Winter's 5 essential layering pieces

November 12, 2013


As a stylist, I am constantly being asked to simplify style for my clients; to provide guidelines and to identify “must-haves” and “can’t-live-withouts” in order to assist them in building the best wardrobe possible and thus, streamlining their life – all while developing their personal style. In honor of that and the cold weather that has descended upon us, I have put together a list of winter’s 5 essential layering pieces:

The Basic Camisole

Whether spaghetti or wide strap, this base layer will not only add warmth when worn under any outfit, tank-tops are the ideal partner to sheer or silky blouses and dresses, giving you proper coverage even in your holiday best.

The Long-Sleeve Mock-Neck or Turtleneck


This year, the mock or turtleneck is perhaps the most versatile layering piece – combining both fashion and function. Not only was it a big F/W 2013 trend (read about that here), but it will also protect the sensitive skin of your neck, chest, back and arms from itchy sweaters. And we have them in plus sizes now!

The Long-Sleeve Scoop Neck

This season’s open-neck layering option, the long-sleeve scoop-neck top is ideal for pairing with a cardigan or jacket to achieve a sophisticated look for work or with a laid back zip-up sweatshirt for the weekend. Also available in plus sizes.

The Long-Sleeve Bodysuit

I don’t know about you, but if my stomach catches a draft, then my entire body temperature plummets. Use this handy underpinning to ensure that never happens and to keep your outfit free of bumps and lumps. Bodysuits are the perfect under layer because they stay put and never come un-tucked!

The Half Slip

Static cling is rampant in winter’s dry air. Make sure that skirts and dresses stay where they are supposed to rather than “sticking” to your hosiery and riding up with this half slip.

Once your wardrobe consists of one (or more) of each of the above items, you will never be without the layering piece that you need to stay warm and to provide proper coverage. Mix and match all of Adea's layering pieces with your cold-weather classics. Winter dressing just got a whole lot easier!

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