Let’s Talk Layer Clothing
How to layer clothes for winter
Layer clothing it’s a fine art. Too many and you look like a small island, too little and you may as well not bothered.
Most layering starts with a base, either a vest top which peeks through a v neck or a long-sleeved t-shirt in contrasting colours.
From there the world is your oyster, try a no-sleeve dress over a long sleeved base or a cap-sleeved shirt over long sleeves.
For me, most things go and don’t be afraid to mix colour with florals. Pick one base colour and adapt around it. Don’t be afraid to pick a traditional colour scheme (say navy and white) and then mix stripes, dots and florals in the same colour.
Whilst a seasonal favourite, layer clothing come with some practical advantages. Your always warm and at least one of your garments is sure to get a compliment.
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I also find layering can help transition through the seasons and one of my current favourites is a red summer floral dress worn over a long black tee and leggings. I’ve then added one of our Decollage sweaters as a top layer for extra warmth.
The first two images below show our Pomodoro dress layered over a Decollage sweater and then black leggings.
Check out Chalk for some wonderful layering basics in foundation colours. We are big fans of the jumpsuit, especially. Another layering essential has to be Mama B, styled for layering and keeping out the cold.
A chunky sweater is also a great layering item, either as a top layer or complemented with a gilet or scarf. Think Barbour
Rest assured help is always at hand when it comes to layering with jumpers with shirt tails, cuffs and collars already sown in.
Of course, as we head full on into the winter months you can build up your base layer clothing. Starting with base colours and garments, tiered with top colour and patterns. Don’t forget a hat can be a fabulous addition to a layering look. Beret, Pork Pie or Pom-Pom there is room for them all.