4 Multidimensional, Wind-Defying Layered Looks – Sarah Carr

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4 Multidimensional, Wind-Defying Layered Looks

A Rauschenberg collage and Mr. Rogers’s shirt-tie-cardigan combo both rely on the art of layering—proving the technique has applications as diverse as the winter is long. Since the goal of the layering game depends on where you live and what you love to do (for some it’s adding texture; for others, maintaining core body temperature), we’ve laid out four well-stacked purpose-driven looks.

THE ARCHITECT

Proof that layering isn’t all practicality, this silky deep-caramel coat adds dimension when slipped over turtleneck-to-toe black. It’s chic, it’s unexpected, and it won’t crush your puff sleeve.


  1. Jane Win Necklace

    Jane Win
    Necklace
    goop, $278

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  2. Max Mara Coat

    Max Mara
    Coat
    24s, $3,490

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  3. G.Label Candy bell-sleeve sweater

    G. Label
    Candy bell-sleeve sweater
    goop, $595

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  4. Khaite Culottes

    Khaite
    Culottes
    goop, $768

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  5. Loewe Bag

    Loewe
    Bag
    Matchesfashion, $2,500

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  6. Clergerie Loafers

    Clergerie
    Loafers
    goop, $645

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the athlete

Keep your core toasty during trail runs and speed walks with high-performance layers that look slick even after you peel off the Patagonia. The watch wins for sexiest accessory, but solid socks and a headband are the unsung heroes of outdoor activewear.


  1. Apple Watch Nike Watch

    Apple Watch Nike
    Watch
    Apple, from $399

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  2. Nike Headband

    Nike
    Headband
    Nike, $20

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  3. Patagonia Jacket

    Patagonia
    Jacket
    Patagonia, $229

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  4. Falke Top

    Falke
    Top
    Net-a-Porter, $140

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  5. G. Sport x Proneza Schouler Leggings

    G. Sport x Proenza Schouler
    Leggings
    goop, $145

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  6. Bombas Socks

    Bombas
    Socks
    Bombas, $16

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  7. On Sneakers

    On
    Sneakers
    goop, $130

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THE MATERIALS GIRL

Close out the end of the year strong in a cashmere uniform. Khaite knows its way around a set, and this soft, camel-colored duo is the star your other investments—solid wool coat, chic carryall, high-shine watch—will orbit all winter long.


  1. Bob’s Watches rolex watch

    Bob’s Watches
    rolex watch
    goop, $10,295

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  2. Wolford bodysuit

    Wolford
    bodysuit
    goop, $195

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  3. The Row Coat

    The Row
    Coat
    Net-a-Porter, $2,590

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  4. Khaite sweater

    Khaite
    sweater
    goop, $1,380

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  5. Khaite sweatpants

    Khaite
    sweatpants
    goop, $1,380

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  6. Joseph Tote

    Joseph
    Tote
    goop, $955

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  7. Bottega Veneta Sneakers

    Bottega Veneta
    Sneakers
    Matchesfashion, $990

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THE COMMUTER

From Chicago to Seoul, starting with fitted layers in heat-tech fabrics is a move that will keep pep in your step and circulation in your toes. Add a jumpsuit, a puffer, and a tote big enough for takeout and you’re ready to hit the streets.


  1. Rivet Utility Jumpsuit

    Rivet Utility
    Jumpsuit
    goop, $350

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  2. Uniqlo Turtleneck

    Uniqlo
    Turtleneck
    Uniqlo, $20

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  3. Uniqlo Leggings

    Uniqlo
    Leggings
    Uniqlo, $20

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  4. Corroon Bag

    Corroon
    Bag
    goop, $700

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  5. Falke Socks

    Falke
    Socks
    Shopbop, $30

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  6. ATP Atelier Boots

    ATP Atelier
    Boots
    goop, $650

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