Breaking the rules always feels good to most of us and when it comes to fashion, if done well, it doubles the excitement. The same is the case with tonal layering, the new fashion trend that has taken over the world by storm. Spotted everywhere from the runways to the chic street style divas, this trend is here to stay. Other than being a handy winter layering tip, it also elongates your frame and not to mention ups your style game. If you’re up for it and we think you should be, here is all you need to know…
Choosing your colours
 

Choosing your colours

Tonal layering is about picking the shade that is right for you, and then choosing the outer layers to be in a lighter or darker tone of the same colour. If you are one of those people who have a lot of pieces in one colour, this is the best way to make the most of them.

Acing the Silhouette:
 

Acing the Silhouette:

Keep silhouettes simple and stick to only one or two oversized pieces, you do not want to look like you are wearing everything you own. The bottom most layers should be lightweight and snug. Ideally, you should limit yourself to three to four layers at the most.

Arranging the colours
 

Arranging the colours

Arrange the colours from light to dark, meaning you wear your lightest shade inside and your outer layer will be the darkest of the lot. Although it’s not a rule, this styling trick could be of assistance.

Proportions and textures
 

Proportions and textures

Play as much as you can with proportions and textures. Slim layers of varying lengths work best in this scenario. Opt for luxe fabrics like silk, cashmere, linen, jersey etc. to add a bit of a premium edge to your outfit, clashing textures could also work well.

To accessorize or not to accessorize
 

To accessorize or not to accessorize

For some balance you can always throw in a metallic or neutral item to the mix. Choose accessories in the same colour palette but use them as accents to uplift the look or play it down.

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