Master the Art of Layering: 12 Tips for Layered Outfits
Winter weather is not created equal. But one thing’s for sure. Looking good is just as important as feeling warm. Whether you’re layering dresses or sweaters, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how we’re piling on our favorite pieces this season.
Layered Dresses Look: Chilly Temps
Lucky you! You live somewhere that’s moderate with an occasional chill. We’re looking at you California and Florida girls. Keep your summer dresses in rotation just add tights and a long-sleeve turtleneck. Beanie, yes. Jacket, optional.
-Choose a shawl or a sweater instead of a jacket.
-Sharpen up a cozy sweater dress with a belted blazer.
-Swap your long-sleeve layers for turtlenecks all season long.
Layered Sweater Look: Cold Temps
When it’s normal cold, we have a uniform. Long-sleeve tee or button-up, cable-knit sweater, jeans, and a coat. You can still wear dresses but make sure they are made from thicker fabrics like flannel or wool. This isn’t the time for silk slips.
-Pick a bottom base layer or a top base layer, but not both.
-When it’s not too cold, show your layers off. Keep your coat open and flaunt your cute sweater and jeans combo.
-Knee-high boots are your friends. They’re a chic option to wear with dresses, jeans, and leggings.
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Since sweaters and sweatshirts are must-have staples during the winter season, it’s good to have a few tricks up your sleeve for how to style them in a chic (not bulky) way.
-A button-up is a polished option when it comes to choosing an under layer. Wear it with a cropped sweater and keep it loose and untucked.
-A bomber jacket over the shoulders is always a yes. Not only does it look super cool, but it keeps you from overheating during your morning commute.
-Yes, you can wear distressed jeans in winter! Just add tights or fishnets underneath.
Layered Denim: Freezing Temps
This is where things can get tricky. When it’s really cold, like don’t want to leave the house cold, there’s no way around it. Your coat is going to take center stage. If you’re only buying one, get a classic silhouette in a goes-with-everything neutral. Two, and you can play a bit more. A statement coat is a great piece to cheer up a dreary day. Instant mood lifter.
-Start with a base layer. Think thermal base layers in a wicking fabric. This way you don’t have to pile on so many pieces.
-Always accessorize your extremities. Wool hat or cozy beanie, soft scarf, knit gloves or mittens, and the warmest boots you can find.
-Layer a furry vest over your coat for a textural play. Two outer layers are A-ok.
Do you have any in-the-know winter layering tips? Let us know in the comments below!