The winter months allow for many great things — hot chocolate, cozy nights in front of the fireplace, snow days, and lots of cozy layers to keep you warm on the coldest of days. You can layer many great items throughout the winter to keep you warm and protected from the elements. These layers don’t have to look bulky, either. There are many ways to make your layered style look just as fashionable as it is warm.
Here are some ways to style winter layers, so they’re fashionable and functional.
Winter jackets are a cold-weather essential that will keep you feeling bundled and ready to spend time outdoors — whether it’s snowy, rainy, or just bone-chillingly cold. A good jacket is the first piece in ensuring you’re looking stylish in your layers since you can layer your jacket over sweaters, T-shirts, and other tops.
Get yourself a fashionable jacket that looks good with the items in your closet. If you have a wardrobe made up of very bright items, opt for a neutral jacket. That way, you can layer the solid-colored item over all of the pieces in your closet. A black wool coat looks great with a rich red turtleneck or a billowy jewel-toned blouse. On the contrary, if your wardrobe is largely made up of neutral items, get yourself a pop-of-color coat for a stylish jacket solution.
A simple scarf can make all the difference when planning out a stylish outfit. Women’s scarves can easily add a touch of color, a fun design, or a cool layered element to any winter outfit. They come in a range of styles and designs, so you can pick the one that shows off your fashion preferences. You can throw the scarf on that best matches your outfit and be ready to conquer the day.
Scarves can be worn over a heavy winter coat, over tried-and-true cardigans, or, if you get a scarf that can be worn as a shawl, it can even be layered over a long-sleeved tee instead of a heavy jacket. Scarves make you look instantly put together and can spice up any outfit you pair them with.
When layering, it’s important to layer pieces of clothing with different lengths so the style looks effortless and fashionable. For example, if you’re layering a cardigan, a T-shirt, and a scarf, you’ll want to make sure you choose a long cardigan that’ll end beyond your classic t-shirt. You’ll also want to make sure your scarf ends at a different place than both of your items.
You can wear one of your black or white turtlenecks underneath a go-to sleeveless dress for a casual and unique fashion statement that will keep you toasty on your errands or at a winter gathering. Try this look with a casual sleeveless dress in a sturdy fabric like denim, corduroy, or tweed. Put on a long wool coat in a complementary, but not matching, color for an added layer of warmth. If your dress is dark blue, try a coat in pale blue or beige.
If your dress is grey, try out a wool coat in a burgundy shade. Beyond layering, pops of muted winter colors — colors like burgundy, deep plum, emerald green, beige, and burnt orange — are a great way to add even more style to your layered winter look.
Another fashion-forward way to layer a turtleneck is by wearing a button-up winter jacket over the item and buttoning the jacket all the way up. The top of the turtleneck will still be visible, and you’ll instantly create a fun and stylish look to wear out. Plus, this is an easy look to achieve, it just takes two items — a turtleneck and a button-up jacket — to create.
Winter gloves and winter hats are a true necessity in the cold weather. Make sure you buy winter accessories that are versatile and can go with any layered look. Pick out hats and gloves in neutral colors for the days you’re wearing a bright coat and hats and gloves in fun prints or colors for your more understated outfit days.
Looking fashionable in the winter is easy. Just get yourself some stylish winter accessories, a few staple coats, and pull out your go-to sweaters and cardigans to create a fun yet cozy look to get you through the coldest months of the year.