Layering…The Key To Winter Fashion

Ever felt the struggle between being cold and looking good? Fear no more!

When it comes to winter fashion it is obvious to everyone that layering is a huge battle between warmth and beauty.

Come on, we’ve all been there. You’re either out freezing with your “YAS GIRL SLAY” outfit or you’re walking slowly with your abominable coat frenzy outfit. Don’t worry, I got a solution for you!

Whether it’s an oversized jacket or a sweater, always make sure to have a thinner layer underneath. The key is to layer yourself with max four pieces otherwise you will look too bulky. However, two thin pieces and you’re done for. Think of winter layering as a balance scale. Try to find a balance. You want to be somewhere in the middle
never too cold or too warm.

Still clueless? I’ve created eleven looks and styled them up on my friends and myself to help you find your perfect winter outfit. (Outfit details bottom page)

Base layering
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Working with a mustard knitted beanie can be a challenge but I hope this look inspires YOU!
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This is consider a base layering, having to wear a clothing right next to your skin!

If you’re a Montrealer like me, you would know that our winters are pretty darn cold! I admit layering can be quite difficult to style, but hey, it’s always fun to mix and match your clothes. Which is also one of the reasons why I look forward to winter. I absolutely adore incorporating summer pieces with my winter outfits. Besides, layering can be used as a fashion statement to kill the winter chills.

Mid Layering
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Mid Layering: A camisole, knit tank dress with a turtleneck/ Bottom: legging and high knee socks

Wondering how to wear a dress in winter? Here is an example of how I’ve combined a summer outfit with a winter layering. If you don’t know, I’m using ski layering terms to easily explain how you can protect yourself from the cold and stay in style. Wondering what is a “Mid Layering”? It is to add three pieces of layering from the base layer.

Now that you know I’m using ski base layering terms, you must be wondering what an outer layering looks like? Here is a look I’ve created for myself. It’s about wearing clothing on top of one another.

Outer Layering
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I’ve done three layering here! A sweater, cardigan and wool coat

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I’m sure you must be curious to know about four layering attire. Well, here is a look I’ve created for my friend. Remember, you don’t want to look too bulky!

Four layering
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Four layering: Turtleneck, sweater dress, cardigan and leather jacket

Many have the perception that winter is all about dark colors, which is not true! If you ask me, I love to add solid vibrant colours to my outfits. It doesn’t hurt to add popping colors here and there, right? A quick tip is to have your accessories such as hats, scarves, or a bag to be colorful which will add more attraction to your outfit.
DSC_0401For this look, I went all in for the popping colors and I should say this is definitely a “YAS GIRL SLAY” outfit!
In the next look, I used the same silver metallic heels to my classic layering look, proving that adding a vibrant colour to either a dark or even a vintage wear can make your outfit really stand out!
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Here is another classic look for winter layering. Like I said before, adding accessories can always make your outfit stand out. Over here, I styled her with a pattern scarf.
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I say layering is all about experimenting and creating new looks. I decided to play around with different shades of blue and layered them. Did I mention that the look was absolutely GORGEOUS!
DSC_0338Another example is working with a velvet item and integrating different shades of beige and hey, don’t be afraid to try a new look. I should say the look was stunning on her!
DSC_0739.JPGIf you want a hint of style to your layering then a fur coat will save you!dsc_0520-e1517016322941.jpg

I hope the looks I’ve created inspires you to design your own and remember, you can always use my layering as a reference! 😉

Outfit Details
Unfortunately, not all of the items of clothing are online. You can always find similar styles in stores. I have tried my best to find the exact or similar clothing style from the original store purchased. (click the brand name and a link will follow)

First Look:
Yellow beanie: Forever 21
Green sweater: –
Yellow Crop Top Sweater: H&M
Jeans: Dynamite
Boots: Timberland

Second Look:
Knit Tank Dress: Sirens
Turtleneck Sweater: –
Leggings: Forever 21
High Knee Socks: American Apparel (discontinued)
Boots: Globoshoes

Third Look:
White Turtleneck Sweater: Forever 21
Cardigan: Zara
Wool Coat: Zara
Leggings: Zara
Boots: Rudsak

Fourth Look:
White Turtleneck Shirt: Forever21 (discontinued)
Knitted Sweater dress: Reitmans
Long Beige coat: Sirens
Leather Jacket: Zara (discontinued)
Jeans: Winners
Straps-boots: Sirens

Fifth Look:
Yellow crop top Sweater: H&M
Blue Coat: Guess
Jeans: Dynamite
Metallic Boots: Zara

Sixth Look:
Striped Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger
Turtleneck Sweater: Old Navy
Leggings: Zara
Metallic Boots: Zara
Black Fur Vest: Dynamite (discontinued)

Seventh Look:
White Camisole: –
Black Sweater: Forever21
Leggings: Calvin Klein
Boots: Michael Kors (discontinued)

Eighth Look:
Blue Turtleneck Sweater: –
Knit Tank Dress: Urban Behaviour (discontinued)

Ninth Look:
White Turtleneck Shirt: Forever21 (discontinued)
Knitted Sweater dress: Reitmans
Long Beige coat: Sirens
Jeans: Winners
Straps-boots: Sirens

Tenth Look:
White Turtleneck shirt: Forever21 (discontinued)
Velvet Cardigan: Winners (discontinued)
Jeans: Winners
Straps-boots: Sirens

Eleventh looks: 
Turtleneck: Choies 
Fur coat: Forever21
Leggings: Zara

 

 

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