It’s cold outside and warmer inside, so what to do? what to wear?, layer up that's what you do. Yes it’s easy to put on a singlet, shirt, sweatshirt and jacket on top of our favourite jeans or pants, however try to think more stylish and I have the steps to help you achieve one of the trends for Autumn /Winter.

This season when it comes to layering have your base layer show, no tuck-ins here just let it all hang out.

This is an easy skill to achieve and not only will you look stylish you will be warm. This look can work for you regardless of age or body shape so don't be afraid, it will not make you look big just give it a try.

You can choose to layer 2, 3 or 4 items. Layering is also a way for you to add colour and personality to your outfit which is mood boosting, just because the weather outside is drab doesn't mean you have to look or feel it.

The number one rule is to layer vertically not horizontally
Start with a longline tank, this can be plain or a pretty pattern, remember to make the layer closest to your skin the thinnest.

Next a thicker layer a sweatshirt or long sleeve tee over your base layer, one with an uneven hem or hi-lo hem so that base layer can be peeking through and be seen. If you choose a long sleeve tee you can add another layer with a sweatshirt.

For another layer of warmth you can add on a jacket or coat for example Hammock & Vine Heather Knit Jacket or Elm Abigail Coat

Hammock and Vine Animal Reversible Jacket

Hammock and Vine Heather Knit Cardi

Elm Clothing NZ Abigail Coat light Blue

Depending on your choice of sweatshirt or pants this look can be perfect for relaxing at home or dressed up for work or a day out. Below are a few examples to get you started.

For a more relaxed look
This option is ideal for when you want to relax at home or have errands to run

Elm Lifestyle Clothing Sweet Pea Lounge Sweat SweaterElm Lifestyle Clothing NZ Mazie Sweater Top

Elm Clothing NZ Lottie Layer Tank

Under Elm Lauren Long Sleeve Tee or Ebony 100% Merino Crew
Top Elm Fundamental Maize Sweat 
Pants Elm Brunch pants or Home lee Avenue Pants

For a smart casual look
This option is for catch ups with friends or family.
Under Ebony 100% Merino Turtle Neck
Top Threadz Olivia Sweat
Pants Threadz Reversible Denim Jeans or Threadz Sammi Boyfriend jeans for a relaxed fit will work

Threadz Clothing NZ Olivia Sweat

Zoe Cord Shacket

Star Sweat

Ripped Jeans

Threadz Clothing NZ Zoe Cord Shacket and Star Sweat

Frankie Denim Jacket

Alexa Tee Animal

Sophie Mom Jean

Threadz Clothing NZ Frankie Denim Jacket and Animal Tee

Thread Lolly Vee Neck Knit 

Stripe Tee

Threadz Ripped Jeans

Threadz Lolly Fuzzy Vee Neck Knit and Stripe Top

Home Lee Long Sleeve Tee in white
Home Lee Long Bat Wing Cardi
Yarra Trail Pull On Denim Jean

Home Lee Batwing Long Cardigan

For a Function
This look is suited to a date night or evening out with the girls
Tank Threadz reversible coop v neck tank
Top Threadz Dark Denim Jacket, Hammock & Vine Cashmere Knit
Pant Yarra Trail Ponti Jegging

Threadz Scoop V Neck Reversible Top

Hammock and Vine Akira Dress 

and Fluffy Cardigan

Hammock and Vine Akira Print Dress

Lauren Blazers

Gordon Smith Lauren BlazerGordon Smith Lauren Blazer


Effortless Layering - Let Threadz do it for you!

Threadz 2 in 1's make it easy! They have so many different options to choose from. The pieces are separate too, meaning you can mix and match with other outfits!

Threadz 2 in 1 Top


Mastered these?

Now try the classic layering option of a button down shirt layered with a jumper, again making sure the hem pops out the bottom, and a glimpse of cuff also elevates this to another level.

Want to try something slightly different?
Consider styling a jumper or even another dress over a button-down dress. Accompanied by a pair of tights and boots. This means you can now get extra wear out of your summer dresses during autumn and winter without being cold! A belt is always a welcome addition for this style to help accentuate your waist.
Another look that can also work depending on the dress, is layering a turtleneck underneath! Have fun and experiment a bit to make these looks work it’s all about a little trial and error, but the resulting looks will be a great reward!

Don't forget to accessorise with hats, bags ,scarves, jewellery see our blog on this and also footwear. These are all important to assist you, to make this trend come to life for you!

Gordon Smith Layering Pieces


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