Anyone who has lived in a cold climate knows (by necessity) the non-negotiable pieces you should have in your closet. Gloves, long underwear, heat tech separates, beanies, thick socks, and the ilk. However, when it comes to the style aspect of a winter wardrobe, we typically rely on layering to get the job done. Because we’re almost half-way through the season and ready to burn our boring parkas (jk, kind of) we decided to cull five fresh ways to layer right now. See below to find out how you can enliven your look.

 

#1: Play With Proportions

It can be instinctual to toss on a puffer and run out the door but consider exploring different proportions to stay warm, like a cropped leather jacket and long-sleeve dress worn over cigarette pants.


GANNI

Tilden Ruffled Floral-print Mesh Maxi Dress - Black

$270



IRO

cropped trousers - Black

368$ $184



MIISTA

Mules

242$ $145



VIGOSS

Leather Moto Jacket

189$ $99.99


 

#2: Mix Colors, Prints, and Textures

Ready to test drive the mixed prints trend? The secret is to pick one larger print and one smaller print so the two don’t compete. Trust us, this daring duo will actually make you want to leave the house despite the frigid temperatures.


SHRIMPS

leopard-print coat - Brown

$1,163



JOIE

Haady Striped Chunky-Knit Wool & Cashmere Sweater

$288



RE/DONE

Levis High Rise Ankle Crop. - size 30 (also in 24,25,26,27,28,29)

$325



CONVERSE

Chuck Taylor High Top Sneaker

$54.95


 

#3: Never Forsake the Scarf

There are a plethora of ways to wrap a scarf around yourself so why not put these ideas to use and incorporate an oversize version into your outfit? You can swing one side across your shoulder, wear it like a body wrap, or knot it in the front—the choices are yours and we know you’ll make the right ones.


HOLZWEILER

Tableau Large Fringed Plaid Wool Scarf - Blue

$165



UNIQLO

Cotton Cashmere Ribbed Sweater, Black, XS

$5.9



ELLERY

Stretch-Leather Ankle Boots

$795



EVERLANE

Slouchy Chino Pant by Everlane in Khaki, Size 0

$58


 

#4: Double Down on Knits

Why wear one sweater when you can wear two? Slip a chunky cardigan over a sleeveless turtleneck and layer a roomy button-down shirt beneath the two for a dynamic combination. Printed pajama pants to finish because you deserve it.


I LOVE MR MITTENS

The Cardigan balloon-sleeved wool cardigan

$449



DEREK LAM

Ribbed Sleeveless Turtleneck - Black

$650



VINCE

Single Pocket Button-Down Shirt

$195



FOR RESTLESS SLEEPERS

Etere Floral Wide Pant

$580


 

#5: Fasten Your Belt

The more you layer the more you lose your silhouette; cinch a belt around your waist to solve this dilemma. This styling trick looks extra sleek when done with a longer jacket, tailored blazer, and turtleneck.


URBAN OUTFITTERS

UO Double-Breasted Wool Blazer - Grey XL at Urban Outfitters

$89



J.CREW

Martin Knitted Turtleneck Sweater - Blush

$120



JOIE

Alwena Cotton Trench Coat

$398



REISS

Sari - Leather Belt in Black, Womens, Size M

$115


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