What if we told you that every single street style star has one thing in common? Their sense of style may range from Nicole Warne’s polished perfection to Veronika Heilbrunner’s unabashed eclecticism, but they all share one little secret: they layer.
Master the art of layering and suddenly, a whole new world of options opens up in your wardrobe. Pieces once deemed worthy of one season only take on new status as all-year-rounders; your casual pieces look instantly cooler; your classics turn fashion-forward.
The effortless layering look exemplified by the crème de la crème of models off-duty and fashion industry favourites goes a little something like this: take the seasons’s gloriously voluminous bell sleeve cotton shirts, worn over flared black pants or denim, and throw on a leather jacket over the top. Allow your sleeves to poke out from your leather jacket and voila! You’re layering like a pro.
Over-the-knee boots are made for layering and have found favour with the style set in a major way. In inky suede, they add yet another textural element to an ensemble made up of supple leather moto, luxe fur gillet, jeans and top. Or show a flash of skin by teaming thigh-high boots with a mini-dress or skirt.
For something altogether more directional, triple layer your leather: think black leather moto jacket, black leather leggings and tan leather skirt over the top. Teaming skirts with tailored black trousers or sleek leather leggings is emerging as a major trend, championed by the likes of Margaret Zhang.