Five Sneaky Ways to Layer

The following is a guest post from our friends at Lucky.

Layering’s a cold weather survival tactic. But it’s also a look. And while the warmth from piling on cardigans, vests and snoods will always be welcome, the industrious winter warrior vibe might not be.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up our favorite ways to layer without overwhelming your outfit underneath. Try any of these five tricks: you’ll beat the cold and the chunky, heavily-armored silhouette:


KINERASE HYDRABOOST, $75,DRUGSTORE.COM

Skinny Puffers

Slip them under your regular coat and no one will be wiser, provided you choose a dark shade and a slim enough fit.

GLOSSY QUILTED PUFFER DOWN JACKET, $365, JNBY, NORDSTROM.COM
cashmere tanks Five Sneaky Ways to Layer

Cashmere Tanks

While it might seem like a lot to pay for a tank top, the price-per-wear math makes it practical. Throw it under any sweater and you’ll insulate without creating Michelin man arms. Victory.

CASHMERE SHELL, $188, JCREW.COM

collars Five Sneaky Ways to Layer

Collars

Mimics the warmth of a turtleneck, then slips over your head when you want to unveil a prettier neckline.

THICK KNIT COLLAR SCARF, $68, BOP BASICS, SHOPBOP.COM

black tights Five Sneaky Ways to Layer

Sweater-Blend Tights

Way, way warmer than doubling up on sheer pairs, they’re perfect under pants on ultra-frigid days.

100 DENIER CASHMERE BLEND TIGHTS, $37.50, ARISTOC, FIGLEAVES.COM

leather dress layer Five Sneaky Ways to Layer

Leather Staples

Swap thick sweater dresses for a leather sheath.The fabric’s ridiculously warm but not bulky, so tossing a long sleeve tee underneath and a cardigan over will still look streamlined.

LEATHER SHIFT DRESS, $236.34, PEPE JEANS, ASOS.COM