Hillary Chybinski: Light Layers for Spring

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Light Layers for Spring

We are finally getting some spring weather around here . . .but truth be told, there is still a chill in the air. So while my mailbox and Pinterest feed are full of tank tops and flip flops, the weather here isn't quite cooperating. That's where the idea of layering comes into play.

Spring is a great time to layer. Not only does it give you pieces to take off if you get warm, but it's a fun way to play with color as well. And if the breeze kicks up, you can pile the layers back on. A recent addition to my layering arsenal is a tank top. Being a large-chested woman, I have never fully embraced the tank. It's not something I would ever wear on it's own, and they always seem too flimsy to even bother with. But I have recently discovered two that have changed my mind completely.

The first is a basic microfiber tank from Chico's. It comes in a wide variety of colors and is perfect under sweaters, peasants tops, anything I want a smoother line (or an extra layer) underneath.The second is the Bienne Tank from Aventura. A basic white one was part of my recent Ambassador shipment, and I'm not sure if I've taken it off. Now I was skeptical of this piece at first, it was MUCH snugger than I had anticipated. But as a first layer piece - I am in LOVE!!

Using the Bienne Tank from Aventura Clothing as a First Layering Piece

Here's an easy layered outfit I styled. You probably have similar pieces already in your closet. Jeans, the Bienne Tank, a button-down shirt and sneakers. So easy, comfortable, with just an edge of style.

Bienne Tank from Aventrua Clothing Styled with Skinny Jeans and a Button-Down Shirt

Jeans - Ann Taylor Modern Skinny (this season)
Tank - Bienne Tank from Aventura Clothing
Shirt - Ralph Lauren (last year)
Sneakers - Kate Spade for Keds (last year)
Necklace - Tiffany
Bracelets - Alex and Ani and Tiffany

Still worried you may be chilly? Add a great little spring jacket! Also in my recent Ambassador shipment from Aventrua Clothing, I received this adorable white cotton jacket. It's totally styled like a classic denim jacket, without the bulk and stiffness, which is perfect for a large-chest.

Adding a Light White Cotton Spring Jacket to Style a Layered Look

I loved the way this outfit came together. At first I was worried about the two sets of dots - on the shirt AND on the sneakers. But I think since they are close in scale, it works.

What are you layering on this week?

catch you soon -
I am a 2015 Aventrua Clothing Ambassador. As part of my agreement, I received a shipment of clothing to review and share with you. As always, all opinions are my very own.

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  1. That jacket is a great addition - whole outfit is super cute!

  2. I really need a white denim jacket. I've been saying it for years, but now that I see how great you look in yours, it's time for me to buy one!