Simple Layering Tricks That Keep You Warm Without Sacrificing Your Style

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There is an art to layering. You have to master just the right combination of colors, fabrics and silhouettes to make sure the end result is chic and flattering—not bulky and disastrous. It’s a delicate balance that can go the wrong way with one poorly chosen piece. Here at The Zoe Report we study just these kinds of equations (consider it our math), always trying to crack the style code. With that in mind, we present you with a few genius tips for layering for work, for the weekend and for a night out. We assure you this is one math problem that totally adds up.

Bundle Up

Photo: Vanessa Jackman

For The Weekend

For weekend jaunts, layer a turtleneck sweater under your winter coat and add a lightweight scarf for extra warmth.

Chelsea Felt-Wrap Coat

$760

Toteme

Clean Roll-Neck

$65

Topshop

The Dre Mid-Rise Boyfriend Jeans

$210

Rag & Bone

Modal Silk-Blend Scarf

$38

Nordstrom

The Midnight Muse Hat

$45

Lack Of Color

For Work

For a fresh take on office attire, layer a pair of pants with a shift dress. For a chilly commute, wear a crisp oxford shirt (with the collar peeking out) underneath the dress.

Oxford Long-Sleeve Shirt

$20

Uniqlo

Charisse Pumps

$625

Sergio Rossi

Large Pyramid Drop Earrings

$68

Melinda Maria

Patterned Dress

$60

H&M

Patterned Pants

$50

H&M

For A Night Out

For an evening out, team your favorite black jumpsuit with a faux-fur vest layered over a leather jacket. Genius, no?

Silk-Crepe Jumpsuit

$605

Karla Spetic

Leather Biker Jacket

$2,950

Proenza Schouler

Matte Collar Necklace

$8

Forever 21

Jordan Faux Fur Vest

$415

Dana-Maxx