The time for layering is upon us; when we don’t know what the weather is going to do from one hour to the next – layers are the answer. Combining textures like wool, leather, denim and jersey is a flattering way to pile on the layers which you can then take off or add more depending on the wind/rain/cold!
We’ve got some great winter coats at The Women’s Society and we wanted to team them with some of our knitwear pieces to show how versatile they are. We’ve gone down the easy, relaxed route with these looks – thinking about everyday style when we created them. We’ve all got busy lives but that doesn’t mean we can’t look good as we’re running around living them, so these outfits will definitely appeal to all you multitasking girls.
Our first look incorporates the emerald quilted jacket £199 and boat neck wool jumper £129 both by Barbour. The pattern in the jumper and the faux fur detail on the jacket hood means you don’t need to add much else. Easy! Compliment with high waisted jeans in dark blue £190 by J Brand Jeans and wine leather ankle boots £129 by Barbour to create a balanced flattering silhouette. We added this super cute wool beanie with pom-pom for £26.95 also by Barbour for those days when it’s either too windy for a blow dry or you haven’t had a chance to do your hair…
The key to good layering (get it wrong and it can look a tad sloppy) is all about balance, for example we’ve teamed this navy gilet with faux fur hood £149 (available in store) and a grey wool jumper for £119 both by Barbour. The difference in hem lengths and textures combined with the slimming look of these high rise skinny jeans £198 by J Brand Jeans create that balance. The wine leather ankle boots £129 also by Barbour are a classic style which work really well with this relaxed look. Plus you’ll be comfortable enough to run around whilst looking great!
It’s easy to go for dark colours when buying a winter coat but our quilted jacket in garnet for £179 by Barbour should tempt you to be a bit more daring with your palette. Perfect for that town to country look this jacket is lightweight but really warm, we’ve paired it with the classic boat neck wool jumper for £129 also by Barbour and our favourite high waisted jeans in dark blue £190 by J Brand Jeans. (Wine leather ankle boots £129 also by Barbour as before). This is a true no effort look, throw it on – head out the door and get on with your day whilst looking effortlessly poised and confident! You got this…
Now this navy wool hooded parka £349 by Ted Baker is something else, the ultimate day to night piece – super chic. The wool is really warm, the classic parka style means it’s perfect for casual or more dressy occasions and the small details like the faux fur hood and rose gold metalwork give it that extra something. We’ve gone super simple with it, paring the coat with high rise skinny jeans £198 by J Brand Jeans and wine leather ankle boots £129 by Barbour.
Layering doesn’t always mean you have to wear a jacket or coat – on those milder days covering up with lots of wool can look fabulous and keep you warm. As we’ve already proved our grey wool jumper is a wardrobe staple, teamed with our wool beanie for £26.95 and tartan boucle scarf £36.95 all by Barbour and you’ve got yourself a cosy, trendy ensemble. Because this has created quite a lot of volume up-top we’ve gone for high rise skinny jeans £198 by J Brand Jeans for that all important balance. To finish everything off we wanted to mix it up a bit on the texture front with this studded back-pack £105 by Replay (available in store), a huge trend right now we’re loving this bag and this whole outfit.
Khaki is a great colour because it goes so well with other tones. Team it with black for more of a sleek nighttime look or jeans and a jumper for daytime style. This khaki hooded jacket for £159.99 by Soaked in Luxury, has a real utilitarian quality and the longline silhouette will keep you looking good and feeling warm. An easy one to add heels or flats we’ve teamed ours with the grey wool jumper £119 by Barbour, high rise skinny jeans £198 by J Brand Jeans and wine leather ankle boots £129 also by Barbour as before. We also added the Barbour beanie for some added texture.
Prices correct at time of publication.