Layer Up: Tackle the Changing Temperature in Style

The weather has turned a little cooler over the past week or so, and working out what to wear can be difficult, especially when the climate is as unpredictable as ever…

We’ve all started the day only to be shocked by the climes and confused by our outfit choices, but I’m here to ensure you’re ensemble is as temperature proof as it needs to be at this time of year.

Gents, layering is the key as we head into autumn. Mild days can turn into icy evenings, and there’s nothing worse than being too hot or too cold in everyday situations… in a bar, in a park, at the office or on your journey home.

I’ve browsed and pulled together 3 outfit ideas that will ensure you’re kept cosy or cool when you need it most.

Outfit 1 – Jock Star

Layering Outfit 1

Think ‘preppy with a twist’ when creating this look. The latest Tommy Hilfiger collection has some great pieces that are ideal for layering while adding a sporty touch to your trans-seasonal attire. A cardigan is a real layering essential and can be worn as an added extra under a jacket or as outerwear when it’s still mild.

Cardigan by Tommy Hilfiger, A?95Ai?? -Ai?? Tee by Linea, A?20Ai?? -Ai?? Jacket by Levi’s, A?90Ai?? -Ai?? Scarf by Merc, A?22Ai?? -Ai?? Cords by Tommy Hilfiger,Ai?? A?100Ai?? -Ai?? Socks by Ted Baker, A?8.50

Ai??Outfit 2Ai?? – Check Mate

Layering Outfit 2

Looking blue has never been so stylish, and I love how a classic gilet can be thrown over a casual shirt and teamed with chinos for an easy everyday ensemble. This timeless white tee by Duck and Cover has been given a modern update with a simple button pocket – this style works just as well as a hidden base layer as it does when on show.

Shirt by Jack & Jones, A?35Ai?? -Ai?? Tee by Duck and Cover, A?25Ai?? -Ai?? Gilet by Diesel, A?180Ai?? -Ai?? Hat by Scotch & Soda, A?40Ai?? -Ai?? Chinos by Dockers,Ai?? A?90Ai?? -Ai?? Boots by Lacoste, A?72

Outfit 3 – Fail-Safe Shades

Layering Outfit 3From understated stone to versatile khaki, this oh-so autumnal colour palette provides endless versatility when attempting to layer. Start with a crisp shirt and select classic separates to really perfect your outfit – desert boots offer a wearable alternative to heavy winter footwear.

Jumper by Label Lab, A?40Ai?? -Ai?? Shirt by Ben Sherman, A?60Ai?? -Ai?? Jacket by Gant, A?150Ai?? -Ai?? Scarf by Paul Smith London, A?95Ai?? -Ai?? Chinos by Dockers, A?85Ai?? -Ai?? Desert Boots by Bertie, A?75

Kate O'Brien

Hi I'm Kate, in a previous life I was Womenswear Editor but these days you are more likely to find me pouring over a planning calendar than the latest copy of Elle in my role as Online Content Producer. A Northern tourist in London, some of my favourite things in life include red wine, chutney (accompanied by cheese), sequins, grey cashmere and Matt Damon. I am known in the HoF office for owning far too many coats for one person, laughing too loud, and drinking full fat Coke only when hungover. My life's ambition is a simple one; to own a Puggle.

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