Thin polo neck sweaters are the ideal foundation for a layered look, and the brand of geeky chic they embody is very much in vogue at the moment. Pair a tight, monochromatic polo neck with a long, collared jacket for a geometrically nuanced –and miraculously streamlined – effect.
Denim lends itself well to layering, but some finesse is required to avoid repeating the denim-on-denim faux pas of the past. Layer dark blue jeans with a light blue denim button-down, and avoid combining pieces of the same hue. Take heed of the trend in oversized clothing for women, and choose long, baggy cuts for a more contemporary take on denim-centric layering.
Complete your layered look this winter with an extra-long, menswear-style jacket. Pair it with a knee-length jersey and brogues, or, if you feel like you’re drowning in fabric, heeled ankle boots and a crisp collared shirt. Embellish your outfit with a broad, boldly-patterned scarf, for a dramatically grand-scale effect.
Bundling up doesn’t have to be meticulous or somber: combine a pair of denim dungarees with a tight polo neck sweater and some leather pumps, for an effortless, playful take on seasonal layering. Switch out the denim for printed, corduroy or coloured dungarees if you’re feeling adventurous.
Long, thick-knit cardigans are everywhere at the moment, and they’re a great asset for winter. Try wearing one of these instead of a conventional winter jacket: layer it over high-waisted pants, a vest or a tight-fitting turtleneck for a quirky, laissez-faire finish.