The 2017 Way to Layer Your Clothes

Emma Spedding

If the thought of layering clothes gives you flashbacks to being told to dress practically for school and to "not forget your coat," we promise you, piling it on has never been better.

We've also long associated experimental layering with the Olsen twins during the mid-noughties—hiding from the paparazzi in mountains of bohemian fabrics and hefty coatigans—but savvy winter layering has graduated away from an excess of chunky, shapeless knitwear and is about sleeker and more unexpected pairings. So there is always something new to be learnt.

The street style set proves that winter is an excuse to play with proportions and wardrobe pieces, by layering skirts over trousers, wearing two coats at once and doubling up on jumpers. The Scandis rule when it comes to reinventing layering and so Tine Andrea and Celine Irgens Aagaard are Who What Wear UK's pinups for keeping warm—at the same time as standing out—this winter.

We have compiled the 15 key layering tricks that will help you get more wear out of your existing favourites this season, as well as making you excited (and less depressed) about wrapping up. If there's one major tip we can give you? You'll find that one of the most versatile, long-wearing purchase is a black roll-neck, but puffer coats and zip-up hoodies contain the most A/W 16–ness about them.

See below for 15 new outfit formulas to make you excited about adding those extra layers this winter…

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