Layering Up: Styling Knitwear for a Chic Winter Look

Winter can be a tricky season when it comes to fashion. It’s cold enough that you need to bundle up, but you don’t want to look like little Ralphie in A Christmas Story. With some creativity and the right pieces, you can layer knits in a way that looks stylish and keeps you warm!  We've got a few great tips and tricks from experts on how you can dress in layers without sacrificing comfort or style this season. Come explore with us as we dive into an exciting world of cozy sweaters and floppy hats; expressionistic scarves draping artfully around your neck; stunning vests topping off any outfit perfectly — layer up with us in perfect harmony! Let’s find how to layer knitwear this winter without sacrificing your style. 


Step 1: Start with the Basics 

When layering, it’s important to start with the basics—the things closest to your skin. Think thin, lightweight pieces like tanks and long-sleeved tees. These garments will provide warmth without taking up too much space or adding bulkiness under heavier items. Opt for materials like wool and cashmere or slightly thicker cotton blends so that they keep their shape when layered. These fabrics also feel luxurious against the skin and won’t make you feel weighed down.


       Step 2: Layer on the Knits   Next, add some knits into the mix! Chunky sweaters are great for pairing with lighter layers because of their cozy texture and weight. They also provide just enough coverage on chilly days when worn alone. Even if it’s not freezing outside, you can still rock a cute sweater over jeans and boots or even a dress. Just make sure that your top layer is snug-fitting so that it won’t look bulky under additional layers.   

Chunky sweater worn over a dress



Step 3: Mix Textures Mixing textures is key to achieving an interesting winter look. Try pairing different types of knits together– think ribbed turtlenecks paired with cable-knit sweaters or chunky fisherman’s sweaters layered over slim-fit cardigans. We also love a knit top with knit pants.  The combination of different textures gives your outfit more visual interest and prevents it from feeling too flat or one dimensional. 

Jackets with contrasting sweater sleeves is another look to add a mix of texture.


Step 3: Accessorize  Lastly, accessorize!  Scarves, hats, gloves - all of these items can bring visual interest, warmth and style to your winter wardrobe and break up the monotony of all that knitwear. Scarves are great for keeping you warm while adding an extra touch of style to any outfit (bonus points if it has fringe!). 

Fringe multicolor scarf by Foliage


Hats are another fashionable way to keep your head nice and toasty during those cold winter months; plus there are tons of options out there so you can find something that fits your personal style perfectly!  We love the wool vintage inspired floppy hats on trend right now. You don't have to stick with neutrals either; experiment with colors and patterns to give your outfit a unique touch!  


Yellow Vintage Inspired Floppy Hat

Conclusion:  Layering knitwear doesn't have to be overwhelming or cumbersome; all you need is a few timeless pieces in neutral colors and some creativity when putting them together! Remember to keep close-fitting items close to your skin while leaving more voluminous items closer to the surface. This will help create sleek lines while still keeping you warm during the colder months of the year. Whether you prefer bright colors or muted tones, vintage flair or modern chic; there's something perfect out there waiting for everyone this winter season!  So go ahead - get creative! Layer away!

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