5 Stylish Layering Ideas for the Coldest Winter Days
Sweaters! Jackets! Boots! Winter is the season of Instagram-worthy outfits. But none of it matters if it’s hidden under piles of down. The key to looking more like a street-style star and less like the Pillsbury Doughboy? These five layering tricks.
Work from Lightest to Heaviest
If you don’t play your cards right, that amazing faux-fur coat you scored is going to add tons of extra bulk. Keep everything streamlined by working from the lightest fabric to the heaviest. For example: Start with a paper-thin long sleeve, followed by a lighter jacket, then top it off with your heavy-duty coat. Finish with a beanie as the warm cherry on top.
Turtleneck > Scarf
When you want to put the rest of your outfit front and center, opt for a turtleneck instead of an overwhelming scarf, which can be distracting. It adds barely any bulk, but still keeps your neck nice and toasty.
Play with Proportions
Don’t be afraid to rock an oversize coat—it is cozy season after all! Just keep proportions in check while you’re bundling up. Go for slim fit-pants and a top in the same color to balance it out.
Wear Boots as Tights
You can still wear things like silky midi skirts without freezing to death by being a bit strategic with your shoes: A pair of sultry knee-high boots suddenly become a much chicer replacement for tights since they hide any trace of skin. Slip into a long-line coat for an envelope of warmth head to toe. (And if it’s extra cold, throw on leggings underneath—no one will have the slightest idea.)