Here are a few steps I use when creating the layered look:
1.Choose pieces of clothing that are a variety of sizes, some tighter or more fitted others should be lose and stretchy material.
2. Using a wide range of fabrics also helps the look come together. Try cotton, denim, corduroy and silk.
3. Start from the bottom, begin with basics - tights, leggings or skinny jeans. Add boots. Try mixing in a shorter skirt. If your feeling daring, try out some leg warmers too.
4. The top, how about a form fitting cami or tshirt? Add a blazer or vest. (Colorful vest are a great addition) Scarfs, and funky hats are a great way to finish an outfit.
5. Don't forget jewelry! Watches, rings, necklaces - all that fun stuff is a great way to add spice.