#HowToWearIt

#HowToWearIt: Winter Layering

#HowToWearIt: Winter Layering
Getty (3)
Shop This Post

In this weekly feature, InStyle’s Senior Market Editor/Digital Correspondent Dana Avidan-Cohn shares tips and tricks on how to tackle the latest trends. Look for it on What’s Right Now every Friday and be sure to try out the trend yourself and tweet your look using #HowToWearIt.

The key to modern layering for fall and winter is all about finding the right shapes. Clothing without structure tends to look a bit messy, so it's best to find pieces with a defined silhouette: think longer tunics, midi skirts, and sleeveless waistcoats. These are stylish purchases, but also smart ones, because you can deconstruct these layered looks again and again to create new outfits.

RELATED: #HowToWearIt: Urban Utilitarian

The biggest tip is to create a neutral color story. Complicated patterns and colors make layering much trickier. There are beautiful greys, nudes, camels, whites, and creams that look polished in layers. Look for substantial wintery fabrics like cashmere, suede, and wool to keep it looking incredibly luxe.

Here are some of my favorite pairings to try now:

Layer a tunic over long skirt, inspired by the BCBG Max Azria runway (at top, left).

Courtesy
Sandro skirt, $315, sandro-paris.com; Zara tunic, $100, zara.com; Uniqlo oxford, $30, uniqlo.com; Loeffler Randall boot, $348, shopbop.com; 3.1 Phillip Lim clutch, $450, saksfifthavenue.com.

RELATED: #HowToWearIt: Suits for a Holiday Fete

Wear a turtleneck under a structured top, inspired by the Derek Lam runway (at top, center).

Courtesy
Joe Fresh turtleneck, $10, joefresh.com; Jaeger skirt, $548, jaeger.com; Pour la Victoire boot, $251, neimanmarcus.com; Tibi top, $325, tibi.com.

Try a waistcoat under a suit, inspired by the Jil Sander runway (at top, right).

Courtesy
Theory jacket, $158, theory.com; Theory pant, $106, theory.com; Zara sleeveless waistcoat, $100, zara.com; Topshop shoes, $105, topshop.com; Gold Philosophy ring, $148, shopbop.com.

RELATED: #HowToWearIt: Monochrome

Plus, follow Dana on Twitter (@InStyleDana) for more expert fashion advice and tweet at her anytime using #AskDana for a instant style advice!

Dana Avidan Cohn's "#HowToWearIt" column is going on hiatus for the holidays, but will return Friday, Jan. 2. Happy holidays!

The Latest in Video

This Is Not a Drill: Kylie Cosmetics Is Collaborating With Kim Kardashian
See More Videos

More Fashion

See All Latest News

Sponsored Stories


 
Back to Top