Thank you to LOFT for sponsoring today’s post!
Fall can be unseasonable warm here in Connecticut, so dressing in layers is essential! I’m always considering the “third piece rule” when styling outfits, which comes in handy for layering. Your pants and top are considered your first and second piece, and the third piece is that extra outfit addition that pulls the look together. Adding a third piece, whether it’s a jacket, vest, scarf, poncho, or statement accessory helps your outfit look more cohesive! Today I’m partnering with LOFT to share two layered looks featuring this Third Piece Rule using two of their amazing sweaters per look! LOFT is always my go-to for great sweaters because their prices are unbeatable for the quality!
Third Piece Rule
I love the color of this sweater dress, and I’m actually proud of myself for purchasing it! I don’t have enough color in my closet, and I thought it was a nice addition for fall. This Ribbed Swing Sweater Dress from LOFT would be beautiful on it’s own, but adding my favorite Sleeveless Coatigan from LOFT over it (you guys know how much I LOVE this one!) really pulls the entire look together. It’s also added warmth! Styled with some over the knee boots, and you have the perfect casual look for any situation. This would be a great look for teachers or for the office as well (minus the hat!). This dress also works for pregnancy too, and is NOT maternity!
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Another third piece I love adding for fall is a poncho! Layered over a sweater not only provides added warmth, but also omits the need for a jacket if your layering is done right (which is perfect for this pregnant mama!). I styled this Criss Cross Ribbed Poncho over this V-Neck Swing Sweater paired with some rain boots and cozy knit socks for the perfect fall look. The warmth of the two layered sweaters is perfect for the season’s unpredictable temperatures! This poncho fits great over a bump, too (as does the sweater because of it’s long length!)
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Some other options for adding that necessary third piece to your outfits are vests, ponchos, jackets, scarves, and statement accessories! Your outfit is guaranteed to look more polished and put together, and adds a little interest to the overall look! LOFT has some amazing options in ALL of these categories that I’m linking below for you! And you know they always have a great sale 😉 Shop more of their sweaters HERE (on sale!) and some third piece options below!