How to layer explained in easy steps
Zoom-in on the necklace and collier de chien bracelet

Layering broken down in photos

The photos below break down what I wore over my underwear and shape wear to stay comfortable and warm on a cold winter day on the commute, when running from building to building, and sitting at my desk. These photos are to give an idea about how to layer and to illustrate that when taking off a layer the remaining look should still look like a stylish outfit that speaks for itself.

How to layer: A layering outfit should still be great when a layer is taken off. Click To Tweet
#fashionover40 woman in work outfit with tweed skirt, sweater and statement necklace as basic layer
Start with a normal skirt and sweater combination like, for instance, this Eddie Bauer tweed skirt with Anne Klein mock turtleneck cashmere sweater, GNW tights, knee-high boots and long statement necklace (all own). Note that the necklace is already a layer that add interest and style
#over40fashion work outfit with skirt, sweater and motorcycle leather jacket as a next layer
Add a motorcycle leather jacket instead of a blazer over mock turtleneck sweater, Eddie Bauer tweed skirt with gray opaque tights, heeled knee-high black boots and statement necklace (all own) for an edgy, but posh work look
#over50fashion woman with outerwear added
Put on gloves (similar here) to complete the winter outerwear worn over the work outfit shown in the photo before
#maturefashion woman in winter coat, beret and scarf
Winter layering completed with styled outerwear: Cole Haan motorcycle shearling coat, RAK chevron cashmere scarf, leather gloves, wool beret and structured bag (all own)

You may also be interested in reading about how to stay warm when the polar vortex hits or layering on windy days in spring.

Do you layer to add extra insulation when it is frigid cold outside? Do you also layer just to add interest, i.e. for style? What are your layering challenges? Let me know by email so I can help you and also address it in a post for other readers.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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