I was pleasantly surprised by how nicely this sweater works with layering. I paired it with a pinstriped skirt and a collared blouse underneath and it really works. These sweaters really do well with dressing up and down. It's nice to have something in my wardrobe perfect for the holiday season that I can wear outside of it as well and no one would be the wiser! The fit on this, I feel is true to the size chart. I'm usually a large in tops because of my bust size of 39"-42" (as a breastfeeding mom, my bust measurement fluctuates.), but following the size chart, the medium is a fab forgiving fit.