Struggling with this unstable weather? One minute it’s raining, then the sun is shining. Cold in the morning, but warm by midday. Master the art of layering with this step-by-step guide to flexible, smart layering as we enter the cool winter months.

Have fun with your layers and play with textures. Try mixing soft and heavy textures to add depth and contrast to your outfit. A cotton button up shirt under a warm woollen cardigan, topped with a polyester coat makes for the perfect layered outfit.

Wear complimentary colours but no more than two! Keep it extra chic by layering multiple tones of the same colour, or keep it neutral – white on grey on black is an easy but oh so gorgeous palette.

Layering doesn’t have to stop at your clothes, play with accessories too! Add a layered necklace to a high neck top, a long necklace to spice up an otherwise plain shirt or stack hoops in your ears. Cinch in your waist with a thick, woven belt or spice up your jeans with a gorgeous leather belt.

Play with lengths! Pair a cropped top with a longer cardigan, layered with a chunky overcoat with your favourite pair of high waisted jeans for an effortless, but very put together outfit.

Don’t be afraid of pattern but give it a base with a solid colour. A pop of pattern can make for a great statement piece and is often best worn as your middle layer.

Whether you pick a large over-coat or slimmer jacket, stick to one bulky outer item. A thick top, with a chunky cardigan and heavy jacket can be very unflattering. You want to be layered and warm, not physically bigger in size.

Not only is layering super chic, but extremely practical for winter too. Rug up, layer and stay warm this winter, all while looking incredible.

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