How to Wear Layers for Fall + Winter


The key to dressing for Winter, especially for a girl from Miami like me, is layering.  And in the cooler months, when you still want to keep an element of style in your daily dressing, and not just throw on a great big sleeping-bag-like snow parka, layering the trends (keeping warmth in mind) is best.  The key to layering are picking out warm pieces that don’t add a whole lot of bulk … with the exception of a great plush scarf.  A few other things to keep in mind when layering:

  • Stick with colors in the same color group when you dress in layers. In fact, dark colors and neutrals work best for most people.  Slip in one darker pattern somewhere in there to add a kick.
  • Mix up textures; try pairing cashmere or wool with denim, leather with silk, or ruffles with tweed.
  • A great scarf is the perfect topper to any layered look.  Try hunting for thick scarves that provide a lot of warmth, or rock two of your favorite scarves at once.
  • Don’t forget to keep your hands and feet warm in the colder temps: warm socks and a good pair of gloves go a long way.

layering layered ready to wear fashion target style _

Get the Layered Looks: 1. labworks Women’s Long Sleeve Shaker Sweater // 2. Mossimo Women’s Trench Coat // 3. Mossimo Supply Co. Kody Studded Combat Boot // 4. Merona Women’s Crew Socks // 5. Mossimo Supply Co. Junior’s Toggle Coat // 6. Merona Women’s Long-Sleeve Cardigan Sweater // 7. Oversized Elephant Scarf // 8. Merona Polka Dot Leather Glove // 9. Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Sweater Leggings // 10. Openweave Knit Infinity Metallic Scarf in Ivory // 11. Xhilaration Junior’s Plaited Tunic Sweater // 12. Merona Kasia Genuine Leather Riding Boot

How do you layer for the colder seasons?

(By the way: all of these picks are from Target, so you can not only layer up in style for the season, but you can do it at a great price!)

Image via Collage Vintage


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.



    • Lexi

      I can’t even imagine! We’re heading up north for our winter vacation and I’m going to wear all of my clothes at once to stay warm!

  1. Chelsea

    I love the inspiration image up top Lexi! Layering is one of the most fun parts about cold weather… love it.

    Chelsea & The City

  2. Dana

    Love this! I am a layering fiend in the winters 🙂 Love 6 & 8!!

  3. Wendy

    Your boots in #12 are beautiful, but if you are layering, please include the gorgeous Boot Cuffs that are out there. They are adorable with the fashion boots! Thanks.

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