In this week's example, the foundation of my look is a bold dashiki print romper I custom designed myself for the Q.A.C webstore. Dashikis, originally worn in West African nations such as Nigeria, Togo, and Benin .. The print evolved during the 1960s into political statement of African-American pride and solidarity .. With the energy of the world, ESPECIALLY here in america .While great in the summertime, with a few tweaks, this romper becomes a fierce transition piece ... And who doesn't love getting double duty from your wardrobe?!
To warm things up a bit, I begin layering my basics over this romper using my previously discussed "Color Pop" method. Blue tights with a blue cardigan serves to color block an already busy dashiki design. The same is idea is repeated with oxblood toned boots and classic leather moto jacket.
In both cases, these colors are added to both the top and bottom of the outfit to not only add a sense of uniformity, but it also anchors the entire look around the dashiki print.
As a special note, take a look at the length of each cover-up. The shorter length of the leather jacket .. Followed by the bit longer length of the cardigan .. Then finished off by the longest length, the romper. This layering of materials on top of one another, coupled by the different layered lengths create this great structural look visually that I'm absolutely in love with. To wrap things up, I cinch my waist with a thin belt because as you know, I absolutely love a good hourglass shape!
And there you have it! Another fun look brought to you from Q.A.C, with several basics from your own closet! Colder weather is when the real fashionistas shine ... That said? Let's get layering!