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How to layer when the weather won’t play nice

Don’t let a cool change ruin your fashion forecast.

Layering is one of the oldest tricks in the book, but nailing the right shirt-to-cardigan-to-coat ratio can be hard. Wear too few layers and you regret it. Wear too many, and you risk losing your shape.

Street Style : Day Seven - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 Getty Images. Elisa Taviti and Laura Comolli at Paris Fashion Week.

The key to layering like a pro – without looking bulky – is all about balance. To help you to combine the right styles to achieve the perfect silhouette, we’ve thrown together an edit of the best layering pieces in store now.

Keep reading for your ultimate guide to wearing multiple things at once.

1. Start with the basics

For layer number one, start off simple with a t-shirt or long sleeved knit. Experiment with lengths and necklines for subtle points of difference – scoop, V and turtle necks are our favourites for the cooler months. Tip: balance out the layers you’ll be wearing on your torso with some straight leg trousers or skinny jeans.

2. Pick a colour palette

Don’t let clashing colours ruin your style; stick to just one palette. Whether monochromatic, tonal, bold or pastel, keep to complementary colours to enhance your look. This season we’re loving the punchy primary palette at Tommy Hilfiger.

3. Play with texture

With a layered look there’s a lot going on, but that’s no reason to avoid texture. Think: cable knits teamed with woollen coats, tailored blazers under leather jackets, or soft floral dresses with opaque tights and ’90s inspired denim.

Keep reading to shop our favourites…