Winter is a time of 12 months that means that you can throw on extra, not much less, which suggests it’s means simpler to create extra fascinating outfits as you may preserve including layers of texture, sample and including particulars (in contrast to in summer season, the place even including a “third piece” might be an excessive amount of, which is why I’ve shared how I add fashion to my summer season outfits right here, with out the necessity for layers).
So what are the secrets and techniques of essentially the most trendy winter outfits? How do you add layers and curiosity with out simply changing into a Michelin man?
1. Use Color to Create Curiosity and Heat
In mid-summer, the color I need to put on least is purple because it simply feels sizzling. As an alternative, I’m drawn to chill blues and greens (take into consideration the ocean and the sky of a tropical seaside vacation… in actual fact Jill Chivers and I focus on selecting colors based mostly on temper and the way they make you are feeling right here). In winter these heat overtone colors – pinks, reds, oranges, red-violets and burgundies – all maintain far more enchantment as they radiate a sense of heat.
You may layer colors too. Right here I’ve a red-violet lengthy sleeve merino wool prime beneath my burgundy jumper (that’s a sweater in Australian). This combine of colors that are repeated in my scarf (the best approach to discover colors to combine collectively ever – get my suggestions right here) which additionally provides a layer of curiosity to the outfit.
Discover too how these leather-based look denims have a textural ingredient of their design that provides one other layer of element. And I’ve tied the colors collectively utilizing a shawl in an identical sample so as to add curiosity and element (and in addition preserve my neck hotter!).
You may also add layers of various colors – I like to make use of an identical color scheme as I’m not excessive color distinction, however the color wheel can present you all completely different choices that harmonise superbly.
However generally for some color pop in winter, I like to make use of triads too as they make me really feel shiny even when the solar isn’t shining. Discover how I’ve repeated the color scheme of my necklace which ties the 2 colors collectively superbly.
2. Layered Textures Add Curiosity and Element
There are such a lot of tender and wonderful textures which you could simply add right into a winter outfit.
Cable knits are synonymous with winter and may add that textural element.
- Fur (fake or actual)
- Wool – mohair, cashmere, possum
All of them have a tender cuddle issue that makes you are feeling extra snuggly and heat. Can’t put on wool? Get my recommendations on staying heat when this cloth isn’t one for you.
Furs – fake or actual – add nice heat for winter (I’ve an incredible massive bear coat as I name it that I purchased within the UK again on the flip of the century that’s my massive winter coat when wanted).
Wool might be knitted into so many textures too that add curiosity and element to your outfit. It was the textural detailing of this cardigan that piqued my curiosity in it after I noticed it in a retailer.
Leather-based might be clean or textural (suppose mock croc) and provides an incredible layer for wind resistance.
3. Layered Outfits Enable for Mixing Colors, Textures and Including Patterns
There are lots of methods to layer, ideally the extra layers you’ve got, the much less bulk in every layer (or solely the highest layer is the chunky or cumbersome layer). Layering is nice for these climates the place it begins off chilly after which heats up, or if you happen to simply want to remain hotter however could need to take away one or two layers throughout the day as you heat up. Or if you happen to’re like me and simply discover it tough to remain heat, even inside in winter (with out carrying your massive winter overcoat on a regular basis – and I can let you know there just a few instances I get residence and don’t take off my coat after I’m feeling actually chilly).
Brief Over Lengthy – right here I’ve bought a shrug (knitted by me – particulars right here if you wish to make one too – tremendous easy!) that’s quick, over a long-sleeved knit prime. It is also a simple means so as to add in sample to your outfit.
And one other instance under of a shorter cardigan over an extended tunic prime, once more with a patterned ingredient, the colors repeated in my layers of necklaces (don’t cease layering at your garments – layer your jewelry as nicely).
Lengthy Over Brief – That is the tried and true means of layering mostly used, an extended jacket or cardigan over a shorter shirt or prime.
4. Add Element with Your Footwear/Boots/Hosiery
Don’t let your equipment be uninteresting! I’m all the time on the lookout for these further little particulars in my footwear. I fell in love with these boots as they’ve a rose gold textural cutout element on the heels.
Combine two neutrals (right here gray and rose beige) with a color (right here violet).
These boots have a cutout sample that provides a layer of curiosity to the outfit (and repeats the crochet sample in my beret).
Add a color utilizing your footwear – these purple boots add a vibrant element to the outfit.
Don’t neglect hosiery – patterned or colored tights are one other means so that you can add some further curiosity to your winter outfits.
Even only a trace of patterned hose provides an additional ingredient of curiosity to the outfit.
5. Scarves Gloves and Hats and Different Equipment
All of your equipment, of which there are extra you may put on in winter as in comparison with summer season, let you play and create extra and completely different outfits. You may see what number of scarves I add within the photos above to outfits so as to add heat, sample and curiosity to winter outfits.
You may belt over (and even half-over as I’ve performed over solely the entrance of this poncho under) with a function belt.
Chilly outdoors? Why not add a cute winter hat – a bowler, fedora, beret or beanie – protecting your head and ears heat undoubtedly makes you are feeling hotter throughout.
I’ve additionally allowed the hem of my shirt to peek out on this layered outfit – an unbroken column of color it could be with out it – however the hem of the shirt which is tender, curved (so extra slimming than if it was straight) provides a contact of curiosity, with out which the outfit might be a bit boring.
Add Jewelry – necklaces – bracelets, rings – are all nice for winter outfits too.
Right here I’ve added my color ingredient (over two textural parts – the possum wool and spotty chiffon knit prime) in turquoise.
Don’t cease at layering garments – layer necklaces as nicely.
Generally one necklace is simply not sufficient and two makes extra of an fascinating assertion, get extra recommendations on layering necklaces right here.
So there you’ve got it! 5 methods to create trendy layered winter outfits – you may, after all, use the following pointers in any season, you’ll simply modify the burden, thickness and variety of your layers!
You may additionally have an interest on this nice weblog submit on layering by Badass Child Boomer , Sarah, who shares her layering suggestions.
Extra Layering Suggestions