The Small Layering Trick That Makes a Big Difference

When it gets cold, and we mean, really cold, there’s a clever layering trick that fashion pros have been relying upon to stay toasty and maximise their style credits. Although it’s a small idea, pulling it off to perfection is not simply thus! Double up a natty jacket with a luxe coat, because shivering isn’t a chic look. 

While most stylists and fashion editors would go trad and just wear a coat over a trusty jacket, some street style pin-ups have been shoulder-robing their top layer. Which fashion tribe will you join? What’s more, will you coordinate your two winter layers or play a chic game of contrasts? We research the best jacket-plus-coat street style moments to help you decide.

Scroll down to see how to pull off this wintry fashion twist; plus, shop the coolest jacket and coat combinations out now.

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A Love Is Blind

Double up a camel jacket with an oversized biker jacket.

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Le 21ème

Donegal tweed and check is always a good idea.

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Style Du Monde

Denim and shearling looks awesome. Fact.

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Silva Olsen/Rex

Top off a statement suit with a trench coat. Outfit perfection.

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Style Du Monde

For an instantly elevated, off-duty outfit, layer a '70s-inspired suede jacket and a statement furry coat.

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Erez Lichtfeld/SIPA/Rex

Grey on grey = sophistication.

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Cup of Couple

Don't be afraid to add multiple textures at once, from ribs to bouclé to wool, this works.

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Silvia Olsen/Rex Features

To mean serious style business, layer a three-quarter length coat over a check suit.

Is this a style twist you'll be trying this winter? Let us know in the comments below!