What’s the most challenging thing about dressing in the winter? For me, it’s bulky layers that obliterate your shape. While I have been relying on my puffer jacket on the coldest days, I prefer to come up with interesting layering options.
I generally wear this vintage Krizia coat in the fall, it’s medium weight and needs a few layers to keep cozy on chillier days. Here I’ve chosen a several pieces that are thinner, but provide the much needed warmth. Underneath it all is my secret weapon–the Heatech cami from Uniqlo (the cutting-edge fabric stores your own body heat).
One of my all time favorite layering tricks is wearing a dress over pants. Here, the dress functions as a sweater and the longer length is ideal for keeping away the chill. Under it, I’m sporting a thin wool shirt jacket, the small plaid print adds a visual punch by breaking up the solid colors of the rest of the look.
My light wash denim jeans have not the seen the light of day for some time, but I love how they contrast with the grey coat and black boots. Speaking of boots, I think a chunk pair is a must here. They balance out the slim boyfriend jeans and the high cuff nicely.
And of course nothing bring out the personality of a look like an eclectic mix of jewelry. Choose your most special pieces and experiment.
I love how the oversized cameo ring (formerly a great-grandmother’s brooch) looks quite at home with an even more oversized turquoise and sterling bracelet. They are similar in scale and shape, and both set in the same metal, so no surprise they look good together. And the slinky snake ring provides the perfect counterpoint to the bulky ring.
And why not mix some metals too? The gold-tone necklace is a new find (I’ll list it soon, but feel free to email me if you’re curious). The domed kite shaped links are pretty elegant and the mix of satin and polished textures adds to its visual richness.
How do you layer for winter? Share you styling tricks in the comments.
Necklace: contact email@example.com / Bracelet and rings: personal collection
Photography by Garry Alexander
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