How to Layer Clothing for a Lavish Winter Weekend


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Going on a winter getaway? Perhaps you're hitting the slopes at your favorite mountain ski resort or spending your well-earned time off exploring with friends and loved ones in a snowy urban setting. But before you can jet off to your wonderful winter retreat, you need to choose versatile layers that will fit in your luggage and keep you warm, cozy, and stylish whatever occasion or activity you encounter on your travels.

Use our three designer tips to learn how to layer in the winter so you look and feel your best during your time away in a winter wonderland.

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1. Layer with Texture

Double up on luxurious texture, while still maintaining a cohesive look with coordinating sets of tops paired with matching cardigans, sweaters or jackets. Choose a simple yet classic top, like a cashmere ribbed shell which combines unbeatable softness with fine vertical ribbing, as your first layer. Top off the shirt with a jacket crafted from the same material for luxurious, texture-on-texture layering.

2. Layer with Outerwear

If you're heading to a cold, snowy destination, chances are you're going to need chic and stylish outerwear to keep warm. Knit outerwear travels exceptionally well since the natural stretch allows the fabric to bounce back after being folded. Bring two options in different styles that both complement your other layers, and choose each day's outerwear based on the specific occasion or activity.

For example, you might start with an essential long sleeve knit sweater, and then add a cozy felted cardigan with accents in matching colors. Warm wool cashmere makes a luxurious option that mixes the best of soft and warm materials. For another outer layering option, choose a sporty anorak-style jacket complete with snaps, a drawcord, and a fold over collar in the same coordinated color scheme.

3. Layer with Accessories

When layering for the cold weather, don't underestimate the power and versatility of luxurious winter accessories. Accent your seasonal ensemble with a solid black wool cowl for a warm neck accessory that will pair well with almost any winter wear. To add a splash of color to your wintery look, choose a hat or knit scarf that accents your favorite hues from your cold-weather wardrobe.

Expertly crafted winter essentials from St. John Knits utilize the finest materials for lavish pieces that look and feel remarkable. Choose your favorite seasonal clothing and layering techniques, then finish your cold-weather outfits with warm socks, gloves, and stylish snow boots to make your next winter vacation a getaway to remember.