fashion The ‘shirt sandwich theory’ is the best hack for getting dressed in the morning. Basmah Qazi

Ever have those days when a clothing item you’ve always loved and reached for just… falls flat? Suddenly, you find yourself struggling to style it, and no matter how hard you try, you can’t recreate the vision you have in your head. 

In comes the shirt sandwich theory. (If you’ve clicked on this page looking for mayonnaise alternatives, then sorry to disappoint, because you won’t find that here).

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Sometimes it doesn’t matter how many Pinterest photos or TikTok videos you have saved, sometimes an outfit just doesn’t feel right on you. 

The shirt sandwich theory — a layering technique consisting of three pieces with one typically being a lightweight knit — sounds a bit insane but the results are epic if done right.

Sandwich dressing is also a great way to make the most out of your wardrobe, even the pieces you hardly find yourself wearing. Just try not to go overboard, otherwise you’ll end up looking like this:

Joey is the true pioneer of sandwich dressing. Image: NBC.