Peekaboo Layer


I’m finding my winter wardrobe becoming increasingly dark. Navy and black pieces have officially taken over. This is all well and good, as my looks in the cooler months tend to lean toward the darker side of the scale, but I’m also finding myself reaching for lighter statement pieces to help brighten things up and break up the black.

Here I’m wearing a vintage graphic tee tucked into a black leather skirt. I threw on a silk patterned blazer as a “peekaboo” layer that would stand out amongst the black and then topped it all off with a classic black wool coat.

I finished off the look with some sheer black tights, raspberry patent leather boots, and my trusty teal Furla bag.

I love the way the silk blazer both breaks up the dark colors and ties in the cream of the tee with the black. I made sure to choose a lightweight material so as to avoid adding unnecessary bulk.

On colder days, I like to add wool blazers under overcoats for a little extra padding and that also gives this “peekaboo” effect. Mixing pattens and textures in layers like this has become one of my favorite ways to style outfits in the winter.

Thanks so much for reading and I look forward to having you back!



Nikki Acuna