Fashion Consultant Yasmin Sewell first really established herself as the co-founder of Etre Cecile & Paper Tiger. In addition to having a great head of curls and a deep love of turtlenecks for any and every season, Sewell is a serious layering champion, and the following rules show how she pairs unexpected pieces over one another.
Heavy sweaters over bouyant bottoms.
Sewell weighs down full skirts and trousers with longer-cut sweaters that create an unexpected drop waist as they flair out under the knit. Her favorite way to tone down formalwear appears to be throwing a heavier and casual sweater over it, a look she pulls off so well, I'm about to dig up my heaviest sweaters and try it myself.
Skirts (and dresses) over pants.
The most obvious and also most sartorially controversial style Sewell rocks is the skirt/dress over pants combo, and she makes it look more like another layering trick up her sleeve than any style blunder that would be the result of another trying the look. Whether she's adding slim trousers under a shift minidress or going all out with denim and a full skirt, it looks awesome.
Tiny tops layered over more modest tops.
This is one of Sewell's more unique layering tricks, and it's hard to say how many people could pull it off. She layers little crop tops and delicate bustier tops over long sleeves and more modestly-cut tops, and with her tiny frame, she totally makes it work. The key is keeping all of the pieces (mostly) tight-fitting to avoid adding extra bulk.
Finish the look with a statement necklace.
Who doesn't love a great statement necklace? It's Sewell's favorite accessory, and she takes each look up a notch with a luxe or edgy neckpiece. The best look? When she layers a heavy neckpiece over a turtleneck, for extra style impact. This is definitely something we can all try, as it's the most subtle way to try a new kind of layering.
She's kind of perfect. Keep an eye out for this street style star through the rest of fashion week, as she's sure to catch a few photographers' eyes.