Is it just us or is anyone else feeling some major January blues? And are we right in thinking that this doesn’t just apply to our moods but our wardrobe too? Throughout the festive period, it goes without saying that we all over indulged in not only food and drink but new outfits, too. So, maybe December has left us lacking on the funds front and in need of a little wardrobe rejig to make it to payday.

January is the month for not only saving but savvy styling and this is where layering comes into things… It’s the fashion formula to creating new looks without need to invest in new pieces. So instead of getting down, get creative and rework some of your favourite pieces by following these five trusty tricks and tips.

1.     A high neck top is not only a wardrobe essential and a piece that we all own but a piece that works under just about anything. Why not take inspiration from après-ski and layer your old faithful underneath an oversized jumper or high neck zip top? This instantly updates your standard jumper and jeans combo to trendy attire.

2.     Are you wondering what you’re going to do with all those slinky velvet numbers now party season is over? Well, we have just the solution for you. How about layering a jumpsuit under a slouchy jumper for a weekend worthy look, or for an office appropriate outfit why not layer a dress over a shirt.  

3.     How about looking like you’ve layered without actually needing to? That’s right it’s DIY outfit building without having to ‘do it yourself’. Investing in already layered pieces is basically getting two for one, right? This is one trick that you will be thankful for come Monday morning.


4.     Popping a hoodie underneath a structured coat or blazer can transform a look to casual cool with very little effort. It instantly adds an element of streetwear to a smart look and can even double up from workwear to weekend appropriate.

5.     Last but by no means least, if you’re looking to make your outfit a little more chic, why not try draping your favourite mac or fur coat over your shoulders as opposed to actually wearing it. It will change the shape of the overall look and give you a new air of sophistication.

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