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Avoid the Pitfalls of Winter Layer

 

Simplicity

One of the most important things to remember when you're layering for winter is to avoid placing the emphasis on your waistline. Don't overdo it with layers of clothing that'll turn you into a ball of fabric. The easiest way to keep it simple is to choose your materials wisely so that you'll ultimately be able to wear less, whilst keeping warm - wools and acrylics are your winter friends. Slip into a polo shirt or a neutral long sleeved shirt and then layer on a well-fitting jacket for added warmth. Remember to stay true to your size and don't go the next size up! Or skip the jacket and pair up a knitted V-neck jumper with straight cut jeans. The less busy it is, the better.

Hues and Designs

It's common knowledge by this point that black is the go to colour for any big and tall person - black is slimming and takes the focus away from your figure. However, don't be afraid to add a little splash of colour to your wardrobe, as long as you keep it sensible. Loud, bright, fluorescent colours are probably not the best choice. The safe bet would be calm and slightly darker hues like burgundy, charcoal, dark blues and purples. The good thing about the chilly season is that even if you do wear a bright patterned tee, you can then put a dark blazer on top to achieve a good balance.

Structure Always ensure that your jackets are firm in their shape to give your silhouette a good structured look, particularly around the shoulders. Even though it's always advised to wear V necks or unbutton the top of your dress shirt to elongate your neck, there's no reason you can't throw on a scarf to keep you warm - keep it nice and loose if you still want to show off a bit of skin.

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