I always receive questions about layering and I had to really noodle on what my hard and fast rules are. I’ve lived in a four-season climate my whole life and I’m no stranger to layers, but to articulate it, rather than just show it, proved a little difficult. So I looked back at past photos, analyzed my closet and realized that my philosophy on winter layers is pretty simple:
- Thin, breathable sweaters make the best layers. Cashmere is my favorite here, but there are some acyclic blends that feel luxe and are breathable, too (this H&M sweater I’m wearing is a prime example).
- A classic, white button-up is usually overlooked as an MVP when it comes to layers but brings a certain level of crisp and prep to any outfit. (See how I style it three ways here)
- The reason why I love coats and jackets so much? They’re your outer layer. Coats are 100% part of your outfit.
You might be like, “What! That’s it?!” but it’s something you can’t overthink. If it’s really, really cold, wearing tights under jeans is another tip I have, but that’s more for survival rather than style. My tried ad true layering style tips are those above. So, I really do want to know–what are yours? Share the wealth!
PS If you’re looking for more winter inspiration, check out 10 Ways to Style a Turtleneck here.