Winter often sees us moving from cold to warm areas during the day, making proper layering that much more important. A good starting point is to ensure that all the pieces of clothing work well as separates and also when combined with other pieces.

Start your outfit with the thinnest item and end with the thickest fabric. A T-shirt is a good base layer, followed by a shirt (denim shirts are a great, on-trend option), a hoodie or jersey, and then a jacket or coat.

Colour is imoportant so choose upfront whether you’re going to keep your look tonal, opting for greys and blacks, or complementary prints. If you’re choosing the latter option, try to ensure that your most complicated print is the top layer.

Lastly, make sure your outer hems are all longer than the inner ones – unless, of course, you’re going for a stylishly dishevelled look on purpose, which has a charm of its own…

For clothing details, see below.

LOOK 1 – THE COAT

Coat, R9 100, Paul Smith. Blazer by David Jones, R1 999, shirt, R399 and pants, R599, all Woolworths

 

LOOK 2 – LEATHER TOUCHES

Jacket, R799, H&M. Shirt, R450, Old Khaki. Tie, R2 295, Paul Smith. Bag, R10 995, Hugo Boss

 

LOOK 3 – THE BLAZER

Blazer, R9 999, Paul Smith, Jersey, R450 and pants, R499, both Woolworths. Shoes, R3 690, Europa Art Shoes. Spectacles, R3 190, Prada