There’s no denying it, temperatures are beginning to drop and in the words of Eddard Stark, “WINTER IS COMING!” And as the colder months approach us, layering clothes becomes less of a choice and more of a necessity.
But winter styling doesn’t have to be all-black cream puffs walking the streets (I’m looking at you Melbourne!) By layering textural pieces with prints, pattern and plains you can keep things interesting and stylish while still keeping warm!
Varying the texture of your garments adds contrast to your outfit, giving a sense of depth and light and/or shade. This can work really well in a monochromatic or neutral outfit, all black or head-to-toe earthy tones need layering and texture to avoid the walking onesie effect, but it is also effective with more than one color.
Layering also allows you to mix in color and print (a scary thought for most of us). For colour lovers (go you!), working in different shades, tones and prints keeps your outfit outfit interesting… but please refrain from the “walking mural” vibe. Or, if you prefer to be on the subtle side, layering allows you to quieten prints and colour underneath some solid block colours and neutrals.
We’ve collaborated with Marks & Spencer to create some killer winter looks to keep your style game strong as winter approaches. We’ve combined block and print trousers and shirts with textured wool waistcoats and blazers for some classic winter layering looks.
There is nothing more suave than a great 3 piece, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! A great waistcoat can add so much to a plain suit look, plus a little extra warmth! Whether it’s matching or contrast, a waistcoat creates shape to your frame, making you shoulders appear broader and accentuating the lean triangular shoulder to hip ratio that makes women swoon. Another pro to wearing a waistcoat is that you don’t always have to pair it with a tie. The added detail around the waist makes detail around the neck optional, although a beautiful print tie can add that little extra oomph!
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This article is sponsored by Marks & Spencer.