What are you wearing today?

Luscious layers for everyday

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By Suze Solari

Wardrobe Consultant

As we move further away from the warm days of early Fall and into the colder seasons, I ask myself during this transitional season... what can I wear today that will keep me warm in the morning, but flexible enough to change it in the afternoon? It can be quite a challenge finding easy basics that are stylish and warm without conjuring the Michelin man.

The answer: Layers... easy pieces that provide a foundation for our everyday wardrobe. We can use these magical items to build a multitude of outfits, and extend our warmer weather items throughout the year.

In today's Style tip I am featuring the yummy long sleeve t-shirts from Camille et Famille in Forest Park. I love knit fabrics because they hold their shape and won't wrinkle. The 'AMB' T -Shirts for $32 made of spandex, are so slim and comfortable, you hardly notice you have it on. A variety of solid color and pattern combinations are in abundance, including tie-dye and leopard - great grounding pieces for numerous outfits.  

There are matching leggings for $29 that can be worn several ways, as well as pretty 'Rock Candy' Lace T's (a huge trend for Fall) for $39. Combine these with a soft swingy cardigan from 'Press' for $89 or a sweater vest, that nicely compliments the color of the T-shirts. Perfect for layering under a structured vest or jacket for the office, then throw on a sequined cardigan and a chunky necklace and you are ready for a glamorous night out.  

Camille et Famille, located on Madison in Forest Park for 4 years now, has enjoyed a long history with the stylish women in the Oak Park area. Its owner, Rosemary Grange, has a philosophy that women of every age, aesthetic and budget can find an amazing outfit in her shop! Stroll to the back of her store and you will always find a rack of sale items, for $25. Rosemary hosts evening events including birthday parties with gifts and discounts; a very Chic way to spend one's Birthday!  

Chicago weather is unpredictable at best, so stock up on these handy layers to keep you cozy and chic at the same time.

Email: suzesolari@me.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/suzstyl

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Diane Hunter from River Forest  

Posted: November 4th, 2011 11:30 AM

I am going to head over to Camille et Famille this weekend to get one of those tshirts. I have been looking everywhere for a light weight but unique long tshirt, thanks for finding it! I also love their jewelry, unique pieces yet affordable.

Vera from Oak Park  

Posted: November 2nd, 2011 1:14 PM

I love Camille et Famille, but haven't been there in a while. Will have to pop in and check out their new collection. Thanks for the layering suggestion - so true and the perfect solution for the crazy temperature fluctuations - inside and outside.

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