Unexpected Layering

Unexpected Layering

Isn’t it amazing how the sun can instantly pick up your mood? Before this week I felt like Toronto had been stuck in a lull of grey, rainclouds, and gloom. Many of us felt like winter had dragged on too long, and wondered when on earth we would finally get to see the light. I find when the weather is dreary my motivation tends to be at a low, I just want to spend all day in bed and not face the wet and cold outside. Luckily for us Torontonians, this week it appears Spring has finally sprung in the six, and the city feels so much more alive.

But before the sun arrived this week, there is one thing that I had been struggling with due to the unreliable weather… how to transition my wardrobe from Winter clothes to Spring even though it didn’t feel like Spring outside at all. While I’ve definitely been bringing out the brighter colours, there’s been one too many days that my winter sweaters (or even coats!) have had to make yet another appearance. By last week I had had just about enough of it. I didn’t want to wear my winter clothes anymore, even though it was still chilly out. And this meant I had to get a little creative…

I bought this jumpsuit at Winners when my mom was visiting at the end of March and I had been so excited to wear it, thinking I would definitely get the chance to do so sooner rather than later. After all, I remember the weather last April in Toronto being pretty darn nice. Sadly Mother Nature had other ideas in mind and so this jumpsuit sat in my closet for over a month. Finally last week I was so eager to wear it, I knew I had to make it work even though the weather wasn’t cooperating. Then it hit me to try layering a blouse underneath my jumpsuit, and well, the rest is history.

I think one of the best tips and tricks for transitioning from Winter to Spring and from Summer to Fall is learning how to layer and rethink the pieces you own. There are so many items in all of our closets that we strictly wear during one season, and if we were just a little more creative we would be able to spread out their wear for that much longer. I know I’m definitely going to keep playing around with layering my warmer weather pieces for colder weather days, and although I hope we won’t have any gloomy days again till Summer is over now, at least I know I’ll get to play around with layering again once fall arrives.








What do you think of layering a blouse underneath a sleeveless jumpsuit? Is this something you would try? What are some of your favourite ways to layer unexpectedly?


What I Wore:

Jumpsuit – ECI New York (Available online or at Winners) // Blouse – H&M // Boots – Le Chateau (On Sale Now) // Bag – Kate Spade (Old – Love this one) //Sunglasses – Thierry Lasry // Earrings – J.Crew


Wishing you all a happy Wednesday <3






  1. Aimara
    May 17, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    I love what you did here Kirsten! What a great idea! I would have never thought of this.
    And I totally feel you about the weather.
    It finally started feeling like Spring in Chicago too! But yes, before this week I was sick of having to use my coat and sweaters!
    Anyway, you look stunning. Seriously head to toe perfect!

  2. Amy
    May 17, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    I absolutely love this jumpsuit on you and how you layered this look! So chic, classy and beautiful!
    You are always so stylish and I enjoy reading up on your blog posts and seeing your pics <3
    -Amy K.

  3. May 18, 2017 / 9:25 am

    I truly love how you layered this blouse under the jumpsuit and turned a piece you thought you couldn’t wear yet into an amazing outfit! Absolutely stunning! Love the gorgeous bag as well !

  4. Coco
    May 19, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    Your look is incredibly classy Kirsten! I love how you’re wearing this jumpsuit over a blouse, layering is everything! Those sunnies are divine too, and the bag super chic. Always impeccable dear! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  5. May 20, 2017 / 2:26 am

    You look so classy. Love the pop of red. Perfect outfit.

  6. May 20, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    It’s sure been a bipolar spring, but same thing happened over here during this week. All of a sudden Stockholm got sun and summer temperatures and all of those people who had been dwelling indoors made an appearance and you could barely walk without bumping into someone, haha. As for layering, it’s still a key issue as even summer nights can get a bit chilly and it’s always good to have something prepared just in case. Your outfit is a spectacular one and let’s keep our fingers crossed we’re done with the worst layering until summer ends! 🙂


  7. May 21, 2017 / 9:41 am

    Totally love your jumpsuit!! And I absolutely agree with you, when the weather is grey I feel like I can’t get any work done at all. Let’s home the warm weather is finally here to stay!




  8. May 21, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    I love having pieces in my closet that you can easily transition into seasons by layering. This is such a pretty combo, very classic and clean! xx

  9. May 23, 2017 / 12:09 am

    Hello my friend! I love this look so much. You just put together a classic black and white look that makes everyone else run for their money. The layering is perfect! I wish I could say we had a bi polar spring, but it’s been HOT, like summer HOT. It’s nuts. Its def spring right now but with summer heat. I wish I could wear layers and rock them like you. Great post girl! Can’t wait for your next.
    Love, Dom

    • kirsten.wendlandt@gmail.com
      May 23, 2017 / 8:35 am

      I am so jealous! I wish it were hot here :(. Enjoy the sun Dom!

  10. June 6, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you styled this. I would have never thought about this. The more I read the more I admire xo

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