5 Ways To Layer On The High Street

'Tis officially the season to get layering, but whether it’s knitwear, coats or jackets, teaming different separates together can get messy. That’s why Reiss is on hand to help you pull together a polished layering wardrobe; from frilled blouses to team with chunky jumpers to stylish gilets layered over bikers, here are the grown-up, coordinating pieces you should be layering now…

Look One

What: Take a high-low approach to layering by teaming smart tailoring with more comfortable separates. We love the idea of doing matchy matchy with different shades of blue for a contemporary take. 

Top Layering tip: Size up on coat purchases to easily fit bulky layers.

Look Two

What: We love a fur gilet layered over a chunky knit for a touch of glamour, whilst burgundy leather earns the look cool points.

Top layering tip: Stick to a consistent colour palette to avoid a fussy finish.

Look Three

What: Let’s not forget the practical benefits to layering – sure, this skirt, blouse and (team SL’s favourite) leather jacket combo is a polished look, but having a chunky knit on hand for early mornings right now is worthwhile.

Top layering tip: Use layering as an excuse to change the feel of your outfit – without the knit, this is a simple work edit, but with its busy print, the look has a more casual, directional feel.

Look Four

What: There’s nothing more annoying than constantly having to layer up then down, so add a poncho-style scarf to your wardrobe to avoid always having to strip off.

Top layering tip: Leather trousers are more insulating than most, so if you want to minimise layering on top, invest in some cool biker styles.

Look Five

What: Sometimes chunky knits just don’t suffice on their own, so a thin, ribbed layering piece is a sensible purchase. Consider them the easy hack for wearing lighter coats come the depths of winter too.

Top layering tip: If you’re layering up your top half with basic separates, you can afford to get more creative on the bottom. Go for fun, busy, or trend-led prints and patterns to add a bit of life to your look.

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