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The expert guide to layering for winter

How many layers can you wear without looking like the Michelin man?

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Your expert guide to layering for winter is here. Stay chic in the cold with outfit ideas and tips from Amanda Wakeley, and our pick of this season’s most stylish layering pieces. 

Amanda Wakeley’s tips on layering

“My winter collections always feature lots of cashmere, beautiful for layering. In fact my AW15 collection was inspired by Mongolian tribespeople who wear layer upon layer to keep warm.”

“I travel a lot so layers are key for when I’m travelling. Warm, gorgeous oversized cashmere boyfriend jumpers are just perfect for the harsh temperature on planes.”

Amanda Wakeley

From left to right: Hutton grey & black boyfriend knit, £395; Mirage khaki shearling gilet, £1,895; Hutton black boyfriend top, £395; all Amanda Wakeley.

“I love delicious shearling to throw over your outfit will keep you warm in the upcoming festive season but also, it’s perfect underneath one of our oversized coats that just wrap you in a sumptuous cocoon.” 

Keeping cosy in the country

This cosy look is perfect for a weekends in the country. This Zady roll neck is made of GOTS certified wool and natural Alpaca fibers, providing a quality knit that will last forever and keep you warm all winter long. Teamed with these Me+Em leather culottes and cosy reversible Isabel Marant Etoile jacket, you’ll be snug as a bug in a rug…

Pair light layers together to make winter dressing easy and versatile. Add bold gold jewellery for a more festive feel closer to Christmas.

Wrapping up in the city

Leather, cashmere, alpaca and shearling are key textures and fabrics to stick with when the temperature drops. This mix will also help to keep things interesting and modern. Don’t be afraid to show a little of the socks over the top of the Acne boots.

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