The art of layering is crucial for fickle temperatures. When mastered, the skill not only keeps you warm and cozy, but also gives you the ability to turn a few simple wardrobe pieces into an ingenious ensemble. Lucky for us, when it comes to dressing the part for the cold weather, The Row‘s Fall/Winter 2015 ready-to-wear collection has the answers.
This season, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen stood by their signature overlays, adding an elevated sophistication in the form of fluid silk gowns under relaxed, tailored jackets and structured tunics paired with classic button-downs.
Below, discover five ways to refresh your fall wardrobe—one layer at a time.
A SUBTLE TWIST ON THE TRIED-AND-TRUE
Tip: Even the most classic pairings can be reimagined.
The sweater-over-button-down combo is a safe and seamless way to add a layered element to your look. Give it a modern spin with a unique silhouette, like a boatneck sweater and men’s tailored tail shirt.
BILLOWY SILHOUETTE MIX
Tip: Oversized won’t look overdone when mixing sumptuous textures.
An oatmeal rib-knit sweater and creamy crease-front trousers make for an outfit that is as cozy as it is chic. Take the designers’ oversized aesthetic to another level by adding a loose-fit fur coat.
DRESS OVER PANTS
Tip: Pay attention to proportions.
A knee to midi-length hem is ideal for a successful dress-over-pant pairing. Add a shin-length leather coat to create an even longer and leaner silhouette.
THE EVERYDAY FLOOR LENGTH
Tip: Ignore the all the petite versus tall woman body rules.
If there’s one thing the Olsens have taught us, it’s that rules about how to dress for your body type can kindly be escorted out the door. This season, nothing feels more elegant then a luxe ankle-grazing topped over an equally dramatically long dress. If the coat or dress are hits the floor, simply have our tailoring team take it up for you.
THE CHIC-STREET PANTSUIT
Tip: Rain or shine, blizzard or flurry—don’t compromise your sleek aesthetic with bulky winter wear.
Stick to a straightforward approach to layering with a relaxed pantsuit. The Row’s elongated, soft-fit blazer paired with a wide-leg trouser offers a romantic and understated take on the traditional pairing. Skip the sizable outerwear and add texture with a clean-cut fur vest.