How to Carry a Top Across the Seasons

fall and winter

Want to pump up your wardrobe options for fall and winter? Try short-sleeved tops! That’s right, they aren’t just for spring and summer. You can wear women’s fashion tops and blouses all year-round. It’s a simple trick to expand your choices for what to wear during chilly months. But… how? The simple answer is layering.


Say sayonara to the thought of only wearing warm-weather shirts when the mercury rises and get some wear out of your fave shirts year-round through layering! You could start by simply adding a tee-shirt under a cardigan. Wear your summer tops as a base layer, and open the door to endless style possibilities. Find your favorite bold color top or a fun print you love. Sheer layered fabrics make great accent points for your fall and winter looks too. Ready to put the fun in fashion? Playing around with all these options and build countless outfits from a single short-sleeve top! And the best part is, you can use the tops and blouses in your closet right now!

Here are three ways to do it.

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Layering on Top

Love layering your favorite tee on top of a long sleeve shirt, like a warm thermal? So do we! It creates a truly layered, cozy style when you mix fabrics and textiles. Complete the look by pairing it with a beanie, scarf, and boots (and thick boot socks!) for an outfit that is sure to keep you warm, no matter what.

Layering Underneath

Have a dreary fall or winter outfit that could use some much-needed life? Layer women’s fashion tops and blouses that will keep you comfy, warm, and protected from the chill. Use a high contrasting color, such as a marigold yellow or bright red, underneath an open-front button-down top to immediately perk up your look and add polish to your appearance. We think there’s just something effortless and alluring when you wear a tee under an open front flannel with a tangle of delicate necklaces. Patterned shirts work well for this too. Layer underneath a long sleeve solid shirt and have the patterned short-sleeve top peek out from the bottom for some added intrigue.

Building a Look with Depth

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Want to know a great way to work your warm-weather shirts into winter? Jackets! Throw on a nice light jacket over your fave tee for a classic go-to look. Like a look with more of an edge? Make it a bomber or a denim jacket. And girl, that’s not all you can do with women’s fashion tops and blouses!

When that sweater weather hits, we love these tops with chunky sweaters, cardigans, and long skirts to create a look you’ll love more than pumpkin spice. Fact is, when it comes to building a look with depth, it’s all about that base - a base shirt that is. That’s why you want to pick a tee with a bold color to make the outfit pop. Add a fun printed tee under your favorite wooly sweater for a look that’s made for brunch. Layer your base tee under an opened flannel top and open sweater to create three layers of perfection. Have your heart set on a printed tee? Use muted neutral tones for the flannel and sweater so that your tee is still the anchor in the ensemble. A long cardigan, printed tee, and wide-brimmed hat will make you fall in love all over again with your summer tee. Pair with distressed jeans and boots make it a full look.

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Do you love short-sleeve dresses as much as us? Apply the same layering concept to your favorite pieces and you’ll be sure to look cool while staying warm. Combine a long cardigan and booties for an adorable fall go-to, or dress it up with tights for an easy winter look.

Are you ready to take packing up your summery women’s fashion tops and blouses off your to-do list? Have some fun mixing those short-sleeved, lightweight pieces into your daily look in any way you choose to layer. You’ll enjoy the feel of having a whole new wardrobe without paying a penny! Happy styling!