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Layering: Our 3 top tips

David Nieper
Style Advice

Putting together a fashionable outdoors-ready outfit can be far easier said than done. Layering is key, and there’s more to it than throwing your heaviest coat over your thickest jumper.

Done right, layering is a brilliant way to combine some of your favourite autumn/winter pieces and create new outfits. Stock up on lightweight layers, luxury knitwear and thermal underwear to provide a warm, cosy base, then try a statement piece over the top; you’ll soon see that staying toasty needn’t mean compromising on style.

We’ve put together some of our top tips to help you get it right, ensuring you look and feel elegant throughout the season.

Plan for the occasion

Decide what your outfit is for before you start wrapping up. Walks, for example, need warm yet lightweight layers like gilets and breathable knitted wraps, while particularly cold days demand thick woolly jumpers and cardigans. You’ll find lots of options in our ladies’ knitwear collection.

Occasion wear for social events or parties can be tricky at this time of year, but you needn’t shiver your way through drinks and dinner. Clever layering is the secret to wintery elegance, especially if you...

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Think about hosiery and thermals

Team dresses and skirts with quality hosiery - we have a great range to choose from - and warm up any outfit with an underlayer. Opt for a slip or cami in autumn, then when it starts to get really cold, swap to thermal wool and silk vests, tops, and leggings. Layers like these are the fashionable woman’s best-kept secret, allowing you to stay warm without changing your look. Finally, to finish your outfit...

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Choose a quality winter coat

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Every winter wardrobe needs a ladies’ coat in a timeless cut. Whether you love bold, standout colours and patterns or would prefer something a little more subtle, we offer plenty of options.

Bright swathes of colour look wonderful over the top of printed tops and dresses, while neutral camel looks great against cream, green, and brown. Whatever your style, be sure to choose quality; a well-made coat will last years when treated with care.

Ready? Not quite. Swirl a thick, woolly scarf about your neck and slip into a pair of sleek leather gloves for a sophisticated finish. Now you’re prepared for anything the British weather might throw at you.

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