Everything you Need to Know About Layering your Look Well

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Layering your Look Well

Are you done with YK2 yet? You’re in luck as we are heading further back to the 1990’s, think Nirvana, bleach blonde hair, Dr Martin boots, plaid shirts and band t-shirts! Yes you guessed it grunge is trending with grunge comes lots of layering. Which at Gen Woo we love.

We have the layering clothing combinations you need to make a statement as you go to school, run errands, or meet friends for a bubble tea or coffee. With the ability to easily dress your look up or down, layering allows you the flexibility to take your outfit from day to night. Grab your favourite leggings, pop a skirt on top, and show your friends that you know how to turn heads when you walk down the street.

And let’s not forget about caring for Mother Earth. There's no "fast-fashion" here. At Gen Woo, we love slow fashion and smaller volumes and are committed to sustainable clothing, so you can wear our clothes with pride.

Catsuit for Layering by Gen Woo

How to Layer Your Look

Layering your clothing is so in right now. So, how do you make the look seem effortless without looking messy? It all comes down to having a core wardrobe. Grab your favourite pieces and combine them to make many different outfits!

How to Create A Core Wardrobe

To create your ideal core wardrobe, start with one of our comfortable, sustainable base pieces, like leggings, a cami, or a tank. Next, you’ll want to pick out a variety of pieces to layer on top to show off your style and make your outfit your own! Shuffle those pieces around to create dozens of new combinations for any occasion!

How Do You Rock the Layering Look?

If you love the layering look but you aren't quite sure how to pull the pieces together, we are here to help! We’ve put together a few fashion-forward suggestions to help you create a layered look you’ll love.

When the heat and humidity are high, it's better to layer a few lightweight options to get you from morning to night. Luckily, this fits right into our newest trends, as everyone loves the grunge and Y2K looks right now. 

Our Favourite Layering Pieces:


Crop Tops

Grunge Dressing by Gen Woo


Why Layering Lightweight Clothing is the Look for Now By Gen Woo

Black leggings

Leggings for Layering by Gen Woo

Oversized Tees

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Find your sense of self when combining our Women’s Crop Top under our Women’s Drop Arm Vest. Or maybe you would prefer our Women's Black Leggings under our Women's Oversized Tee. The options are limitless.

Lightweight Clothing for Layering

At Gen Woo, we specialise in lightweight fine knits available in wide variety of yarn blends and weights! By layering your look, you can easily throw on a jacket when chilled or peel off layers as you warm up.

We carefully select our environmentally friendly fabrics, and make sure to make sustainable choices where possible. We want you to love every piece you purchase from us and feel good about the choices you rock.

How to put Together a Grunge Layered Look?

Ready to make grunge a part of your wardrobe but not sure where to start? Think T-shirts and flannels, leggings and skirts. Embrace 90s fashion and get yourself some Doc Martens, Chucks, or other chunky shoes, and you're ready to go. Start with a tank top, the perfect underlayer, and add a shirt, flannel, vest, or sweater for a grungy ‘90s look you’ll love. Layer those layers, and you've captured the essence!

Favourite First Layers for a Grunge Look:


Ladies' Spaghetti Vest

Ladies' Racer Front Vest

Women's Black Fitted Catsuit

Ladies' Crop Top

Women's Washed Black Legging


Why Are Leggings Great for Grunge Fashion Layering?

One of the most important staples of your wardrobe from Gen Woo will be your pair of leggings. Why? You can wear leggings alone or pair them under a long T-shirt, tunic, or dress to create the grunge look.

Leggings are the perfect wardrobe staple; they match well with any shoe, from boots to sneakers. Look for soft and stretchy leggings that can easily pair with everything or be a statement piece for your look.

Some of our favourite leggings:


Ladies' Checkerboard Leggings

Ladies' Black Legging

Ladies' Retro Crop Leggings


Bright Colour Choices for a Y2K Look

If your still loving YK2 we have this covered too! A hallmark of the Y2K fashion movement is bright colours and bling. The statement colours mimicked the excitement that we had entering a new millennium. Looking to stars like Britney, spaghetti straps, crop tops, bright colours, and rhinestones leaped onto the fashion scent, and they’re back once again.

Bright colours will light up your days! Nobody will miss seeing you coming when you suit up in these neon and bright-coloured threads. So, slip into your faves and show you're ready to knock out any Y2K bug!


Some of our favourite YK2 options:


Ladies' Neon Cotton Jogger

Ladies' Stripe Retro Vest

Ladies' Lime Plaid Retro Polo T-shirt

Ladies' Retro Rib Polo

Ladies' Waffle Top

Ladies' Retro Shorts


Wearing Bright Colours

Bright colours can pair great with muted tones and are a great way to add contrast to your wardrobe. Stand out with neon colours that add fun to your style! The cheerful palette of bright adds beauty to every outfit. Add them into your wardrobe with fun T-shirts, tops, tank tops, and even retro-style shorts.

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our top tips on layering. Please get in touch and send in your looks. You can #genwookids #genwoosg and we will feature all the best looks on our social media feeds. Free gifts for all the best looks.

At Gen Woo, we do everything we can to produce fashionable, sustainable clothing so you can buy with confidence. From working with Better Cotton Initiative and determining that our materials are ethically sourced to making sure we maintain our accreditations in our family run factories. We want you to feel good about the clothing you buy from us.

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 Author: Moose May

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