With its inclement weather, chilly mornings and darker evenings, Winter dressing requires an all-round more practical approach than any other season. But this needn’t mean a formula of woolly jumpers, jeans and hiking boots on repeat. Instead, embrace the art of layering to lengthen the shelf-life of pieces you loved through Autumn, and discover different ways to wear them to give them a new lease of life. From gilets and knitted dresses to contemporary takes on the classic poncho, get ready to be enrolled in our layering masterclass.
Key component: texture
Revive the tried-and-tested knit-plus-denim formula by incorporating a textured layer that adds a little feel-good-factor and instantly draws the eye. Our Longline Sheepskin Gilet may be an investment piece, but it’s something you’ll find yourself turning to time and time again to instantly spice up a simple outfit. Plus, it’s reversible too – with velvet-soft suede on one side and sumptuous fur on the other.
Key component: a mix of shapes, cuts and lengths
Worrying about how to balance the different shapes of each part of an outfit can often put people off attempting a layered look. However, unexpected lengths can work very well together – it’s all in the execution.
Always work on the basis that if one piece adds volume to one part of your body, the rest of your outfit should have the opposite effect. The poncho here adds extra volume to the top part of this outfit, but is balanced by the slim-line Leather Skirt, while the legs are elongated by heeled ankle boots.
Key component: one focal hue
Choosing similar colours and layering them all together is easy to do, but will look really polished. With no fear of clashing tones, you can focus instead on the overall silhouette, making a layered look so much easier to attempt.
There’s no better way to try this out than with our grey, fringe-trim pieces – including a dress and cardigan (pictured) plus a crew-neck jumper, too. A contemporary take on the two-piece look when styled together, we love to toughen up this outfit by adding our new, Shearling Lined Biker Boots.
Armed with your new-found rulebook, there’s no better time to take a look-at our just-landed Winter collection – online and in store now.