This Sunday our Blogger of the Week accolade goes to Leeds lass Sophie Nightingale, the brains behind fashion and lifestyle blog Simple Sophie. Join us to chat layering different textures, colours and lengths to create a banging Winter wardrobe…
Layering for Autumn and Winter can come easy to some but proves a minefield of challenges to others. Can I layer textures? What if they’re different lengths? What about colours? As the years have gone on however, layering styles have become more and more acceptable (even if it’s trackies, your pyjama top and pac-a-mac to run to the shop for Ben and Jerry’s).
One thing I’ve been doing a lot recently is pairing different textures like leather and fur, or fluffy jumpers with my canvas coat and fedora. This is a great way to keep in trend this season without disappearing under your sensible duffle coat that reaches the top of your ears. Loop a tartan scarf around your neck to brighten up an all black outfit, or slip on a faux fur snood to add a bit of comfort and warmth.
Another trick I think looks particularly cool and rather European is layering different length items. For example, a longer t-shirt under a jumper, or a cable knit over a smock dress. Slip your boyfriend shirt over your summer cami and pop out the collar over a round neck jumper. A tartan shirt will add a point of interest and colour without being garish or awkward to style.
Still got a wardrobe of skater skirts from summer? Get your hands on an oversized jumper, maybe even a roll neck to make it that bit more cosy, and pull on a pair of black tights under a skirt. Pleated skirts would work really well with this look, even textured ones like corduroy or leather.
Layering is an inexpensive effective way of staying stylish and warm in the winter months. It can add a designer look to your outfit and an expensive vibe. Whether you’re mashing up textures or throwing on a coat over your jumper and smock dress, it’s definitely a tactic you should have down to a tee this season.
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