Bundling up in the winter is essential. But how do you look cute with fifty layers of bulk? Growing up in New York and experiencing freezing winters taught me a few tricks on how to layer without sacrificing style. The key is to start small, with a tank or tee under everything you wear. That extra layer will keep you warmer than you’d think! After that, you gotta get a little creative. Here are three layered outfit ideas below!
Start with a classic tee as your base layer. If you live in milder climates, you can most likely skip this layer. Next, add a long sleeve tee. This striped one adds some dimension to the outfit. On top of that, throw on an oversized sweater, allowing the stripes to peek out just a bit. For your final layer, add a structured winter coat.
Again, start with a tee for extra warmth. Add a long button-down and then a classic crewneck sweater. I suggest buying your button-down one size up and letting it peek out around the neckline, at the sleeves, and at the bottom of the sweater. Try a plaid or printed button-down to add some dimension. For your final layer, add some edge with a leather moto jacket. You could also just do a regular winter coat, but I love how the moto jacket changes it up a bit.
If you want to forgo a coat or jacket all together, try this option. Start with a blouse. It can be flowy, fitted, whatever you like. Then add a chambray shirt, unbuttoned. For your warmest layer, add an oversized cardigan that will easily fit over the two shirts. Finish the look with a blanket scarf in an accent color or print.
Which look is your favorite??
Photography by Andrea Posadas