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Layer Up! Look Cute and Stay Warm

Layering cold-weather clothes without looking like a marshmallow is a tricky business, but with a little gumption, playfulness, and an "I don't take myself too seriously" attitude, it's a skill anyone can master. Not only is layering practical during the bitter cold and transitional seasons, it's also a great way to mix up your look, add dimension, and have a little fun with your wardrobe. There's nothing wrong with running test-trials until you find what works best for your own style and body shape—layers can work on everyone, whether petite, curvy, tall or lean.

To give you a bit of encouragement and kickstart your imagination, we've rounded up some inspiration and buy-them-now options so you can rock the layered style to your heart's delight. And check out the Verily Shops pages for even more options!

Thin Layers


Lighter, thin materials lay nicely on top of one another without bulking you up and a slim jean or trouser lengthen you out.

1-Old Navy / 2-Henri Lloyd / 3-Merona / 4-PANACEA

Long & Loose Separates


Dare to wear long, flowing pieces together. You've got the height to pull it off! Don't be afraid of adding another inch or two with a lace-up wedge—it gives the maxi skirt nice proportion.

1-Dorothy Perkins / 2-No Brand / 3-Topshop / 4-bebe / 5-Steve Madden



A skinny belt is key to pulling a layered look together. When dealing with thick, extra material, the belt gives you a shape by emphasizing your waist. And you'll definitely need a pair of tights this time of year; why not try a funky colored pair?

1-Accessorize / 2-Topshop / 3-Merona / 4-Banana Republic / 5-Nicole

Images via Madewell / unknown / Sydney Poulton of The Day Book