How Every Man Should Wear Layers This Season

The best way to keep your look versatile and functional during the chilly months is by creating layers. This can be a daunting task if you are not familiar with doubling up on your wardrobe. Putting together a layered look is more than just piling on several pieces of clothing. Each piece should complement one another in order to look put together. Once you get the hang of it, layering will become second nature this season. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Double up the button down

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Layering is all about textures |

When attempting to create this look, it’s important that each shirt is not identical. You never want to pick two shirts that are the same exact color or style. Ideally each shirt should have its own unique design. For example, if the base layer is a solid color add a bit of contrast by pairing it with a plaid or stripe button down on top. This is one of the easiest ways to add layers considering you most likely do this on a regular basis. You can also keep it casual by pairing together a fun or colorful tee with a zip front hoodie. To give you a good idea, this EFM zip-front hoodie from Saks Fifth Avenue works well with a graphic tee.

Make it a party of three

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Lots of layers can actually be more comfortable |

Don’t get discouraged over the amount of layers, if it’s done right the more the merrier! Make your base layer a button down or T-shirt, if it’s really cold out you could go with both! Top off the look with a V-neck sweater and a tailored jacket or blazer. Selecting a jacket in a slightly bigger size would be the best solution for pulling this look off and keeping it comfortable at the same time. Matching the blazer with a V-neck sweater and a button down shirt will keep you looking stylish.

Add outerwear

Master the art of lyaering | Alberto Alcocer/Getty Images

Master the art of layering | Alberto Alcocer/Getty Images

Layers are not limited to just the core of your outfit. Adding layers to your outerwear is also another way to create a bit of variety and spruce up your personal style. Pairing a denim jacket with a slim puffer is an easy way to layer two coats. It’s important to make sure the puffer is a slim fit in order to keep the look clean. This down jacket from Canada Goose is ideal when seeking a slim fit. Another option that works well is a plain button down shirt with a shawl cardigan and slim fit jacket. A button cardigan works well with this Kenneth Cole Reaction overcoat from Macy’s.