Gearing up for winter is tricky, not to mention expensive. Coats rank among the priciest items out there, and while the investment is worth it (spend one day out in the cold, and you'll agree), there are days when one coat alone just won't cut it. Which is why we've come to appreciate the art of layering. Pairing coats together, or styling with a jacket or blazer, is not only a great way to fight the cold, but it also looks pretty good.
To help inspire you to give the layered look a try, we rounded up some of our favorite street style takes on the ensemble. From sporty combinations to playful prints, these outfits will offer some major coat-layering inspiration. Now you'll be ready to go out and battle the cold without sacrificing a single ounce of style.
Read on for our favorite ways to layer coats!
If layering adds too much volume, opt for one coat that cinches at the waist.
To make a statement, try layering a long coat under a shorter style (bonus points for mixing prints or colors).
Embrace the athletic looks of the moment, and pair a puffy jacket with a sporty coat.
Layer a heavier coat with something lightweight to find just the right balance.
Don't be afraid to try an eye-catching print, but to make it less intimidating, try styling with a simple coat.
Keep things from feeling too uniform by experimenting with furry materials or leather.
If you tend toward simplicity, try keeping things to a single style.
To pull off a major fashion-girl move, layer your heavier coat by tossing it over your shoulders.