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A Lesson in Winter Layering

The trick with layering is to gain the benefits of warmth whilst looking effortless and stylish. Rather than stacking on a huge down-filled coat, there’s actually ways you can stay as warm in something that looks more trendy and tailored. It's known that adding layers of garments to an outfit will provide you with good insulation since it helps block the wind chill from your body. 

'To demonstrate this we’ve styled a 5 layer smart-casual winter outfit without looking like a Teletubby'

Being stylish doesn’t just mean piling on all your clothes and accessories. It should look effortless and feel comfortable in any setting, all at the same time.

Autumn in London
Autumn in London

You can truly beat the cold by learning the art of layering. Remember the aim is to keep both warm and stylish by creating an outfit where you look good, feel protected, and remain comfortable. We take inspiration from the John Lewis November Edit which pays homage to winter layering, “Winter Layers is all about combining multiple different textured layers; waistcoats over fitted shirts paired with oversized coats on chunky knits. The overall effect is low key, slouchy yet dapper – the ultimate in this winter's masculine, outdoor style. For this trend, more is most certainly more. The colour palette is predominantly neutral; browns and greys combined with the occasional darker coloured hue.”

"Look effortless and feel comfortable"
"Look effortless and feel comfortable"

Shop the Layers 

Kin by John Lewis Birdseye Wool blazer - a smart blazer is a men's wardrobe essential that can instantly upgrade any outfit. This Kin by John Lewis blazer is crafted from traditional birdseye fabric in a single-breasted design for a contemporary look. The jacket has a full lining and 1 internal pocket for keeping your phone or wallet. There's also a metal locker loop on the back of the neck for easy hanging. 

Scotch & Soda Diamond Quilted Double Layer Parka Coat - complete with a removable double layer, Scotch & Soda's adaptable take on the iconic parka is a valuable addition to any wardrobe. This quilted short-length coat features a chunky rib collar, four outer and two inner pockets and a discreet dual zip and button fastening that ensures you can brave all elements in style.

"Beat the cold by learning the art of layering"
"Beat the cold by learning the art of layering"

John Lewis & Co. Pique Grandad Top - this long-sleeve cotton top is a casualwear essential that can be worn all year round. Buttoned up or down, the top is ideal for layering. For the colder months, it can be worn with a gilet and scarf to create a cool, wintry look. 

Gant Multi Striped Lambswool Jumper - prepare yourself for the winter weather with Gant's great combination of classic design and contemporary style. This mulit-stripe jumper is luxuriously crafted from pure lambswool with a crew neckline, long sleeves and ribbed edging for a superior fit. Layer over a Grandad top or smart shirt and team with tailored trousers to add a touch of colourful charm to your office look. Or pair with jeans at the weekend, allowing this piece to become a versatile addition to your winter wardrobe.

"The aim is to keep both warm and stylish"
"The aim is to keep both warm and stylish"


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