3 No-fail Winter Layering Ideas

When the weather turns bone-chillingly cold, it’s crucial to layer, layer and layer some more. And it’s not as easy as haphazardly throwing on whatever warm clothes you can find—as anyone who’s ever waddled outside looking like an amorphous bundle of wool, knits and flannel will attest to.


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Star Layer Player 1: The Longline Vest

Put a dramatic twist on the classic blouse-and-trousers workplace combo by adding a long vest. This provocative play on proportions elevates the look, without creating cumbersome arm bulk when you zip your sporty parka over the top.



Star Layer Player 2: The Peekaboo Blouse

Not all your layers need to be thick in order to provide warmth; yes, even thin or diaphanous fabrics can work as insulating layers if they’re done right. Slip a breezy blouse under a boxy turtleneck for an easy (but not breezy!) look with a sporty flair.



Star Layer Player 3: The Versatile Mini-dress

Get creative and rethink wardrobe favorites to use as layering basics, such as your favorite sack dress worn as a top. When it comes to layering thicker fabrics and knits, opt for a statement belt—like a wide obi or colorful cincture—to emphasize your waist under a shapeless silhouette.