Want to learn how to layer to perfection this autumn? The key is doing so stylishly. Think structure and invest in staple winter pieces that are practical. Autumn and winter are all about comfort and warmth but that does not call for you to look frumpy.
To layer effortlessly, remember to keep your look tonal and play with different shades of the same colour.
Where to start? The most significant piece of layering is the base layer, which would be your classic white shirt, polo neck or dress for example. Clever ways to get a slim effect is to invest in thermal underwear and chunky stockings to keep you warm whilst looking beautiful.
Have a look at our fashion team’s tricks on how to layer to perfection.
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The classic white shirt
Opt for a relaxed look by layering an embellished sweater over a flowy crisp white shirt. Pair with a lengthy black pencil skirt for a sassy finish.
A polo neck is the ideal starting point with cosy and comfy benefits. Team it up with a tonal faux leather skirt and a pair of knee-high boots.
Style Tip: Go for belted coats, not only are they elegant but they also nip in your waist to flatter your figure.
Knit and tidy
Neutrals are the go-to palette this season. Pull a half sweater over a cosy knit to create texture and flair, and french tuck your knits inside wide-legged white jeans.
Style Tip: Remember to add a belt to neaten up your look.
Accentuate your summer maxi dress by layering tonal accessories for a feminine winter look. For chilly climes, throw over a coordinating trench.
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By Fashion Assistant Thato Pule
Thato is a multifaceted creative. An entertainment technology graduate who majored in costume design and make-up artistry and is now the fashion and digital intern at Woman&Home magazine. Her keen eye for detail and flair for fashion has professed her a stylist.