Winter layering is important for extra warmth during the winter and some outfit dimension. But it’s also easy to add bulk! These tips will help you layer your winter outfits well.
Why the “before” layering outfit needs improvements:
- A button down shirt is a great layering option, but thick flannel ones easily add bulk.
- Layering a thick shirt underneath a lightweight sweater is just asking for bulk and a lumpy sweater. This lightweight sweater looks like shapeless oatmeal on me!
- Don’t forget the jewelry!
- Gym sneakers like this don’t match the rest of the outfit. Let’s try a cuter, more appropriate winter shoe for a layered outfit.
A few easy ways to improve winter layering:
- The key to layering well is to keep your bottom layers the most lightweight, and get heavier weight as you layer. A thin long sleeve tee goes great under a medium weight sweater or sweatshirt, with a warmer jacket on top.
- You can layer socks under your boots for extra warmth, but choose ones that are not too tall (or fold them down) so you get only a peek of sock rather than many inches of sock that will draw unneeded attention to your ankles.
- With a lot of layers happening on top, let the layers be the center of attention. Choose shoes that are low profile, like a slim ankle boot.
- Don’t forget the jewelry! A simple earring adds some sparkle and draws attention up toward your face.
If you’re more of a visual person, here’s the same advice in action
My favorite long sleeve lightweight tee for layering
There are plenty of great tops for layering, but my all time favorite is this super stretchy, long sleeve tee.
Other outfits with winter layering to give you more inspiration
Why these outfits work:
- The fun thing about layers is that they add dimension to an outfit! Layer a turtleneck under a sweater, or a t-shirt under a sweater, under a denim jacket, under a coat. As long as your layers are lightweight at the bottom and get more sturdy as you layer, you can do as many as you’d like!
Now go try layering your clothes, and wear them well!