After a fairly mild winter beginning it’s easy to forget how bitter a cold snap can be, which is why we highly recommend mastering the art of winter layering before the frost really sets in.
Layering is a styling technique many of us actually look forward to once the last autumn leaves have fallen, because it can be as stylish as it is practical. This is, of course, providing it’s done right.
Here’s how to combat the cold now that temperatures have dropped…
When it comes to mastering the art of winter layering, it’s important you get the basics down before getting too creative.
For beginners, there is one simple rule that you should try to follow at all times: thin to thick. What this means is that when you’re putting together a look, the pieces that you layer together should get thicker and more heavyweight as you progress outwards.
This technique ensures that the most lightweight, breathable garments are closest to your skin, and the more durable, heavyweight pieces are protecting you from the elements – allowing you to remove or add layers easily, controlling your body temperature in the process.
Below you will find some go-to combinations that utilize three key cold-weather staples. Shirts under knits under blazers, tees under sweaters under bomber jackets – the options are endless and only limited by your own imagination: