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You CAN Get the Layered Look and STILL Look Super Slim! Here’s How…

I am a HUGE fan of the 2-in-1 sweater or twofer as I like to call it! The layered sweater creates the illusion that you are expertly layering your clothes, but it doesn’t create any extra rumples or bulk… that ACTUAL layers do. You know what I mean if you have tried to wear a white button-down under a fitted sweater. You will inevitably see the buttons and puckering of the shirt under the sweater. With twofers, you will look stylish, streamlined, and slim!

Layered Sweater, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a brown layered sweater by Brochu Walker, Spanx faux leather leggings, See by Chloe combat boots, and black Chanel boy bag in Telluride, Colorado

Layered Sweater, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a brown layered sweater by Brochu Walker, Spanx faux leather leggings, See by Chloe combat boots, and black Chanel boy bag in Telluride, Colorado

Layered Sweater, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a brown layered sweater by Brochu Walker, Spanx faux leather leggings, See by Chloe combat boots, and black Chanel boy bag in Telluride, Colorado

Layered Sweater, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a brown layered sweater by Brochu Walker, Spanx faux leather leggings, See by Chloe combat boots, and black Chanel boy bag in Telluride, Colorado Layered Sweater, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a brown layered sweater by Brochu Walker, Spanx faux leather leggings, See by Chloe combat boots, and black Chanel boy bag in Telluride, Colorado

#1 | Brochu Walker Sweater

No one does a twofer like Brochu Walker. The quality of the fabric, the way it drapes… SOOO good. The price reflects the quality. No doubt there are less expensive options, but sometimes it’s worth investing in a great quality piece you know you will wear over and over again throughout the season.

I got this new Brochu Walker 2-in-1 sweater a few weeks ago and LOVE it! The color is gorgeous, it’s a perfect weight, and I love that the shirt layer covers my bottom. It also comes in a dress version in other colors. I’m wearing it with the Spanx faux leather leggings and black combat boots by See by Chloé. If you don’t already have the Spanx leggings, get them! I promise you’ll thank me later. I searched for the perfect combat boots for a while and finally found these…they’re super comfortable, have the perfect amount of hardware, and don’t look too masculine.

Shop more Brochu Walker layered sweaters here.

Layered Sweater, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a brown layered sweater by Brochu Walker, Spanx faux leather leggings, black croc embossed boots by Schutz, and black Balmain blazer in Telluride, Colorado

Adding An Extra Layer

I wanted to show you what the sweater looks like with another layer on top. This is the Balmain blazer. It’s pricey but my two favorite look-a-likes are this one from Express and this one by Lioness. You can see that with a pre-layered sweater, you can still add an extra layer and look super chic without adding bulk.

Read more about if the Balmain blazer is worth the investment here.

Layered Sweater, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a black puff shoulder layered sweater by Alice + Olivia with gray wash Agolde Nico jeans in Telluride, Colorado

#2 | Alice + Olivia Sweater

The second twofer I got this season is by Alice + Olivia. It has puff shoulders, Victorian neck, and it’s fitted. I love the feel of the fabric and the sort of peppy feel it gives to a look!

Layered Sweater, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a black and white tie neck sweater by Alice + Olivia with dark wash skinny jeans in Telluride, Colorado

#3 | Alice + Olivia Tie Neck Sweater

The last layered sweater I snagged is another one by Alice + Olivia! This one is long sleeve and has a chic tie neck and ruffle details! I also love the bell sleeves! It’s super soft and gives just the right amount of femininity to your look!

Shop more by Alice + Olivia here.

Have you tried pre-layered sweaters? Please share in the comments!

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How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
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After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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One thought on “You CAN Get the Layered Look and STILL Look Super Slim! Here’s How…

  1. Love The look but the black boots wpuks like TON KNOW you OPINION in combat Boots im 56 love them i wore them in the 80 not Sure if i can pull off An outfit. What so you think

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