Lose the Hoodie: How to Layer (Stylishly) for L.A. Winter
We know it’s tempting to wear the same old athleisure from morning to night, particularly when those February temps creep into the 40s. (SoCal problems, right?) But with a teensy bit of planning and maybe a new item or two, you can majorly upgrade your winter layering sitch. Here, our tips on styling everything from tights to shawls—because friends don’t let friends just live in a hoodie.
Bright Tights + Cocktail Dress
Your favorite summer dress looks and feels seasonally appropriate when you layer a bright, contrasting pair of tights underneath. (And FYI, colorful legwear is all over the runways right now.)
Jeans + T-shirt + Drapey Pink Jacket
Freshen up a bleached-out look with a topper in the color we just can’t quit. The milliennial hue may have been de rigueur in 2017, but these days we’re gravitating toward more saturated fuchsias and peonies.
Tissue Turtleneck + Maxi Dress
Let’s say you’ve got a favorite floaty dress (like this one) with a forgiving shape that enables all the lunch. However, the silky/filmy/sheer fabric is a bit too airy for a chilly morning. Wriggle into a lightweight layer underneath, then be on your way. (And don’t forget to order dessert.)
Sundress + Wrap
Hi, sundress. You’re so cute, but we really need something over our arms. You know, something that’s not a meh cardigan. So we’ll just be artfully draping and re-draping this length of fabric over our shoulders, K? Voilà: An outfit is born.