5 stylish ways to dress in layers this winter

Last Updated on 6th April 2024

If you’re feeling the chill this winter, you’ve probably come up with some foolproof ways to keep yourself warm, but the challenge is often how to do this without our sense of style and fashion going out the window. If you want some tips, then take a look at our list of 5 ways you can wear layers to keep you warm and still look great at the same time.

  1. Base Layers

If you want to look cool but stay warm, the best place to start is with a base layer. These come in many different forms including thermal vests and t-shirts, bodysuits, and long-sleeved tops. The most important thing to remember is that a base layer should always be thin, and relatively tight-fitting. This means you will avoid any lumps or bumps showing when you add the additional layers and it’s also a great way to keep the heat in.  The base layer doesn’t necessarily need to be thermal, any type of material, when combined with extra layers, can work as an insulator.

  1. Tights and Socks

These items can be indispensable when trying to keep warm. You may only consider wearing tights with a skirt or dress but they’re actually a great idea under jeans or trousers. You can choose the thickness you prefer, depending on the temperature you have to face, but even a thin pair of tights will help insulate your legs. Socks are obviously essential but if you opt for a long woollen pair, your feet will thank you.

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  1. Ponchos

If your day involves transitioning from indoor to outdoor weather or dealing with temperatures that fluctuate throughout the day, you can’t go wrong with a poncho. It’s an extremely versatile garment that you can adapt to almost any outfit and guaranteed to keep you warm and toasty. It’s also very practical and convenient as you can throw it on when you’re feeling chilly and when it’s warmer just fold it up and store it in your bag.

  1. Shirts with turtlenecks

This combination is an excellent way to look smart and elegant in cold weather. If you match a formal shirt you’ll feel confident at work and the turtleneck layer will add the extra warmth that you need. These two layers work together to insulate your upper body and can also get a little extra help from your essential base layer. If you want to add an outer layer to your outfit, besides your winter coat, consider adding a smart blazer for the ultimate office look.

  1. Experiment

Our last tip is to experiment with clothing of different materials, textures, and fabrics, to find the right combination for you. You’ll soon learn which combinations work best and you can mix and match as much as you want to find the perfect balance between keeping yourself warm and comfortable, without skimping on style. Plus, the more layers you add, the more you’ll be able to enjoy experimenting. Adding some patterns and bold colours can also work wonders and spice up your winter look, so don’t be afraid to try something new.

We hope this list has given you some ideas on how to make the most of your winter outfits. Fortunately, the cold weather won’t be around forever and we can start looking forward to spring fashion soon. If you can’t wait to see what’s predicted to be trending in the spring and summer of 2022, check out the top 10 from Vogue magazine.