5 Ways To Love Layering

Hello readers! As the mornings have gotten colder, I’ve reached a dilemma. I’m having trouble letting go of my fall clothes. I knew this moment would come, but not this soon. I’ve been avoiding pulling my winter coat out of my closet. This is unusual for me because winter is my absolute favorite season because of the clothes. However, I’ve come up with a solution that will get me by until the temperature permanently drops under 30 until the spring: Layering! This may seem like a simple solution, but I feel as if I’m getting very creative to keep warm. This styling trick has no rules, which makes it so much fun. I’ve gotten more compliments on my outfits than ever before. Here are my 5 favorite ways to layer:

  1. Get out your favorite sleeveless casual dress and wear it over a turtleneck or a long sleeve top. I’ve lately been doing this with a black faux suede dress and any warm shirt I can find. I feel very put together when I do this!
  2. Pair your thick cardigan with a light jacket to stay warm and add texture to your outfit. This is a wonderful way to transition into wearing a heavier coat and the pairing of different fabrics looks great together. Add a chunky scarf for when it is colder out.
  3. This may sound weird, but wear a statement sock that sticks out of your shoe over a pair of tights. Choose socks that are a different color than your outfit or have a cool pattern. Keeping your feet warm is important, so you might as well look cute while doing it!
  4. Wear as many thin layers as possible. Dressing like this will keep you so warm you’ll forget all about wearing a coat. Mixing fabrics will add dimension to your look and make it unique. Try it out and I promise you that you won’t be left in the cold.
  5. Throw a sweater over your button up top. This may be known as an exclusively preppy styling tip, but anyone can rock it. A patterned or colored sweater will make the formal button up seem more casual and fun while keeping you warm.

This is the best way to stay warm and fashionable this season. Layering lets me survive cold, brisk mornings in New York until I finally decide to wear a coat.

Have a great week!


Thanks for reading,

Kenzie Davis

Introducing New Precollege Blogger – Emily

Hello All,

My name is Emily and I’m from South Orange, NJ but I was born in Manhattan. I consider myself a New Yorker and I’m moving back the first chance I get.

I am a 15 year-old high school sophomore. I have a big mouth and I’m very opinionated. I’m so excited to blog for FIT’s Precollege Programs! I love to write and I want to get my name out there.

I am an aspiring fashion designer. Fashion is my life. It is the center of my world. Even for an english paper, I try to include fashion in it in some way. This semester I am taking Fashion Design Techniques because I need to learn how to sew sooner than later. You can’t really call yourself a fashion designer if you can’t sew your own creations.

My dream college is FIT. I love everything about FIT. I loved the professors and the classes I had. I often sit in school and wish that I was in a class at FIT instead of a boring class where I do not even understand what the teacher is talking about. What does physics have to do with fashion?

I love how FIT is in the heart of the fashion center. (Mood is just a few blocks away!) My dream is to be a fashion designer and live in NYC on the Upper West Side, right across from Central Park. I have a multitude of favorite fashion designers: Zac Posen, Betsey Johnson, Marc Jacobs, Alice & Olivia, and Anna Sui.

My favorite spring spring 2012 collections were Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui. They were amazing. (I wish I could buy designer clothes.) I would describe my style as retro, vintage, colorful, and unique. My favorite decades are the 40s and the 50s. I also really like 60s mod, which is really on trend right now, as is the 40s. I am obsessed with fashion magazines; I must subscribe to twelve in all! I also subscribe to Women’s Wear Daily.

I love shopping. My favorite store is Buffalo Exchange because the clothes are my style and I can actually afford them. Hello, $20 Marc Jacobs anyone! It’s a newfound discovery; I found Buffalo at the end of my last class in the spring. My style icon is Katy Perry. She is one of my favorite singers, as is Adele. I really want an internship at a top fashion label, such as Marc Jacobs. Whether he does crazy or sophisticated, it is always fun.

My current wardrobe favorites are my black polka dot skinny pants and my new Irregular Choice shoes. I’m really committed to FIT. I’m graduating high school a semester early because I want to be at FIT that much sooner. Well, thanks all for now. Thanks for reading and if you have any questions about FIT, I’ve taken a few classes and would be happy to answer them. (Leave your question in the comments.)

Until Next Time,


Tip of the Week: Walk-In Registration This Saturday!

This Saturday, September 17, students and parents can come to the FIT college campus and register for Precollege Fall 2011 classes in person! Late online registration occurs now – September 23.

Hurry before classes fill!

Precollege Programs Office
Location: D-130, “D” Building on the corner of 27th Street and Seventh Avenue
Time: 10am-4pm

Tip of the Week: Mark Your Calendars!

For this Week’s Tip of the Week, we thought we’d go ahead and give you the Important Dates for our Fall Programs! It’s always good to plan ahead!!!


  • Registration for ALL Fall 2011 Precollege Programs begins August 23!
  • Registration Ends (Saturday/Summer Live): September 14, 2011
  • Registration Period for Precollege Workshop Students: August 23 through November 4, 2011


  • Orientation for New Students: September 17, 2011


  • First Day of Saturday Live: September 24, 2011
  • First Day of Sunday Live: September 25, 2011
  • First Day of Precollege Workshop: November 12, 2011


  • Thanksgiving Recess: November 26 & 27, 2011


  • Last Day of Precollege Workshop: December 17, 2011
  • Last Day of Saturday Live: December 17, 2011
  • Last Day of Sunday Live: December 18, 2011