{How to Layer on a Budget with Nordstrom}

DTKAustin shows how to layer a cami with a knit cardigan and OTK boots for a cozy winter look. Click through for more outfit ideas!

Anyone who lives in the south knows that layering is a must when “winter” hits. How are we supposed to dress cute when the high is going to be in the 80s all week with a low in the 40s?? Even for me, it is a daily struggle trying to figure out what exactly to wear when our weather is all over the place. I’ve partnered with Nordstrom today to show you all how we can easily look stylish and put together when the weather is all over the place!

Being in Texas 30 years of my life, I’ve definitely figured out the best way to strategically layer without breaking the bank. In the past, I would stock up on summer and winter clothing because it would essentially be lasting me all year long. At that point, I was left with so many clothes that weren’t worn; more of them heavy winter wear. This is the first winter that I’ve actually tried to plan out an easy capsule wardrobe of affordable basics that will easily transition to warmer weather each day.

As most of you have noticed, my go-to look this “winter” would have to be a tank, a cozy cardigan, skinny jeans and boots or heels of some kind. Why? Because it’s easy and honestly, you really can’t tell if these looks are super high end or extremely affordable. That’s why I love it! You can literally look put together without spending a fortune. This entire look was under $500, including the boots and the handbag and these are pieces I have easily been able to mix and match with other looks throughout the season.

If you’re in the same predicament and aren’t too sure of how to layer without wearing too much or too little I have added a few scrollers of some of my favorite, affordable and higher end pieces that can easily be layered for the bi-polar weather.

Let’s start with an essential – Cardigans

Leather Jacket

Tanks

Skinny Jeans

OTK Boots

Heels

Outfit Details:

Cardigan – Free People (Comes in 3 colors!)

Cami – Lush (Similar HERE)

Jeans – Articles of Society // Shoes – Steve Madden (Similar HERE)

Handbag – Sole Society // Sunglasses – Sonix

Bralette – Free People // Belt – Nordstrom

DTKAustin shows how to layer a cami with a knit cardigan and OTK boots for a cozy winter look. Click through for more outfit ideas!DTKAustin shows how to layer a cami with a knit cardigan and OTK boots for a cozy winter look. Click through for more outfit ideas!DTKAustin shows how to layer a cami with a knit cardigan and OTK boots for a cozy winter look. Click through for more outfit ideas!DTKAustin shows how to layer a cami with a knit cardigan and OTK boots for a cozy winter look. Click through for more outfit ideas!DTKAustin shows how to layer a cami with a knit cardigan and OTK boots for a cozy winter look. Click through for more outfit ideas!DTKAustin shows how to layer a cami with a knit cardigan and OTK boots for a cozy winter look. Click through for more outfit ideas!DTKAustin shows how to layer a cami with a knit cardigan and OTK boots for a cozy winter look. Click through for more outfit ideas!DTKAustin shows how to layer a cami with a knit cardigan and OTK boots for a cozy winter look. Click through for more outfit ideas!DTKAustin shows how to layer a cami with a knit cardigan and OTK boots for a cozy winter look. Click through for more outfit ideas!

Photos by Annie Ray

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Lauren
    January 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    GIRL YES! Killer outfit <3

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    Kayleigh
    January 12, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    That top is so cute! I love it paired with that cozy cardigan!
    http://www.kayleighskloset.com

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    Mary Powers
    January 12, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    This look is so perfect for Texas!! I absolutely LOVE those boots! Not sure when your surgery is, but praong everything goes well for you!

    – Mary
    http://www.MissMaryPowers.com

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    Lee Anne
    January 12, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    You seriously have the best cardigans and cami’s. I love this look, so perfect for this wishy-washy weather 🙂

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

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    Stephanie
    January 12, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    This is definitely the best way to dress for a southern winter. I might be in the “northern” part of the south (Virginia), but we have definitely been experiencing a bizarre few months with snow at the beginning of the week, and 70° weather by the end! It’s hard to know what to wear, but these layers are perfect – I especially love the detailing withe strappy bralette!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

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    lexi
    January 13, 2017 at 12:52 am

    This is such a perfect look! Love how you styled this and I WANT that top!

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    jenna
    January 13, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Love that first grey sweater!!! 😉 Such a great how to post!

    Jenna from http://www.visionsofvogue.com

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    Ruthie Ridley
    January 13, 2017 at 1:28 am

    Loving the layers you have on!! Great round up as well! I need that cardi!! XO

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    angelle marix
    January 13, 2017 at 4:06 am

    You look beautiful. Love your outfit!! totally killin’ it in those OTK boots.

    xoxo,
    Angelle Marix
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

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    January Hart
    January 14, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Same here in south Louisiana! Ugh…
    You are so right though! A tank, cardi and some skinny jeans is the way to go in winter here! You look amazing per usual!!

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    Kari Kriewald
    January 17, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Yes, girl! Texas winters are so unpredictable, so a tank and cozy cardigan is always the way to go! PS – you look like a total stunner, per usual. xo

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    Juliana
    January 17, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    That sweater looks sooo cozy!

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    Kait Elizabeth
    January 17, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    This is so good babe! FL calls for this sort of dressing as well. After living up north for my whole life it’s been a sartorial challenge to look “wintery” and NOT sweat to death! Hugs, Kait
    http://www.baskinginburgundy.com

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    Stefanie
    January 17, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    the lighting in these pics are gorgeous! And I love the oversized shape of the sweater!

    -Stefanie
    http://www.thestylesafari.com

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    Ashley
    January 18, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Love this!! What a cute combo. You always look so perfectly effortless!! Obsessed with your style, babe!

    xo Ashley

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    Morgan Klein
    January 18, 2017 at 3:38 am

    So in love with this outfit. I love the cardigan so much. Nordstrom is the best!

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    Tina Dao
    January 18, 2017 at 3:50 am

    I am actually obsessed with your look and everything about your layering tips! I adore layering so much and feel you made your point across very well in relations to the topic!
    X
    Tina
    http://www.simplyteee.com

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    Living in Color
    January 18, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Omg this outfit is FAB on you!

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    Jessica
    January 18, 2017 at 8:05 am

    I love this look! It is so simple but chic! Layering is a must here in Southern California as well, as it can be hot as hell during the day and chilly at night!
    – Jessica
    Miss Moore Style

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    mandy
    January 18, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Love your layers! The perfect look!

    xoxo Mandy
    http://www.sparkleshinylove.com

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    Lauren Morgan
    January 18, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    I LOVE this outfit. You are so gorgeous!

    Xo, Lauren
    http://www.aloprofile.com/

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    Rachel
    January 19, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Great styling! Love this look!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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    Brittani Friedman
    January 19, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    You are slaying in this outfit girl! Nothing better than affordable layering!

    xo,
    Britt
    http://www.bybrittanilauren.com

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    Kasey
    January 20, 2017 at 5:20 am

    I feel you with the weather issues! It’s been rainy and weirdly warm here too! I love the cardigan because you can layer! perfect for our finneky texas weather!

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    Katie Ann
    January 21, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Perfect layering here, girlfran!

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    Nataly
    January 22, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    The weather has been so weird here too! That cardigan is the perfect layering piece! Hope you had a great weekend!

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    Annabel Eguagie
    January 23, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    omg! I totally agree with you. I leave in Dallas and I can sooooo relate to the bi-polar weather. lol. I can also relate to stocking up my closet for the summer and winter, and having a lot of unworn clothes. Shopping strategically is what I am working on. I love your website 🙂 and it inspires me because i have always wanted to be a fashion blogger as well as a wardrobe stylist, but I am too scared to take the first step. I hope I can overcome that this year. Love the outfit by the way…. 🙂 xoxo

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    Chloe
    January 23, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Your photos are always so gorgeous!!! Love this look and the layers!
    http://beyondblessedblog.com/

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