How To Master The Art Of Layering

20 Jun 2017

The colder the weather, the heavier the clothing! Here, how to master the art of layering.

CARDI LOVIN'

CARDI LOVIN'

Cardigans are the crème de la crème of winter fashion. Whether off-duty or semi-formal, cardigans are an effortless, minimalist-chic addition. They're the quintessential knitted garment: warm, elegant and incredibly versatile. Opt for classic by simply wearing a cardigan underneath a drape coat, or create bold layers by pairing a maxi cardi with a leather biker jacket.

KNOW YOUR FABRICS

When you first understand the ins and outs of each fabric, you'll then know how to layer them. For both aesthetic and practical purposes, you need to be aware of each fabrics' special attributes. This will help you to ensure layers are in the correct weight order (lighter items are worn first), and to make your overall outfit visually appealing.

VEST IN QUALITY

VEST IN QUALITY

Don't underestimate the power of the vest; it's every fashionista's weapon. Pair a silk blouse or a long-sleeved sweater with a faux fur vest, and you're ready to rule. Vests are the perfect way to add the right texture. When layering, it's best to avoid adding two of the same type garment where you should first start with light and end with heavy. For a well-structured layered look, always wear a variety of textures as to enhance the composition of each.

SCARF ON

SCARF ON

A chunky scarf is a layer. Not only are oversized scarves the easiest way to add layers, but when styled correctly, they're also the easiest way to look snazzy. Snoods, chunky loose knits and turtleneck scarves continue to take on a life of their own in the fashion world, while silk, merino and other woollen scarves are eternally timeless.

COLOUR YOU IN

COLOUR YOU IN

If you love colours, then it's time to embrace layers! Don't be afraid to experiment with different shades, fabrics and textures. If you're blending shades or contrasting colours, layering provides the perfect art form for you to embrace your individuality.

SOCK IT

SOCK IT

Fashion-forward and on-trend, this is certainly a look made for the daring. It may be winter, but that doesn't mean you have to compromise on those stunning summer shoes! On the one-off occasion you take a break from boots, ace this look by wearing a pair of (preferably neutral) socks with your platforms or ankle wrap stilettos.

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Layer up!


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