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How-to Guide to Layering Your Outfits This Winter

November 15, 2011

I love winter just for all the layering options it offers (cant stand the cold weather though). The vests, blazers and the Boots! Check out some simple layering tips  that’ll go a long way in sprucing up your winter look:

 

Juicy Couture

Juicy Couture

J.Crew

J.Crew

 

1. Whether it’s a simple shirt dress over tights or a full sleeved top and trousers, remember to start with light and close- fitting garments and choose thicker, heavier garments as you add layers to your outfit- This will make sure you dont end up looking bulky!

Another basic rule is to start with longer items first, to shorter towards the outermost layer.

 

Debenhams Shirt dress

Debenhams shirt dress

Zara cotton top and cropped studio trousers

Zara cotton top and cropped studio trousers


cotton tights- opaque

Cotton tights

Tweed shorts worn over leggings or tights: Forever 21

Tweed shorts worn over leggings or tights: Forever 21


2. Add a fine knit vest (over a top/ blouse) or a light, cotton- wool cardigan on top. You could also don a chic faux fur vest over a full sleeved top for dress- Love that look! But keep the rest of your out very simple. Just one statement piece at a time, ladies!

 

Topshop

Topshop

American Eagle Faux fur vest

American Eagle Faux fur vest

 

 

Cropped knit vest from Gap

Cropped knit vest from Gap

UCB Knit boleros

UCB Knit boleros

 

3. Add a blazer or a jacket to the mix. You could even nip the waist with a skinny belt  over the jacket or blazer.

 

Tan leather jacket: Miss Selfridge

Tan leather jacket: Miss Selfridg

Blazer by Mango

Blazer by Mango

 

The Belted look: Autumn winter 2011 Lookbook

The Belted look: Autumn winter 2011 Lookbook

Skinny belts

Skinny belts

 

4. Dress it up with a lovely scarf  and create contrasts. A dd a nice touch with a bow tie or a string of pearls under your buttoned-up shirt collar or shirt dress!

 

Ruffled scarves

Ruffled scarves

Add a scarf to dress up your layered look

Add a scarf to dress up your layered look

Large bowtie: Topshop

Large bowtie: Topshop


Sequin Bow tie: Topshop


5. Pick out those slouchy, flat ankle boots Boots or wear leg warmers with flat Mary Janes for a chic winter day out!

 

Leg warmers

Leg warmers

suede slouchy ankle boots: Forever 21

suede slouchy ankle boots: Forever 21

 

Avoid a faux pas!

  • Don’t repeat textures on layers… especially one after another.
  • Don’t wear too many layers- A maximum of three with an additional belt or scarf is advisable.
  • Don’t mix prints within the layers

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6 comments

Lorenzo Boock February 9, 2012 at 6:03 am

It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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kadry January 24, 2012 at 12:00 am

Very intreresting post. It was very useful. I was searching exaxtly for this. Thank you for your effort. I hope you will write more such useful posts.

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Carol Maiten December 2, 2011 at 2:29 am

amazing work, continue the great website.

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garrymoore November 26, 2011 at 3:08 am

hi to all this is my first post and thought i would say hi –
regards speak again soon
garry

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Noelia Ficklin November 22, 2011 at 10:32 pm

very good put up, i definitely love this web site, keep on it

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Meenakshi November 18, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Oh those UCB knit boleros are so pretty! Nice and Christmasy. Don’t know how I can wear them in Mumbai, but I guess where there’s a will, there’s a way :)

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