Layers on Layers: 4 Fresh Ways to Pile on the Clothes


News flash: it’s still cold! If you, like us, have been wearing the same four giant sweaters in rotation since November, it might be time to experiment with some new ways to stay warm. Enter, layering. Our layers-loving stylist kindly showed us 4 new ways to pile blazers over hoodies, cropped sweaters over button-ups, and more, all in the name of breaking us out of this style rut.

One of our favourite tricks here is a look we’ve already been sneaking into the office. A blazer over your favourite snug hoodie feels casual with moto boots, but choose something with a heel instead, and we swear you can take this look to work.

One of the keys to stylish layering is varying your lengths. A longer sleeve under a slightly shorter (or cuffed sleeve) gives a fun pop of colour or pattern, and a cropped sweater over a long button-up is a little less stuffy than the tucked-in version, where only the collar shows.

However you choose to layer, the best thing to do is gather some visual inspiration, and then start trying things! Your body temperature will thank you, and you’ll get a lot more wear out of your closet between now and spring.

If you’re one of the lucky ones heading somewhere tropical over the next few weeks, you might be looking to lose some layers, and pick up a new swimsuit! See our favourite styles in the Centre right now here.

See something you like? Visit St. Vital Centre to shop the products featured in this post (check stores for availability).

Look 1:
Red hoodie: Boathouse, $54
Black blazer: Le Chateau, $169.95
Blue pants: RW&Co., $89.90
Black combat boots: Aldo, $130
Black cat-eye sunglasses: Le Chateau, $22
Mustard mini satchel: Boes (Matt and Nat), $55

Look 2:
Striped turtleneck: Garage, $24.95
Green knit turtleneck: Dynamite, $49.95
Pink trousers: Hudson's Bay, $58
Yellow sweater (tied): RW&Co., see store for price
Red ‘Valentine’ pumps with pink heel: Call it Spring, $59.99

Look 3:
Red anorak jacket: Hudson's Bay, $69
Yellow cropped sweater: 1.) Garage, $34.95 2.)
White button-up: Dynamite $39.95
Raw-hem distressed cropped jeans: American Eagle Outfitters, $59.99
Turquoise pumps: Call it Spring, $49.99
Red purse with pink handles: Hudson's Bay (Aldo), $55

Look 4:
Calvin Klein t-shirt: Hudson's Bay, $39
Glittery knit sweater: Hudson's Bay, $69
Raw-hem distressed jeans with pink velvet stripe: Hudson's Bay (Buffalo), $89
Violet kitten heels: Call it Spring, $49.99
Red floral gem drop earrings: Le Chateau, $19.95
Red handbag: Hudson's Bay (Top Shop), $25

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