Wardrobe Essentials–The Third Piece

Fashion Trends, Style Tips

The cashmere “Doutzen” jacket from BIS favorite, Naked Cashmere.

In any creative endeavor, things are generally done in odd numbers.


That said, we’d like to introduce a wardrobe essential known as the “third piece.” This “piece” is an article of clothing—it could be a cardigan, a pull-over sweater, or a jacket—that compliments the other two pieces (your top and bottom) and finishes your look.

When wearing a cardigan, you always want to wear a v-neck and button the first button at the breastbone. This styling tip is fabulous as it generates the illusion of a slender silhouette by creating or enhancing your waistline, while the shape of the v-neck provides length, which also slenderizes. Sweaters and jackets can be worn or tied around the shoulders or hips—your choice.

Thirds pieces can be thought of like accessories; they add shape, polish, and chic to your look. Need to add a few third pieces to your wardrobe? Check out a few that we love and we think are perfect for your essential wardrobe!

Looking for some fabulous spring and summer shopping? Check out some of our other recent posts!

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