For the winter months, layering is a necessity to stay warm. The problem that most women face during these colder months is finding a way to layer that is both fashionable and flattering.

We have compiled the best tips for layering without making our bodies appear bulky.

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Start With Thin Layers

Thin, fitted knits are perfect for adding hidden warmth. Layering a tank or tee underneath your outfit will keep you warm without sacrificing style. A general rule of thumb for layering is limiting your outfit to three layers to minimize bulk. If you plan an outfit with a sweater, a vest, and a scarf, a hidden tank top is perfect to keep you extra warm.

Structured Outerwear

A structured sweater or jacket will add warmth and style to your outfit. Structured pieces generally leave more room for layers underneath, so adding a structured cardigan or coat over your layers won’t add extra bulk. For extra warmth, try a coat with a fur collar. Your neck will stay warm without the need for an extra scarf layer.

 

Balance Layers Up Top With Trim Bottoms

Wearing fitted jeans or leggings below your layered tops will balance out your look while keeping you warm. Tights are perfect for adding that hidden layer on particularly cold days. Layer tights under your jeans, leggings, or a skirt to fight off the extra chill.

 

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Play With Color

You don’t have to limit yourself to dark colors just because it’s fall or winter. Use color to draw attention to the parts of your body you want to highlight. Dark colors tend to recede, while bright colors or whites draw in the eye.

 

Don’t Underestimate Your Footwear

Warms socks and boots will do more than just keep your feet warm. Matching the color of your boots to your pants or tights will elongate your legs. Choose waterproof boots or shoes to avoid the chill that comes along with wet socks on rainy or snowy days.