Pulling a look together now that the cold snap has hit can be a bit of a juggling act. Keeping warm whilst negotiating a frosty commute, an air-conditioned office, a quick run on the treadmill, dinner in a trendy (but toasty) pop-up restaurant with friends, not to mention whatever else the day might throw at you, all while looking stylish—it's no mean feat.
Clever layering with this season's key pieces is the answer you've been looking for. Don't let the phrase scare you, we know it gets bandied about an awful lot this time of year, with little explanation about what you're actually meant to wear.
Think soft suede over-the-knee boots worn with printed wrap dresses and woollen skirts, checked blazers worn with overcoats and scarves belted in place. Still in need of a little inspiration? See how these seven savvy street style ladies dress for all November occasions, and purchase the staple pieces that will see you through the season.
Style Notes: A real lesson in layering, Camille shows that you can make a silk suit, roll-neck, scarf and winter coat not only work but look effortlessly chic. All you need is a great belt to literally keep everything together.
Style Notes: Work winter-wear like a pro with this minimal but dramatic Solace skirt. Add over-the-knee boots and a boyfriend knit for maximum style points.
Style Notes: Don't be afraid to style workwear like a boss by matching separates to form a suit, like Tamu demonstrates here. Teaming with red boots instead of black is the perfect statement. Just swap her tee for a knit and add tights.
Style Notes: Mixing textures is key during any winter season. Elevate your ensemble like Anna by adding a flash of velvet, a fashion favourite fabric this season.
Style Notes: Your winter wardrobe doesn't have to mean black on black. Dress up your denim by taking things tonal this season. Pair with ankle boots and lace for maximum impact.
Style Notes: Nothing says casual quite like throwing on a luxe, insulated bomber. Wear it nonchalantly off the shoulder, added bonus points for purchasing a satin or velvet version.
Style Notes: Bold red lip? Check. Delicate gold jewellery? Check. Checked blazer? Checkmate! Lucy makes this season's favourite pattern work from the boardroom to the bar—perfect for the busy event calendar ahead. Worn with boots and a slip dress, you've got yourself the perfect go-to outfit this November.
Style Notes: Channel superstar buyer Tiffany by wearing one of everything. Just make sure the tones are the same—notice how her boots, her jacket and the print of her dress tie the look together?
Style Notes: Do follow suit and layer your sleeveless tailoring with a chunky knit like Olivia. We particularly like the statement shoes.
Style Notes: Play with bright, fun and furry fabrics to keep winter workwear interesting and upbeat. Our favourite go-to brand for faux fur? Shrimps.
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