Pile It On: The Art of Layering

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Cold, hot, cold, hot, cold, hot. The daily scenario we face when the air outside dips to chilly and the furnace inside rises to stifling.

So how’s a fashion maven to successfully dress in layers without looking like the Michelin Man one minute and Malibu Barbie the next? One word: artfully.

Layering from the inside out is always key. Your foundation is your outfit. From the initial look comes the middle layer, then outer.

Step one: determine the day’s look and agenda.

Step two: determine your mood. Are you going to layer playful prints or punchy colors? Are you layering tonal neutrals or black on black?

Step three: Pile it on. If you’re seasoned cold climate-teer, you will no doubt have several outerwear options. From basic black, to fun and frisky, knits and ponchos and/or blazers, to puffers the final layer should whenever possible be the icing on the ‘layering’ cake.

Look #1 

The Row Turtleneck

The Row Cashmere Turtleneck $1390

Vince vest

VINCE Zip Vest $500

Armani scarf

Armani Collezioni Fringed Scarf $350

Uggs Ears

UGG Ear Muff $90

Look #2

Stella Jumpsuit

Stella McCartney Jumpsuit $1205

Emilio Blazer

Emilio Pucci Blazer $1905

Look #3 

Mara Jumpsuit

Mara Hoffman Terry Jumpsuit $216

Topshop cardigan

Topshop Stripe Cardigan $90

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Alpaca Scarf $188

Look #4

Moncler Jacket

Moncler Padded Jacket $838

Rick Owens Turtleneck

Rick Owens Turtleneck $1075

Rick owens beanie

Rick Owens Beanie $246

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Shannon Cavanagh
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