Get the Look: Layering

PUBLISHED : Friday, 05 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 15 October, 2012, 5:18pm

The best way to keep warm is through stylish layering. The operative word being stylish, meaning you don't just pile pieces of clothing on top of each other. Fit is key to achieving the layered style, so attempt this only with clothes that fit your body well.

You can also layer styles as seen at Tommy Hilfiger (right, inquiries: 2525 8848). There are the dressy pinstripe trousers. Worn on top of these trousers are a preppy cable knit sweater, an outdoorsy quilted vest and a utilitarian and sporty parka. They are disparate items, but somehow they work together. The sartorial dialogue between thin (shirt and vest) and thick (sweater and parka) pieces adds dimension to the overall look.

You can achieve this same effect by wearing a shawl collar cardigan and shirt combo under this Boss Black window-pane jacket (below left, HK$6,800) and pairing it with dark brown corduroy trousers. Add a Burberry Prorsum field jacket with military details (below right, HK$20,500) and accessorise with a cashmere fedora from Ermenegildo Zegna (above right, HK$2,850) to balance formal with casual.