The Style Edit – Winter Layering Essentials

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Figuring out how to stay warm while still looking stylish is a dilemma faced by many women each winter. However, just because summer is over doesn’t mean you have to cover yourself in blankets and hibernate until spring time. Whether you prefer wraps over scarves or cardigans over jackets, there’s no end to the choice you have when it comes to creating a stylish, layered outfit this winter.

Many women are afraid to layer their clothes for fear of looking bigger than they actually are. However, a perfectly layered look will compliment your curves and create the illusion of a more proportional silhouette.

This month we bring you our tips on how to use layering to keep warm and toasty this winter.

5 Steps for Winter Layering

  1. Basics belong on the bottom and this layer needs to be your lightest. Keep your base layers more fitted to keep your shape looking slim. We suggest a neutral long sleeve top.
  2. Your next layer should be something soft and not too bulky. You could go with a soft cardi or knitted jumper to add some texture to your outfit.
  3. Then add a jacket, coat or wrap to really lock in the warmth. If you want to give yourself a break from your everyday winter coat, try a chic wrap to keep the cold air out. The right wrap can be surprisingly warm and is easy to remove if you get too hot.
  4. Next, add a scarf. A bold, graphic scarf will protect you from the cold-weather blues and add some style to an otherwise plain outfit.
  5. Lastly, finish off your look with some on-trend accessories.

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One of the tricks to layering in winter is keep your pants, or bottom half of your outfit, slim so you can bulk up on top. This trick keeps your silhouette in proportion and allows you to wear multiple layers without looking bigger than you are actually are. Pair a simple black legging with a cute dress, then throw on a jacket if you need some extra warmth. Keep it simple downstairs, with all the action up the top!

Velvet Touch Dress

Peep Out Legging

Infinity Leopard Scarf

http://www.mysize.com.au/catalogues/june-2016/?slide=2

Blush Velvet Hanky Hem

Village Pocket Pant

Charm Necklace with Tassel

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Never underestimate the power of all black. Invest in a pair of good black pants and classic black coat to see you through many winters to come. Layer them together for a look that can take you anywhere. The monochrome trend is also a great option when you don’t know what to wear. This simple go-to look is perfect for layering because the colours all complement each other.

Mandarin Collar Coat

Village Pocket Pant

http://www.mysize.com.au/catalogues/june-2016/?slide=7

Essential Shirt

Essential Long Cardi

Essential Check Pant

http://www.mysize.com.au/catalogues/june-2016/?slide=4

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To keep your look from feeling as dark as the weather, swap your trusty black pants for a pair of grey jeans—they’ll look just as stylish but will create a softer, more feminine look. Add extra layers with a textured top or wrap to take your look to the next level.

Softie Floral Knit

Softie Jean

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Stretch Long Sleeve Tee

Softie Jean

Sienna Reversible Ruana

http://www.mysize.com.au/catalogues/june-2016/?slide=11

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Even though the sky is dark and gloomy, doesn’t mean you have to pack away all your bright colors. Your outerwear is the first thing that everyone sees, so why not make a statement? The Blues Duffle and The Blues Wrap are a great alternative to your standard black jacket.

The Blues Striped Top

The Blues Duffle

The Blues Wrap

Super Skinny Magic Jeans

http://www.mysize.com.au/catalogues/june-2016/?slide=8

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Keep your outfit looking chic by using different lengths and shapes. By trading your coat for a cape, it creates a stylish but comfortable winter look. Our Blush Ombre Knit Top and Blush Wrap are two great examples of how you can still be warm without sacrificing comfort and style.

Blush Ombre Knit Top

Blush Shirt

Blush Velvet Legging

Blush Infinity Scarf

http://www.mysize.com.au/catalogues/june-2016/?slide=10

Blush Photo Print Top

Blush Velvet Legging

Blush Wrap

http://www.mysize.com.au/catalogues/june-2016/?slide=11

 

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