Another way to get more bang for your wardrobe buck is to include garments that can be worn both as an Under-layer and an Over-layer depending on the outfit. Here’s how those dual-duty pieces can work in your closet …
Front-button shirts are the most obvious over/under. This dusty blue reptile print shirt is a perfect example.
You can button and tuck it into a skirt or pant for a traditional look. You can layer on a jacket for more polish.
You can wear it with jeans (or skirts or pants for that matter) untucked – shirt tails thru a belt loop – for an edgier vibe. Or you can wear it unbuttoned loose or knotted over a coordinating shell or camisole as a faux jacket.
Which pieces in your closet can function as both an Under and an Over?