Autumn is the perfect time to get creative with your layering skills. Layering is a key foundation of any trans-seasonal wardrobe as it allows you to add or remove clothing depending on the temperature. At this time of year, it's truly difficult to predict what the weather will be like, so you need to be prepared when you walk out the door.
The principles of layering are:
- - Start with a light piece of clothing and layer up
- - Keep underlayers more fitted
- - Combine different lengths, textures and fabrics
- - Balance out heavy fabrics
- - Add a belt to accentuate your waistline.
The Base Layer
Choose a lightweight basic slub tee or buttoned shirt in a neutral or solid tone as your under layer. If the day heats up, you will always have the option of removing your other layers. Make sure your base layer works on its own to give you versatility throughout the day.
For your second layer consider a lightweight jumper. Merino Wool, Cashmere or Mohair knitwear is perfect for layering as it warms the body without adding bulk. They also work perfectly over a shirt making them suitable to wear to the office.
Possibly the ultimate layering piece, cardigans are great to wear during the Autumn months and can also be worn underneath a coat. Choosing a cardigan with texture to add versatility to your outfit.
For cold days, you can add an extra layer of warmth with a final outerwear piece. A puffer jacket or woollen winter coat will protect you from the elements and will be a staple garment heading into winter.
The best part of layering is it allows you to utilise many items in your wardrobe, including your favourite print dresses. You can wear them under a leather jacket or chunky knit and finish the look off with boots.
Our #1 trick for effortless style is to start with key investment pieces. From here, you can build your wardrobe with easy-wear, trans-seasonal pieces, and mix and match outfits for work to weekend. Shop new Autumn arrivals.