When you’re in a tropical setting like ours, it’s hard to layer more than two pieces of clothing without sweating buckets. And if you’re not used to layering, it might be difficult to figure out which pieces go together. The key is to work with mixing and matching thinner pieces first before playing with chunkier textures. Below, five ideas for layering your clothes—perfect for your trip to a cold country:
1. Pair your turtleneck with a dress.
A fitted turtleneck is an essential piece for layering. You can wear one under a jacket, a chunky sweater, or a button-down. You can even try wearing it under a dress for a more '90s look. The possibilities are endless.
2. Double down on jackets.
While a denim jacket barely provides any insulation against strong winds or snow, you can utilize its layering possibilities by pairing it with a more insulated piece. Try layering an oversized denim jacket over a hoodie for a street vibe, or don a fitted version under a long coat.
3. Turn your button-down dress into a short-sleeved coat.
If you’re looking for a piece that can be worn in different ways, then look no further. A button-down dress can be worn on its own, with a turtleneck with a chunky sweater thrown over it. A chic way to wear your dress is to undo all the buttons and use it as a short-sleeved coat.
4. Add texture to dainty outfits.
Whether it’s for extra warmth or to add texture to your look, a chunky sweater should be in your suitcase for sure. Wear it over a light, feminine dress to highlight the intricate fabric—you’ll look cute and cozy at the same time.
5. Go heavy with outerwear.
You can’t bundle up without a long coat. Wear a neutral one over a bright-colored or printed top to balance out the contrasts and elongate your frame.
If you’re looking to build #OOTD-worthy looks for when you travel, check out Mango’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection. The pieces are inspired by the '70s, as they feature a relaxed silhouette, animal print, and an eclectic range of colors and volumes that are fun to style.
To learn more about the collection, visit Mango's website.