Winter Layers Guide

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Layering is in and might be one of our favorite parts about winter.

We often relate to the saying "Beauty is pain"... but in this case, it doesn't have to be. Chic layers are the perfect way to keep you warm during the freezing months and add that extra but subtle detail to your look. You can keep it classic on the bottom, add a trendy layer, and finish it off with a statement coat - the styling opportunities are endless.

We put together our guide to Winter Layers to help you build the perfect wardrobe. Keep reading to see our must-haves!

The Bottom Layer

When it comes to layering we like to keep it simple and keep it classic. Your first layer sets the whole tone for your entire look so make it count. You still want to look put together if you decide to throw a sweater over your shoulders and our favorite way to do so is with a fitted tee or tank. Pair it with a pair of trousers, add a sweater for warmth, and throw on your favorite coat and your look is complete!

The Next Layer

This is your chance to add some fun. You can keep it simple and wait to add a statement with your outerwear or add a pop of color or pattern here. Throw on a vest or layer a cashmere sweater, either way, this next layer can take your look from ordinary to eye-catching. If you pick the right pieces, you can elevate any basic by draping a classic sweater (or sweatshirt) over your shoulders for a more sophisticated look.

The Outer Layer

First impressions are everything. This layer is the first you'll see and our favorite way to make a winter statement. You can make any simple look a stand-out with the right coat. It may or may not be our favorite winter accessory. And a must-have with the cold. Whether you're looking for a stop-you-on-the-street kind of vibe or your new everyday staple, our picks below will have you more than ready to conquer the last few months of winter in style!