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Street Style Lessons in Layering

Autumn is well and truly upon us, and there's a coolness in the air that would make even the heartiest of women shiver in their sleeveless tops and short dresses. But it's not quite coat-weather just yet, so key to dressing for the season is to perfect the art of layering. 

There's a skill to mixing and matching different items so for inspiration and guidance, we look to the streets for lessons in stylish layering featuring key picks from the David Jones Mid-Season Sale

Style tips and sale picks — we guarantee you'll be layering like a pro in no time. 

Street style tip #1: Layer a tunic over pants.

Image source: Timur Emek/Getty Images; Kirstin Sinclair/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Shop our picks to recreate the look:

  • 1

    Funnel Split Tunic Knit by Strateas Carlucci

    A textured wool tunic with side split hems and an exaggerated roll neck.

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  • 2

    Golden Age Pants by C/meo Collective

    Not your average pant, these have a flared style that are fitted through the thigh and flares dramatically from the knee with a curved up hemline to show off the ankles.

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  • 3

    Bacino Blazer by C&M Camilla & Marc

    A traditional double breasted jacket with a masculine cut in a space dyed monochrome palette.

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  • 4

    Calf Square Buckle Belt by Milana

    Classic and timeless, cinch in your jacket with this square-buckled leather belt to emphasise your waist.

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Street style tip #2: Try tonal layering.

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Recreate the look with our blue-on-blue sale picks:

  • 1

    On Point Long Line Vest by C/meo Collective

    Made from blue suiting material, this vest adds some polish to your layered look.

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  • 2

    Sheer Fitted Turtleneck by T By Alexander Wang

    A lightweight wool knit is a layering essential for transeasonal weather.

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  • 3

    Brunetti Shirred Mini Skirt by C&M Camilla and Marc

    Give new life to your summery pieces, like this flippy mini, and team with knits for an autumn feel.

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  • 4

    Sierra Boots by Witchery

    A wear-with-everything suede boot that can be worn as is or folded over at the knee.

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Street style tip #3: Wear a strappy dress well past summer.

Image source: Christian Vierig/Getty Images 

Shop our picks for slip dresses on sale:

  • 1

    Satin Strappy Maxi Dress by Studio W

    Pair this flowing maxi dress with a sheer long sleeved top or a white tee for a truly insouciant look.

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  • 2

    Scuro Lace Up Dress by Shona Joy

    A plain crew neck tee will take this dress into casual territory. White sneakers are a must.

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  • 3

    Slip Fringe Mini Dress by Khalo

    The perfect texture for winter, this suede dress will layer perfectly over a turtleneck knit.

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