Layer them up!

Layer them up!

Winter fashion

Layer them up!

It always helps to layer yourself well to brace the winter chill. But it’s important that you do so without adding bulk. Wear more than one layer on your legs and brighten up your winter look with one or two colourful pieces.

Here are some of the ways you can be warm and look chic during the cold season:

  The three-layer strategy The more you have, the more you can play around with the layers.

Base layer — A close-to-the-skin thin layer like thermal wear for your upper and lower body. This layer is the one closest to your skin and needs to be tight fitting or body-contoured.

Middle layer — A nice cosy, warm layer like a sweater to keep you comfortable. Polyester, wool and blends work very well.

Outer layer — A windproof or waterproof coat-layer over the first two layers to finish off. This layer is the one that provides the best insulation. It's usually a looser, thicker and bulkier layer.

  Wear more than one layer on your legs Thermal leggings followed by your trouser or jeans. Alternatively, wear fleece leggings with a pair of colourful leg warmers, which will also add your style statement.

  Warm winter socks should be worn to keep the feet warm.

  Wear gloves or mittens Fingers and hands are very vulnerable to cold, so keep them covered.

  Invest in a few brighter berets and scarves to keep your neck and ears warm This will keep the attention near your face, making you look cheerful.

  Brighten up your winter look with one or two colourful pieces This will keep your spirits high in the old, drab winter weather.

  Balance loose or big with fitted For a leaner look, style your looser, upper body winter clothes with fitted clothing on the lower body.

  Wear longer walking boots during the day and heeled boots when you are off for a party.

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