If you thought layering was just cardigans and coats, you must have been living in the dark ages. Or your mum’s wardrobe…
Over the last few seasons, the fashion set have taken to the concept like an Olympic sport, constantly out-smarting one another with *more* layers in unexpected formations. And, what with this mid-season time of ‘transitional wardrobes’ (a phrase that brings us out in hives), it’s the perfect time to experiment with different levels of layering.
Here are the six layering techniques you need to nail alongside this season’s trends…
1. THE DOUBLE COAT
A relatively self-explanatory one… This layering style is not one for the faint-hearted. It’s also not one for a balmy afternoon, but rather better saved for those days that there’s a real chill. It’s even viable once winter is over, via a coat-atop-a-jacket situation as opposed to coat-on-coat.
2. THE LONG SLEEVE
Possibly one of the most-common layering technique, the long-sleeve – whether a roll-, round-, or V-neck – is one of those underrated pieces that renders almost all of your summer dresses viable autumn/winter pieces. And, contrary to popular believe, it doesn’t necessarily make the look more casual. A fitted black roll-neck beneath a mini dress paired with boots works perfectly.