Joey from friends wearing all of chandler's clothes, layering clothes done wrong

Layering clothes for winter: how to do it

Many women are afraid to layer their clothes for fear of looking bigger than they actually are. While logic would lead one to believe that this claim is true. If you’ve mastered the art of layering this couldn’t be further from the truth. A perfectly layered look will compliment your curves and create the illusion of a more proportional silhouette. If your Goth, layering is pretty simple because you won’t need to worry about colours too much. The accessories are the part for you, but layering is still important, especially if you want to stay warm and not look thrumpy. Alternative clothing is great for layering, it’s a chance to try out so many different options. With the 5 steps to layering clothes for winter, you’ll be able to keep warm but still look good.

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Joey from friends wearing all of chandler's clothes, layering clothes done wr
Joey hasn’t quite mastered layering yet

The 5 Secrets to layering clothes for winter

#1 the foundation

2 in 1 gothic rock mesh vest top layering clothes for winter
£11.99 2 in 1 goth rock mesh top

Start with a basic, lightweight top. I suggest a solid, something neutral, or striped.

Tip: Keep the under-layers more fitted to keep your shape looking slim.

#2 the warmth

Hooded crop Top with chains, secrets to layering clothes for winter
£11.99 also available in black and red

Add another layer such as a soft cardigan or sweater. If you’re into colour, this can be a great opportunity to mix in a bold pullover to give your outfit more intrigue and depth.

Tip: If you’re concerned about your waistline, try to top off your look with something belted.

#3 The coat

Women's thin trench coat perfect for layering clothes for winter
From £14.99 black Hooded trench coat

Then add a jacket or coat. Again, I suggest a basic color. Camel, black, navy, or even olive green.

Tip: Length and proportion is key when layering. A good trench coat is allways a safe option.

#4 The winter warmers

Double use snood used for layering clothes
£4.99 double use snood

Next, add a scarf. It’s like the frosting on a cupcake. A must!

Tip: Play with texture. It’s best to incorporate a mix of materials when layering clothes for winter. If you use all of the same fabrics, you’re look will come off as heavy and dowdy (which can add the appearance of unwanted weight as well).

#5 The accessories

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Sprinkle on your accessories (bracelets, rings, watches, necklaces).

Tip: if they can’t be seen what’s the point in wearing them, try a Choker or Layered necklace.

Things to remember when layering clothes for winter

  • Layering is best achieved when you keep your look to one or two colour families.
  • A nice mix of texture is essential for layering.
  • Proportion is everything when it comes to layering.
  • Any more than one big item and you’re venturing into unflattering territory.
  • Mastering the art of layering takes time and practice. play around with different layered looks all the time until you find something that works.

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