STYLE ADVICE: Learn to Layer

Despite the lack of snow this winter in New York, the falling temperatures call for tips for dressing in the cold. This Fashionista was definitely safe from the cold with her layering skills. She started with the base of a solid sweater, always a classic and a personal favorite. Next up, she added a gray winter jacket with faux fur detail. To tie the two together, she paired a pom-pom beanie to add style and warmth. The rest of the look remains simple: knit leggings and booties. For accessories, she keeps in the theme of layering and simplicity with Alex and Ani bangles.

Layering gets more complicated as the number of layers increases, but there are a few guidelines that this Fashionista follows to ensure the look is a success. Primarily, her color scheme is neutral. She chose solid colors ranging from black to gray. If recreating this look, it’s best to choose a neutral color palette.

Another reason why this look works is because of the proportions. Layering can be a challenge in choosing which pieces should be worn in what order. This Fashionista started with a simple knit sweater. Starting with thinner fabrics and working up to heavier materials often works best. Thinner fabrics are often tighter and will remain closer to your body, which makes them a good starting point. From there, layer outwards increasing the thickness of the material. This Fashionista ends her layering journey with a heavy coat that will keep her warm while walking to class. Layering is perfect for cold winter days!