The Fine art of Layering

Why do we layer our clothing in winter? Because it insulates. Because it gives us flexibility. Because it’s fun. After all, who wouldn’t want to wear as many Jane’s Vanity pieces as possible, all at once? But, we needn’t look like snowballs while doing so. JV offers suggestions.

  • Contrast is key in the fine art of layering.
  • Start simple and light. Silk ribbing is our friend. As are the finest stockings.
  • Then add something opulent. But, belt it.
  • Leave space to show a bit of skin, a sparkly chain. 
  • Incorporate an element of surprise in layering by mixing color, pattern, texture, sheerness. For ideas, we suggest you study the window displays of elegant men’s clothing shops. Trust us.
  • Plan to look soigné, which in French means “cared for.” 
  • As Jane and Emily often remark, it’s not what you wear, but how you wear it. 

Let’s begin with the Oruneé Bodysuit from Hervé by Céline Marie. The lacey detail at throat would just show beneath Gilda & Pearl’s Sultan Short Robe in burgundy red silk velvet (lined entirely in brick red silk!). To wear with black trousers from Christine Vancouver’s Luxe Silk Crepe Lounge Set. Don’t forget the matching Oruneé Gloves. FInish with the Watchtower Giant Square Scarf from Klements.

Or, for casual sophistication, we honor the work of Dana Pisarra with the Liberty Ivory Cashmere Turtleneck in finest ribbed knit. Pairable with Barazandeh’s Ivresse Champagne & Crystal Swarovski Stay Up stockings. Together they make a great base for jeans and platform sandals. The next layer might be a Klements Silk Kimono in Poison Poppy or Psychriver. Either one is a match for Elisabeth Weinstock’s Olive Beret. 

Layers tickle the senses, like lasagna or baklava. Our layers of Jane’s Vanity are a feast for the senses.

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