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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.